Sheikh Hasina is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, in office since January 2009.
She previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and she has led the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981.
She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father and first President of Bangladesh, and widow of the nuclear scientist M.
She is also sometimes referred-to as Sheikh Hasina Wazed, her married name.
Hasina's political career has spanned more than four decades during which she has been both Prime Minister and opposition leader.
As opposition leader, she was the target of an assassination attempt in 2004.
In 2007, she was arrested for corruption and charged with murder by the military-backed Caretaker Government during the 2006–2008 Bangladeshi political crisis, when the generals imposed a state of emergency.
She returned as Prime Minister after a landslide victory for the Awami League-led Grand Alliance in 2008, when they took two-thirds of the seats in parliament.
In January 2014 she became the prime minister for the third time after winning the 2014 parliamentary election, which was boycotted by the main opposition BNP-led alliance.
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Indian agencies have expressed concern over Pakistan using its high commission in Dhaka to conduct anti-India activities. Latest inputs indicate that the high commission in that city is the meeting.. Credit: DNA - Published
More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, their faces covered in black cloth, accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of breach of trust in enacting a law they fear.. Credit: Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
A Bangladesh court sentenced the acting head of the main opposition party to life in prison on Wednesday and 19 other people to death over a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004,.. Credit: Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
Opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia's fugitive son and political heir Tarique Rahman was sentenced to life and 19 others, including a former home minister, were given death penalty by a Bangladesh court.. Credit: DNA - Published