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Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win in Bangladesh polls, opposition cries foul

According to media reports, the ruling Awami League-led coalition won over 260 seats in the 300-member House.

Dec 31, 2018, 09:58 AM IST

News 50: Top political stories at this hour

In this segment of News 50, we bring you the top political stories at this hour. From triple talaq bill to general elections in Bangladesh, get all the latest updates

Dec 31, 2018, 07:40 AM IST

Sheikh Hasina all set to win 4th term; Awami League heading for a landslide win in Bangladesh; Opposition demands repolling

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is all set to win a fourth term.

Dec 30, 2018, 23:34 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

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's jail term doubled in orphanage graft case

BNP chief Khaleda Jia was sentenced to five years in jail for embezzling funds of around $200,000 meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.

Oct 30, 2018, 11:44 AM IST

New political alliance formed in Bangladesh ahead of election

Bangladesh is set to hold the election in December.

Oct 13, 2018, 23:15 PM IST

Prominent Bangladesh government critic disappears

Rights group Ain O Salish Kendra says 39 people have gone missing in Bangladesh so far this year including top political and business figures.

Jul 03, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

Attacks on Hindus: PM Hasina appeals Muslims to ensure safety of minorities

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a video conference, has urged the countrymen to put in their best efforts to maintain communal harmony and ensure safety and security of the people of minority communities in the aftermath of attacks on Hindu temples and members of the community in the Muslim-majority country.

Nov 12, 2016, 20:48 PM 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

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

The 'fugitive' eldest son of Bangladesh's opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in prison by a court here for laundering nearly USD 2.5 million, overturning a lower court's decision to acquit him in the high-profile graft case.

Jul 21, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

10 killed Bangladesh local govt body polls violence

At least 10 people, including two candidates, were killed today in violence during the fifth phase of local government body polls in Bangladesh.

May 29, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

Vijay Mallya case: HC adjourns United Breweries winding-up petition to April 11

The Karnataka High Court has adjourned till April 11 the hearing of a two-and-a-half-year- old winding up petition against United Breweries Holdings Limited, the company controlled by beleaguered V

Mar 25, 2016, 10:28 AM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2016, 19:44 PM IST

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was on Monday booked for sedition over her alleged "slanderous comments" concerning martyrs of the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Jan 25, 2016, 12:58 PM IST

Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for war crimes

They had sought presidential clemency admitting their guilt.

Nov 22, 2015, 03:38 AM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

Bangladesh minister accuses BNP man of Italian's murder

A senior Bangladeshi minister Wednesday accused a leader of the main opposition party BNP of orchestrating the murder of an Italian aid worker.

Oct 28, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

Bangladesh SC upholds BNP leader's death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given by a special tribunal to an influential opposition BNP leader and an aide of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:31 PM IST