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The Bangladeshi military-backed interim government, agreeing to the demand of one of the main parties, has postponed the country's election date. The date has been reset from Dec. 18 to Dec. 29.
Text of report headlined "Khaleda, Hasina Should Work Together for Democracy, Says Moriatry" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 15 September US Ambassador to Dhaka James Moriarty yesterday said the US hopes a free, fair and credible election is held by December with participation of all major political parties according to the EC's roadmap.
Text of report headlined "AL Welcomes Khaleda's Bail; JP Not Happy With the Happening" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 10 September In a rare political gesture, Awami League (AL) acting president Zillur Rahman yesterday expressed satisfaction over the bail of political archrival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Text of report by Bangladeshi broadcaster NTV on 9 September The vacation bench of the High Court has granted three month's bail to detained ex-PM Khaleda Zia in GATCO and NIKO graft cases.
Text of report by Bangladesh's ATN Bangla TV on 2 September [Presenter: Lopa Hossain] Detained Senior Secretary-General of BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Tarique Rahman will be released on bail any time today, a senior jail official has said.
Text of report headlined "Khaleda, Tarique denied bail in separate cases" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 21 August, subheading as carried A Dhaka court yesterday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in Barapukuria coalmine graft case.
Text of report headlined "Nizami released on bail: Government, ACC file no appeals against HC order" by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 16 July The Jamaat-e-Islami amir [chief], Matiur Rahman Nizami, was released from jail Tuesday evening [15 July, local time] on a two- month interim bail in the GATCO [Global Agro Trade Company] case, in which all the accused arrested so far, including former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and five of her cabinet colleagues, are still in jail.
Text of unattributed report headlined "Nizami gets two-month bail in Gatco Graft Case" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 July The High Court (HC) today granted two month's ad interim bail to detained Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer [chief] Motiur Rahman Nizami in Gatco corruption case.
Text of report headlined "Doctors suggest Tarique'
DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court on Thursday acquitted former military ruler Hossain Mohammad Ershad of graft charges in an oil and defense deal, easing the way for his return to the political mainstream ahead of elections next year.
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