Chiefs of Army Staff, Bangladesh

A diplomatic salesman for his country

When he left Bangladesh to take up the position of consul-general to Hong Kong, A.K.M Atiqur Rahman told his country that he was not only going as a diplomat but also as a salesman.

Saturday, 26 March, 2005, 12:00am

League forges ahead with election gains

The ruling Bangladesh Awami League has further bolstered its parliamentary strength by making impressive gains in this week's by-elections.

The Awami won eight seats out of 15, and its main rivals the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the Jatiya Party of former dictator General Hussain Mohammad Ershad bagged three seats each. The independents won one.

7 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hasina poised for power but dealing looms

Former opposition leader Sheikh Hasina looked poised yesterday to be the country's new prime minister.

But her Awami League was unlikely to win a majority of Parliament's 300 seats, giving the Jatiya Party of former ruler Hussain Mohammad Ershad the role of kingmaker.

14 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Troops on alert for voting

Voters go to the polls today in the country's second general election in less than four months.

More than 80 political groups are taking part, including all the main parties, in a contest for 301 parliamentary seats.

12 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Friendly policy targets world

BANGLADESH is one of the world's newest states. It has also been one of the most recent to adopt a democratic system of government.

Today, Bangladesh will celebrate only its 22nd year as an independent country. The date is important to Bangladeshis because March 26, 1971, marked the start of their struggle for independence from Pakistan.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am