Bangladesh: Elections Further Tainted by Arbitrary Arrests

New York, Jan. 9 (NsNewsWire)– Bangladesh authorities should immediately end arbitrary arrests of opposition party members and others, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Arrests have continued even after the ruling Awami League party and its allies won the largely uncontested elections held on January 5, 2014. The United States, European Union, and others refused to […]

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Bangladesh MPs sworn in after disputed polls

DHAKA, Jan. 9 (NsNewsWire) — Newly elected lawmakers from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League party have been sworn in for a five-year term following the “disputed elections” on Jan 5. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered oath to the members of parliament (MPs)-elect belonging to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League […]

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Australian Government calls for new election in Bangladesh

Canberra, Jan. 8 (NsNewsWire) — Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has expressed deep concern at the ongoing violence and political discord which marred the election in Bangladesh held on 5 January. It has been reported that both the Awami League government and the opposition coalition led by the Bangladesh National Party contributed to the […]

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MPs-elect to take oath tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan. 8 (NsNewsWire) — All the 292 MPs-elect belonging to the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, 10 other parties and independent category will take oath (tomorrow) Thursday. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will administer oath to the MPs-elect on Jan. 5, as per constitutional guidelines, sources said. They said all MPs-elect have expressed their eagerness to […]

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PCB concerned about team’s security in Bangladesh: Sethi

LAHORE, Jan. 8 (NsNewsWire) — Caretaker chairman PCB Najam Sethi has expressed concerns regarding Pakistan cricket team’s security in Bangladesh and is seeking advice from the foreign office on the issue. Talking to reporters at Lahore airport he said that PCB was skeptical about sending the Pakistan cricket team to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup […]

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Nearly a dozen opposition leaders detained in Bangladesh post-polls crackdown

By Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Nearly a dozen senior leaders of ex- Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were detained in Bangladesh post-polls crackdown on opposition in capital Dhaka on Tuesday. “The Detective Branch of Bangladesh Police picked up seven BNP leaders but later on four of them were released,” said […]

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Rural Poor in Bangladesh Empowered to Dream of a New Life

DHAKA, Jan. 7 (NsNewsWire) — The Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement “Nuton Jibon” Project is in line with Government of Bangladesh’s vision of pro-poor growth, reduced vulnerability and human development. The project aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of poor families in rural areas while building their resilience to climate variability, natural hazards and other […]

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Post-polls violence leaves 5 dead, dozens injured‏

DHAKA, Jan. 6 (NsNewsWire) — At least three people were killed and about two dozen others injured in clashes between supporters of rival candidates of Sunday’s general elections in Dohar sub-district of capital Dhaka Monday morning, police said. “Three people including father and son were killed as supporters of the rival candidates clashed with lethal […]

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Bangladesh vote begins amid opposition’s boycott calls

Polling stations in Bangladesh opened Sunday morning for controversial parliament elections boycotted by the main opposition party which enforced non-stop countrywide strike and blockade. About 18,000 polling stations set in schools and other public buildings opened at 8:00 a.m. local time and would last till 4 p.m. reports Xinhua. The election has already seen 153 […]

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