Tag: Sheikh Hasina
Police said Friday that one of the 17 people arrested in connection with her death had accused the school's principal of ordering the attack.
Hasina, 71, has presided over record economic growth in the South Asian country of 165 million people.
Scores of opposition workers were arrested in the months before the election on 'fictitious' charges.
Bangladesh election commission spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman says the body has "received a few allegations of irregularities" and is investigating.
Opinion polls show Hasina heading for a comfortable victory.
Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed said there was space for dissent in Bangladesh, and that the Western media was unfair in its portrayal of his mother.
The forces - which also include the elite Rapid Action Battalion, navy, border and coast guards and auxiliary police units - are providing security to some 40,000 election booths.
Bangladesh's opposition alliance promised to raise the minimum wage of garment workers and freeze gas and electricity prices.
Amid opposition concerns about rigging in the Dec. 30 general election, there has been speculation about US plans for it, especially after the European Union this week said it would not send observers.
The BNP says a caretaker government is essential for free and fair elections.
The opposition staged protests and slammed the sentences as "political vengeance" as police went on high alert across the South Asian country, with a bus in the north allegedly fire-bombed.
Pemangku pengerusi Parti Nasionalis Bangladesh , Tarique Rahman disabitkan kesalahan merancang membunuh Perdana Menteri Sheikh Hasina sewaktu beliau menjadi anggota pembangkang.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the UN Security Council to press Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown to take refuge in her country.
Khaleda Zia's lawyers said that the Supreme Court's decision was part of a campaign by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence the opposition, of which Zia is a part.
Although Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party may now take part in the next election, its members may nevertheless choose to boycott it.
Planning Secretary Ziaul Islam said it was hoped the island would be ready from May to accommodate some of the more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims that have crossed the border in the past three months.