Khaleda Zia

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Bangladesh Supreme Court clears way for former PM Khaleda Zia’s trial on graft charges

Sunday’s verdict came a week after a nearly identical appeal challenging her trial in another graft case was rejected.


Bangladesh SC clears way for Zia’s trial on graft charges

Zia and three of her aides are accused of syphoning off about USD 400,000 from the Zia Charitable Trust.


‘I don’t think many Bangladeshis go to India, they are doing quite well here’

Khaleda Zia, two-term former Bangladesh PM, in conversation with Shubhajit Roy.


‘Perception that UPA didn’t keep its promises to Bangladesh’

Modi’s focus on building relations with neighbours is significant change: Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief.


Sushma meets Khaleda; returns after ‘fruitful, successful visit’

There was much speculation in Dhaka whether the meeting with Zia would take place or not but she turned up at the hotel where Sushma was staying.


Sushma Swaraj meets former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia

The meeting was termed as a “courtesy meeting” by Indian officials.


No word from Khaleda yet on Sushma meet

PM Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League’s govt has been arguing that the visiting External Affairs minister need not meet Zia.

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, BNP chief Zia congratulate Modi

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and opposition chief Khaleda Zia congratulated Modi for BJP’s victory.


Bangladesh court rejects libel plea against Khaleda Zia

Khaleda had said that her husband Ziaur Rahman was the first president of the country and the proclaimer of the independence from Pakistan.

In the previous upazila elections in 2009, the Awam League-backed candidates won most of the seats.

Former PM Khaleda Zia led BNP tops in local body elections in Bangladesh

BNP, which had boycotted general elections, fielded its candidates in local body polls.

Zia to lose state protocol for first time in 23 years

Zia demanded deployment of Ansar forces to guard her upmarket Gulshan residence in Dhaka.

Manmohan Singh hosted an exclusive lunch for Khaleda Zia when she visted in 2012

For 2 years, India knocked on Khaleda door but returned disappointed

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hosted an exclusive lunch for Zia when she visited India a year later.

Activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-E-Islami set fire to an office of ruling party on election day (Reuters)

4 killed in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, minority leaders demand protection

Clashes between activists of the ruling Awami League and ally Jatiya Party turned violent.


Fight for Bangladesh: Country seeks to retain its identity amid growing Islamic influence

It’s an election centred around the very idea of Bangladesh.

2 killed,38 polling centres set on fire ahead of Bangladesh polls

The main opposition BNP called the strike from Saturday morning in a last ditch effort to scuttle the polls.