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Rohingya Muslim group fleeing India to Bangladesh stuck on "zero line"

21 Jan 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh has denied entry to 31 Rohingya Muslims trying to enter from India and they are stuck in no-man's land on the border, Bangladesh authorities said on Monday, as India cracks down on members of the community.

Transparency International finds 'irregularities' in Bangladesh vote

15 Jan 2019

DHAKA Anti-corruption group Transparency International said on Tuesday it found "irregularities" in 47 of 50 constituencies it surveyed during last month's general election in Bangladesh, which was marred by allegations of vote rigging.

Bangladesh PM to meet opposition which still rejects poll results

14 Jan 2019

DHAKA Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won her third straight term in an election last month marred by allegations of rigging, will "soon" meet opposition leaders who have so far boycotted parliament after rejecting the vote result.

Bangladesh police use tear gas, water cannons on protesting garment workers

09 Jan 2019

DHAKA Bangladeshi police used water cannons, tear gas and batons to disperse thousands of protesting garment factory workers on Wednesday, after they pressed their demands for higher wages by blocking roads for a fourth day.

Bangladesh clashes prompt garment industry wage review

09 Jan 2019

DHAKA, Jan 9 Bangladesh, the world's second biggest garment exporter behind China, will consider demands for an increase in the minimum wage, a minister said, after a third day of clashes with police that killed one worker and wounded dozens.

Bangladesh PM takes big lead as opposition rejects poll alleging vote rigging

30 Dec 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling party took a big lead over the opposition in a national election on Sunday, early results and trends showed, in a poll that was marred by allegations of vote rigging and violence that killed 17 people. | Video

UPDATE 4-Clashes, rigging allegations mar Bangladesh poll amid thin turnout

30 Dec 2018

* Opposition alleges rigging; voter says stopped from entering polling booth

Masked youths attack Bangladeshi journalists covering election campaign

25 Dec 2018

DHAKA Around two dozen masked youths attacked a group of Bangladeshi reporters with hockey sticks and batons, injuring about 10 of them, when they were resting at a hotel after covering an election rally, the journalists said on Tuesday.

Protests hit Bangladesh's clothing manufacturers as election nears

24 Dec 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh's clothing manufacturers, which dominate the southern Asian nation's economy, are worried sporadic violence that has affected some factories ahead of Sunday's election will spread.

Bangladesh says foreign election observers welcome, rejects U.S. criticism

23 Dec 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh said on Sunday it had approved 175 foreign observers for next weekend's national election, dismissing U.S. criticism for failing to secure accreditation for a U.S funded monitor.

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