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Feuding Bangladeshi leaders exchange first greetings in 18 years
Dhaka, Nov 22 (DPA) Former Bangladeshi prime ministers and arch political rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia exchanged greetings Friday at a reception to honour the country's military. It was their first face-to-face meeting in 18 years.

Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:16:25 AM

Dhaka pre-election survey indicates faith in poll
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Thirty seven percent of those covered in a pre-poll survey across Bangladesh have indicated a swing in voting pattern, even as an overwhelming 96 percent said they were keen to vote to end the 22-month spell of the current military-backed interim regime.

Friday, November 21, 2008 2:52:58 PM

With Zia ready, Bangladesh poll may be held Dec 28
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission is mulling to put back the already delayed national elections by 10 days provided former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led four-party alliance commits to participate.

Friday, November 21, 2008 1:17:54 PM

Khaleda Zia willing to join a delayed election
Dhaka, Nov 21 (DPA) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia Thursday night announced that her party and allies would join the December election if the poll was deferred by 10 days.

Friday, November 21, 2008 9:52:53 AM

Khaleda Zia willing to join a delayed election
Dhaka, Nov 21 (DPA) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia Thursday night announced that her party and allies would join the December election if the poll was deferred by 10 days.

Friday, November 21, 2008 12:27:07 AM

Dhaka polls on schedule, Zia and Islamists may boycott
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh was on a political precipice Wednesday with prospects of a mass agitation breaking out after the caretaker government's talks with former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her Islamist allies failed. The government said the already delayed polls would be held as scheduled Dec 18.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:12:39 PM

Bangladeshi film to have world premiere at Indian film fest
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladeshi filmmaker Abu Sayeed's latest work 'Rupantor' will have a world premiere at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), beginning in Goa capital Panaji on Nov 22, where it will also be pitted against 14 other films in the competitive section.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:57:03 AM

Bangladesh government has to decide - poll or agitation
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Elections or mass agitation - only a last minute compromise could halt Bangladesh's swing between the two extremes with former prime minister Khaleda Zia's deadline for accepting her demands ending Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:17:37 AM

Test milk powder brands in Europe for melamine: Dhaka apex court
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has directed the health ministry to send samples of all brands of powdered milk available in the country to any European country for laboratory tests under the World Health Organisation to look for melamine content.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 2:44:28 PM

Bangladesh pays tribute to swimming hero Arun Nandi
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi swimming hero Arun Nandi, who set a record by swimming for 90 hours in a Kolkata lake in 1971, has died at age 68. A leading daily has paid tributes to him and said his feat had drawn world attention to the country's freedom movement that year.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:32:52 PM

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