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Mukherjee to visit Dhaka mid-January
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to be here mid-January, among the first foreign dignitaries to visit Bangladesh after the new government led by Sheikh Hasina is sworn in next Tuesday.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 5:32:52 PM

Zillur Rahman to become Bangladesh's new president
Dhaka, Jan 4 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League (AL), which is poised to form a new government, named Zillur Rahman as the country's next president, media reports said Sunday, quoting party chief Sheikh Hasina.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 2:47:48 PM

Hasina elected Bangladesh's new leader
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League Saturday elected its chief Sheikh Hasina as Leader of the House, paving the way for her to form a new government to run the South Asian nation for the next five years.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 10:56:45 PM

Defeated Bangladesh party questions neutrality of poll observers
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former premier Khaleda Zia Friday questioned the neutrality of international elections observers during Monday's polls, in which the party faced an embarrassing defeat.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:28:59 AM

UN urges Bangladesh ruling party to show generosity to opposition
Dhaka, Jan 2 (DPA) The UN Friday urged Bangladesh's government-in-waiting to show generosity in accommodating the opposition parties and to show restrain in order to make democracy work.

Friday, January 02, 2009 8:22:23 PM

Hasina may pick young ministers, sideline veterans
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina may choose younger and more educated leaders for her cabinet to fulfil her vision of a prosperous Bangladesh, in the process sidelining veterans who were part of the freedom movement that her father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led in 1971.

Friday, January 02, 2009 11:07:39 AM

Hasina seeks opposition help to present 'new political culture'
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Riding a massive poll victory, Bangladeshi leader Sheikh Hasina Wednesday called upon the opposition, which is unhappy with the verdict, to cooperate to end 'destructive politics' and jointly present the South Asian nation with 'a new political culture'.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:19:09 PM

Bangladesh's ninth parliament will have record 64 women
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Bangladesh, where politics is dominated by two former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia, will see a record 64 women sitting in its ninth Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly).

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:50:02 PM

Zia cries foul, Hasina seeks cooperation after Bangladesh poll verdict
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, whose Awami League won the general elections with a huge majority, is seeking cooperation to 'strengthen democracy' while her political rival, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia, alleges rigging in the polls.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 11:12:25 AM

Hasina, allies win massive victory in Bangladesh
Dhaka/New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the nine-party alliance led by her Awami League recorded a landslide victory Tuesday, winning 259 seats of the 299 seats that figured in Bangladesh's ninth general election. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promptly congratulated her, and expressed the hope bilateral ties would be strengthened.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 6:48:40 PM

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