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Bangladesh releases ex-PM Khaleda Zia from jail amid coronavirus outbreak; 74-yr-old was serving time in graft cases
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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
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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.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wants to 'make way for younger leaders', indicates current term might be her last
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wants to 'make way for younger leaders', indicates current term might be her last

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a historic fourth term, becoming the country's longest-serving leader, has indicated that she will retire after the current term to promote young leaders,

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh prime minister for fourth time after landslide win in 'tainted' polls
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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
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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

'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 election chief rules out holding fresh elections as Opposition alleges ballot stuffing after Sheikh Hasina's win
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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."

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

Bangladesh election at risk of low turnout in climate of fear as voters search for party more likely to fulfil promises
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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.

Bangladesh elections: Ex-PM Khaleda Zia's nomination rejected over conviction in corruption cases
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Bangladesh elections: Ex-PM Khaleda Zia's nomination rejected over conviction in corruption cases

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.

Bangladesh's imprisoned Opposition leader Khaleda Zia barred from contesting next month's general election
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Bangladesh's imprisoned Opposition leader Khaleda Zia barred from contesting next month's general election

Bangladesh's imprisoned Opposition leader has been barred from contesting next month's general election against her arch-rival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia challenges seven-year-sentence in corruption case
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Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia challenges seven-year-sentence in corruption case

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
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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.