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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Work starts on Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant in Rooppur

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Work starts on US$4b Rooppur nuclear plant Bangladesh has begun work on its first nuclear power plant, which is to have two Russian designed reactors and cost up to US$4 billion. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone on Wednesday for the nuclear plant in Rooppur, in the country's northwest. An initial reactor is expected to start ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh strike leaves two dead

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladeshi police fired live rounds at protesters on Monday in renewed clashes that killed two people, as a fresh nationwide strike got under way to force ... strike called by the BNP and its Islamist allies, in the latest effort to press Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign ahead of January elections. At least 22 people have now been killed since ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Scores injured as violence hits Bangladesh amid nationwide strike

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Homemade bombs leave 15 dead and scores injured across the country Scores hurt as violence hits amid national strike Scores of people were injured as violence raged across Bangladesh on Tuesday, the last of a three-day strike called by opposition activists in a bid to pressure the prime minister to resign. The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:53pm by AFP

    ... of a nationwide strike called by the opposition demanding the prime minister quit and hold elections under a caretaker government. The two were killed in the north and southeast, raising the overall death ... Hasina and her bitter rival, BNP leader Khaleda Zia, failed to halt the three-day strike and defuse the crisis. Hasina’s appeal to call off the strike occurred during a 40-minute phone ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Nationwide strike in Bangladesh begins with violent clashes

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Trouble triggered by failure of last-minute talks between government and opposition fail to defuse mounting crisis ahead January polls Nationwide strike begins with violence At least five people were killed in nationwide clashes as Bangladesh's opposition yesterday began a three-day strike to demand the prime minister quit and make way ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladeshi PM Hasina invites rival Zia to dinner amid strike threat

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka 'Battling begums' hold rare talks over strike Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed invited opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to dinner ... the polls due in January 2014, spurned the premier's appeal to call off a three-day general strike to start today. The 40-minute phone conversation-a part of which was aired by television ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Mass worker protest hits Bangladesh after deadly blazes at 'deathtrap' textile factories

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Dhaka Worker demonstration grows as 'deathtrap' factories kill; fearing unrest could escalate, 500 factories declare wildcat 'holiday' Mass protests after deadly blaze Garment workers staged mass protests to demand the end ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka As opposition holds general strike and boycotts vote, fears grow that what now amounts to a one-party contest will spark more violence Booths burned on eve of election Scores of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh's violence-plagued election yesterday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance against ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... for strikes, to press its demands. With the opposition trying to enforce a general strike to wreck the polls, officials acknowledged the turnout was poor. The outcome is not in doubt as voting took ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 09:45am by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... in at least 59 of the country’s 64 districts. “They’ll be used as a striking force if there is any violence and they will patrol important areas, streets and highways,” he said. While a small number ... other. The United States, European Union and the Commonwealth countries have announced they will not send observers to the elections, seriously denting its credibility. Strikes and blockades have ...




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