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Bangladeshi voter has faith in government, media on poll-eve
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) As Bangladesh prepares for its much delayed ninth general election next week, the mood is positive with voters putting their faith in the military-backed caretaker government, the Election Commission and the media, a survey has indicated.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:24:56 AM

Ensure strike-free politics, Dhaka businessmen urge Hasina
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's business community Tuesday urged former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, leading a nine-party coalition into the parliamentary poll next Monday, to ensure political activities without violence and industrial strikes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:52:56 PM

HuJI chief gets death term for 2004 grenade attack on British envoy
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) The chief of Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) and two others of the banned militant outfit were sentenced to death Tuesday for a grenade attack that seriously injured British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury and killed three people in May 2004.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:21:04 PM

Bangladesh's Zia seeks vote 'to save Islam and country'
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has been urging people to 'save Islam and the country' by voting for her Islamist alliance nominees in the parliamentary election due Dec 29.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 1:33:25 PM

Zia's son figures in Siemens bribery scandal
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) In a scandal that could be embarrassing in the run-up to the parliamentary polls, former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's son has been accused of facilitating the entry of telecom giant Siemens in the country's mobile phone network for monetary gains.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:18:54 AM

Bangladesh warns poll observers against taking sides
Dhaka, Dec 22 (DPA) Bangladesh election authorities Monday warned poll observers of being blacklisted if they are found politically biased during the country's parliamentary voting, slated for Dec 29.

Monday, December 22, 2008 11:11:01 PM

Hasina cancels poll campaign following death threat
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Reports of a plot to kill former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have forced her to stay away from her campaign for next Monday's ninth general election.

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:55:19 PM

I am not scared of assassination threats: Hasina
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said she is not scared of any assassination threats, reacting to intelligence reports that terrorists were planning to kill her.

Monday, December 22, 2008 10:58:40 AM

Bangladesh's Jamaat alter ego of India's BJP: media report
Dhaka, Dec 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) is the 'politico-ideological alter ego' of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Dhaka newspaper said Thursday, cautioning against their brand of religion-based politics in South Asia.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:23:50 PM

Netherlands donates over $40 mn for Bangladesh education
Dhaka, Dec 18 (DPA) The Dutch government will provide Bangladesh with 30 million euros ($42.1 million) to promote public education in the South Asian country where illiteracy is still high, the Netherlands embassy in Dhaka has said.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:51:41 AM

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