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Bangladesh goes to polls on December 23

Mr. Huda also announced the plan for the use of electronic voting machines, or EVMs on a limited scale. Bangladesh will hold the general election on December 23 and for the first time will use electronic voting machines on a limited scale, the electoral body announced on Thursday, amid an impasse between the government and […]

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Bangladesh court doubles 5-year jail term of ex-PM Khaleda Zia

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled a jail term to 10 years for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for corruption, lawyers said. The High Court decision ruled out her chances of contesting a general election in December, Khurshid Alam Khan, a lawyer for the government told reporters. In February, Khaleda, her son and aides were […]