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Bangladesh may act against ex-chief advisor, army chief


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament has said it would move against a former World Bank economist who ruled Bangladesh for two years, and the army chief who backed ... Read more...

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‘Former Bangladesh president tried to remove judges’


July 17th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president Iajuddin Ahmed, who headed the previous caretaker government, had invited judges to tea "to remove them from office" by framing them on corruption charges, a ... Read more...

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BJP questions poll-timed fund release by Jharkhand governor


April 1st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is crying foul over Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi's move to release a Rs.910 million revival package for Heavy Engineering Corporation, allegedly ... Read more...

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Power transfer in Bangladesh in a week: official


December 30th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed caretaker government will transfer power to the victors of the Monday poll in a week, a senior official said Tuesday. Adviser (minister) M. Anwarul Iqbal said ... Read more...

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Zia bargains for son as government readies to release her


August 14th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 14 (IANS) Getting ready for freedom after 11 months of detention, Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia is bargaining for ailing son Tarique Rahman's freedom with the interim government that ... Read more...

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Land row protests: Railway track damaged in Jammu (Second Lead)


August 5th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) Protesters Tuesday uprooted a portion of the rail track to Jammu as the Amarnath land row agitation, that has had the state on the boil for more than ... Read more...

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Kashmir land row: Probe ordered into Samba killings (Lead)


August 5th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday ordered a magisterial probe into the alleged police firing that left two protesters dead and several injured in a town on the ... Read more...

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Dhaka mulls free trade pacts with India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka


August 4th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
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 ... Read more...

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Trade pact with India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka likely: Dhaka


August 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) A closer economic integration of South Asia may be on the cards. Bangladesh is likely to decide Sunday on signing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India, Pakistan and ... Read more...

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Tata pullout won’t affect foreign investments, minister hopes


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
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. ... Read more...

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Time not ripe to lift emergency: Bangladesh’s interim government


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Resisting pressure from political parties to lift emergency, head of Bangladesh's interim government has said the time was not yet ripe, "as some reasons still exist, justifying its ... Read more...

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Islamists opposes women as heads of state, government


July 13th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Women should be debarred from holding office as heads of government or state, an Islamist party has said in Bangladesh, where women have headed governments between 1991 and ... Read more...

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Awami League, Bangladesh government hold talks, finally


July 4th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed caretaker government and Awami League, the country's largest political party, for the first time engaged in formal talks that were conciliatory, but both sides kept options ... Read more...

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Dhaka meet to devise SAARC plan on climate change


June 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The first meeting of South Asia's environment ministers is to take place here July 3. High on the agenda is a deal that would facilitate exchange of information, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ex-premier make common cause against government


April 29th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded freedom for her arch adversary Sheikh Hasina, making common cause against the government that has jailed both of them on ... Read more...

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Dhaka government to talk to parties on poll code


March 25th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's army-backed caretaker government wants to initiate talks with political parties to evolve a code of conduct for the elections it has promised for this yearend. But it ... Read more...

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Belgian king approves new government


March 20th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, March 20 (DPA) Belgium's King Albert II Thursday approved the appointment of Flemish conservative Yves Leterme as the country's new prime minister, backing his five-party coalition government and accepting the resignation ... Read more...

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