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 Khaleda Zia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aiming to return to power, the BNP formed a four-party opposition alliance on 6 January 1999 with the Jatiya Party, the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islami Oikya Jot and launched several agitation programmes against the ruling Awami League.
She became Prime Minister for the second consecutive term after the BNP had a landslide victory in 15 February 1996 general election to the sixth Jatiya Sangsad.
Begum Khaleda Zia (Bangla: বেগম খালেদা জিয়া) (born August 15, 1945) is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Begum_Khaleda_Zia   (573 words)

  
 Bangladesh Awami League - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
At the 2001 general election it got 40% of the vote and 62 of 300 seats, making it the second largest party behind the Bangladesh National Party.
The Bangladesh Awami League or the Bangadesh People's League is the main opposition party in Bangladesh.
The party is headed by Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of the late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
www.indopedia.org /BAL.html   (405 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangla: জাতীয় সংসদ) or National Assembly is the national parliament of Bangladesh.
The party's chair is Begum Khaleda Zia, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
The party has often found itself governing the country during times of great challenge to the state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bangladesh-Nationalist-Party   (524 words)

  
 National Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangladesh - Bangladesh Nationalist Party, National Party, National Party (Manju), National Party (Naziur)
Pakistan - Awami National Party, Baluch National Party (Mengal), Baluch National Party (Awami), Pakistan National Party
Canada - National Party of Canada (defunct) Parti national (Québec; defunct) Parti nationaliste du Québec (defunct)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Party   (189 words)

  
 Bangladesh Protests and Demonstrations -- War on Iraq: South Asia Impact
Also, Bangladesh National Council of Textile Garments, as well as leather workers, at a workshop held in Dhaka demanded that the US-led war on Iraq be stopped immediately as scores of children were being killed in the war.
Besides, Left-wing parties such as the Communist Party of Bangladesh, Workers' Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh and Jatiya Samjtantrik Dal (JSD) conducted demonstrations at the Paltan intersection, protesting the war in Iraq.
Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the opposition Awami League, organised a protest march on Dhaka University campus condemning the US-UK aggression on Iraq and demanding its immediate cessation.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/exclusive/iraq/bangladesh_protest.htm   (3491 words)

  
 The Hindu : Opinion / Leader Page Articles : Sharing water resources
That two countries with other differences could arrive at an understanding on water-sharing itself is commendable.And, this treaty is for a long period — 30 years.Secondly, it has been accepted by the ruling Bangladesh National Party, which, as an Opposition party, had opposed it at the time of signing.
The position of the Indian Government is that the National Common Minimum Programme adopted by the United Progressive Alliance Government attaches priority to southern rivers, that too with regard to a "comprehensive assessment of the feasibility of the linking of rivers." So there is no need for Bangladesh to feel concerned.
Taking into account the concerns of the lower-riparian Bangladesh, the agreement states that every effort would be made by the upper riparian to protect flow of water at Farakka, as indicated by the reference period.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/10/08/stories/2004100803561000.htm   (893 words)

  
 97-9527 -- Rahman v. Immigration & Naturalization Service -- 01/07/1998
While the National Party won a plurality of seats in the 1991 election, the Jatiyo Party is a significant opposition party with members comprising twenty to thirty percent of the country's legislature.
She testified the National Party threw her out of her house, threatened her and her children, and put her in jail in mid-May 1991, and that she believed the National Party had beaten her son because of her political involvement.
Mahbubur became involved in the student wing of the Jatiyo Party while he was a student at Titumir College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and served as assistant general secretary and later as general secretary.
www.kscourts.org /ca10/cases/1998/01/97-9527.htm   (2955 words)

  
 Bangladesh - The National Party
This was notable progress for a party with a program essentially the same as that of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (the party in total control only five years earlier), which controlled only 34 (7.4 percent) of the subdistrict chairmanships.
After Zia consolidated his military dictatorship, he formed his own Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which took control of Parliament and attracted opportunistic politicians from the opposition to a strong, centrist platform.
Reverse currents were observed in the mid-1980s, as individual leaders fell from favor and lost their cabinet posts or else left the national party to form their own political factions, but the overall trend was toward a steady increase in the membership and influence of the dominant party.
countrystudies.us /bangladesh/95.htm   (888 words)

