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Bangladesh court invalidates ex-military ruler’s laws


May 15th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has declared illegal the laws and rules that were passed when General H.M. Ershad was in power.A six-member Appellate Division bench headed ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ruling ally threatens to quit


March 13th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad, who heads the third-largest party in parliament, has said his Jatiya Party might quit the ruling alliance of Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Political vendetta, says Dhaka media on Yunus sacking


March 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Conceding that Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus "may not be a saint as his sympathisers would want us to believe", Bangladesh's media came down heavily on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ex-dictator meets Hasina, may escape punishment


August 30th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's former military ruler Hussain Mohammed Ershad may escape punishment for violating the country's constitution following his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after which he "looked ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants ex-president prosecuted, punished


August 25th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's longest serving president Hussain Mohammad Ershad had captured state power by illegal means and he should be prosecuted and punished, a senior government law officer told ... Read more...

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Bangladesh apex court wants safeguards against military rule


July 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has denounced the declaration of martial law in the past and has sought safeguards to end "extra-constitutional adventures". Bangladesh underwent radical political and constitutional changes ... Read more...

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Ex-Bangladesh president’s son thrashed after car mishap


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad's son was beaten up by a mob here after his car rammed into a car and two auto-rickshaws, injuring five people. "A mob beat ... Read more...

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Former Bangladesh ruler strolls down memory lane


December 9th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) It was a trip full of nostalgia for former Bangladesh ruler General Hussain Muhammad Ershad as childhood friends welcomed him with flowers, poems and songs during the three-day ... Read more...

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Former Bangladesh ruler visits ancestral home in Bengal


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Former Bangladesh head of state Gen. Hussain Muhammad Ershad Sunday arrived at his ancestral home in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district with his son Eric. Emotional scenes were witnessed ... Read more...

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Former Bangladesh ruler to visit ancestral home in Bengal


December 5th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Students and teachers of Dinhata High School (Boys) in Dinhata village in West Bengal are geared up to recieve the institution's most famous alumni -- General Hussain Muhammad ... Read more...

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British MP marches to Bangladesh-India border to protest dam


November 30th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Stating that the proposed dam by India over the Barak river would flood large areas and act as a "weapon of mass destruction", a British delegation led ... Read more...

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Two opposition leaders win in Bangladesh by-polls


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) Two stalwarts have joined the opposition ranks in Bangladesh parliament while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League won three seats in Thursday's by-elections amid charges of malpractice. Former ... Read more...

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Hasina moves to speed up Mujib murder trial


January 15th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 15 (IANS) Two new Supreme Court judges are being appointed by the Sheikh Hasina government for speedy trial in the assassination of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, media reports ... Read more...

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Bangladesh presidential election next month


January 13th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) Having just elected a new parliament and installed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government, Bangladesh is scheduled to hold its presidential elections next month, a media report said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ninth parliament will have record 64 women


December 31st, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Bangladesh, where politics is dominated by two former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia, will see a record 64 women sitting in its ninth Jatiya Sangsad ... Read more...

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Only 55 women contesting Bangladesh poll


December 13th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Despite two women dominating Bangladesh's political spectrum, the ninth general election later this month will see only 55 women among the 1,565 candidates vying for 300 seats - ... Read more...

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Bangaldesh’s ex-military ruler wants to be president again


November 23rd, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) As Bangladesh prepares for general elections by this year-end, its former military ruler says he wants to be the president again. Former general Hossain Muhammad Ershad is ... Read more...

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Feuding Bangladeshi leaders exchange first greetings in 18 years


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 22 (DPA) Former Bangladeshi prime ministers and arch political rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia exchanged greetings Friday at a reception to honour the country's military. It was their first ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parties realign for December polls


July 25th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has struck a pre-poll alliance with an old ally, the Jatiya Party of former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad, utilising the eight-week freedom ... Read more...

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Major parties reject Dhaka regime’s civic poll plans


June 21st, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 21 (IANS) Major parties in Bangladesh, insisting on early parliamentary elections, may stay away from the civic polls announced for Aug 4 by the military-backed caretaker regime. The poll schedule ... Read more...

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Dhaka parties to fight government separately


June 6th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 6 (IANS) A united front against Bangladesh's present caretaker government is not in the offing. Political parties, many of their leaders in jail, have decided to fight it separately. The ... Read more...

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No political dialogue without us, say Hasina, Zia


April 28th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, former prime ministers of Bangladesh who are jailed for graft, have asked their party members not to cooperate with the army-backed caretaker government's ... Read more...

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Wives also rise in Nepal politics


March 15th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 15 (IANS) Following the trend worldwide, sons have been following in their fathers' political steps in Nepal as well. But now, in keeping with a new phenomenon, Nepali ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Army Chief in India to boost bilateral defence ties


February 25th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Bangladesh's Army Chief, General Moeen U. Ahmed, has arrived in New Delhi on a week-long visit to India to revive bilateral defence and political ties and boost ... Read more...

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