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Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia indicted over graft

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 17:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:48

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 23:44

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:56

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 14:41

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:41

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:38

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 00:04

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

US calls for fresh vote in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 00:03

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 23:10

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 22:46

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 21:19

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.