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Bangladesh president quits as interim government head (NIGHT LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed Thursday night announced he was quitting as head of the interim government, giving in to a key demand of the opposition Awami League that is boycotting the Jan 22 general elections, terming them a 'farcical exercise'.

Friday, January 12, 2007 12:04:21 AM

Emergency declared in Bangladesh ahead of polls (SECOND LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed Thursday declared a state of emergency in the country and imposed a daily night-time curfew here in the run up to the Jan 22 elections that the main opposition alliance is boycotting as a 'farcical and unilateral' exercise.

Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:23:32 PM

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

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