Five killed in post-poll violence in Bangladesh

A total of 21 people were killed in election-day violence with opposition cadres setting over 200 polling stations on fire.

US slams Bangladesh poll, calls for `credible` vote

The United States expressed disappointment Monday after Bangladesh`s elections were marred by bloodshed, and called for a new vote that would "credibly express the will" of the people.

B`desh Hindu leaders demand more protection for minorities

Human rights groups and Hindu leaders in Bangladesh today demanded more security for religious minorities amid reports that members of the community were attacked in several parts of the country during elections.

Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina offers olive branch to Khaleda Zia

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.

US urges for united effort to break political logjam in B`desh

The US has called for concerted effort at dialogue to bring the two major political parties of Bangladesh close together to find a way out for holding free, fair and peaceful elections there.

B`desh oppn extends nationwide strike as deadline approaches

The extension came as the deadline to file nomination papers for the upcoming January 5 elections expires today.

Bangladesh opposition announces three-day blockade

Bangladesh`s main opposition Friday announced a 72-hour blockade from Saturday to press home its demand for a non-party caretaker government to oversee the Jan 5 national elections.

Fresh political violence in Bangladesh

An unidentified man was killed in clashes between opposition activists and the police in northwestern Sirajganj.