Tag: Bangladesh Nationalist Party

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  • Much at stake for India in Bangladesh poll

    Much at stake for India in Bangladesh poll

    Bangladesh is gearing up for its next parliamentary elections, expected by the end of this year. From the tenor and mood of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent speeches, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the country is getting into election mode. Last month Hasina, while addressing a public rally in the port city of Chittagong, candidly …

    April 12, 2018
  • Begum behind bars

    Begum behind bars

    For the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the five-year jail term for Begum Khaleda Zia in a corruption case related to the Zia Orphanage Trust could scarcely have been pronounced at a more impropitious juncture ~ ahead of the parliamentary elections later this year. The next tryst with democracy is still more significant as the party had …

    February 11, 2018
  • Trends in Bangladesh

    Trends in Bangladesh

    With Bangladesh gearing up for yet another parliamentary election, the scenario has become murkier over the past few days. Given her knack for survival and the pro-Islamic BNP’s machinations, last week’s arrest warrant against Begum Khaleda is unlikely to be carried to its logical conclusion. Months before the first vote is cast ~ hopefully not …

    January 9, 2018
  • I hid nothing about India deals unlike Khaleda: Hasina

    I hid nothing about India deals unlike Khaleda: Hasina

    Amid criticism by Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia of the latest deals signed with India, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she hid nothing during the visit, unlike Khaleda did when she held the top post. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson told a press conference on Wednesday that the Prime Minister brought "nothing from India, but assurances". …

    April 13, 2017
  • Bangladesh ex-PM Zia skips court appearance

    Bangladesh ex-PM Zia skips court appearance

    Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia did not appear in the trial proceedings of 11 cases against her at a Dhaka court on Tuesday citing ill health, her lawyer said. Zia, a two-time Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1991-1996; 2001-2006), faces trial in 10 cases related to violence during Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) …

    March 14, 2017