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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Bangladesh Secretariat


April 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Sunday hurled two bombs at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka, one in front of the home ministry, but no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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8,000 sued over Bangladesh clash


April 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) Over 8,000 people have been sued in cases filed in connection with a clash in Bangladesh's Sylhet district during a countrywide strike Monday, a media report ... Read more...

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Declare wealth, Bangladesh PM told


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) A leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family to declare their wealth.BNP's M.K. Anwar said this ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia’s son, 29 others indicted in 2004 bombing


March 18th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) The son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition holds mass rally (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a mass rally in the capital Monday set a 90-day ultimatum for the government to restore the ... Read more...

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Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

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One dead in Bangladesh clash


January 30th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) An activist of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party died and several others were injured Monday when party activists clashed with police, a media report said. Four people ... Read more...

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Opposition strike hits normal life in Dhaka


December 4th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Normal life in this Bangladesh capital was Sunday's affected to a large extent due to a day-long strike called by the country's main opposition party ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi envoy to visit India over dam project issue (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that a special envoy would be sent to India soon to discuss the Tipaimukh Dam to be built ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia writes to Manmohan over Tipaimukh Dam project


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's leader of opposition Khaleda Zia has urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow a survey by experts before proceeding with the Tipaimukh Dam ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia to meet Manmohan Singh Wednesday


September 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS)) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia will meet visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Sonargaon Hotel here ... Read more...

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Indian envoy invites Khaleda Zia to meet Manmohan Singh


September 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Rajeet Mitter has invited Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition creating anti-India feelings: Minister


August 14th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 14 (IANS) The opposition in Bangladesh is creating an anti-India feeling among the masses ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the country, a minister ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia slapped with case over undisclosed money


August 8th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) The anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh Monday lodged a police complaint against the country's main opposition party leader Khaleda Zia after she failed to reveal the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition to stage countrywide rallies


July 26th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) - will stage demonstrations across the country July 28 to protest the arrest warrant against the party's ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition party says no to electronic voting


July 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) The country's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that it is opposed to the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next ... Read more...

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Two-day shutdown cripples life in Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Life was hit in Bangladesh Wednesday due to a two-day shutdown called by the country's main opposition party and its allies to protest the abolition ... Read more...

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Bangladesh not to make statement on Manmohan remark


July 4th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) Dhaka will not make a formal statement on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark on Bangladesh, a top official has said.Dhaka won't make the formal ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party calls for 48-hour strike


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies Sunday called for a 48-hour countrywide strike from July 6, Xinhua reported.The strike-call was given in ... Read more...

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50 injured in Bangladesh clash


June 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) At least 50 people, including four policemen, were injured in a clash Sunday between activists of the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in ... Read more...

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Involve people to curb terror, Khaleda Zia tells US


May 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has urged the US to "involve people" for sustainable and effective curbing of terrorism.On a visit to the US, Zia, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

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India only friend of Hasina government: Opposition leader


May 13th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) A senior leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that India was "the only friend" of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ... Read more...

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Osama’s death a major development, says Bangladesh


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has called Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's death "a major development" and pledged its continued support to the war against terror."Bangladesh values its partnership ... Read more...

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Hasina to meet panel on Islamic references in constitution


April 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will Wednesday appear before a parliamentary committee examining whether to retain or remove Islamic religious references in the country's constitution.Political ... Read more...

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‘Minority women’ gang raped in Bangladesh in 2001-02 (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country.The ... Read more...

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Minority women in Bangladesh gang raped in 2001-02: report


April 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the violence following the October 2001 parliamentary poll that ... Read more...

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Lawmaker attacked, 100 buses vandalised in Bangladesh strike (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Islamist activists Monday attacked a lawmaker, vandalised 100 buses and set fire to a petrol pump in Chittagong port city of Bangladesh during a day-long ... Read more...

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Opposition strike in Bangladesh over ‘equal status’ for women


April 4th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Police Monday picked up scores of Islamist activists across Bangladesh as a dawn-to-dusk strike by opposition parties to protest "equal status" for women got under ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition unites against Hasina’s women’s policy


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has supported Monday's general strike called by a conglomerate of Islamist groups to protest the government's Women Development Policy ... Read more...

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War crimes trial divides Bangladesh opposition


March 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The impending trial of Bangladesh's Islamists accused of colluding with the Pakistani authorities during the run-up to the 1971 freedom movement has divided the opposition.Main ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition leader to be arrested for war crimes


March 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal Sunday ordered the arrest of a former minister who, according to a charge-sheet, was involved in the killing of over 10,000 civilians ... Read more...

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40-year-old controversy over call for Bangladesh independence


March 27th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its independence day amid an old controversy about who was the first to declare independence four decades ago.Its founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ... Read more...

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BNP protests court indictment of Ziaur Rahman


March 24th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Thursday launched rallies nationwide to protest the indictment of its founder and slain former president Ziaur Rahman in ... Read more...

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