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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PM Hasina‘s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

PM Hasina‘s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister ‘s Awami League party won Sunday‘s controversial election, local TV said. Hasina‘s Awami League-led ruling coalition had won 241 seats in the 300-member parliament, results on local TV channels showed. The main opposition National Unity Front Alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had secured […]