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Khaleda Zia

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

ZIA ORPHANAGE, CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASES

Trial begins in Khaleda’s absence

Trial in two corruption cases against Khaleda Zia -- Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases -- began today through the recording of the deposition of a witness in the BNP Chairperson's absence. Partial deposition of plaintiff Harun-ur-Rashid, deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), was recorded at Judge Bashudeb Roy of Special...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on September 22 in connection with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Bashudeb Roy of the Special Judge’s Court-3 came up with the order after rejecting two petitions filed by the defence seeking adjournment of hearing in the cases. The defence prayed to the court to adjourn the hearing until the Supreme Court decides on the leave to appeal filed by Khaleda regarding the appointment of Judge Roy, who framed charges against her in the two graft cases. On March 19, the judge indicted Khaleda, her son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman and seven...

CHALLENGING JUDGE'S APPOINTMENT

SC dismisses Khaleda's appeals

SC dismisses Khaleda's appeals

The Supreme Court today upheld a High Court verdict that rejected two writ petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the appointment of a trial court judge, who framed charges against her in two corruption cases. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain came up with...

We won’t repeat our mistakes: Khaleda

We won’t repeat our mistakes: Khaleda

BNP will not make the same mistakes again if voted to power as it has learnt from its past, party Chairperson Khaleda Zia said today. “I have the experience of running the government as the people of Bangladesh have given us the opportunity several times. We have identified our mistakes and learnt from those. ...

CHALLENGING JUDGE'S APPOINTMENT

Order on Khaleda's plea Sept 14

Order on Khaleda's plea Sept 14

The Supreme Court today fixed September 14 for passing an order on two appeals filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the appointment of a lower court judge, who framed charges against her in two corruption cases. On March 19, Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 framed charges against Khaleda and eight...

56 BNP men sued over Bakshibazar clash with cops

56 BNP men sued over Bakshibazar clash with cops

Police sued at least 56 BNP leaders and activists today on charges of attacking police outside a makeshift court in Dhaka, which was holding hearing in two graft cases against the party chief Khaleda Zia in her presence. Mohammad Ilias, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Chawkbazar Police Station, confirmed it to The Daily Star. Yesterday, BNP Chairperson...

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face trial court again Sep 10

Khaleda asked to face trial court again Sep 10

A Dhaka court today fixed September 10 for recording deposition of the complainant in connection with Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was present at the courtroom today, has been asked to appear before the court on that day. The former premier appeared before the Special Judge...

BNP's Founding Anniversary Discussion

Khaleda a no-show

Khaleda a no-show

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday did not attend the party's 36th founding anniversary discussion in the capital though she was supposed to do so. It was the second time in less than two weeks she skipped a scheduled programme. On August 19, she did not show up at the 20-party alliance's rally at the...

News Analysis

BNP: a party for the supremo

BNP: a party for the supremo

The BNP was formed in 1978 with the aim of giving military ruler Gen Ziaur Rahman institutional support. At the beginning, therefore, the party's charter gave the military ruler absolute power to run it at will, without keeping any room for the practice of intra-party democracy. The party's current chief enjoys almost the same absolute...

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday branded her political archrival Khaleda Zia "a killer" and "a person with a sick mind", and said the BNP chairperson had better go to Pakistan. "There are many people in Bangladesh who still wish to be slaves of Pakistan and they do not believe in the country's independence. Khaleda...

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