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2011-03-02 07:00:00

Blair recognized for international advocacy of women's education CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asian University for Women (AUW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Blair, a leading international lawyer, human rights advocate, and the wife of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the first Chancellor of the three-year old University. Kamal Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of AUW, first made the announcement during the opening...

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2010-05-31 06:15:00

A telecoms regulatory official said on Sunday that Bangladesh has blocked Facebook because of "objectionable" materials it contained about the Prophet Mohammad and the country's political leaders. The official said the government's move followed publication of caricatures of the Prophet deemed hurtful to the religious sentiments of the country's majority Muslim population.  He said the ban was expected to be temporary. The social networking site was barred last week by a court in...

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...

2008-10-07 06:00:26

Text of unattributed report headlined "Hasina's Bail: SC Sends Petition to Full Bench" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 7 October The Supreme Court (SC) vacation bench yesterday sent to its full bench Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's petition seeking stay on the High Court (HC) order rejecting her bail prayer in an extortion case, and for granting bail in the case. The vacation bench of the chamber judge fixed 12 October for hearing of the petition by the...

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...

2008-07-16 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...

2006-08-15 01:54:26

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police detained four people after the main opposition said they were planning to kill the daughters of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during ceremonies on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of his assassination. The Awami League said the four including a woman planned to kill its chief and Mujib's daughter, Sheikh Hasina, and her sister Sheikh Rehana during a wreath-laying ceremony at the independence leader's former house in Dhaka. "The enemies...

2006-07-04 03:49:56

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 50 people were injured in clashes with police as opposition activists tried to enforce a general strike in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police and witnesses said. Ten people were injured in the capital's Russell Square after baton-wielding police swooped on rock-throwing activists attacking vehicles. About 40 others were hurt in similar violence in northern Patgram area, local officials said. Police detained an unspecified number of activists in Dhaka and...

2006-07-02 09:51:00

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said. A policeman was killed after being pelted with stones and hit by stick-wielding activists in Sonargaon, 30 km (18 miles) from Dhaka. A 45-year-old man was killed in the capital and 100 people were hurt. The opposition Awami League said the man had been hit by a rubber bullet but...


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