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Bangladesh opposition boycotts oath, calls for fresh election

Bangladesh opposition boycotts oath, calls for fresh election

DHAKA: Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of a general election that they said was rigged to give Prime Minister her third straight term. Hasina’s ruling alliance won more than 90% of the seats contested in Sunday’s election, which was marred by […]

Veteran Bangladesh politician Syed Ashraful Islam dies of lung cancer

Veteran Bangladesh politician Syed Ashraful Islam dies of lung cancer

DHAKA: Former Bangladesh minister and veteran Awami League leader Syed Ashraful Islam has died of lung cancer. Islam, who was public administration minister in the previous Cabinet, died at a hospital in Thailand. The 68-year-old former Awami League general secretary had been suffering from advanced lung cancer. The veteran politician […]

Bangladesh elections: UN calls for action against those behind violence, intimidation

Bangladesh elections: UN calls for action against those behind violence, intimidation

UNITED NATIONS: Amid reports of violence and alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh during the December 30 general elections, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for those responsible for the violence to be held to account. The OHCHR has also stated that the arrest of journalists […]

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns

Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand calls to investigate allegations of widespread serious irregularities in last Sunday’s election that was dominated by her coalition. Hasina is set to form her third consecutive government and fourth overall, and on Thursday figurehead President M. […]

After poll results, uncertainty prevails in Bangladesh over opposition structure

After poll results, uncertainty prevails in Bangladesh over opposition structure

DHAKA: Uncertainty prevailed over the opposition structure in in the 300-member Bangladesh parliament as the and its allies have won just seven seats, far less than the required number to become the formal Opposition party in the House. According to legal and parliament experts, a party needs to win at […]

Bangladesh set for an opposition-less House

Bangladesh set for an opposition-less House

DHAKA: While is set to begin her third consecutive term as Bangladesh’s prime minister following a landslide election victory, critics say having such an overwhelming majority in parliament could create space for her to become even more authoritarian. The Hasina-led coalition won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament in Sunday’s […]

Bangladesh’s Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result

Bangladesh’s Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result

Bangladesh’s ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the country’s December 30 general election, according to official results released Monday, giving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and the opposition disputing the outcome. The coalition led by Hasina’s Awami League party won 288 […]

Sheikh Hasina: Bangladesh‘s democracy icon-turned-iron lady

Sheikh Hasina: Bangladesh‘s democracy icon-turned-iron lady

DHAKA: To her supporters, is Bangladesh‘s “mother of humanity” for giving Rohingya refugees shelter, but to her detractors she‘s a creeping autocrat who has jailed opponents and muzzled dissent. Hasina, the daughter of Bangladesh‘s founder, won a historic fourth term as prime minister with a landslide victory in Sunday‘s election […]

Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear‘ as opposition claims election rigged

Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear‘ as opposition claims election rigged

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister on Monday rejected calls for a new vote after being declared landslide winner in an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged. Hasina‘s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main […]

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

NEW DELHI: With Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League winning handsomely in national elections, India plans to continue investing in to build on the growing economy of its eastern neighbour, and make it the linchpin of India’s Act East policy. PM Modi was the first foreign leader to congratulate Hasina, with whom […]