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.

Bangladesh court defers hearing of Khaleda's petitions

The hearing of two petitions filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia relating to the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases has been deferred by a week Thursday.

Bangladesh to tackle BNP's extremism with ''resilience''

 Bangladesh on Wednesday told the UN Human Rights Council that it will handle the BNP-sponsored "violent extremism" with its "characteristic resilience and determination".

Bangladesh court upholds arrest warrants against opposition leader Khaleda Zia

A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday upheld arrest warrants against opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia and called her a fugitive after she again failed to appear to face graft charges that have stoked political tensions.

Khaleda Zia appeals against arrest warrant

Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia appealed to a court on Tuesday for withdrawal of the arrest warrant issued against her in two graft cases.

Warrant issued to search (BNP) chairperson Khaleda's office

A Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant to search the office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives harboured there.

Graft cases: Khaleda Zia says no confidence in Bangladesh court judge

Bangladesh opposition party chief Khaleda Zia on Sunday expressed no-confidence in a trial court judge hearing two graft cases involving over USD 6,50,000 which could see her jailed for life.

BNP calls another Bangladesh shutdown from Sunday

Bangladesh's main opposition party BNP on Friday called for another 72-hour nationwide shutdown from Sunday, stepping up its nearly two-month-old tirade against the government demanding fresh polls under a non-party administration.

CCTV camera catches bombing on bus in Dhaka

A closed-circuit police camera has recorded the bombing on a bus in Dhaka during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led opposition alliance`s blockade.

Bangladesh ruling party supporters protest at Khaleda Zia's office

Thousands of supporters of Bangladesh's ruling party on Monday marched to Opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office here, demanding an end to BNP-sponsored non-stop transport blockade that has crippled the country's economy for the past 42 days.

Bangladesh High Court orders govt to take steps against protests

Bangladesh High Court on Sunday ordered the government to take "effective action" to stop the ongoing anti-government protests as the current wave of unrest claimed over 100 lives since opposition leader Khaleda Zia's BNP launched a non-stop nationwide blockade on January 6.

Blast near a sit-in against blockade in Bangladesh

A handmade bomb exploded near the site of a token hunger-strike by business groups in Dhaka demanding that the export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) sector be kept out of the purview of the ongoing transport blockade sponsored by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) since Jan 5.

Bangladesh will overcome ''manmade crisis'': PM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Monday that her country will overcome the crisis caused by the violent nationwide transport blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led opposition alliance.

Indo-Bangla Maitree Express firebombed in troubled Bangladesh

 Passengers on the Indo-Bangla 'Maitree Express' on Sunday had a narrow escape when opposition activists hurled petrol bombs on the train coming from Kolkata, as violence triggered by BNP-enforced nationwide transport blockade continued unabated in Bangladesh.

Dhaka-Kolkata train firebombed in troubled Bangladesh

Passengers on a train coming from Kolkata on Sunday had a narrow escape when miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the 'Maitree Express' train in Bangladesh on the first day of a fresh 72-hour strike enforced by the opposition.

Zia vows to continue anti-govt protests; death toll exceeds 60

Bangladesh's opposition chief Khaleda Zia on Thursday vowed to continue the nationwide anti-government protests, even as four more people were killed in the month- long political violence raising the death toll to over 60.

Hasina dismisses possibility of imposing emergency in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday ruled out any chances of declaring a state of emergency though the BNP and its allies were continuing with the violent blockade for a month.