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2008-11-24 22:29:24

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. The postponement had been demanded by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh National Party, which said it needed more time to decide whether to participate. The BNP also has set other conditions. The other main party, the Awami League, led by Sheikh Hasina, another former prime minister and a...

2008-09-15 06:00:35

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. "An elected government to represent all in January, which is better for democracy," he said. Welcoming the release of BNP...

2008-09-10 03:00:10

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. "This is good. We are happy as we are always against political persecution," Zillur told reporters in a reaction after the High Court yesterday granted...

2008-09-09 03:00:11

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. With this Khaleda Zia, also chief of BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party], secured bail in all four corruption cases. [Earlier caretaker adviser Hossain Zillur Rahman had said ex-PM Khaleda Zia will be released through legal process and had urged her lawyers to apply for bail.] Originally published by...

2008-09-02 06:00:11

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. DIG [Deputy Inspector-General] of Prisons Maj Shamsul Haider Siddiqui last night met Tarique Rahman [elder son of ex-PM Khaleda Zia]. Later he told reporters that they have already received documents of bail granted to Tarique in six cases. They...

2008-08-21 06:00:30

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. Another Dhaka court rejected bail prayer of her elder son BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Senior Joint Secretary-General Tarique Rahman in a corruption case concerning a fake orphanage trust. Additional Chief...

2008-07-16 06:00:21

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. Nizami...

2008-07-15 00:00:17

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. A division bench of Justice Sharif Uddin Chaklader and Justice Md Emdadul Haque Azad passed the order following the Jamaat chief's bail petition. The Anti-Corruption Commission filed...

2008-01-30 06:00:28

Text of report headlined "Doctors suggest Tarique's admission to well-equipped hospital" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 30 January Doctors at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Tuesday [29 January] told the Dhaka Central Jail authorities to admit the ailing Tarique Rahman to a well-reputed hospital with all the modern equipment and facilities for proper treatment. The suggestion was made when Tarique, eldest son of detained former Prime Minister...

2006-08-24 07:34:10

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. Ershad who was ousted from power in a popular movement in December 1990 still faces charges of corruption and abuse of power in half a dozen other cases. "He has been discharged from two charges of corruption because they could not be proved for lack...