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Bangladesh's MPs-elect to take oath on Jan 3; BNP to boycott

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,

Bangladesh elections 2018: Hasina looks for third consecutive term as Oppn seeks revival

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.


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

Ahead of Bangladesh vote, opposition says it has been silenced

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.

Battle for Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina faces anti-incumbency and a united opposition armed with the slogan of change

Bangladesh polls 2018: EC rejects nomination of jailed former PM Khaleda Zia

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.


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 court doubles jail term of former PM Khaleda Zia in orphanage grafts case

Zia, 73, is already behind bars after being handed a five-year term in February, this year. 

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in another graft case

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.

Bangladesh elections: Khaleda Zia forges alliances ahead of December polls

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.