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Talks begin on electoral reforms in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission Wednesday began a two-month dialogue with political parties in its bid to introduce wide ranging electoral reforms.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 12:10:15 PM

Concern in Bangladesh over rising acid attacks
Dhaka, Sep 12 (IANS) Worried at the increasing incidents of acid attacks, particularly against women and children, the Bangladesh government has asked officials across the country to work out a monitoring system to check the alarming trend.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:20:46 AM

Gas pipeline explodes in southeastern Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 11 (Xinhua) A gas pipeline in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong district exploded in a massive blaze Tuesday night, threatening people living nearby and industries.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 11:36:09 PM

Celebrations as 'indoor politics' revives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Sep 11 (IANS) Sweets were distributed and thanksgiving prayers held in many party offices in Bangladesh as political activity - albeit only indoors - revived after nine months, but the dissent-ridden BNP was stopped from reopening its office to apparently avoid a showdown amongst workers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 12:44:53 PM

Zia and Hasina in jail, Bangladesh works 'Minus Two' policy (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Bangladesh may be moving towards disqualifying its two principal political leaders, jailed on corruption charges, from holding office and contesting future elections. The pattern earlier laid down in Pakistan, of which Bangladesh was a part for 24 years, is called 'Minus Two'.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:02:28 AM

Bangladesh parties reopen shop, but keep shutters down
Dhaka, Sep 10 (IANS) Political parties in Bangladesh Monday reopened their offices ending their nine-month hibernation - but the caretaker government only allowed them to conduct their activities indoors.

Monday, September 10, 2007 1:37:40 PM

Bangladesh seeks N-power technology from Russia
Dhaka, Sep 10 (IANS) Bangladesh hopes to get Russian technology to set up a nuclear power plant and says Moscow has expressed its willingness to cooperate.

Monday, September 10, 2007 11:32:25 AM

Hasina expresses 'no confidence' in bench, gets cases moved
Dhaka, Sep 10 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed 'no confidence' in a Dhaka High Court bench that gave an adverse verdict last week and was to hear three more graft cases against her.

Monday, September 10, 2007 11:32:03 AM

Bangladesh government lifts ban on indoor political meetings
Dhaka, Sep 9 (DPA) The military-backed interim government in Bangladesh Sunday lifted the ban on indoor political meetings as a first step towards restoring democracy in the country.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:41:43 PM

Hasina demands telephone facility in jail
Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina, one of the two former prime ministers of Bangladesh now in jail, has demanded use of telephone since she is charged but not yet convicted.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 5:18:53 PM

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