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Hasina pledges economic freedom as Dhaka poll campaign heats up
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, fighting a grim electoral battle, Wednesday pledged 'economic freedom, peace, prosperity and development,' even as her rival Khaleda Zia declared that her Islamist alliance would get a two-thirds majority.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:57:02 PM

Dhaka Jamaat chief spits venom at India, says two-nation theory right
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) India's role in the formation of Bangladesh and the two nation theory is under the spotlight here with the Jamaat-e-Islami chief saying that Indians have always been 'hostile' towards Bangladeshis and historians dismissing his views as 'seditious'.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:45:58 AM

Happy to return to barracks, says Bangladesh Army chief
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army has proved that it wants nothing to do with power and is 'happy to return to the barracks' after emergency is lifted, says its chief Gen. Moin U. Ahmed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:25:31 AM

Bangladesh lifts state of emergency
Dhaka, Dec 16 (DPA) Bangladesh's military-backed government Tuesday lifted the state of emergency restoring civil and political rights ahead of the Dec 29 elections, according to an official gazette notification.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:48:53 PM

Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day, vows to try 1971 war criminals
Dhaka, Dec 16 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people Tuesday thronged the National Mausoleum to pay tribute to Bangladesh's liberation war heroes on the occasion of Victory Day, while activists called for the country's war criminals of 1971 to be brought to justice.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:46:22 PM

Polls as scheduled, says Bangladesh government
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has said that nothing could disrupt the Dec 29 general election, but two-term prime minister Khaleda Zia is unimpressed and has alleged that 'conspiracies' are underway to block the polls.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:08:55 PM

Stir against Islamist parties contesting Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Former freedom fighters and secularists in Bangladesh have stepped up campaign against Islamist parties contesting the Dec 29 polls as many allege they had collaborated with Pakistani authorities in killing unarmed civilians in 1971.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:59:38 AM

South Asia should jointly fight terrorism: Dhaka daily
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistani nationals, even if non-state actors, were involved in the Mumbai terror strike and Pakistani territory might have been used as a launching pad for an attack on its neighbour, a Dhaka daily said Monday while urging that South Asia put up a joint fight against terrorism.

Monday, December 15, 2008 1:43:20 PM

Dhaka sending serving officers to 1971 victory celebrations in India
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has for the first time sent three serving army officers, on an invitation from India, to participate in the Victory Day celebrations in Kolkata to mark the surrender of Pakistani forces in 1971.

Monday, December 15, 2008 11:34:43 AM

Bangladeshi leaflets ask voters not to elect Hindu candidate
Dhaka, Dec 15 (IANS) Leaflets asking Muslims not to elect a Hindu candidate have been distributed in a northern constituency of Bangladesh in the run up to the Dec 29 general election, a media report said Monday.

Monday, December 15, 2008 10:57:13 AM

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