» 03/09/2007, 00.00
Son of ex Premier Khaleda Zia arrested, "epicentre" of corruption
The extensive anti graft campaign, started by the provisional government, has netted Tareque Rahman, “epicentre” of high level corruption; held responsible for billion dollar contracts with Chinese industries to build enormous power plants, of little use to the nation.
Ex premier Hasina released from jail, heads for USA
The leader of the Awami League today left the country for medical care in the United States. Before her departure she requested the interim government release other party members currently being held in prison and the removal of the state of emergency.
Student protests, curfew and universities closed in six cities
The measure taken by the provisional government after three days of clashes between students and army, with one dead and over 200 injured. Demonstrators ask for an end to the state of emergency, while protests take on the characteristics of a popular uprising.
General elections set for December 23
The president of the electoral committee and the prime minister decide the date without consulting political parties. No comment from the government regarding the possible cancellation of the state of emergency ahead of the ballot.
Leader of largest Islamic party arrested on corruption charges
Nizami, a religious leader who heads the Jamaat-e-Islami, was a minister in Khaleda Zia’s cabinet. His is the latest arrest among the country’s political elite and main political players.
Local elections in four Bangladeshi cities
Despite the state of emergency, more than 1.2 million voters are called to cast their ballot to elect officials in four cities and nine municipalities. This vote is a test for the upcoming general elections in late December despite protests over its timing and procedures.
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