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Awami League, allies lead in Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) The Awami League (AL) of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and its allied parties were leading as counting was underway of votes cast in Bangladesh's ninth general elections, according to unofficial results made available by the Election Commission late Monday evening.

Monday, December 29, 2008 10:33:52 PM

Hasina wins, Awami League leading in Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina was among the early winners and nominees of her Awami League (AL) and allied parties were leading in several seats as counting began immediately after voting ended in the general election Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008 9:18:20 PM

Scores injured in Bangladesh poll violence
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Scores of people were injured in poll related clashes Monday as Bangladesh voted in the ninth general election that also witnessed violence targeting religious minorities.

Monday, December 29, 2008 7:58:35 PM

High turnout marks peaceful Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh seemed poised for a peaceful return to democracy with its much-delayed ninth general election Monday witnessing a high turnout of voters. The balloting was by and large peaceful with stray violence and malpractices reported.

Monday, December 29, 2008 6:19:49 PM

Sheikh Hasina, Khaleda Zia cast vote in Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime ministers and rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia cast their votes here Monday in landmark parliamentary elections to bring back a democratic system after almost two years of emergency rule. Both expressed confidence that their respective alliances would come to power.

Monday, December 29, 2008 1:53:12 PM

Pashupatinath bows to Nepal's winds of change
Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) The winds of change that began sweeping through Nepal since 2006, transforming the world's only Hindu kingdom into a secular republic headed by former Maoist guerrillas, have now overtaken the biggest icon in the Himalayan nation - Lord Pashupatinath.

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:28:42 PM

Voting in landmark Bangladesh elections proceeds peacefully
Dhaka, Dec 29 (DPA) Voting in Bangladesh's landmark parliamentary elections began Monday in a festive mode to bring the country back to a democratic system after almost two years of emergency rule.

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:41:49 AM

Violence, promises as Bangladesh poll campaign ends
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's shortest-ever poll campaign ended Saturday as voters prepared for the ninth general election Monday, hoping to end the 23-month rule by a military-backed caretaker regime.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 7:04:51 PM

Bangladesh lodges formal protest with India over survey ships
Dhaka, Dec 27 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Saturday lodged a formal protest with India over the alleged crossing by three Indian oil and gas survey ships into what it claims to be its waters and called for settling the maritime boundary by 'mutual agreement'.

Saturday, December 27, 2008 5:47:26 PM

Bangladesh protests Indian ship crossing into its waters
Dhaka, Dec 26 (Xinhua) Bangladesh Friday asked India to postpone a deep sea survey in its waters until a wartime maritime boundary between the neighbouring countries is settled by mutual agreement.

Friday, December 26, 2008 8:50:38 PM

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