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June 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Two decades after the army assassinated Bangladesh's founding father, his daughter--who helped end the military rule that followed him--was sworn in as prime minister. "My first job will be to restore peace and political stability for rapid economic development," Sheik Hasina Wajed told reporters. Wajed's liberal Awami League finished first in parliamentary elections earlier this month but still faces a strong challenge from the party that has governed Bangladesh since 1991.
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May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sheik Hasina Wajed, a former prime minister of Bangladesh, returned to the country vowing to fight charges of corruption and murder against her. Wajed flew to Dhaka from London after the South Asian country's military-backed government reversed a ban on her return. The former prime minister's senior aides greeted her with flowers at the international airport, while dozens of supporters gathered outside to cheer her return. Thousands of others, many of them beating drums, lined the streets.
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WORLD
May 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sheik Hasina Wajed, a former prime minister of Bangladesh, returned to the country vowing to fight charges of corruption and murder against her. Wajed flew to Dhaka from London after the South Asian country's military-backed government reversed a ban on her return. The former prime minister's senior aides greeted her with flowers at the international airport, while dozens of supporters gathered outside to cheer her return. Thousands of others, many of them beating drums, lined the streets.
WORLD
April 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Bangladesh's government said it had lifted a ban on the return of former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed from overseas, and denied that it was pressuring another former leader, Khaleda Zia, to go into exile. The military-backed interim government issued an order April 18 that barred Wajed from returning. She was blocked Sunday from boarding a flight in London en route home from the United States. The government did not give a reason for lifting the ban.
NEWS
June 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed said she will step down next month to pave the way for general elections in Bangladesh. The 330-seat Parliament is expected to be dissolved July 12 on completion of its five-year term, Wajed told writers, artists and academics at a gathering in the capital, Dhaka, on Friday. A neutral caretaker administration will take over from Wajed and hold elections within three months, as called for in the constitution.
WORLD
April 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Bangladesh's government said it had lifted a ban on the return of former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed from overseas, and denied that it was pressuring another former leader, Khaleda Zia, to go into exile. The military-backed interim government issued an order April 18 that barred Wajed from returning. She was blocked Sunday from boarding a flight in London en route home from the United States. The government did not give a reason for lifting the ban.
NEWS
June 22, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father led one of the most impoverished countries in the world to independence. Now the daughter is on the verge of being summoned to govern it. For Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh, the last days have been ones to savor--a vindication of the bitter struggle she has waged over the last two years against her chief political rival. Wajed and her allies forced the holding of repeat elections this month under a neutral caretaker government and came up the big winners.
NEWS
February 11, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little-known war came to an end Tuesday in this remote corner of Asia, as hundreds of tribal fighters emerged from their jungle sanctuaries to swap their weapons for a promise of justice. After 22 years of fighting, the first of 10,000 warriors from such tribes as the Chakma, Marma, Khumi and Mro walked into a hastily built soccer stadium here and put down their rifles to the cheers of thousands of villagers. The ceremony, attended by the U.S.
NEWS
July 3, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has rejected an offer by her rival and successor to join the new Cabinet. Prime Minister Hasina Wajed, whose party is four seats short of a majority in the new Parliament, included in her Cabinet ministers from the Jatiya Party, which finished third, and the National Socialist Party, a small leftist group. Past feuding between Zia and Wajed has threatened the country's nascent democracy and badly weakened its economy.
WORLD
July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces arrested former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed at her home in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, early today, ATN Bangla TV reported. It was not immediately known on what charges she was detained, but police have said previously that she faces charges of extortion and taking bribes during her 1996-2001 term. The military-backed government, which is in the midst of an anti-corruption drive, has barred her from leaving the country.
NEWS
June 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed said she will step down next month to pave the way for general elections in Bangladesh. The 330-seat Parliament is expected to be dissolved July 12 on completion of its five-year term, Wajed told writers, artists and academics at a gathering in the capital, Dhaka, on Friday. A neutral caretaker administration will take over from Wajed and hold elections within three months, as called for in the constitution.
NEWS
February 11, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little-known war came to an end Tuesday in this remote corner of Asia, as hundreds of tribal fighters emerged from their jungle sanctuaries to swap their weapons for a promise of justice. After 22 years of fighting, the first of 10,000 warriors from such tribes as the Chakma, Marma, Khumi and Mro walked into a hastily built soccer stadium here and put down their rifles to the cheers of thousands of villagers. The ceremony, attended by the U.S.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Two decades after the army assassinated Bangladesh's founding father, his daughter--who helped end the military rule that followed him--was sworn in as prime minister. "My first job will be to restore peace and political stability for rapid economic development," Sheik Hasina Wajed told reporters. Wajed's liberal Awami League finished first in parliamentary elections earlier this month but still faces a strong challenge from the party that has governed Bangladesh since 1991.
NEWS
June 22, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father led one of the most impoverished countries in the world to independence. Now the daughter is on the verge of being summoned to govern it. For Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh, the last days have been ones to savor--a vindication of the bitter struggle she has waged over the last two years against her chief political rival. Wajed and her allies forced the holding of repeat elections this month under a neutral caretaker government and came up the big winners.
WORLD
May 15, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces arrested dozens of supporters of Bangladesh's two former prime ministers under emergency powers, media and relatives said. Authorities arrested at least 40 supporters of ex-Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed at a house in Sylhet city, private television station Channel i reported. They allegedly were holding an illegal meeting. In addition, police arrested Hannan Shah, a top aide to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, at his Dhaka home, said Shah's youngest son, Reazul.
WORLD
August 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A series of bombs exploded at an opposition rally in the capital, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 300, witnesses and news reports said. Opposition leader Sheik Hasina Wajed was speaking from atop a truck when the first bomb went off outside her Awami League headquarters in Dhaka. She crouched in the truck, visibly shaken but not hurt. No one claimed responsibility for the blasts. Angry opposition supporters smashed or burned dozens of passing vehicles to protest the attack.
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