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Awami League set to form government in Bangladesh with three-fourths majority

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 16:04

Bangladesh`s Awami League is set to form the next government, bagging a three-fourths majority in the controversial polls, marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.

Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina offers olive branch to Khaleda Zia

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 10:10

As ruling Awami League party was declared winner in violence-plagued Bangladesh election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered olive branch to opposition leader Khaleda Zia to ensure that peaceful talks can be carried out in a way to end ongoing unrest.

Low turnout due to opposition boycott, fog: Bangladesh CEC

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 21:20

Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner on Sunday blamed boycott by opposition parties and thick fog for low voter turnout in the controversial polls held amid deadly clashes.

Hasina: Democracy icon overseeing Bangladesh `poll farce`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 10:54

To her supporters, she remains Bangladesh`s "Daughter of Democracy". But by forging ahead with a one-party election, opponents say Sheikh Hasina has killed off political pluralism in the fledgling nation.

Bangladesh election hit by violence, boycott; Awami League set to win

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 18:37

Amidst high security voting has begun in violence-hit Bangladesh on Sunday despite opposition boycotted the election labelling it a `farcical` contest.

US envoy meets Zia, calls for ending political deadlock

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 20:30

The US Ambassador called on parties in Bangladesh to eschew violence and immediately find a way to hold free and fair polls, as the envoy met BNP chief Khaleda Zia amid continued political impasse in the country.

Bangladesh tightens security for New Year`s eve

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 19:46

Authorities in Bangladesh have tightened security in capital Dhaka for New Year`s eve in the wake of the volatile political situation in the country, an official said.

Khaleda Zia sued for hate comments on Bangladesh PM`s home district

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 13:34

A supporter of ruling Awami League sued Bangladesh`s main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia for making "hateful and defamatory" remarks about the home district of her archrival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh opposition braces for nationwide blockade, 1 killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 13:31

A fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader was killed in Bangladesh in a clash with security forces as the opposition geared up for a non-stop nationwide blockade from the New Year to derail the January 5 polls.

Violence in Bangladesh not acceptable: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 12:18

The US has said that violence in poll-bound Bangladesh is not acceptable, saying parties should intensify efforts to engage in constructive dialogue to hold free and fair elections on January 5.

Bangladesh PM Hasina launches Awami League manifesto

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 20:07

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina launched Awami League party`s manifesto for Bangladesh`s controversial polls, vowing to punish "anarchists" behind death of nearly 130 people in recent political violence.

Hundreds detained ahead of opposition march in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 15:12

Bangladeshi authorities detained over 700 opposition activists trying to gather in the capital in defiance of a ban on a protest march called on Sunday by the BNP to derail the January 05 polls.