Monday, 21 October 2019

Tag Archives: Sheikh Hasina

Hasina heading for landslide win after deadly Bangladesh elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appeared headed for a landslide win in a general election Sunday marred by opposition claims of rigged voting as 14 people were killed in clashes between rival supporters. Early results showed Hasina racing into a clear lead, winning each of the first 29 seats ...

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Bangladesh opposition goes underground as election threats grow

DHAKA: Subrata Chowdhury, an opposition candidate in the looming Bangladesh election, is too scared to leave his party office as campaign deaths and threats mount. The Dhaka lawyer should be out on the streets handing out leaflets on meet-and-greets. But he says it is too dangerous while his party insists ...

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Campaigning underway in Bangladesh polls amid opposition arrests

DHAKA-AFP: There is no opposition candidate for prime minister, hundreds of people have been arrested and incumbent premier Sheikh Hasina stands accused of ignoring democratic checks on her power, but Bangladesh began campaigning Monday for a year-end election. More than 100 million people are registered to vote on December 30 ...

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Bangladeshi professor held for Facebook comments on PM

CHITTAGONG: A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said. A ruling-party activist filed a case against Maidul Islam under Bangladesh’s notorious internet laws, which critics say are aimed at stifling dissent. The assistant sociology professor ...

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Protests In India As Bangladesh Court Hears Case Of Arrested Photographer

DHAKA: Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case ...

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Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

DHAKA: Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged traffickers killed since Dhaka last week announced a ...

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11 jailed for assassination attempt on Bangladesh PM

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Sunday sentenced 11 people to 20 years imprisonment for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 28 years ago at her family residence. The Dhaka court also handed down life imprisonment to the accused for blasting bombs on the same day in 1989 at the ...

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