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16 people sentenced to death in Bangladesh for burning alive teenager; victim had accused teacher of sexual harassment
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16 people sentenced to death in Bangladesh for burning alive teenager; victim had accused teacher of sexual harassment

Sixteen people were sentenced to death Thursday for burning alive a Bangladeshi teenager who refused to withdraw sexual assault charges against her head teacher.

Sheikh Hasina meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi; Congress chief to visit Bangladesh on 50th liberation anniversary
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Sheikh Hasina meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi; Congress chief to visit Bangladesh on 50th liberation anniversary

Sonia Gandhi on Sunday accepted Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina's invite to visit her country on its 50th anniversary of liberation.

Bangladesh court sentences nine to death, hands out life term to 25 others for attacking Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago
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Bangladesh court sentences nine to death, hands out life term to 25 others for attacking Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago

A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced nine activists of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago. Hasina was leading a nationwide campaign by rail when her coach came under attack upon arriving in Pabna's Ishwardy on 23 September, 1994. Hasina survived the assault carried out during BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's first term as prime minister.

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets
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India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets

The biggest threat to ties between New Delhi and Dhaka isn't Beijing. Bangladesh has thus far managed an admirable balance between India and China, without giving either country the cold shoulder.

Despite thumping electoral win, Sheikh Hasina must guard against complacency and autocratic impulses
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Despite thumping electoral win, Sheikh Hasina must guard against complacency and autocratic impulses

Bangladesh's ruling Awami League returned to power for a third consecutive term. Sheikh Hasina is all set to become the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth time

Sheikh Hasina's return as Bangladesh PM augurs well for India unless she decides to use China card to get the best deal
India

Sheikh Hasina's return as Bangladesh PM augurs well for India unless she decides to use China card to get the best deal

Sheikh Hasina's hat-trick shows that the leader has no lack of shrewdness or intelligence. Certainly, she's not going to annoy New Delhi who sits just across her borders. Quite understandably, she could also use the China card to get the best deal for herself.

'BNP lost because of its pro-Pakistan, anti-Liberation stance,' says Mesbah Kamal, Dalit rights activist in Bangladesh
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'BNP lost because of its pro-Pakistan, anti-Liberation stance,' says Mesbah Kamal, Dalit rights activist in Bangladesh

Mesbah Kamal, Dalit rights activist and professor of history, Dhaka University, talks about why Sheikh Hasina's Awami League alliance return to power for a third consecutive term and the significance of Bangladesh’s 11th parliamentary elections

Bangladesh newspapers express dissatisfaction on polling process but sound note of hope for future with Sheikh Hasina at helm
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Bangladesh newspapers express dissatisfaction on polling process but sound note of hope for future with Sheikh Hasina at helm

The op-ed sections in Bangladesh newspapers and news websites expressed mixed feelings towards the polling process on Monday expressing dissatisfactions at the polls, but at the same time remaining hopeful of a better future under Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina is Bangladesh PM as Awami League secures 4th consecutive term with landslide win; Opposition calls victory 'farcical'
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Sheikh Hasina is Bangladesh PM as Awami League secures 4th consecutive term with landslide win; Opposition calls victory 'farcical'

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fourth term with a landslide victory in polls the opposition slammed as "farcical" over claims of vote-rigging, and clashes between rival supporters that killed at least 17 people.

Bangladesh election: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League heads for landslide win; Opposition alleges vote-rigging
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Bangladesh election: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League heads for landslide win; Opposition alleges vote-rigging

Hasina's ruling Awami League party crossed the 151 seats required to form a majority government in Bangladesh, according to local TV station Channel 24.

Bangladesh election: Voting ends as per schedule; 13 killed in violence, Sheikh Hasina says she is 'confident of victory'
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Bangladesh election: Voting ends as per schedule; 13 killed in violence, Sheikh Hasina says she is 'confident of victory'

While Hasina is seeking re-election for a fourth term as the prime minister, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khalida Zia faces an uncertain future.

Bangladesh to elect new govt tomorrow: 6 lakh security personnel deployed, vehicular movement to be restricted during polling
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Bangladesh to elect new govt tomorrow: 6 lakh security personnel deployed, vehicular movement to be restricted during polling

Clashes have gripped Bangladesh, a Muslim majority country of 165 million, in the run-up to the polls. Thirteen people have been killed and thousands injured in skirmishes between supporters of Hasina's ruling Awami League and activists of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Two faces of Sheikh Hasina and political alternatives to BNP and Awami League in Bangladesh
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Two faces of Sheikh Hasina and political alternatives to BNP and Awami League in Bangladesh

In between some military-ruled governments, Bangladesh has been run since Independence by only two political parties: Either by the Centre-Left leaning Awami League or the Centre-Right Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Bangladesh elections: Campaigning ends tomorrow; Sheikh Hasina seeks third term, Opposition says there is atmosphere of fear
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Bangladesh elections: Campaigning ends tomorrow; Sheikh Hasina seeks third term, Opposition says there is atmosphere of fear

Campaigning ends on Friday for Bangladesh's general election on 30 December with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League seeking a third straight term.

BNP is Bangladesh’s BJP, Hindus have no option but to vote for the Awami League, says civil society leader Rana Dasgupta
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BNP is Bangladesh’s BJP, Hindus have no option but to vote for the Awami League, says civil society leader Rana Dasgupta

Whenever Bangladesh prepares to vote in its parliamentary elections — as it will once more on 30 December, its religious minorities slip into acute anxiety and fear

Facebook and Twitter take down fake news pages and content ahead of Bangladesh elections
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Facebook and Twitter take down fake news pages and content ahead of Bangladesh elections

Twitter said it had identified and suspended 15 accounts originating from Bangladesh for “engaging in coordinated platform manipulation.”

Mashrafe Mortaza defends decision to enter politics, says move to contest elections 'need of the hour'
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Mashrafe Mortaza defends decision to enter politics, says move to contest elections 'need of the hour'

Mashrafe Mortaza, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, divided opinion when he announced he would run in the 30 December polls on an Awami League ticket.

Bangladesh postpones general elections to 30 December after Opposition announces it will contest polls
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Bangladesh postpones general elections to 30 December after Opposition announces it will contest polls

Ruling party in Bangladesh, Awami League's general secretary Obaidul Quader earlier said they would have no objection if the commission deferred the election date.

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina to seek re-election in 23 December polls; EC promises 'free and fair' voting
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Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina to seek re-election in 23 December polls; EC promises 'free and fair' voting

While Sheikh Hasina’s government has won widespread global plaudits for letting in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar, its critics have decried Hasina’s increasingly authoritarian rule, the government’s handling of student protests this year and its crackdown on free speech.

Bangladesh to hold parliamentary polls on 23 December amid calls from Opposition for deferment
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Bangladesh to hold parliamentary polls on 23 December amid calls from Opposition for deferment

Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda made the announcement hours after his meeting with four election commissioners to finalise the poll date.