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Bangladesh president declares emergency (LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 11 (Xinhua) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed Thursday declared a state of emergency across the country ahead of the Jan 22 general elections.

Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:52:57 PM

Bangladesh president seeks time to defer polls
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh President and Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed has sought time to decide about deferring the general elections due Jan 22 after being apprised by his advisors on talks held with rival political alliances.

Thursday, January 11, 2007 3:50:46 PM

Moderate quake jolts Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 9 (Xinhua) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Tuesday morning, the UNB news agency reported.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007 4:07:20 PM

Poll violence injure 150 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 8 (DPA) More than 150 people were injured as tens of thousands of opposition protesters battled against riot police and paramilitary border guards in Dhaka for the second day Monday, officials and witnesses said.

Monday, January 08, 2007 11:37:35 PM

Move on presidential reference on polls rejected (LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has rejected a proposal on a presidential reference to the Supreme Court to have the general elections postponed to accommodate the Awami League-led grouping that has announced a boycott of the polls.

Monday, January 08, 2007 2:14:27 PM

BNP rejects move on presidential reference on polls
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), deep into its campaign as head of a four-party alliance, has rejected proposals for a presidential reference to the Supreme Court to have the general elections postponed to accommodate the Awami League-led grouping.

Monday, January 08, 2007 11:37:55 AM

Cold wave sweeping Bangladesh leaves nearly 100 dead
Dhaka, Jan 7 (DPA) A cold wave sweeping Bangladesh over the week sent temperatures plunging, killing nearly 100 people, mostly the elderly, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:59:30 PM

International pressure on Bangladesh to hold 'credible' polls
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed has ruled out any change in the Jan 22 poll schedule despite continuing international pressure asking both his caretaker government and the political parties to work out a compromise to make the elections 'credible'.

Sunday, January 07, 2007 8:20:50 PM

Bangladesh bus accident toll reaches 65
Dhaka, Jan 7 (DPA) Rescue workers Sunday recovered 15 more charred bodies from the wreckage of a bus, which burst into flames after rolling into a dry canal in Bangladesh, taking the toll to 65.

Sunday, January 07, 2007 3:22:17 PM

US, Britain upset with pre-poll tremors in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) The US and Britain have issued separate appeals to the Awami League-led alliance to reconsider its decision to boycott the Jan 22 polls and also asked the caretaker government and Election Commission to 'act swiftly and impartially' to create conditions for the elections to take place.

Saturday, January 06, 2007 12:38:57 PM

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