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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...

2008-11-03 16:00:00

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett today presented His Royal Highness Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Prince Zeid Raad Zeid Al-Hussein with 15 advanced binoculars and spotting scopes for the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. The equipment will be used at Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve, the home of the endangered Nubian Ibex, to assist in anti-poaching efforts. The Department of the Interior is the federal agency with primary responsibility for...

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...

2008-01-30 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...

2006-08-15 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...

2006-07-02 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...

2006-07-02 03:37:43

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, about 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 police...

2006-07-02 02:44:31

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 100 people were injured in sporadic clashes in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said. Another 80 were hurt in similar clashes in southern and northern Bangladesh, as police and pro-government activists fought rock-throwing opposition workers and supporters. Police used batons, tear gas and rubber bullets, witnesses said. The opposition Awami League...