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Bangladesh court sentences ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Raham to life imprisonment in 2004 grenade attack case
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Bangladesh court sentences ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Raham to life imprisonment in 2004 grenade attack case

The attack on an Awami League rally on 21 August 2004 targeted Sheikh Hasina, who was the opposition leader at that time. Tarique Rahman was tried in absentia with the court declaring him a "fugitive".

Bangladesh student protests puts Sheikh Hasina govt on defensive, stirs opposition party's hopes of revival before general election
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Bangladesh student protests puts Sheikh Hasina govt on defensive, stirs opposition party's hopes of revival before general election

Sheikh Hasina's Awami League has taken a hit in the run-up to an election she was widely expected to win, after heavy-handed policing of demonstrations and a wave of arrests fuelled accusations that free speech is increasingly being curtailed.

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia gets bail in defamation case, to remain in jail in connection with pending cases
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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia gets bail in defamation case, to remain in jail in connection with pending cases

Bangladesh's High Court granted six-month bail to imprisoned former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a defamation case over her "derogatory remarks" about the 1971 Liberation War and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangladesh student protests: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League blames riots on Opposition, says we did everything to quell protests
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Bangladesh student protests: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League blames riots on Opposition, says we did everything to quell protests

The nine-day long Bangladesh youth protests, which started after speeding buses killed students on 29 July, jolted the nation as allegations of gross human rights violations were reported against the ruling Sheikh Hasina government. Firstpost spoke to Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapan, who is a Member of Parliament and the Organising Secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League. Here are the excerpts from the interview.

Students' protest in Bangladesh nears end after series of violent events sees several journalists injured
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Students' protest in Bangladesh nears end after series of violent events sees several journalists injured

The students' non-violent movement in Bangladesh that erupted on 29 July following the death of two students in a road accident in Dhaka seems to have come to an end after a series of violent incidents

Bangladesh students' protests a result of anger building over official apathy for road safety, weak governance
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Bangladesh students' protests a result of anger building over official apathy for road safety, weak governance

Bangladesh students protests have brought issue of road safety, which is most talked about but hardly finds space in mainstream discussions, the weak governance in almost every sector, and people who are taking advantage of this

Sheikh Hasina says her government protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly ties with India
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Sheikh Hasina says her government protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly ties with India

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly relations with India

Assam NRC updation has spurred radical Islamist activity; security forces say outfits may exploit discontent among migrants
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Assam NRC updation has spurred radical Islamist activity; security forces say outfits may exploit discontent among migrants

The process of updating the NRC in Assam has provoked some radical Islamist outfits to step up their presence in areas inhabited by suspected illegal migrants.

Bangladesh's 'war on drugs': Over 100 alleged dealers killed by Rapid Action Battalion in two weeks
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Bangladesh's 'war on drugs': Over 100 alleged dealers killed by Rapid Action Battalion in two weeks

Twelve more alleged drug dealers were killed in overnight raids carried out by the Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies, police said.

Khaleda Zia vs Sheikh Hasina: 'Battling Begums of Bangladesh' still shape country with their bitter politics
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Khaleda Zia vs Sheikh Hasina: 'Battling Begums of Bangladesh' still shape country with their bitter politics

Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina are known as the 'Battling Begums' for their bitter rivalry that has poisoned Bangladeshi politics for nearly three decades.

Khaleda Zia imprisonment augurs well for New Delhi, but India must handle Bangladesh with care
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Khaleda Zia imprisonment augurs well for New Delhi, but India must handle Bangladesh with care

As things stand, after three days in detention, Khaleda Zia can apply for bail and experts say the judge has the discretion to not bar her from contesting the December elections, although such a course appears unlikely

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in jail in for embezzlement, son gets 10 years' imprisonment
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Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in jail in for embezzlement, son gets 10 years' imprisonment

Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case.

Bangladesh aims to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar in first batch of repatriation
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Bangladesh aims to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar in first batch of repatriation

Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year

Rohingya migrants: BNP tells Sheikh Hasina to follow Indira Gandhi's footsteps to handle refugee crisis
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Rohingya migrants: BNP tells Sheikh Hasina to follow Indira Gandhi's footsteps to handle refugee crisis

Bangladesh's main opposition BNP urged Premier Sheikh Hasina to follow in the footsteps of Indira Gandhi in handling the Rohingya crisis as the country is confronted by a refugee problem similar to the one faced by India in 1971

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh bans three Islamic charities from giving aid amid fears of radicalisation
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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh bans three Islamic charities from giving aid amid fears of radicalisation

Bangladesh has banned three Islamic charities from working with the Rohingya refugees, a lawmaker said on Thursday, amid concerns that displaced Muslims in camps along its border could be radicalised.

Sheikh Hasina assassination attempt foiled: ISI-backed Bangladesh militants planned Indira-like killing, say security agencies
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Sheikh Hasina assassination attempt foiled: ISI-backed Bangladesh militants planned Indira-like killing, say security agencies

Intercepts suggested that six to seven personnel of the Special Security Force (SSF), which guards the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, were preparing to attack Hasina on 24 August.

Bangladesh sentences 10 men to death for foiled plot to assassinate PM Sheikh Hasina
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Bangladesh sentences 10 men to death for foiled plot to assassinate PM Sheikh Hasina

A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death on Sunday over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies in 2000

Assassination plot against Sheikh Hasina: Ten militants sentenced to death
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Assassination plot against Sheikh Hasina: Ten militants sentenced to death

The convicts had hatched the plot to kill Hasina in 2000 by planting a high-powered explosive device in an open ground at her village home in southwestern Gopalganj where she was scheduled to address a public rally

Sheikh Hasina in India: Bangladesh PM should return home with her head high, notwithstanding the BNP threat
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Sheikh Hasina in India: Bangladesh PM should return home with her head high, notwithstanding the BNP threat

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina deserves kudos, not brickbats, from Bangladesh people for the three defence MOUs that she has signed with India. Of course, for the BNP, it does not make any sense; but then it is understandable given its anti-India and pro-fundamentalist and terrorist past.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India in April; weaning Dhaka away from China's influence is key
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India in April; weaning Dhaka away from China's influence is key

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is all set to visit New Delhi in April. The latest development comes days after India's foreign secretary S Jaishankar met the Awami League leader in Dhaka on 23 February.