Jan 7

Tarique Rahman calls for foreign pressure to help Bangladesh

Exiled Bangladesh opposition leader Tarique Rahman has accused the Sheikh Hasina government of “state terrorism” and called on the country’s trading partners and the UN to press for a restoration of real democracy in the south Asian nation of 160m people. As Mr Rahman was speaking to the Financial Times on Monday, more than 100 […]

Jan 7

Tarique Rahman acquitted in money-laundering case

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Sunday acquitted the influential son of the main opposition leader in a money-laundering case, boosting his chances of returning to the country after more than five years in exile. Tarique Rahman, the eldest son and designated successor of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, would have faced seven years in jail […]

Jan 7

Shahid President Ziaur Rahman

Shahid President Ziaur Rahman Shahid Ziaur Rahman, (1936-1981) was the President of Bangladesh, Chief of Army Staff, leading freedom fighter, who declared the Independence of Bangladesh. Ziaur Rahman was born on l9 January 1936 at Bagbari in Bogra. His father Mansur Rahman was a chemist working in a government department in Calcutta. His early childhood […]

Jan 7

Begum Khaleda Zia

Begum Khaleda Zia Begum Khaleda Zia is a Bangladeshi politician who was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. When she took office in 1991, she was the first woman in the country’s history and second in the Muslim world (after Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan in 1988–1990) […]