Begum Khaleda Zia

  • Bangladesh deploys army after more violence over tribunal March 3, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh deployed troops on Sunday to a town where eight people were killed in clashes between police and Islamist party supporters protesting against the conviction of party leaders on charges stemming from the country's 1971 independence war. Bangladesh has been rocked by protests and counter-protests since January 2013, when a...
  • Khaleda Zia arrives in the capital, meets Sushma October 29, 2012

    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...
  • Ex-Bangladesh PM's son jailed in graft case June 23, 2011

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced Arafat Rahman Koko, the younger son of former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia, to six years in prison for illegally acquiring $2.7 million in corrupt payments, court officials said. The verdict could fuel street protests by Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its Islamist...
  • Bangladesh polls: Hasina wins by landslide majority December 30, 2008

    Dhaka: Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's political alliance won a landslide victory in elections aimed at restoring democracy to the troubled South Asian nation, an election official said on Tuesday. But even before the tally was complete, Hasina's opponents launched allegations of irregularities and forgery late on Monday night — leading...
  • Hasina to win battle of Begums in Bangladesh December 30, 2008

    Dhaka: Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her nine-party alliance raced to a landslide victory, winning 225 seats of the 299 seats that figured in Bangladesh's ninth general election held Monday. This meant a searing defeating for Hasina's arch political rival and two-term prime minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, and her...
  • Heavy turnout for Bangladesh parliamentary polls December 29, 2008

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis on Monday voted in a largely peaceful election many rated more honest and fraud-free than those in the past, but it remained to be seen if the losers would accept the results. The vote was a return to democracy for the South Asian country after two years of emergency...