  
 Bangladesh - Bangladesh National Party
Although the Bangladesh Nationalist Party generally ranked behind the Awami League in terms of public support, it had a presence in the countryside through its peasants' wing, the Jatiyobadi Krishak Dal (Nationalist Peasants Party), formed in October 1987.
In fact, the policies advocated by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party differed little from those of the Jatiyo Party once it was in power, for both groups were descended from the military rule of Zia's time.
She became party chairman and was reelected unopposed in 1986.
countrystudies.us /bangladesh/98.htm   (246 words)

  
 Women's WORLD
The nation's tradition of moderate Islam is under threat as religious intolerance takes hold following the victory of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) in last October's elections.
The party has argued that strict Islamic Sharia law should be implemented in Bangladesh, just as it was by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
William Sloan, president of the Canadian branch of the American Association of Jurors, visited Bangladesh in February and described his horror on seeing Hindu victims of torture.
www.wworld.org /crisis/crisis.asp?ID=230   (930 words)

  
 No. 99-340: Hossain v. INS - Opposition
In 1991, the Bangladesh National Party gained control of the government, and members of that party and the police began to disrupt Jatiyo Party meetings.
Petitioner testified that, on one occasion, National Party members attacked members of the Jatiyo Party during a peaceful demonstration in which petitioner was participating.
Ibid.4 Although petitioner does not allege that he was mistreated by the Bangladeshi police, approximately five times during his month-long incarceration police officers "demanded or requested" that he cease his activities with the Jatiyo Party, and indicated that he would not be released until he disavowed his party affiliation.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1999/0responses/99-0340.resp.html   (2154 words)

  
 Election Results in the Islamic Republic of Bangladesh
The competition was between the two leaders of the parties, Sheikha Hasina Wajed of the Awami League, who held office from 1996 up to the elections, and Begum Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh National Party, who held office from 1991 to 1996 and is currently president for another term which will end in 2006.
It is essential for any party in opposition to adapt itself to the aspirations of the population and to adhere to its role as a national power, guiding the resolutions and policies of the regime and helping at the same time to consolidate democracy and the transfer of authority.
The Islamic Republic of Bangladesh held its eighth general elections in October 2001.
www.siyassa.org.eg /esiyassa/AHRAM/2002/1/1/REPO9.HTM   (396 words)

  
 Another round of anti-government strikes and protests in Bangladesh
She is relying on nationalist appeals to the heritage of the Awami League and its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, her father, who was Bangladesh's first prime minister.
The BNP's main ally, the Jatiya Party of former military dictator Muhammad Ershad, broke from the alliance on April 17 and may be in the process of striking a deal with the government.
The BNP indicated this week that it will not call further strikes during the school exam period and may limit itself to rallies and street marches in the lead up to the national elections.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/apr2001/bang-a26_prn.shtml   (1185 words)

  
 India is causing trouble for Bangladesh!
Bangladesh, which is not involved in any major dispute, is secular, democratic and open.
Bangladesh's relations with India have always had the ups and downs inevitable given the differences in size and geography.
Beyond these specific issues, India seems increasingly to assume that Bangladesh is sympathetic to Pakistan, despite memories of the war of liberation from Pakistan and the lack of proven involvement of Bengali Muslims with Al Qaeda or the Taliban.
e-mela.com /Bangladesh   (741 words)

  
 BBC NEWS South Asia Country profiles Country profile: Bangladesh
Ms Zia became leader of Mr Rahman's Bangladesh National Party in 1984.
Bangladesh spent 15 years under military rule and, although democracy was restored in 1990, the political scene remains volatile.
Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers that empties into the Bay of Bengal.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/country_profiles/1160598.stm   (735 words)

