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March 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Khaleda Zia, 46, widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, was named the first woman prime minister of predominantly Muslim Bangladesh. Zia's centrist Bangladesh Nationalist Party won 139 seats in the 300-seat Parliament in the Feb. 27 election.
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December 30, 2008 | times wire reports
An alliance led by former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed won a large parliamentary majority in Bangladesh's first polls in seven years, unofficial results showed. A rival party complained of irregularities. Analysts said it was unclear whether the losers would accept the results or take their supporters onto the streets to protest. Unofficial results showed that Wajed's Grand Alliance, led by her Awami League, had won at least 255 seats in the 300-seat National Parliament. Just 31 had gone to a group led by Khaleda Zia, another former prime minister.
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NEWS
February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The party headed by Khaleda Zia, widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, and the party of Sheik Hasina, daughter of another slain president, held early leads in Bangladesh's first parliamentary elections that represent Bangladesh's first democratic transfer of authority in 20 years of independence. Unofficial returns for 84 of the 300 seats showed Zia's Bangladesh National Party capturing 41 seats and Hasina's Awami League winning 22.
WORLD
September 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces detained Bangladesh's most recent prime minister, Khaleda Zia, witnesses and officials said today. Hundreds of army-led security forces had surrounded Zia's home in Dhaka, the capital. The move came after police said they recorded a corruption case against Zia, her son Arafat Rahman and 11 others. Police gave no details on the case. Zia's elder son and political heir Tarique Rahman was detained in March in an anti-corruption drive by the army-backed interim government.
WORLD
September 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces detained Bangladesh's most recent prime minister, Khaleda Zia, witnesses and officials said today. Hundreds of army-led security forces had surrounded Zia's home in Dhaka, the capital. The move came after police said they recorded a corruption case against Zia, her son Arafat Rahman and 11 others. Police gave no details on the case. Zia's elder son and political heir Tarique Rahman was detained in March in an anti-corruption drive by the army-backed interim government.
WORLD
December 30, 2008 | times wire reports
An alliance led by former Prime Minister Sheik Hasina Wajed won a large parliamentary majority in Bangladesh's first polls in seven years, unofficial results showed. A rival party complained of irregularities. Analysts said it was unclear whether the losers would accept the results or take their supporters onto the streets to protest. Unofficial results showed that Wajed's Grand Alliance, led by her Awami League, had won at least 255 seats in the 300-seat National Parliament. Just 31 had gone to a group led by Khaleda Zia, another former prime minister.
NEWS
December 8, 1987
As protests against his rule continued, Bangladesh President Hussain Mohammed Ershad announced that he will try to call elections within 90 days to select a president and a new Parliament to replace the body he dissolved Sunday. Ershad also told newspaper editors that he will soon release two opposition leaders, Khaleda Zia, chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and Hasina Wazed, president of the Awami League, who have been under house arrest since Nov. 11.
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
May 8, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government warehouses are filled with 800,000 tons of rice and wheat, but planes and helicopters have delivered only 141 tons of desperately needed relief supplies since last week's cyclone left millions without food, clean water or shelter, military officials said Tuesday. Even worse, up to 40% of supplies dropped from planes have fallen in the water or smashed on the ground, the officials said.
NEWS
March 19, 1992 | Reuters
President Bush will meet with Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia today, the White House announced Wednesday.
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
May 8, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government warehouses are filled with 800,000 tons of rice and wheat, but planes and helicopters have delivered only 141 tons of desperately needed relief supplies since last week's cyclone left millions without food, clean water or shelter, military officials said Tuesday. Even worse, up to 40% of supplies dropped from planes have fallen in the water or smashed on the ground, the officials said.
NEWS
March 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Khaleda Zia, 46, widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, was named the first woman prime minister of predominantly Muslim Bangladesh. Zia's centrist Bangladesh Nationalist Party won 139 seats in the 300-seat Parliament in the Feb. 27 election.
NEWS
February 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The party headed by Khaleda Zia, widow of assassinated President Ziaur Rahman, and the party of Sheik Hasina, daughter of another slain president, held early leads in Bangladesh's first parliamentary elections that represent Bangladesh's first democratic transfer of authority in 20 years of independence. Unofficial returns for 84 of the 300 seats showed Zia's Bangladesh National Party capturing 41 seats and Hasina's Awami League winning 22.
NEWS
December 8, 1987
As protests against his rule continued, Bangladesh President Hussain Mohammed Ershad announced that he will try to call elections within 90 days to select a president and a new Parliament to replace the body he dissolved Sunday. Ershad also told newspaper editors that he will soon release two opposition leaders, Khaleda Zia, chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, and Hasina Wazed, president of the Awami League, who have been under house arrest since Nov. 11.
WORLD
December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Iajuddin Ahmed ordered deployment of the army across the country to ensure peaceful elections next month. More than 40 people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes between rival political activists since late October, when Khaleda Zia, leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, ended her five-year tenure as prime minister.
NEWS
May 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marilyn Quayle, wife of Vice President Dan Quayle, arrived in Bangladesh to review relief efforts for the millions of survivors of last month's catastrophic cyclone. She met with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and acting President Shahabuddin Ahmed to discuss relief efforts.
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