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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

Bangladesh polls: EC rejects nomination of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia

The Commission's decision came four days after the Bangladesh High Court ruled that a person jailed for more than two years cannot contest polls, effectively ruining Zia's chance to participate in the December 30 polls.

Dec 02, 2018, 22:19 PM IST

Ailing Bangla ex-PM Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail

Zia was admitted to the hospital on October 6 following a High Court order.

Nov 08, 2018, 21:05 PM IST

2004 grenade attack case: Bangladesh former PM Khaleda Zia's son gets life, 19 sentenced to death

Former Bangladesh minister Lutfozzaman Babar along with 18 others was on Wednesday sentenced to death in connection with the 2004 grenade attack case. Among other held guilty, former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son, Tarique Rahman and 18 others have been awarded life sentence. 

Oct 10, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

UK lawmaker claims India denied him entry under pressure, MEA says his visa was invalid

MEA said his intended activity in India was incompatible with the purpose of his visit as mentioned in his visa application form. 

Jul 12, 2018, 16:57 PM 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 court jails opposition leader Zia for five years

A court in Bangladesh sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail on Thursday after convicting the two-time former premier of embezzling money meant for an orphanage.

Feb 08, 2018, 14:33 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 issues warrants for opposition leader's arrest

The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a crackdown on the opposition, arresting leaders and supporters of Zia`s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Oct 12, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Khaleda Zia gets permanent bail in graft charges

. The Anti-Corruption Commission case accused Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and four others in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

Aug 09, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Bangladesh SC rejects Zia's plea to re-investigate graft case

With the apex court's order, all the obstacles have been removed to continue a trial in a lower court against Zia, 71, the chairperson of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which does not have representation in Parliament after boycotting the 2014 general elections.

Jul 02, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Bangladesh police raid former PM Khaleda Zia's office

Dozens of police searched BNP chief Zia's office in the upscale Gulshan neighbourhood for two hours early this morning, but later said they did not find "any materials".

May 20, 2017, 20:06 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

Khaleda Zia calls meeting over Sheikh Hasina's India visit

Bangladesh`s opposition leader Khaleda Zia has called an "emergency meeting" of her BNP party`s policymaking forum over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s India visit and the agreements signed between the two countries.

Apr 10, 2017, 14:40 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

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia appears before court in graft cases

Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia today appeared in court over two graft cases in which she is accused of embezzling 31.5 million Bangladeshi Taka and faces life imprisonment if found guilty.

Jan 12, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

Bangladesh court adjourns Zia's graft case hearing till Jan 12

The former prime minister appeared before the court of Dhaka's Third Special Judge Abu Ahmad Jamadar which fixed January 12 to conclude hearing.

Jan 05, 2017, 16:51 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