  
 Bangladesh: Fertile Ground for Democracy or Extremism? - Worldpress.org
In October 2001, the Bangladesh National Party (B.N.P.) in a four party alliance was voted into office by a large majority.
The rise of extremism in Bangladesh is a cautionary tale of the dangers of a democracy in form more than substance and of social constructs that preclude democratic safeguards.
Bangladesh is light-years ahead of some other nations in achieving representative government.
www.worldpress.org /Asia/2071.cfm   (858 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
TILAK D. The Bangladesh National Party-led coalition government headed by Begum Khaleda Zia completed its first year in office amidst bitter controversy over the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.
On the other hand, Bangladesh would like an amendment in the 1980 trade treaty with India, which, it feels, is “against the national interest of Bangladesh”.
Independent observers in Dhaka point out that widespread violence and corruption are not new to Bangladesh and the previous Sheikh Hasina Wajed government lost the confidence of the people because of the corrupt and dictatorial ways of its ministers and party leaders.
www.telegraphindia.com /1021106/asp/opinion/story_1352728.asp   (612 words)

  
 Attacks on Hindu Minorities in Bangladesh
In one incident on 4 October 2001 at Panchaboti in Narayanganj district, activists of the newly-elected Bangladesh National Party attacked the house of schoolteacher Dilip Mondol.
In 1995, 72 per cent of all vested property was acquired by members of (the) Bangladesh National Party (BNP); and in 1998, 44 per cent was acquired by the Awami League and 32 per cent by the BNP.”
Bangladesh Observer reported that at least 10,000 people of the minority community from Barisal district ran away from their homes following attacks by activists of the fundamentalist Jamaat-i-Islami party and took shelter in neighbouring Gopalganj district, the electorate of the former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
www.hrdc.net /sahrdc/hrfeatures/HRF48.htm   (1521 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation
New Delhi, March 8: Foreign secretary Shashank left for Dhaka today on a “goodwill” visit that is described in diplomatic circles as an attempt by Delhi to smoothen ties with the Bangladesh National Party led-coalition government.
Delhi used to believe there are more lows when the BNP is in power — Begum Zia’s party has traditionally adopted an anti-Indian stand to cater to its supporters who often criticise the rival Awami League for toeing a pro-Delhi line.
But the headway was lost during anti-Hindu clashes across Bangladesh which made hardliners in India persuade the Vajpayee government to take a tough line against Dhaka.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040309/asp/nation/story_2981303.asp   (440 words)

  
 Bangladesh
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), came to power in elections on October 1 deemed to be free and fair by international observers.
On June 17, as Khaleda Zia, leader of opposition party BNP, attempted to visit the southern part of the country to address a scheduled rally, her motorcade was fired upon repeatedly, forcing her to return to Dhaka.
BNP member Major (retired) Akhtaruzzaman lost his seat in 2000 when he joined the parliamentary session in violation of his Party's decision to abstain.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/sa/8224.htm   (18316 words)

  
 World's Armed Conflicts: Bangladesh
The Bangladesh National Party (BNP), a faction of the Jatiya Party led by former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad, the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and several other right-wing or extremist religious parties united this year in an alliance to force elections, which are not due until 2001.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh arrested nearly one hundred separatist rebels from north-east Indian states during the last two and a half years and destroyed more than 30% of their camps in its territory, despite the fact India and Bangladesh have at times traded charges of sheltering insurgents from each others hill regions.
BBC World Service also reported that, during the nationwide campaign carried by the police in order to improve security in Bangladesh, there were accusations of police involvement in killings and rapes and many left-wings groups also appeared to have lost sight of their ideology and turned instead to bandity.
www.jmk.su.se /global99/conflicts/asia/bangladesh.htm   (614 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series/ Bangladesh / Glossary
In Bangladesh, as elsewhere in South Asia, large numerical units are usually expressed in crores; a crore is 10 million.
Bangladesh's unit of currency adopted in 1971, derives from the word tonka, the Iranian coinage used during the Delhi Sultanate (q.v.
comprises the seven nations of South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; founded at a meeting of foreign ministers in New Delhi on August 1-2, 1983; inaugural meeting of heads of state and government in Dhaka on December 7-8, 1986.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/bangladesh/bd_glos.html   (1256 words)

