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Poll date clashes with puja, complain Bangladeshi Hindus
Dhaka, Dec 8 (IANS) The Hindu minority in Bangladesh is demanding a new date for the country's parliamentary polls as the scheduled date of Jan 23 will clash with a major religious festival - Saraswati Puja.

Friday, December 08, 2006 1:49:11 PM

Bangladesh polls rescheduled for Jan 23 (LEAD)
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) General elections in Bangladesh will be held Jan 23, instead of Jan 21 announced earlier, the election commission said Thursday after intense consultations between the interim caretaker government and political parties.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 7:15:54 PM

Awami League's compromise helps 'ease' Bangladesh deadlock
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) With the Awami League-led alliance agreeing to parliamentary elections within the 90-day limit stipulated by the Constitution, Bangladesh is fast heading towards parliamentary polls next month.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 5:36:30 PM

Bangladesh gearing up to watch Yunus receive Nobel
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) Bangladeshis are gearing up to watch live the country's first Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, receive the Peace Prize in Oslo Sunday.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 12:30:50 PM

Yunus to fight Norwegian partner in Oslo
Dhaka, Dec 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will confront Norwegian communications major Telenor for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to Bangladeshi creditors when he travels to Oslo next week to receive his peace prize.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:24:05 AM

Bangladesh apex court slaps sedition charge on top lawyers
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) The ongoing pre-poll confrontation among political parties touched Bangladesh's top judiciary when the Supreme Court Tuesday slapped sedition charge against some of the country's top lawyers present during violence in the Chief Justice's court on November 30.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 1:48:57 PM

Bangla polls will be 'most monitored,' says US official
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) Stating that 'world needs Bangladesh democracy,' a visiting senior US official Tuesday said the forthcoming parliamentary polls would be 'most monitored' by the international community.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 12:29:47 PM

No FTA, improve bilateral trade: WB to India, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and India should liberalise bilateral trade rather than sign a free trade agreement (FTA), a World Bank study has recommended.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 12:21:16 PM

Conciliatory moves cool things down in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) After weeks of political turmoil and street violence, the situation in Bangladesh held out promise of normalcy with the interim government announcing that it would act to meet demands of the 14-party alliance.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 11:57:32 AM

Bangladesh president's talks with Begums yields no results
Dhaka, Dec 3 (IANS) Political stalemate continued in Bangladesh as President Iajuddin Ahmed's meeting with the two women contenders for power in the parliamentary elections due next month has not yielded results, media reports said.

Sunday, December 03, 2006 12:14:36 PM

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