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Eight sentenced to death for killing Awami League leader

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 16:31

Eight persons were on Tuesday sentenced to death for brutally killing an Awami League leader 18 years ago.

Talks only if BNP recognises Bangladesh govt: Awami League

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 19:39

Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League on Saturday ruled out midterm polls and said a political dialogue with the main opposition BNP could be held only if it recognises the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Arrest warrant issued against Awami League leader in B`desh

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 19:14

A Bangladeshi court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against an influential ruling Awami League party leader for failing to surrender in a graft case.

Row erupts in B`desh over Zia`s support to anti-India report

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 19:19

A war of words erupted in Bangladesh on Wednesday after opposition chief Khaleda Zia questioned the nationality of troops deployed in a violence-hit district that borders India, with the ruling Awami League issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to her to apologise for the "seditious" comments.

BNP chief demands fresh polls, brands Hasina govt as `illegal`

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 21:07

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday asked supporters to force the "illegal" Awami League government to hold fresh elections during her first public rally after a virtual house arrest was eased.

Hindu temple attacked in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 21:03

Idols of Hindu goddesses were destroyed when unidentified persons attacked a temple in southwestern Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest in a string of incidents against the minority community.

Today is a black day for Bangladesh: BNP

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 18:52

Terming it as a black day for Bangladesh, the main opposition BNP on Monday questioned the legitimacy of the new government led by Sheikh Hasina.

New Bangladesh govt to complete full term: Awami League

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 20:44

The Awami League said Sheikh Hasina`s new government in Bangladesh would complete its five-year term, brushing aside speculation that it would be short-lived due to the opposition`s boycott of the violence-marred general election.

Singh greets Bangladesh PM Hasina on assumption of office

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 19:15

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday congratulated Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina after she was sworn-in as Bangladesh`s prime minister for the third time.

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh`s Prime Minister

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 17:01

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh`s prime minister for the third time along with her 48-member cabinet after the controversial polls that were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.

String of attacks rattles Bangladesh`s Hindus

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 13:36

Activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami were blamed for attacks on the Hindus, who were accused of backing the Awami League which won the January 5 polls.

Bangladesh`s Ershad ends speculation, takes oath as lawmaker

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:58

Former Bangladeshi military ruler HM Ershad, whose Jatiya Party is a key ally of ruling Awami League, on Saturday took oath as a lawmaker despite his earlier decision to boycott the general election.