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Bangladesh president steps in as chief advisor, opposition protests (OVERALL LEAD)
Dhaka/New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed Sunday assumed a dual role, stepping in as the chief advisor to head an interim government amid protests from opposition parties who charged that the constitution had been violated.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:41:58 PM

Bangladesh president assumes chief advisor's charge (LEAD)
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) With major political parties in Bangladesh failing to chose a candidate for the post of chief advisor of the non-party caretaker government, President Iajuddin Ahmed Sunday night himself assumed the charge.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:33:09 PM

New Bangladesh caretaker decided, name withheld
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) The office of Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed Sunday announced that a chief advisor, who would govern the country and conduct elections next January, would be sworn in at 8 p.m. He did not name the incumbent.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:07:22 PM

Bangladesh Parliament dissolved
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Jatiya Sangsad, the Bangladesh parliament, was dissolved Sunday evening, paving the way for fresh elections likely to take place next January.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 6:54:01 PM

No end to stalemate in Bangladesh amid political fireworks (NIGHT LEAD)
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh remained in the grip of political uncertainty Sunday as an aggressive opposition stepped up its campaign demanding an unbiased interim government to conduct parliamentary elections in January.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 6:43:14 PM

Opposition begins stir in Bangladesh (LEAD)
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) The Awami League-led opposition alliance Sunday began a nationwide agitation even as Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed began consultations with political parties to resolve the stalemate over the formation of an interim government to conduct the elections in January.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 3:33:37 PM

Can Nobel laureate help end Bangladesh stalemate?
Dhaka/New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) With Bangladesh's major political parties failing to agree on a caretaker government to conduct general elections in January, can Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus help to end the stalemate?

Sunday, October 29, 2006 2:37:27 PM

Bangladesh political impasse continues, 12 killed
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in Dhaka and several places across Bangladesh as rival political party workers fought pitched battles after their leaders failed to agree on who should head a caretaker government that would govern the country and conduct elections in January.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 11:01:32 AM

Nine killed as political turmoil grips Bangladesh (OVERALL LEAD)
Dhaka, Oct 28 (IANS) Political violence engulfed capital Dhaka and other places in Bangladesh Saturday with at least nine people dead and over a thousand reported injured in overnight clashes between supporters of the coalition government of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the opposition.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:37:08 PM

Five killed in Bangladesh as violence spreads
Dhaka, Oct 28 (DPA) At least five people were killed in overnight skirmishes between supporters of the coalition government of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and opposition activists across Bangladesh, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 1:33:13 PM

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