Dhaka, Nov 22 (DPA) Tension mounted in the southern Bangladesh port city of Chittagong Wednesday after bloody clashes between rival groups left five people dead and scores injured, officials and witnesses said.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:33:49 PM
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed has sacked 18 chairmen and top functionaries of state-run banks and financial institutions as most of them had allegedly been appointed on political considerations by the previous government.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 4:18:03 PM
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) Bangladesh's controversial Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz may proceed on leave, ending the political impasse that has made parliamentary elections due next January uncertain.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:10:05 PM
Dhaka, Nov 21 (Xinhua) Bangladesh remained paralysed for the second day Tuesday in the third round of the blockade enforced by one of the country's major political combines to oust the top election official.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 9:41:37 PM
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz, in the eye of a political storm for the past many weeks, may proceed on leave to perform Haj, media reports said Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 4:34:46 PM
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) The growth rate of Bangladesh's economy is expected to be down by at least half a percent - thanks to political uncertainty, blockade of ports and street violence.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 12:26:46 PM
Dhaka, Nov 20 (Xinhua) Life in Bangladesh was paralysed Monday as the main opposition enforced a blockade to compel President Iajuddin Ahmed to sack the chief election commissioner to pave the way for fair elections due in January.
Monday, November 20, 2006 9:51:25 PM
Dhaka, Nov 20 (Xinhua) Uncertainty gripped Bangladesh as President Iajuddin Ahmed sent a message to Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz to step down, and the country braced for another blockade by the 14-party alliance led by the Awami League Monday.
Monday, November 20, 2006 7:29:07 PM
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) Envoys of the US and Britain have stepped up efforts to facilitate an amicable solution to the political stalemate over the reconstitution of the controversial Election Commission to conduct the parliamentary polls due in January.
Monday, November 20, 2006 12:03:21 PM
Dhaka, Nov 19 (Xinhua) As Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed's interim government failed to make any breakthrough in resolving disputes over the Election Commission, former main opposition Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine will resume the nationwide non-stop blockade from Monday.
Sunday, November 19, 2006 10:29:49 PM
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