BNP leader Mosharraf charged with corruption

A standing committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, has been charged with corruption.

Sushma Swaraj meets BNP chief Khaleda Zia

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with former Bangladesh prime minister and chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party Khaleda Zia.

Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader

India`s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia Friday.

World politics influenced China`s stance in 1971: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought to downplay the Chinese opposition to Bangladesh`s independence in 1971, saying world politics had influenced China`s stance at that time.

Bangladesh failed to share Teesta waters with India

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Tuesday blamed the Awami League-led government for not sealing a deal to share the Teesta river waters with India, a media report said.

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia indicted over graft

Bangladesh`s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia along with her fugitive son was on Wednesday charged for corruption over illegally collecting more than USD 1 million in donations for charities named after her late husband.

BNP comes out on top in local body elections in Bangladesh

In a dramatic shift, BNP, which had boycotted the general elections, fielded its candidates in the local body polls.

Bangladesh opposition vows to unseat Hasina government

Bangladesh`s opposition Wednesday reiterated its vow to unseat PM Sheikh Hasina`s new government with a popular movement.

Bangladesh EC asks authorities to prevent attacks on Hindus

Bangladesh`s Election Commission on Saturday directed law enforcement agencies to tighten security across the country to prevent attacks on minorities, specially Hindus.

Russia supports Bangladesh elections, regrets boycott

Russia has backed the Jan 5 general elections in Bangladesh and said it was ready to continue constructive partnership with the next government, a media report said Saturday.

Bangladesh parties join hands to protect Hindus

Leaders of the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have come together to protect the minority Hindu community in Gaibandha district.

Army deployed in eight Bangladesh constituencies

The Election Commission of Bangladesh Friday decided to deploy army until Jan 17 in eight constituencies where polling was postponed, officials said.

US calls for fresh vote in Bangladesh

United States, not on the same page with India on Bangladesh, has called for fresh parliamentary elections in the South Asian nation.

Hasina slams attacks on Hindus in poll-related violence

PM Sheikh Hasina condemned attacks on Bangladesh`s minority Hindu community in post-poll violence and promised stern action against the perpetrators.

B`desh PM asks BNP chief Zia to `shut up` and negotiate

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked her arch rival BNP chief Khaleda Zia to "shut up" even as she signalled her willingness to start a dialogue to end months of political unrest.

Opposition leaders arrested as shutdown drags on in Bangladesh

Police on Tuesday arrested seven senior leaders of the main opposition BNP, prompting it to extend a 48-hour nationwide shutdown by one more day.

Awami League set to form government in Bangladesh with three-fourths majority

Bangladesh`s Awami League is set to form the next government, bagging a three-fourths majority in the controversial polls, marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.

Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina offers olive branch to Khaleda Zia

As ruling Awami League party was declared winner in violence-plagued Bangladesh election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered olive branch to opposition leader Khaleda Zia to ensure that peaceful talks can be carried out in a way to end ongoing unrest.

Low turnout due to opposition boycott, fog: Bangladesh CEC

Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner on Sunday blamed boycott by opposition parties and thick fog for low voter turnout in the controversial polls held amid deadly clashes.

Hasina: Democracy icon overseeing Bangladesh `poll farce`

To her supporters, she remains Bangladesh`s "Daughter of Democracy". But by forging ahead with a one-party election, opponents say Sheikh Hasina has killed off political pluralism in the fledgling nation.