However, Hasina’s aides reacted sharply to the apparent snub, calling the behaviour “inhumane”.
Authorities have announced a bounty on people involved in street violence that has claimed 30 lives.
The warring leaders should end their feud for Bangladesh’s sake.
Sheikh Hasina’s government must not undercut itself by blotting out the opposition in Bangladesh.
Zia remained cordoned off inside her office since last night with police forces deployed outside.
Sunday’s verdict came a week after a nearly identical appeal challenging her trial in another graft case was rejected.
Zia and three of her aides are accused of syphoning off about USD 400,000 from the Zia Charitable Trust.
Khaleda Zia, two-term former Bangladesh PM, in conversation with Shubhajit Roy.
Modi’s focus on building relations with neighbours is significant change: Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief.
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.
The meeting was termed as a “courtesy meeting” by Indian officials.
PM Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League’s govt has been arguing that the visiting External Affairs minister need not meet Zia.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and opposition chief Khaleda Zia congratulated Modi for BJP’s victory.
Khaleda had said that her husband Ziaur Rahman was the first president of the country and the proclaimer of the independence from Pakistan.
BNP, which had boycotted general elections, fielded its candidates in local body polls.
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