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Awami League alliance to take decision on polls today
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) Two important allies of Bangladesh's Awami League alliance led by former prime minister Sheikh Hasina have indicated that they would boycott the Jan 22 general elections, but have left the final decision to her.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007 11:08:35 AM

Awami League may 'resist' Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Awami League, Bangladesh's oldest political party, has vowed not to 'allow a walkover' to its rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) should it decide to boycott the Jan 23 general elections.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 11:25:44 AM

Fewer minorities in Bangladesh elections
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Only 11 women and 17 members of religious minorities figure in the lists of the two main alliances contesting the Bangladesh elections, drawing widespread criticism.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 2:24:49 PM

Border patrolling hikes cattle prices in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 28 (IANS) Increased border vigilance by India has led to the skyrocketing of prices of sacrificial cattle for the Eid festival next week in Bangladesh.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:18:50 PM

Presence of Afghan war veterans in Bangladesh poll flayed
Dhaka, Dec 28 (IANS) The nomination of two Afghan war veterans in the election fray as part of the Awami League-led alliance has brought forth protests from the intelligentsia, leaders of religious minorities and the Awami League's own allies who have threatened to split the alliance over the issue.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:55:29 PM

Poll bar on Ershad blow to Hasina-led alliance
Dhaka, Dec 28 (IANS) Former president Hossain Mohammed Ershad's disqualification from the forthcoming elections in Bangladesh is a serious blow to the Awami League-led alliance, forcing a re-think in its strategy and giving a clear advantage to the rival alliance of former prime minister Khaleda Zia.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:47:29 PM

Bangladesh moving towards bipolar parliamentary battle (LEAD)
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) The political scene in Bangladesh is fast getting polarised into two feverishly competing alliances as the country moves towards the Jan 22 general elections.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 6:46:05 PM

Amartya Sen denounces 'market fundamentalism'
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Coming out strongly against what he termed as 'market fundamentalism' in the Indian subcontinent, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has called for speedy reforms, saying the drive against globalisation was only 'a slogan' that needs to be countered.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:34:06 PM

Bangladesh moving towards bipolar electoral contest
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) The political scene in Bangladesh is fast getting polarised into two feverishly competing alliances as it prepares for the Jan 22 parliamentary elections.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 12:58:26 PM

Amidst violence, nominations close for Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 26 (IANS) Nominations closed Tuesday for Bangladesh's general elections amid pitched battles between workers of rival alliances in which at least 130 people were reportedly injured.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:13:49 PM

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