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Former minister supports Hasina, Zia arrests
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Eminent Bangladeshi jurist Kamal Hossain has supported the caretaker government's drive against corruption, which has led to the arrests of former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, saying that 'no one is above the law'.

Friday, September 07, 2007 4:22:10 PM

Both BNP factions seek talks with poll body
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia has now split into two and both factions want to be invited to talks being convened by the Election Commission (EC) to discuss electoral reforms.

Friday, September 07, 2007 4:21:29 PM

Bangladesh's only 24x7 news channel shut down
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's first and only 24-hour news channel, CSB, has gone off air after a team of telecom regulators visited the office and suspended its frequency allocation.

Friday, September 07, 2007 11:57:31 AM

Hasina to go on trial in warplane purchase case
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina will go on trial for having allegedly benefited from the purchase of eight Russian MiG-29 warplanes during her 1996-2001 tenure in office.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 6:50:57 PM

Khaleda Zia's son Koko sent to jail
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) A court here Thursday sent to jail Arafat Rahman Koko, businessman son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, charging him with corruption and influencing decisions of his mother's government pertaining to his business deals.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:22:25 PM

Bangladesh business complains of 'fear factor'
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has regretted the 'panic' its current drive against crime and corruption has caused among the business community that complained that 'fear factors' were dampening their activities.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 2:02:28 PM

Militants threaten judge in Bangladesh courtroom
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Four Islamist militants of a banned outfit in Bangladesh threatened a judge with death in a Chittagong courtroom while he was framing charges against them.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 12:00:51 PM

Citizenship likely for Bangladesh's Urdu-speaking people
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladesh may grant citizenship to most of its Urdu-speaking people, particularly those born since it separated from Pakistan in 1971.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 10:10:13 AM

Amnesty asks Dhaka to probe excesses on students, teachers
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged Bangladesh to ensure that excesses committed against students, teachers and others following three days of campus riots last month are investigated and those responsible punished.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 2:02:20 PM

Iajuddin Ahmed to continue as Bangladesh president
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed, whose term ends Wednesday, will continue in office till another person is elected, the country's caretaker government has announced.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 11:07:15 AM

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