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Bangladesh election results live updates: Awami League vs Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP)

Awami League president and PM Sheikh Hasina has been elected unofficially in Gopalganj-3 constituency. Meanwhile, the opposition parties Oikyafront and BNP have rejected election results.

Dec 30, 2018, 15:58 PM IST

Exclusive: Pakistan trying to sabotage polls with BNP's help, claims Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Days before Bangladesh goes for the country's 11th general elections - scheduled to be held on December 30, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the ISI was trying to sabotage the elections with the help of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders.

Dec 27, 2018, 12:26 PM IST

Exclusive: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina says Pakistan trying to sabotage elections with BNP's help

Bangladesh goes to poll on December 30 amid a bitter political battle between Hasina's Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Dec 27, 2018, 10:12 AM IST

Thousands of troops deployed in Bangladesh ahead of general elections

Thousands of army troops were deployed across Bangladesh on Monday to provide security and help conduct parliamentary elections on December 30, amid concerns that violence could happen.

Dec 24, 2018, 11:10 AM IST

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets 5 years in jail for corruption

A special court on Thursday convicted former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia of embezzling $252,000 in foreign donations for the Zia Orphanage Trust.

Feb 08, 2018, 22:42 PM IST

Bangladesh Police arrests Hindu man whose Facebook post 'sparked' riots

A Hindu man, whose alleged offensive Facebook post led to an arson attack on over 30 homes of the minority community in Bangladesh, has been arrested, the country's home minister said on Tuesday.

Nov 14, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

Bangladesh marks 1st anniversary of Dhaka terror attack

On the evening of July 1, five operatives of Islamic State-inclined Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) stormed into the eatery and started firing indiscriminately. They turned off all the lights and held the diners hostage.

 

Jul 01, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for 2002 murder

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death 23 persons, including a Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader, for the murder of four activists of the Awami League and its student organisation in 2002, a media report said.

May 17, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia adjourned

A Dhaka court has once again deferred the hearing in 11 cases on charges of sedition and inciting violence against opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia.

 

Apr 25, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

Sheikh Hasina 'selling' Bangladesh to India to stay in power: Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh's Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of "selling out" the country to India to translate into reality her "dream of staying in power for life", hours after New Delhi and Dhaka signed 22 pacts in key sectors including defence.

Apr 09, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Graft case: Khaleda Zia to appear before court today

Khaleda Zia had earlier on December 1 last year claimed innocence before a special court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed by the ACC in 2011.

Jan 30, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

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.

Jul 25, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2016, 09:00 AM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2016, 17:35 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2016, 14:31 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2016, 23:47 PM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

10 killed in Bangladesh poll violence

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

May 28, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2016, 15:29 PM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2016, 13:52 PM IST