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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

Bangladesh actor Ferdaus to go 'live' the Bollywood way
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladeshi actor Ferdaus is preparing for live performances after stage shows with Bollywood stars like Mithun Chakraborty and Karishma Kapoor.

Saturday, January 06, 2007 10:09:06 AM

In Bangladesh, 'Battle of the Begums' is now one-sided (COMMENTARY)
The 'Battle of the Begums', as the contest between Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia for the prime minister's job is called, has become a one-sided affair with the former boycotting the January 22 polls.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:14:12 PM

In Bangladesh, 'Battle of the Begums' is now one-sided (COMMENTARY)
The 'Battle of the Begums', as the contest between Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia for the prime minister's job is called, has become a one-sided affair with the former boycotting the January 22 polls.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:11:23 PM

Future of Bangladesh's garment industry hinges on stability
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Bangladesh fears that its current political turmoil may lead to its garment industry losing out to South and Southeast Asian competitors, including India.

Thursday, January 04, 2007 10:43:11 AM

Poll boycott call by Awami League (SECOND LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) The Awami League (AL)-led alliance in Bangladesh Wednesday declared it will boycott the upcoming general elections, leaving the long-awaited polls scheduled to begin Jan 22 shrouded in uncertainty.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:06:55 PM

Awami League alliance to boycott Bangladesh polls (LEAD)
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's Awami League-led alliance Wednesday decided to boycott the general elections, leaving the long awaited polls scheduled to begin Jan 22 shrouded in uncertainty.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 3:32:36 PM

Awami League, allies to boycott Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's Awami League-led alliance decided Wednesday to boycott parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan 25.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:34:43 PM

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