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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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