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Bangladeshi diaspora sent home over $9 bn last year
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Despite the global financial meltdown, remittances by Bangladeshis abroad, one of the country's economic mainstays, crossed the $9 billion mark last year.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:40:36 AM

Will Zia boycott Hasina's oath-taking ceremony?
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Speculation is rife that former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, who was defeated in last week's poll, may boycott the oath-taking ceremony of Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, in a repeat of what has become a political tradition in the country.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:18:17 AM

Hasina may keep party veterans out of Bangladesh government
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina, to be sworn in prime minister of Bangladesh Tuesday, may keep out party veterans and include younger persons and professionals in her government.

Monday, January 05, 2009 7:44:47 PM

A day before becoming PM, Hasina acquitted in graft case
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) A day before being sworn in Bangladesh's prime minister, Sheikh Hasina was acquitted by a Dhaka court in a graft case instituted against her by the outgoing caretaker government.

Monday, January 05, 2009 7:19:19 PM

Zia, opposition give miss to parliament swearing-in
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Begum Khaleda Zia and the lawmakers-elect of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) stayed away from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony in parliament, but assigned no reason.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 6:18:12 PM

Mukherjee to visit Dhaka mid-January
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to be here mid-January, among the first foreign dignitaries to visit Bangladesh after the new government led by Sheikh Hasina is sworn in next Tuesday.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 5:32:52 PM

Zillur Rahman to become Bangladesh's new president
Dhaka, Jan 4 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League (AL), which is poised to form a new government, named Zillur Rahman as the country's next president, media reports said Sunday, quoting party chief Sheikh Hasina.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 2:47:48 PM

Hasina elected Bangladesh's new leader
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League Saturday elected its chief Sheikh Hasina as Leader of the House, paving the way for her to form a new government to run the South Asian nation for the next five years.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 10:56:45 PM

Defeated Bangladesh party questions neutrality of poll observers
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former premier Khaleda Zia Friday questioned the neutrality of international elections observers during Monday's polls, in which the party faced an embarrassing defeat.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:28:59 AM

UN urges Bangladesh ruling party to show generosity to opposition
Dhaka, Jan 2 (DPA) The UN Friday urged Bangladesh's government-in-waiting to show generosity in accommodating the opposition parties and to show restrain in order to make democracy work.

Friday, January 02, 2009 8:22:23 PM

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