Bangladesh Nationalist Party

  • Voting ends, counting begins in Bangladesh 05-01-2014 05:10 PM

    Voting ended in Bangladesh's 10th parliamentary elections, marred by a series of violent incidents, boycotts and low voter turnout on Sunday. Counting of votes began shortly after balloting ended at 4 pm, the Daily Star reported. Voting in the parliamentary polls began at 8 am on Sunday amid a series...
  • Polls start in Bangladesh amidst violence, 6 killed 05-01-2014 09:55 AM

    Dhaka: Voting began on Sunday morning in Bangladesh's violence-plagued general elections amid calls from opposition BNP and its allies to resist the polls, even as six persons were killed in clashes across the country. Polling began at 8 am (0200 GMT) in 147 out of 300 constituencies in 59 districts...
  • Bangladesh goes to polls today amid violence 05-01-2014 07:34 AM

    Dhaka: Despite boycott by principal opposition party, Bangladesh goes to polls on Sunday amid violence. On the eve of the general elections, two people were killed by the anti-government activists who torched 38 polling stations. The miscreants even set ablaze a train while enforcing a 48-hour nationwide strike aimed at...
  • Bangladesh: Army deployed ahead of controversial January 5 polls 26-12-2013 04:44 PM

    Bangladesh, on Thursday, deployed the army across the country to contain deadly political violence ahead of the January 5 elections, even as nine policemen were injured in attacks by opposition activists. "The armed forces have been deployed in aid to civil administration," an army statement said. The troops would act...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight 10-12-2013 09:37 PM

    Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were ready to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamic party who was convicted of war crimes. Inspector General of Prisons Mainuddin Khandaker said Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central...
  • Bangladesh: 5 Senior BNP leaders arrested 09-11-2013 07:25 PM

    Five top BNP leaders were arrested in Bangladesh ahead of a nationwide shutdown to push for the restoration of a neutral caretaker set-up to oversee the next general elections, prompting the opposition to increase the duration of the strike from 72 to 84 hours. Three members of the Bangladesh Nationalist...
  • Hasina fails to reach Zia over phone, shutdown looms over Bangladesh 26-10-2013 05:18 PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday, telephoned her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to invite her for talks to resolve a standoff on holding the next general election but failed to reach her, even as Bangladesh braced for a shutdown called by the main opposition BNP. "The Prime Minister called the opposition...
  • Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentences 7th opposition leader to death 01-10-2013 01:30 PM

    Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior opposition leader and lawmaker to death on Tuesday in the seventh such verdict by the body set up to probe abuses during the country's bloody struggle for independence. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a legislator from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found...
  • Bangladesh: Parliament elects first woman speaker 30-04-2013 11:44 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Parliament on Tuesday elected Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury, currently the state minister for women and child affairs, as its first woman and youngest speaker. Chowdhury was elected by lawmakers unanimously as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia, is boycotting parliament, reported...
  • Bangladesh to get first ever woman parliament speaker 30-04-2013 03:35 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will get its first ever woman speaker for its parliament as the ruling Awami League parliamentary party unanimously nominated Minister of Women and Child Affairs Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury for the post on Monday evening. reported Xinhua. She is likely to be elected without contest as the main opposition...
  • Khaleda Zia arrives in the capital, meets Sushma 29-10-2012 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a week-long visit and called on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj. Zia, who is Leader of Opposition in Bangladesh, met Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi. The two leaders...
  • Khaleda Zia's son temporarily freed from detention 18-07-2008 11:02 AM

    Karachi: Former ICC President Ehsan Mani has urged the ICC and the Indian and Pakistan Cricket Boards to ask the British journalist who has made allegations that the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan was fixed to produce evidence. Mani said that the timing of the book could...
  • Bangladeshi govt to release ex-PM Khaleda Zia 16-06-2008 12:57 PM

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis believes Kevin Pietersen will bounce back after his dramatic omission from the England Test side for this week's series finale against the Proteas at Lord's. England's selectors made their decision to drop Pietersen following reports he sent text messages to several South Africa players during the...
  • Bangladesh forces arrest ex-PM Zia, son 03-09-2007 09:56 AM

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  • Ex-B'desh PM accused of terrorist links 23-11-2006 03:45 PM

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  • B'desh PM may quit amid Oppn revolt 27-10-2006 08:01 PM

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