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Hasina races ahead as Zia battles differences over polls
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) As Bangladesh heads for polls Dec 18, former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League seems to have a headstart in that it has chosen nominees for 281 of the 300 seats in parliament even as a rival alliance is riven with differences on whether to participate in the elections.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 4:13:14 PM

Bangladeshi poet exonerated of sedition charge
Dhaka, Nov 14 (IANS) Renowned Bangladeshi writer Shahriar Kabir, charged in 2001 with sedition for speaking out in favour of religious minorities, has been exonerated by a Dhaka court.

Friday, November 14, 2008 11:27:23 AM

Bangladesh population rises, per capita income falls
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's population rose 1.7 percent in 2007 to reach 161.3 million, while the per capita gross national income (GNI) dropped to $1,230 from $2,090 last year, a UN report said.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:09:47 PM

Zia, Hasina may discuss Bangladesh poll postponement
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, whose intense rivalry led to the cancellation of parliamentary polls in January last year, may meet to discuss the postponement of the elections scheduled for Dec 18, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:30:30 AM

Bangladesh's arch political rivals agree to talks
Dhaka, Nov 12 (DPA) Bangladesh's arch political rivals - Sheikh Hasina Wajed of the Awami League and Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party - have agreed to resolve broader national issues through dialogue, their political aides said Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:19:04 PM

Envoys urge Hasina, Zia to work 'shoulder to shoulder'
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina must work 'shoulder to shoulder' for the Dec 18 polls and for the betterment of the country, the envoys of three European nations have said.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:55:33 AM

Bangladesh court sends Jamaat leaders to jail in graft case
Dhaka, Nov 10 (IANS) A Bangladesh court Monday sent two top leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), the country's largest Islamist party, to jail for corruption in the awarding of a coal mining contract when they were ministers in the Khaleda Zia government.

Monday, November 10, 2008 8:28:50 PM

Former Bangladesh ministers sent to jail for corruption
Dhaka, Nov 10 (Xinhua) A Bangladesh court Monday ordered three former ministers to jail in a coal mine corruption case.

Monday, November 10, 2008 4:24:08 PM

Former Bangladesh president to form third front for polls
Dhaka, Nov 10 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury has announced plans to form a third front, calling it 'an alliance for change' that would steer clear of the two headed by former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina in the run-up to the Dec 18 parliamentary poll.

Monday, November 10, 2008 11:56:19 AM

Myanmar halts gas exploration in disputed waters: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 10 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh Sunday claimed that Myanmar has suspended oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters in Bay of Bengal as a result of Dhaka's efforts to defuse tension between the two countries.

Monday, November 10, 2008 1:25:52 AM

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