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Bangladesh polls by December, but political snags persist
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission has said it would hold the long-stalled ninth general election by December, but major political parties refuse to participate until their jailed leaders are released.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:57:21 PM

Lukewarm response to Dhaka's oil exploration offer
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Only seven multinationals have shown interest in the 16 offshore blocks that Bangladesh hopes to throw open for oil and gas exploration.

Thursday, May 08, 2008 1:17:42 PM

Zia's son, seven others to be tried for graft
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's anti-corruption commission (ACC) has pressed charges against former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman, one of her former ministers and six others in a bribery case to hush up the murder of a local entrepreneur.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 2:34:53 PM

Zia faces her first formal graft charge
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Tuesday faced her first formal graft charge as the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accused her and 10 others of abuse of power in awarding a gas exploration and extraction deal to Canadian company Niko.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:47:15 PM

Bangladesh invites MNC bids for oil and gas exploration
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh hopes to get nine foreign oil and gas multinational corporations, including some global names, to bid for offshore blocks for exploration.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:22:29 PM

After 'Nargis', Dhaka warns of cyclone ABC
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) A day after Cyclone Nargis spared Bangladesh and swerved to Myanmar killing 351 people, the meteorological office Monday warned that one more cyclonic storm was developing over the Bay of Bengal.

Monday, May 05, 2008 1:24:10 PM

Private Bangladesh airline to fly to Kolkata
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) United Airways, Bangladesh's private airline, plans to begin its Dhaka-Kolkata flight from the first week of July, media reported Sunday.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:16:35 PM

Eight killed as nor'westers strike Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and over 50 injured as northwester storms swept over Natore, Sirajganj, Bagerhat, Rajbari and Jessore districts in western Bangladesh Friday night.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:55:39 PM

Bangladesh parties plan agitation for early polls
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's major political parties are launching an agitation to seek freedom for their jailed leaders amidst growing doubts whether the caretaker government would keep to their promise of holding polls by year-end.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 1:05:14 PM

Over 12,000 Bangladeshis in foreign jails: study
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) At least 12,000 Bangladeshis are in jails in foreign lands, according to a study published Friday. Most of them were caught while trying to illegally travel abroad.

Friday, May 02, 2008 1:56:59 PM

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