Bangladesh releases ex-PM Khaleda Zia from jail amid coronavirus outbreak; 74-yr-old was serving time in graft cases
The 74-year-old opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since 8 February, 2018
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.
Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh prime minister for fourth time after landslide win in 'tainted' polls
Sheikh Hasina, 71, has presided over record economic growth in Bangladesh of 165 million people, but critics have accused her of creeping authoritarianism.
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
Bangladesh election chief rules out holding fresh elections as Opposition alleges ballot stuffing after Sheikh Hasina's win
Bangladesh's election chief on Monday ruled out any scope of holding a fresh election as demanded by opposition alliance, saying the allegations of ballot stuffing on the night before the election is "completely untrue."
Toll in Bangladesh election day violence rises to 10: Six die in Awami League-BNP clashes, three in police firing; cop killed by activists
The election-day deaths brought to 14 the official police toll for Bangladesh election violence since the ballot was announced on 8 November. Voting is being held under tight security until 4 pm (1000 GMT) and polls have predicted a record fourth term for Sheikh Hasina.
Five killed in election violence in Bangladesh: Two shot dead by police, three die in clashes between Awami League, BNP activists
Five people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday as voters went to the polls following a campaign marred by deadly clashes and a crackdown on the Opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.
Voting begins in Bangladesh general election: Tight security in place, mobile internet services shut till midnight
At least four people have died since the timetable for the Bangladesh general election was announced on 8 November, and international groups have decried the government crackdown on Opposition activists.
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
Bangladesh election at risk of low turnout in climate of fear as voters search for party more likely to fulfil promises
The outcome of the Bangladesh election depends on whether the current atmosphere of fear changes in the coming days, allowing citizens to cast their votes freely and if their votes are counted fairly.
Quashing the political ambitions of jailed ex-Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, the election authority on Sunday rejected her nomination papers from three constituencies, citing her convictions in two corruption cases.
Khaleda Zia has been in custody since 8 February, when she was sentenced to five years in prison in another case related to embezzlement of funds of an orphanage named after her husband late president Ziaur Rahman.
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.
Mohammad Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina holds dialogue with Opposition alliance; BNP calls discussion 'not fruitful'
The much-hyped dialogue ended at about 11 pm on Thursday which had started four hours earlier at Hasina's official residence here, reports Xinhua news agency. Her ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) party on Tuesday invited the alliance called "Jatiya Oikya Front" (United National Front) for the talks.
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
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 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
Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets bail in cases linked with fake date of birth, undermining national flag
Khaleda Zia is serving a five-year jail term after a court convicted her in February for embezzlement of foreign donations meant for an orphanage named after her husband and BNP founder and slain president Ziaur Rahman
British MP Lord Alexander Carlile deported from Delhi airport for carrying 'invalid visa': All you need to know
British national Lord Alexander Carlile was denied entry into India upon his arrival at Delhi airport for not having the appropriate Indian visa