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Bangladesh high court clips absolute power of president
Dhaka, Aug 8 (DPA) The high court here has struck down a provision in a newly enacted ordinance, clipping the absolute powers of the country's president in the appointment of higher court judges, justice ministry officials said Friday.

Friday, August 08, 2008 4:35:36 PM

Awami League lobbies with foreign embassies to get emergency lifted
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Foreign missions in Bangladesh have become the hub of political parleys, with former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League (AL) lobbying with some of them to pressure the government to lift emergency curbs before the December parliamentary polls.

Friday, August 08, 2008 2:52:04 PM

Hasina gets more freedom after civic poll win
Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed caretaker government has extended the parole of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina by another month to facilitate her medical treatment in the US, shortly after her party, the Awami League, emerged victorious in this week's civic polls.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:30:37 AM

Dhaka may hold polls under emergency curbs
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) The parliamentary polls in Bangladesh scheduled for December may be held without lifting the curbs imposed under a national emergency, going by the largely trouble-free civic polls held Monday that saw the Awami League emerge victorious.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:27:17 AM

India looks for scapegoat after terror attack: Bangladesh
Dhaka, Aug 5 (IANS) India looked for a 'scapegoat' every time there was a terror attack, said a Bangladesh government spokesperson, adding that Dhaka would lodge a protest against allegations in the Indian media that the banned Harkatul Jihad Islami (HuJI) was involved in last month's Ahmedabad blasts.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:26:59 AM

Bangladesh begins tallying votes after local polls
Dhaka, Aug 4 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh began the difficult task Monday of tallying votes in the country's first local elections in seven years, a historic vote meant to secure lasting peace from political violence in a country bedevilled by uncertainty and terrorism threats.

Monday, August 04, 2008 10:14:42 PM

Dhaka mulls free trade pacts with India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to sign bilateral free trade agreements (FTA) with three major South Asian trading partners - India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - in view of the failure of multilateral trading arrangements to serve the country's interests.

Monday, August 04, 2008 11:15:30 AM

Tata's exit 'a wakeup call for Dhaka'
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) The scraping of $3 billion investment plans for Bangladesh by Indian conglomerate Tata Group is likely to deter investors and should be 'a wake up call' for Dhaka, that must update its energy security plans, a leading financial daily has said.

Monday, August 04, 2008 10:12:39 AM

Tata pullout won't affect foreign investments, minister hopes
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) The Tata Group's decision to scrap a $3 billion investment proposal is unlikely to affect the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh, a top official hopes.

Saturday, August 02, 2008 11:28:32 AM

Bangladesh industry blames government for Tata withdrawal
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Captains of Bangladesh's trade and industry Friday regretted Indian conglomerate Tata Group's withdrawal of $3 billion investment plans, blaming the indecision of successive governments for the scrapping of the offer - the biggest the country has ever received.

Friday, August 01, 2008 10:30:00 AM

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