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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.

Rising violence in Bangladesh: What`s behind it?

Rising violence in Bangladesh: What`s behind it?

Although around 90 percent of Bangladesh`s 160 million-strong population is Muslim, mostly Sunni, the nation is officially secular.

India takes up with Bangladesh death threat to priest

Bangladesh authorities have detained nearly 12,000 people in a nationwide crackdown to halt a spate of deadly attacks.

Rights experts slam mass arrests as Bangladesh hunts killers

Sheikh Hasina accuses the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamist party ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, of orchestrating the killings to destabilise the country.

Bangladesh clerics sign fatwa against Islamist killings

The fatwa denouncing the clandestine attacks on minorities and secular activists has been endorsed by over 100,000 Muslim scholars and imams.

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

The Islamic State and a South Asian branch of al Qaeda have claimed responsibilities for many of the murders in Bangladesh.

10 killed in Bangladesh poll violence

The previous phases of the elections were also marred by deadly clashes and irregularities.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia to hold workers' rally on May 1

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a workers' rally in Dhaka on the occasion of Labour Day on May 1.

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia gets bail after surrendering

A court in Bangladesh granted bail to opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Tuesday after issuing a warrant for her arrest over a deadly fire-bomb attack on a bus, her lawyer said.

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia to surrender before court on April 5

Bangladesh's beleaguered former prime minister Khaleda Zia will surrender before a court here on Tuesday and seek bail in a case against her for instigating a deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus during an anti-government protest last year, her lawyer said on Sunday.

Bangla court orders arrest of ex-premier Khaleda​ Zia

Embattled Bangladeshi ex-prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Wednesday faced another setback when a court here issued an arrest warrant against her over a deadly arson attack on a passenger bus during an anti-government protest campaign last year.

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia's arrest

Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Zia's arrest

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia over a fire-bomb attack on a bus that killed two people and injured dozens last year, a prosecutor said.

Khaleda Zia issues rare rebuke of Hindu priest's killing

The leader of Bangladesh`s biggest opposition party on Tuesday issued a rare condemnation of a recent Islamist killing, a sign the party may be trying to avoid accusations that it is sympathetic to the Islamists as violence increases.

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.

BNP contests Bangladesh's 1st local body polls on party lines

Amid sporadic violence, millions on Wednesday queued up in Bangladesh to vote in the first-ever local body polls on party lines, joined by opposition BNP which had boycotted the 2014 General Elections.

Pakistan expresses concern over executions of war criminals in Bangladesh

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said that they have noted the 'unfortunate' hangings with concern and anguish.

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.

Khaleda Zia appears before court in charitable, orphanage trust graft cases

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia has appeared before a court in Dhaka in connection with both Zia charitable trust and Zia orphanage trust graft cases.

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 court orders new graft trial for ex-PM Khaleda​ Zia

Bangladesh's high court on Wednesday ordered opposition chief Khaleda Zia to stand trial in a graft case dating back to 2007, heaping further pressure on the beleaguered former premier.