Free Press Journal
  • Khaleda Zia gets bail in two cases

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday granted bail to former Prime Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with the cases filed over undermining the national flag and observing a fake birthday on August 15.

  • Bangladesh court extends bail for Zia until March 13 

    Dhaka : A court in Bangladesh on Monday extended the bail of imprisoned ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia until March 13 in a graft case, a day after the High Court deferred the judgement on a separate bail plea in a corruption case, media reports said.

  • Ex-Bangla PM gets 5 yrs RI By Anisur Rahman

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s ex-premier Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment(RI) for corruption, a huge setback for the 72-year-old main opposition leader who may be barred from contesting the next general election in December.

  • Khaleda sends legal notice to Hasina

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the latter’s “false statement” about the BNP chief’s reported assets abroad.

  • Bangladeshi court orders ex-premier Khaleda Zia’s arrest

    Dhaka  : A Bangladeshi court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for skipping a scheduled appearance as the main accused in a graft case, the third such warrant issued against the country’s main opposition BNP chief in less than two months.

  • Khaleda appears before Dhaka court; gets bail

    Dhaka : A local court on Thursday granted bail to former premier Khaleda Zia after she appeared before it on her return to Bangladesh, a week after the court issued an arrest warrant against her in graft and defamation cases.

  • Protests over Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingyas

    Dhaka : Thousands of people took to the streets across Asia to denounce Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority as some 290,000 of them have fled to Bangladesh to escape the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25.

  • Bangladesh SC clears way for Zia’s trial in graft case

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s plea to stop the trial proceedings against her in a 2007 corruption case that reportedly caused the exchequer more than USD 120 million.

  • Bangladesh: 23 get death for killing Awami League activists

    Dhaka : A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death 23 persons, including a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader, for killing four Awami League activists in 2002. The verdict was pronounced by Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamrunnahar.

  • Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for murders in 2002

    Dhaka: Twenty-three people, including a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, were today sentenced to death for killing four activists of the ruling Awami League and its student wing in 2002.

  • Khaleda Zia son gets 7 years jail for laundering

    DHAKA: Bangladeshi opposition leader and former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s elder son Tarique Rahman was on Thursday handed a seven-year imprisonment and fine in a money laundering case.

  • Graft case: Khaleda Zia appears before Dhaka court for self defence

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia today appeared before a Dhaka court this morning to place her self-defence statement in connection with the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. She appeared before the special judge court-3 set up at Bakshibazar of Dhaka, reports the Daily Star.

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    Khaleda Zia appears before court in charitable, orphanage trust graft cases

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia has appeared before a court in Dhaka in connection with both Zia charitable trust and Zia orphanage trust graft cases. According to the Daily Star, Khaleda reached on the premises of the makeshift court at Bakshibazar around 11:00am. When Zia entered the courtoom, special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar was recording deposition of an eye witness in the cases. The BNP chief is being

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    Khaleda Zia appears before court in graft cases

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has reportedly appeared before a court in connection to the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. A petition filed by Zia’s lawyers told the court that they had earlier submitted a writ petition with the High Court, asking it to expunge the recording of the complainant’s statement, reported The Daily Star. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3 had earlier adjourned

  • Interpol’s B’desh unit asks India to arrest ex-minister

    Shillong : Interpol’s Dhaka unit has asked its Indian counterpart to arrest Salahuddin Ahmed, a former Bangladesh minister and joint secretary general and spokesman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), who was arrested here in Meghalaya on charges of illegally entering India, police said.

  • Case filed over attack on Khaleda Zia

    Dhaka: An official of the ruling Awami League has filed a complaint against BNP activists in connection with the attack on Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia in Dhaka during a poll campaign, police said on Tuesday.