BNP News

Bangladesh opposition BNP says will take part in polls

The BNP, which is in disarray following the jailing of its chief, former prime minister Khaleda Zia, on corruption charges, had also pressed for a caretaker government at the 2014 election and boycotted it after the demand was not met.

Bangladesh former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia admitted to specialised state-run hospital

The former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, had recently complained to the court that she was losing feeling in her hand and in a leg. The authorities have been directed to start Zia's medical treatment soon after her admission to hospital.


Stalemate in Dhaka

Unless BNP calls off agitation, owns up for the violence, talks seem unlikely.

Uneasy in Dhaka

A bitter divide between government, opposition has corroded Bangladesh’s polity.

Right to dissent

Sheikh Hasina’s government must not undercut itself by blotting out the opposition in Bangladesh.

Being neighbourly

India needs a more generous and accommodating approach to Bangladesh.


A delicate calm

With independence day on March 26, the public mood is upbeat across the country. And yet there cannot be room for complacence.

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.

Battleground Dhaka

Democracy is not in danger in Bangladesh. It will be if the BNP does not participate in the polls

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

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