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Former Bangladeshi PM indicted for graft at charities

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 19 (UPI) -- Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was charged with corruption for allegedly illegally collecting more than $1 million in donations for charities.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
By United Press International

U.S. displeased with Bangladeshi politics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has concerns about the state of democracy in Bangladesh, a State Department spokeswoman said after the swearing in of the country's prime minister.

Bangladesh's re-elected prime minister starts new term

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheik Hasina started her third term by placing a wreath at a shrine in Dhaka honoring her father, the country's founder.

Mounting frustration over Bangladesh parliamentary elections

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he would continue supporting democratic processes in Bangladesh but expressed outrage over election-related violence.

State Dept. questions if Bangladesh elections served will of people

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said it was disappointed in the elections in Bangladesh, saying they didn't seem to "credibly express" the will of the people.

British government official alarmed by violent Bangladeshi elections

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The level of violence associated with parliamentary elections in Bangladesh is deplorable, British government official Sayeeda Warsi said Monday.

Polling stations torched as Bangladesh prepares for elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Some 30 polling stations have been burned in Bangladesh ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections as the opposition began a two-day strike, officials say.

Opposition leader under house arrest in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The leader of Bangladesh's largest opposition party is under house arrest, supporters say, in a dispute over elections to take place Sunday.

Bangladesh opposition leader prevented from joining elections protest

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Khaleda Zia said she was not allowed to leave her Bangladesh home Sunday to march in a protest calling for the postponement of the elections.

U.N. urges end to election-related violence in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The current election-related violence in Bangladesh could seriously threaten the stability of the country, a U.N. official warned.

Bangladesh death toll reaches 600

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 5 (UPI) -- The death toll from the Bangladesh building collapse has now reached 610 as searchers clear rubble away from the site, officials said.

Bangladesh Parliament gets first woman speaker

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 1 (UPI) -- Parliament in Muslim-majority Bangladesh got its first woman speaker with the election of Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, 47, a lawyer who was unopposed.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Recent attacks lead Bangladesh government to consider Jamaat-e-Islami ban

MUMBAI, March 6 (UPI) -- An assault by Islamists on a Hindu temple in Chittagong has Bangladesh's govt. considering options.

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- One protester is dead and dozens injured in clashes with police during the countrywide national day of protest called for by Bangladesh's largest political party.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Bangladesh riots leave hundreds injured

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Police used batons, rubber bullets and teargas to clear the streets of the capital as rioting Bangladesh Nationalist Party supporters called for a general strike.

Bangladesh leader's eviction sparks clash

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Clashes broke out in Bangladesh's capital Sunday during a nationwide strike called by the opposition, authorities said.

Mujibur Rahman remains father of nation

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 22 (UPI) -- A Bangladesh court ruling says it was the late Sheik Mujibur Rahman, who proclaimed the country's freedom, thus preserving his father of the nation title.

Candidates swap assassination claims

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Two former Bangladeshi prime ministers are trading accusations about alleged assassination plots against them in the lead-up to parliamentary elections.

Bangladesh elections reset for Dec. 29

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Bangladeshi military-backed interim government, agreeing to the demand of one of the main parties, has postponed the country's election date.

Former Bangladeshi PM gets bail

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Bangladeshi high court granted bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, detained a year ago by the military-backed interim government on corruption charges.

Zia's son accused of bribe

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 7 (UPI) -- Tarique Rahman, son of detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, has been accused in a $3.2 million bribe and murder case.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 19, 2008.
By United Press International
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