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By Ian Preston

Profiles the main political occasions within the histories of the international locations of principal, South and East Asia

* a person chronology for every state of the region
* presents a concise profile of occasions from early heritage as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to offering better aspect on newer occasions

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Retd) Rafiqul Islam Bir Uttam, was once demoted to the publish of Minister with no Portfolio. 24 April 1999: A breakaway faction of Jatiya Dal, led by means of Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury, was once shaped. 19–20 June 1999: The Indian best Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, paid an respectable stopover at to Bangladesh. 14 February 2000: the govt. brought the arguable Public defense Act, which allowed for detention with no trial. 20 March 2000: invoice Clinton paid the 1st ever stopover at through a US President to Bangladesh. 20 June 2000: The competition events quickly back to the Jatiya Sangsad; their boycott of the legislature used to be swiftly resumed. nine July 2000: Negotiations on border concerns have been resumed with the Indian executive. 24 August 2000: the previous army ruler and present chief of the competition Jatiya Dal, Mohammad Ershad, used to be sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment and fined, for the misappropriation of money in the course of his tenure of energy among 1983 and 1990; he as a result misplaced his parliamentary seat. 22 October 2000: additional talks geared toward resolving border disputes have been resumed with the Indian govt. 26 January 2001: Discussions with Myanmar concerning border matters have been unsuccessful. 18 February 2001: Following a chain of moves and protests during which numerous humans died, competition events equipped an profession of Parliament to call for the resignation of major Minister Sheikh Hasina. 21 March 2001: Khalida Zia, the competition chief, issued Hasina with an ultimatum to renounce by way of the tip of March or face a basic strike. Hasina missed the ultimatum yet promised to carry normal elections by way of June. 6 April 2001: Police in Dhaka got here into clash with individuals of the Jamaat-e-Islami social gathering protesting opposed to the arrest in their chief the former week. nine April 2001: a central authority invoice supplied for the go back of estate confiscated lower than a legislations handed in 1965. 10–11 April 2001: The competition referred to as a basic strike in an try to strength Sheikh Hasina to surrender. sixteen April 2001: A courtroom in Dhaka ordered the arrest of 17 attorneys, together with major participants of the BNP. They have been accused of instigating an indication opposed to the merchandising of superb court docket judges prior within the yr. 17 April 2001: The Bangladeshi experts assumed keep an eye on of a space of land over the border with India, which they claimed were seized by means of India in 1971. 18 April 2001: The Indian Border protection strength (BSF) captured the village of Baraibai close to the Bangladeshi border put up of Kurigram within the north-west of the rustic. 22 April 2001: India protested to the Bangladeshi executive over allegations that sixteen of its personal border guards have been tortured and killed in the course of per week of battling within the border region. 5 days later, India warned that it'll take the problem to the foreign courtroom of Justice if Bangladesh didn't punish the officers believed to be accountable. 30 April 2001: demise sentences have been proven on 12 of the 15 former army officials convicted of involvement within the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur in 1975.

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