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Nov 12, 2018
Bangladesh postpones general elections to 30 December after Opposition announces it will contest pollsRuling party in Bangladesh, Awami League's general secretary Obaidul Quader earlier said they would have no objection if the commission deferred the election date.
Nov 09, 2018
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina to seek re-election in 23 December polls; EC promises 'free and fair' votingWhile 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.
Nov 02, 2018
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.
Oct 30, 2018
Khaleda Zia suffers another setback as her 17-year prison term poses big hurdle for contesting in upcoming pollsArray
Oct 29, 2018
Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in prison in corruption caseAccording to the case, Zia and three others abused their power and raised funds for Zia Charitable Trust from unknown sources.
Oct 13, 2018
Opposition parties in Bangladesh form new alliance ahead of election, seek creation of all-party caretaker governmentGono Forum President Kamal Hossain unveiled the new political alliance 'Jatiya Oikya Front' with former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Oct 10, 2018
Bangladesh court sentences ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Raham to life imprisonment in 2004 grenade attack caseThe 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".
Aug 30, 2018
Bangladesh student protests puts Sheikh Hasina govt on defensive, stirs opposition party's hopes of revival before general electionSheikh 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.
Aug 13, 2018
Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia gets bail in defamation case, to remain in jail in connection with pending casesBangladesh'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.
Aug 10, 2018
Bangladesh student protests: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League blames riots on Opposition, says we did everything to quell protestsThe 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.