IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Bangladesh

5th - 13th February
  • Rohingya girls targeted by child traffickers at Bangladesh border crossings.
    (Abcnews; 8.2.2018)
  • Khaleda lands in jail for corruption: -Khaleda gets 5 years rigorous imprisonment-: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail in Dhaka this afternoon after she was handed a five-year rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka today sentenced Khaleda to rigorous imprisonment after she was found guilty for misappropriating a donation fund. Her eldest son and BNP’s Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others were also given 10 years imprisonment in the case and a fine of Tk 2.10 crore each in the politically significant case ahead of the parliamentary election.
    (Daily Star; 8.02.2018)
30th Jan - 4th February
  • Bangladesh bans street protests ahead of Khaleda Zia's verdict: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centering on the expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia.