January 01, 2019 3:45 pm
The newly-elected leaders of the BNP, headed by imprisoned former premier Khaleda Zia, will not take oath as they have rejected the results, the party announced Tuesday,
December 29, 2018 10:42 pm
For Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the election will be a litmus test of her policies and programmes, executed during the last one decade of her uninterrupted rule.
December 29, 2018 12:18 am
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
December 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Thousands of campaign fliers bearing photographs of the nuclear physicist with flowing grey hair lie in piles at his home because his supporters are too frightened to put them up in public places, the 72-year-old said.
December 22, 2018 7:29 am
Sheikh Hasina faces anti-incumbency and a united opposition armed with the slogan of change
December 02, 2018 9:38 pm
The Commission's decision came four days after the Bangladesh High Court ruled that a person jailed for more than two years cannot contest polls, effectively ruining Zia's chance to participate.
November 11, 2018 4:04 pm
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.
October 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Zia, 73, is already behind bars after being handed a five-year term in February, this year.
October 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Khaleda Zia, 73, whose BNP is the main opposition outside parliament, is already serving a jail term since February after being convicted in another case related to embezzlement of funds of an orphanage.
October 14, 2018 8:20 pm
The new alliance emerged two days after BNP's acting chairman and Zia's "fugitive" elder son Tarique Rahman was sentenced to life for masterminding a deadly grenade attack in 2004 to assassinate Sheikh Hasina, who was the opposition leader at that time.