The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

Bangladesh emergency eases ahead of polls

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Bangladesh's military-backed interim government has eased some of its emergency rule measures ahead of elections set for next month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Report: Islamic militants executed

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 30 (UPI) -- Bangladesh authorities Friday reportedly hanged six Islamic militants, including the leader of their group, for killing two judges in bomb attacks last year.

Two killed in Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A fire at the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed at least two people injured several others Monday.

Bangladesh gets new head of government

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The former head of the Bangladesh central bank was named head of the caretaker government Friday, replacing President Iajuddin Ahmed.

Bangladesh in state of emergency

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Violence and a collapse of international credibility in forthcoming elections led Bangladesh's caretaker president to declare a state of emergency Thursday.

Protests target elections in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of troops and protesters were in the streets in Bangladesh, where President Iajuddin Ahmed said a controversial election will go on, the BBC reported.

Army seeks to keep order in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Demonstrators marched through the Bangladeshi capital Sunday as troops took up positions in a bid to ensure a peaceful general election.

Bangladesh pres. becomes prime minister

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed was sworn in Sunday as a caretaker prime minister after the main parties failed to agree on a candidate.

Bangladesh approves wireless-tap law

DHAKAR, Bangladesh, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bangladesh has amended its telecommunications law to allow increased eavesdropping on cell phones as an anti-crime and counter-terrorism measure.

Tension at Hindu festival in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Hindu religious festival of Durga Puja in Bangladesh was under unprecedented security measures Monday against Muslim attacks.

Iajuddin Ahmed (Bengali: ইয়াজউদ্দিন আহম্মেদ) (born February 1, 1931) was President of Bangladesh from 2002 to 2009.

Ahmed was born in Bikrampur of Dhaka District, erstwhile Bengal province, British India (now Munshiganj District, Bangladesh). As the son of Moulvi Ibrahim Mia, Ahmed obtained his B.Sc. and M.S. at the University of Dhaka in 1952 and 1954 respectively and later received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1958 and 1962 respectively from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States.

Returning to his former university, he joined the University of Dhaka as an assistant professor in the Department of Soil Science. He moved up in the ranks until he became a full professor in the department. He held the post of chairman of the Soil Science Department of Dhaka University and dean of the Faculty of Biological Science of the same University. He was also provost of Salimullah Muslim Hall. He was responsible for inventing a process of preserving nutrients in the soil and later releasing them according to the needs of the vegetation. Professor Ahmed also worked as visiting professor in Cornell University in the United States in 1984 and the German Technical University and Gottingen University in Germany in 1984. Ahmed and his current wife, Dr. Anwara Begum, have one child, son Imtaz; he has two others, daughter Susan and son Adam, by a prior marriage.

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