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Bangladesh stalemate continues, poll chief refuses to quit
Dhaka, Nov 5 (IANS) Bangladesh's Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz has refused to quit, preferring to be fired, adding to the woes of the week-long interim government headed by President Iajuddin Ahmed sworn in last week to oversee parliamentary elections in January.

Sunday, November 05, 2006 1:55:11 PM

Bangladesh may have new CEC soon: report
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's controversial Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz may be replaced by a new team that will be directed to update voters' list and conduct elections next January, a move likely to placate the Awami League-led alliance that has been questioning commissioner's authority and threatening agitation on the issue.

Friday, November 03, 2006 1:03:29 PM

Ershad set to join Zia-led alliance
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad is all set to lead his Jatiya Party into the four-party alliance led by Begum Khaleda Zia, a move that could force Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami out of the grouping.

Friday, November 03, 2006 12:07:33 PM

Caretaker government takes charge in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 1 (DPA) A 10-member Council of Advisers appointed by Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmad took charge Wednesday of steering the volatile country on the rocky road to a general election.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 8:02:56 PM

India hopes for 'free and fair elections' in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 1 (IANS) Reiterating confidence in the democratic traditions of Bangladesh, India has expressed the hope that the country would be able to hold 'free and fair elections consistent with constitutional guidelines' in January.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 10:33:38 AM

Ten advisers of Bangladeshi caretaker government sworn in
Dhaka, Oct 31 (Xinhua) Bangladeshi President and Chief Advisor Iajuddin Ahmed Tuesday formed his non-party caretaker government by appointing 10 advisors.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:32:30 PM

More deaths in Bangladesh as violence continues
Dhaka, Oct 31(IANS) No end to violence across Bangladesh was in sight Tuesday as an interim government headed by President Iajuddin Ahmed continued consultations with different political formations in the run up to the parliamentary elections due in January.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:15:41 PM

Grameen Bank liaison office in Mumbai soon
Dhaka, Oct 31 (IANS) With a Nobel Prize for its founder-chairman Muhammad Yunus to show, Grameen Bank promises to be Bangladesh's first multinational venture with a liaison office set to come up in Mumbai in January.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 10:55:09 AM

Bangla opposition to continue stir; 24 dead in violence
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's 14-party opposition alliance has said it would continue its stir to press for reforms ahead of next year's general election even as 24 people were killed in political violence across the country.

Monday, October 30, 2006 12:46:29 PM

Cracks in Zia-led alliance, Islamist group walks out
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) Cracks have appeared in the Khaleda Zia-led Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alliance with the Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ), a conglomerate of splinter groups, moving away.

Monday, October 30, 2006 10:43:25 AM

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