Bangladesh polls

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Day of reckoning

As Bangladesh goes to polls again, choice is not tidy. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, a good friend to India, has been a polarising leader at home

Hasina offers olive branch to Zia, says polls ‘legitimate’

Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina Monday asserted that her re-election in the much-disputed polls was legitimate and appealed to her arch-rival, BNP chief Khaleda Zia, to shun “terrorism” and severe ties with the fundamentalist Jamaat to strike a deal on the next elections. “I call upon all again, including the honourable leader of the opposition (Zia), […]


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.

Awami League sweeps ‘one-sided’ poll; 21 killed, 200 booths burnt

Most voters preferred to stay at home fearing violence.

21 killed in Bangladesh polls hit by violence,opposition boycott

Poor turnout would give Opposition the chance to question legitimacy of Sunday's elections.

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

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


Step back in standoff: Hasina says may defer Bangladesh polls

Officials said the envoy would also hold talks with Hasina’s arch-rival Khaleda Zia,head of the BNP.

Another Bangladeshi party boycotts polls,uncertainty deepens

Opposition led by BNP is demanding installation of a "non-party" govt to oversee elections.

Bangladesh opposition extends nationwide strike as deadline to file nomination papers ends today

Opposition led by BNP is demanding installation of a "non-party" govt to oversee elections.

Bangladesh Oppn calls yet another shutdown

BNP-led alliance to press for restoration of neutral caretaker government system to oversee the next elections scheduled to be held by January 25,2014.