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Gloves are off as Dhaka poll campaign reaches crescendo
Dhaka, Dec 26 (IANS) The gloves are off in the last round of the poll campaign in Bangladesh with the two former prime ministers, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, levelling serious charges against each other.

Friday, December 26, 2008 7:14:00 PM

Bangladesh parties wooing non-Bengali voters
Dhaka, Dec 26 (IANS) The non-Bengali voters of Bangladesh, who migrated from Bihar in 1947, are debuting as voters in the upcoming general election and are being wooed with promises and posters in Urdu.

Friday, December 26, 2008 11:21:55 AM

Bangladesh arrests more militants ahead of elections
Dhaka, Dec 26 (DPA) Police in Bangladesh arrested four suspected Islamist militants from the country's northern Gaibandha district Thursday, a day after the authorities beefed up security amid threats by militants against prominent political leaders.

Friday, December 26, 2008 12:40:03 AM

Hasina, Zia take pot-shots over alleged plots to kill them
Dhaka, Dec 25 (IANS) Two former prime ministers, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, are taking pot-shots at each other over alleged plots to assassinate them in the final campaign lap for Bangladesh's parliamentary poll, scheduled Dec 29.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:58:11 AM

Dhaka daily urges Pakistan to act against terrorism
Dhaka, Dec 25 (IANS) Hailing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ruling out war in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack, a Dhaka daily has urged Pakistan to 'go an extra mile' in meeting its commitment to fight terrorism on its territory.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:40:33 AM

US issues travel alert for Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 24 (DPA) The US government Wednesday warned its citizens of risks when travelling to Bangladesh during the period around the elections slated for Dec 29.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 6:29:02 PM

Attempt to kill me during poll rally: Khaleda Zia
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's two-term prime minister Khaleda Zia has alleged that an attempt was made to kill her during an election rally in Comilla district.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:07:08 PM

Bangladeshi voter has faith in government, media on poll-eve
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) As Bangladesh prepares for its much delayed ninth general election next week, the mood is positive with voters putting their faith in the military-backed caretaker government, the Election Commission and the media, a survey has indicated.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:24:56 AM

Ensure strike-free politics, Dhaka businessmen urge Hasina
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's business community Tuesday urged former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, leading a nine-party coalition into the parliamentary poll next Monday, to ensure political activities without violence and industrial strikes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:52:56 PM

HuJI chief gets death term for 2004 grenade attack on British envoy
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) The chief of Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) and two others of the banned militant outfit were sentenced to death Tuesday for a grenade attack that seriously injured British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury and killed three people in May 2004.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 10:21:04 PM

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