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Transparency International finds 'irregularities' in Bangladesh vote 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.
Reuters | Jan 15, 2019 11:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh PM to meet opposition which still rejects poll results 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.
Reuters | Jan 14, 2019 12:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh strikes: thousands of garment workers clash with police over poor pay Dozens of factories have closed after more than a week of protests in which one person has diedThousands of garment workers in Bangladesh who make clothes for top global brands have clashed with police as strike action over low wages entered a second week
The Guardian | Jan 14, 2019 12:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh police and garment workers clash over wage rise Police fire tear gas and water cannon on protesters, who have been demanding higher wages for the past two weeks.
Al Jazeera | Jan 13, 2019 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Carleton Coon Jr., a diplomat in love and work, dies at 91 He was ambassador to Nepal while his wife was chief American envoy to Bangladesh. They were only 90 minutes apart by airplane.
Washington Post | Jan 13, 2019 3:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh garment manufacturers raise workers' pay amid further protests Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh have agreed to raise workers' pay, the commerce minister said on Sunday, urging people to return to work after a week of violent demonstrations.
Reuters | Jan 13, 2019 3:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh raises wages for garment workers after violent protests Bangladesh raised wages for garment workers on Sunday following a week of demonstrations calling for higher salaries, the countrys commerce minister said.
Reuters | Jan 13, 2019 1:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bangladesh factory owners threaten to cut off pay to protesting workers The head of Bangladesh's garment manufacturers association on Sunday called on protesting workers to return to work by Monday or companies will cut off their pay, after demonstrations calling for higher salaries that have lasted for a week.
Reuters | Jan 13, 2019 10:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The PTM in Pakistan: Another Bangladesh in the making? A disaster looms in Pakistan, if the demands of the Pashtun population remain unaddressed.
Al Jazeera | Jan 13, 2019 06:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Opposition Criticizes Election Coverage in Bangladesh Election In the wake of Bangladesh's recent general election, opposition coalition and pro-democracy activists expressed disappointment with alleged episodes of vote manipulation going largely unreported in the local media. But several journalists argue that fear
Voice of America | Jan 12, 2019 9:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend