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Bangladesh's BNP to hold countrywide protest on Wednesday

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday announced a countrywide demonstration on Wednesday to protest the conviction of party's senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

The 'fugitive' eldest son of Bangladesh's opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in prison by a court here for laundering nearly USD 2.5 million, overturning a lower court's decision to acquit him in the high-profile graft case.

10 killed Bangladesh local govt body polls violence

At least 10 people, including two candidates, were killed today in violence during the fifth phase of local government body polls in Bangladesh.

Vijay Mallya case: HC adjourns United Breweries winding-up petition to April 11

Vijay Mallya case: HC adjourns United Breweries winding-up petition to April 11

The Karnataka High Court has adjourned till April 11 the hearing of a two-and-a-half-year- old winding up petition against United Breweries Holdings Limited, the company controlled by beleaguered Vijay Mallya.

Khaleda Zia asked to appear before court on Apr 13 in graft case

Bangladesh's former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was today ordered to appear before a court on April 13 to face trial in a USD 1.85 million graft case over contracting out cargo handling work to a company in exchange of kickbacks, a week after the High Court lifted a stay on proceedings of the nearly a decade old case.

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was on Monday booked for sedition over her alleged "slanderous comments" concerning martyrs of the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for war crimes

They had sought presidential clemency admitting their guilt.

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentences of two top opposition leaders

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of two top opposition leaders convicted for war crimes committed during 1971 independence war against Pakistan, paving the way for their execution.

Bangladesh minister accuses BNP man of Italian's murder

A senior Bangladeshi minister Wednesday accused a leader of the main opposition party BNP of orchestrating the murder of an Italian aid worker.

Bangladesh ex-PM calls opposition alliance meeting

Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has called a meeting of her 20-party opposition alliance on Sunday night.

Bangladesh SC upholds BNP leader's death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given by a special tribunal to an influential opposition BNP leader and an aide of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Transit facilities to India should benefit Bangladesh too: BNP

Bangladesh's main opposition BNP has said that it has no objection in giving transit facilities to India provided it also benefits Bangladesh and helps in generating revenue, as the party chief Khaleda Zia on Sunday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

BNP welcomes Modi's visit, says its stance not anti-India

Hoping that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit will strengthen bilateral ties, Bangladesh's main opposition Khaleda Zia-led BNP on Wednesday said it is not anti-India but its stand on issues like border killings and Teesta water sharing reflects the common public opinion.

Arrested BNP leader's wife wants him treated in a third country

Arrested Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) spokesperson Salahuddin Ahmed's wife said her husband required to be taken to a "third country" for better treatment.

BNP leader held in Meghalaya

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Salahuddin Ahmed was arrested here for being in the country without valid travel documents, police said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh city polls: US calls for transparent probe

The US on Friday called for a transparent probe into the alleged irregularities in the recently concluded mayoral elections in Bangladesh, as it expressed its disappointment over the allegations and the boycott of the polls by the main Opposition BNP.

Bangladesh opposition leader leaves office for first time in three months

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia left her office for the first time in three months Sunday in a sign of easing tensions after deadly protests plunged the country into a political crisis.

Khaleda Zia may attend Sunday's graft cases hearing

Bangladesh ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who faces an arrest warrant, may attend the hearings of graft cases against her on Sunday, an official said on Saturday.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina rules out dialogue with arch-rival Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on Saturday ruled out fresh dialogue with opposition BNP leader Khaleda Zia, a day after the ex-premier vowed to continue the deadly street protests till the government concedes its demand of holding a "fair" midterm poll.

Bangladesh's Zia defiant in first appearance since unrest

Bangladesh`s opposition leader Khaleda Zia vowed Friday to push on with her campaign to topple the government as she struck a defiant note in her first public appearance since being effectively confined to her office.