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  • Khaleda confessed abuse of power, says court

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in her defence statement confessed that she had abused her power, said the court in the verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

  • Stéphane Dujarric

    UN hopes for free, fair polls in Bangladesh

    United Nations secretary general’s office has expressed its hope that “a climate could be created where free and fair elections could take place,” in Bangladesh.

  • It’s not easy typing a 632-page verdict: Law minister

    The government will not interfere in preparing the certified copy of the graft verdict against Khaleda Zia, Law Minister Anisul Huq says reflecting on allegations of dillydally in preparing it.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda was not shown arrested: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says that Khaleda Zia landed in jail following the verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust Graft case and “she has not been shown arrested” in any other case.

  • Khaleda given division in jail: Prisons chief

    Erasing doubts as to how BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is being treated at jail, Bangladesh’s prisons’ chief says that the former prime minister has been given division facilities.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    JS polls: SC, EC to decide Khaleda’s fate

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says the Supreme Court and the Election Commission (EC) will decide whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can contest the next general election.

  • Obaidul Quader

    BNP self-proclaimed corrupt party: Obaidul

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says BNP is a “self-proclaimed corrupt party.”

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    BNP to hold first meeting today after Khaleda’s verdict

    Two days after BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia lands in jail, the party leaders are going to hold its first meeting in her absence.

  • Zia Orphanage Trust graft case

    Dhaka to be delinked

    Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow's expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Khaleda goes Sylhet by road to create pressure on court: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary and Roads Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia went to Sylhet by road to create pressure on court about the verdict of her corruption case.

  • Don't fall into any trap before polls

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has asked her party leaders and activists to remain united ahead of the next parliamentary elections and not to make any imprudent decision or walk into any trap.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan

    No untoward incident on Feb 8: Home minister

    No untoward occurrence will take place in Bangladesh over the graft case verdict of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on February 8, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

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    'Govt out to have Khaleda convicted'

    The BNP has planned to inform the foreign diplomats about the “weaknesses” in the graft case against party chief Khaleda Zia and convey its concern about the “government's eagerness” to convict the former premier to keep her away from elections and politics.

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    DNCC Mayor Polls: Khaleda plans to join campaign

    Khaleda Zia is planning to take part in the campaign for BNP-led 20-party alliance's mayor candidate in the Dhaka North City Corporation by-polls on February 26.

  • Zia Orphanage Trust graft case

    Graft case: Lawyers seek acquittal of Khaleda

    The lawyers for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seek “honorable acquittal” of the party chief in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

  • Zia Orphanage Trust graft case

    Ruling quarter snatched people's democratic, human rights

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged that the Awami League-led government has “indulged in a repressive and undemocratic rule”.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Probe Khaleda’s money laundering allegation, Quader to ACC

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader calls upon the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the matter of laundering huge sums to Saudi Arabia by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Remarks on Khaleda: BNP says PM should apologise

    The BNP yesterday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to apologise for making “false and defamatory remarks” about its Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • BNP chief Khaleda Zia gets bail graft cases

    Khaleda gets bail in graft cases

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia gets bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases after she surrendered before a makeshift court in Bakhshibazar of Dhaka.

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    Graft Cases: Arrest order for Khaleda

    A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after cancelling her ad-interim bail in the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.

  • Graft: Khaleda pleads not guilty, next hearing Nov 30

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia pleads not guilty and demanded justice while delivering her self-defence in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

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    Non-partisan govt a must

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded the next parliamentary polls be held under a non-partisan government, claiming that no fair election would be possible with Sheikh Hasina in power.

  • 'No revenge on Hasina'

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said she would not indulge in politics of vengeance despite her political arch rival Prime

  • Attack on khaleda motorcade

    Orphanage Graft Case: SC clears way for trial of Khaleda Zia

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court order that cleared the way for the Senior Special Judge's Court-5 of Dhaka to continue trial proceedings of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

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    Graft case: Khaleda’s appeal to change court rejected

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejects a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to change the court to hold hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against her.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed

    No obstacle can resist Khaleda: Moudud

    BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed says no obstacle can resist their Chairperson Khaleda Zia's move to 'restore' democracy and people's 'voting rights'.

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    BNP chalks out countrywide protest programmes

    BNP will organise agitation programmes across the country including Dhaka protesting the recent attacks on its party chief Khaleda Zia’s motorcade.

  • Attack on khaleda motorcade

    Chaos in Feni, again

    Three days after Khaleda Zia's motorcade came under attack in Feni, two empty buses went up in flames at Mohipal in the district town just after the BNP chief's car crossed the area. According to the party leaders, the buses were set on fire while the convoy was passing through the place. Her car was some 30 feet away from the spot.

  • Khaleda Zia visits Rohingya

    Condemnation not enough

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called upon international organisations and communities as well as the Bangladesh government to step up efforts to ensure Rohingyas' safe return to Myanmar.

  • Attack on khaleda motorcade

    'Local BCL men behind attack'

    Feni BNP leaders and activists claimed to have identified some of the men who attacked Khaleda Zia's motorcade on Saturday.