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I am not scared of assassination threats: Hasina
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said she is not scared of any assassination threats, reacting to intelligence reports that terrorists were planning to kill her.

Monday, December 22, 2008 10:58:40 AM

Bangladesh's Jamaat alter ego of India's BJP: media report
Dhaka, Dec 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) is the 'politico-ideological alter ego' of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Dhaka newspaper said Thursday, cautioning against their brand of religion-based politics in South Asia.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:23:50 PM

Netherlands donates over $40 mn for Bangladesh education
Dhaka, Dec 18 (DPA) The Dutch government will provide Bangladesh with 30 million euros ($42.1 million) to promote public education in the South Asian country where illiteracy is still high, the Netherlands embassy in Dhaka has said.

Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:51:41 AM

Hasina pledges economic freedom as Dhaka poll campaign heats up
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, fighting a grim electoral battle, Wednesday pledged 'economic freedom, peace, prosperity and development,' even as her rival Khaleda Zia declared that her Islamist alliance would get a two-thirds majority.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:57:02 PM

Dhaka Jamaat chief spits venom at India, says two-nation theory right
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) India's role in the formation of Bangladesh and the two nation theory is under the spotlight here with the Jamaat-e-Islami chief saying that Indians have always been 'hostile' towards Bangladeshis and historians dismissing his views as 'seditious'.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:45:58 AM

Happy to return to barracks, says Bangladesh Army chief
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army has proved that it wants nothing to do with power and is 'happy to return to the barracks' after emergency is lifted, says its chief Gen. Moin U. Ahmed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:25:31 AM

Bangladesh lifts state of emergency
Dhaka, Dec 16 (DPA) Bangladesh's military-backed government Tuesday lifted the state of emergency restoring civil and political rights ahead of the Dec 29 elections, according to an official gazette notification.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:48:53 PM

Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day, vows to try 1971 war criminals
Dhaka, Dec 16 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people Tuesday thronged the National Mausoleum to pay tribute to Bangladesh's liberation war heroes on the occasion of Victory Day, while activists called for the country's war criminals of 1971 to be brought to justice.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:46:22 PM

Polls as scheduled, says Bangladesh government
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's caretaker government has said that nothing could disrupt the Dec 29 general election, but two-term prime minister Khaleda Zia is unimpressed and has alleged that 'conspiracies' are underway to block the polls.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 12:08:55 PM

Stir against Islamist parties contesting Bangladesh polls
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Former freedom fighters and secularists in Bangladesh have stepped up campaign against Islamist parties contesting the Dec 29 polls as many allege they had collaborated with Pakistani authorities in killing unarmed civilians in 1971.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:59:38 AM

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