  
 Bangladesh Country Analysis Brief
A new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia took office in October 2001 after the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) won the majority of seats in parliament.
Bangladesh's approval for the tri-nation gas pipeline, however, was contingent upon several trade concessions including the removal of tariff, non-tarriff and administrative barriers to help Dhaka close its trade deficit with India, access to hydroelectricity from Nepal and Bhutan and the establishment of a free trade corridor to these countries.
Bangladesh's real GDP grew at an estimated rate of 5.3 percent in 2004, and is projected to remain steady at 5.2 percent in 2005.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/bangla.html   (3382 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Bangladesh - Overview
The parliamentary elections which led to a centre-right Bangladesh National Party (BNP, Prime Minister: Mrs Khaleda Zia) government being installed in 1991 marked the start of a new era in building democratic institutions in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s import from EU In recent years, exports from the EU to Bangladesh focus on vegetable products, notably cereals, products of the chemical and allied industries and machinery and mechanical appliances.
The EC assistance in Bangladesh switched from classic food aid operations to a more comprehensive rural development co-operation introducing the concept of food security as an objective to be achieved in the longer term.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/bangladesh/intro   (2255 words)

  
 Incidents-October 2001 (Part Two)
With the election of the right wing Bangladesh National Party and the Islamic fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islamia to power in the September 2001 general elections, life has become worse for the members of the minority communities.
Eminent speaker and the president of Bangladesh Communist Party, Professor Saiyad Merajul Hossain spoke passionately on the issue.
Aduliagram in Chitalmari subdivision, Bagerhat district (in southern Bangladesh bordering the Bay of Bengal).
www.mayerdak.com /incid_oct01pt2.htm   (1815 words)

  
 Netguruindia News
Her party, Awami League aside, Bangladesh National Party, also welcomed the US scheme of military presence in Bangladesh.
July 14: Leftist political parties and organisations, including the Communist Party of Bangladesh, the largest leftist formation in the country, are deeply concerned over the lee way that the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, offers to the US military officials.
On 7 July last the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Zone of the US Army Admiral Danis.C. Blare called on the Bangladesh President Samsuddin Ahmed, PM, BNP chief, Begum Khaleda Zia and important military and political personalities.
www.netguruindia.com /news/Jul01/15/NAT3.html   (330 words)

  
 Bangladesh: Government Fails to Act Against Religious Violence (Human Rights Watch, 16-6-2005)
Bangladesh's High Court has temporarily suspended the ban on Ahmadiyya publications and the government argues that the ban was put into place to appease extremists and thereby protect Ahmadis.
The 45-page report, "Breach of Faith: Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh," documents the campaign of violence, harassment and intimidation unleashed by the Khatme Nabuwat (KN)--an umbrella group of Sunni Muslim extremists--against the Ahmadiyya community.
For those pursuing populist political goals, such as Islamist and conservative parties in Bangladesh, raising the bogey of Ahmadi subversion and persecuting them, ostensibly in order to preserve the faith, has provided a fast track to political power.
hrw.org /english/docs/2005/06/16/bangla11139.htm   (1076 words)

  
 Crime News
They also noted that although Bangladesh authorities reportedly charged several low-ranking activists of the ruling Bangladesh National Party in recent days, Asma Kibria, the widow of Kibria, and opposition party leaders questioned the impartiality and thoroughness of the investigation, particularly in light of the fact that the government has refused to make the findings public.
The Bangladesh government later requested assistance from the US in investigating the incident.
The letters were addressed to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and to Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Shamsher M Chowdhury.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/apr/03/03042005cr.htm   (1004 words)

  
 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh National Party comes into power on October 1, 2001.
The persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh is nothing new; indeed millions of Hindus were massacred in the fight for Bangladeshi Independence.
It is ironic how a community which has sacrificed so much for their country is now the target of this, seemingly government sponsored, rampage.
www.hinduhumanrights.org /Bangladesh/rapendishonour.htm   (550 words)

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