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US, EU try to resolve political impasse in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 9 (IANS) Envoys of the US and the European Union (EU) posted here have engaged in pro-active diplomacy of a different nature - of persuading contending parties in the persisting political impasse to show 'restraint', and facilitate a smooth parliamentary poll due next January.

Thursday, November 09, 2006 6:14:57 PM

Government lawyers to defend condemned Bangladeshi militants
Dhaka, Nov 9 (IANS) Two senior lawyers appointed by the government will defend six Islamist militants sentenced to death for killing two judges last year when their appeal comes up before the supreme court.

Thursday, November 09, 2006 5:52:45 PM

Biman modifies old DC-10s to keep them flying
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier, is modifying its old sky horse, DC-10, to meet a US ban and keep flying despite money crunch.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006 2:15:15 PM

Bangladesh mulls new steps for 'credible' polls
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Bangladesh President-cum- Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed may add four new election commissioners to dilute the role Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz, who has refused to quit, and ensure the smooth holding of parliamentary polls due next January.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006 2:08:03 PM

Zidane in Bangladesh to promote football, yoghurt
Dhaka, Nov 7 (DPA) Zinedine Zidane, France's celebrated striker and one of the world's most popular football stars, began a two-day tour of Bangladesh Tuesday to promote football and Danone, a French food-processing company, officials said.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 7:12:26 PM

Awami League issues fresh stir ultimatum
Dhaka, Nov 7 (IANS) The 14-party political alliance led by the Awami League issued a fresh ultimatum to the Bangladesh interim government that it would launch a stir if its 11-point demands were not met by Saturday.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 12:20:29 PM

Ershad puts on hold alliance with Zia
Dhaka, Nov 7 (IANS) Faced with revolt from within his Jatiya Party (JP), former Bangladesh president Hussain Mohammed Ershad has put on hold his decision to join the four-party alliance led by Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), calling his earlier announcement 'a mistake'.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:35:15 AM

Nobel hero Yunus asks president to be neutral
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has urged the president and chief of the caretaker government, Iajuddin Ahmed, to be tough and proactive in running the country.

Monday, November 06, 2006 12:39:46 PM

Bangladesh poll chief defies caretaker government
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS) The man at the centre of Bangladesh's electoral storm is Chief Election Commissioner M.A. Aziz, who has been asked to officially step down but is neither willing to quit nor update the voters' list that the Supreme Court has described as 'flawed'.

Monday, November 06, 2006 12:39:04 PM

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

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