Tag Archives: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Bangladesh delays general election by a week to December 30

11 November, 2018 2:09 pm 2:09 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will defer general elections by a week, to Dec. 30, a top election official said on Monday, partially meeting demands from several opposition parties for more time to prepare. After the poll was set last week for Dec. 23, an opposition alliance that includes the key Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) vowed … Read More

Bangladesh court doubles former PM’s jail term to 10 years

10 October, 2018 1:58 pm 1:58 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled to 10 years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting a general election in December, lawyers said. Khaleda’s opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray after she was jailed in February, following a verdict … Read More

Bangladesh ex-PM to serve extra two years in prison after second conviction

10 October, 2018 3:22 pm 3:22 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, lawyers said, after she was jailed for five years in a separate case in February. The terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two years in jail. The … Read More