Bangladesh's main opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia went on trial on Monday accused of embezzling about USD 680,000 in two corruption cases that could see her jailed for life if found guilty.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia`s trial on embezzlement charges was delayed again on Sunday after a court gave a split verdict on her petition challenging the appointment of a trial court judge who indicted her in two graft cases that could see her jailed for life.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her jailed for life if convicted.
A libel suit was on Monday filed against Bangladesh`s former premier and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on charges of "distorting the history" by claiming that her late husband Ziaur Rahman was the nation`s first president.
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.
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.
Seven activists of the opposition BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested for attacks on Bangladesh`s minority Hindu community even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday promised stern action against the perpetrators.