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Awami League promises south Asian task force on terrorism
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Awami League (AL) promised initiative on a south Asian task force on terrorism and friendly ties with immediate neighbours India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar in its election manifesto unveiled Friday.

Friday, December 12, 2008 8:52:11 PM

Former PM's memoirs record Indian grip on Nepal politics
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) The Koiralas, known as the Kennedys of Nepal with three brothers having served as prime ministers, were closely associated with India's Congress leaders but Matrika Prasad Koirala's newly published memoirs allege that India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru sought to control the Himalayan nation.

Friday, December 12, 2008 10:49:58 AM

Allies drive hard bargain with Hasina, Zia for Bangladesh poll
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) Parties of Bangladesh's rival women politicians, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, have been left with fewer seats to contest in the Dec 29 parliamentary poll after allies drove hard bargains to wrest more seats than before.

Friday, December 12, 2008 10:31:06 AM

Hasina-Ershad alliance splits in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 11 (IANS) The 'grand alliance' formed between Sheikh Hasina's Awami League and H.M. Ershad's Jatiya Party ahead of the Dec 29 poll in Bangladesh has ended over a dispute on seats.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:40:55 PM

Bangladesh to lift emergency on Dec 17
Dhaka, Dec 10 (Xinhua) The Bangladesh government Wednesday announced that it would lift the state of emergency in the country, promulgated nearly two years ago, from Dec 17 before the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for Dec 29.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:00:03 PM

Bangladesh to withdraw emergency from Dec 17
Dhaka, Dec 10 (Xinhua) The Bangladesh caretaker government announced Wednesday that it would lift the state of emergency from Dec 17 before the upcoming ninth parliamentary elections scheduled for Dec 29.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:11:18 PM

First SAARC secy gen Abul Ahsan dead
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) Bangladeshi diplomat Abul Ahsan, who was the first secretary general of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), is dead. He was 71.

Monday, December 08, 2008 12:32:19 PM

Bangladesh parties work overtime to finalise candidates
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) Political party officials within the two major alliances are working overtime to complete the selection of candidates for the ninth general election as the campaign kicks off later this week.

Monday, December 08, 2008 10:29:44 AM

Bangladesh's minority Hindus seek security before polls
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) Most of the minority Hindus in Bangladesh, in a survey, said they faced 'repression' during the 2001 poll and want greater security for the elections scheduled for Dec 29, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, December 06, 2008 4:56:27 PM

Bangladesh's left-wing veteran dies in suspicious fire
Dhaka, Dec 5 (DPA) A veteran of Bangladesh's left-wing political scene, Nurul Islam, 68, died at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital Thursday, a day after he sustained critical burns in a mysterious fire at his apartment in the capital, officials at the hospital said.

Friday, December 05, 2008 12:14:39 AM

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