BanglaCapsule | Sheikh Hasina Timeline  

Sep-28-1947
Sheikh Hasina, politician, Awami League leader and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was born in Tungipara Upazila, Bangladesh.
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Mai-17-1981
Sheikh Hasina Wajed, chief of Bangladesh Awami League and eldest daughter of late President of Bangladesh and the then AL chief Sheikh Mujibur Rahman arrived in Dhaka after living in exile in New Delhi with her husband Dr. Wajed and two children for nearly six years.
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Mrz-11-1999
Sheikh Hasina government sacks Home Affairs Minister, Major (retd.) Rafiqul Islam for his failure to check spiralling violence.
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Sep-12-1999
Police clashed with protestors seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Hasina. Opposition parties called for a 3-day general strike.
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Mai-22-2000
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warns against an alleged plot by 'some quarters' to distrupt peace in the Chittagong and calls for concerted efforts for the overall development of the resource-rich region.
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Jul-21-2000
Attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her home district, Gopalganj, foiled. Police discover and defuse an explosive device planted at the venue of the Prime Minister's rally. Four activists of Islamic Chhatra Shibir, student wing of the Jamaat-i-Islami, arrested.
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Jan-28-2001
Appreciating the effectiveness of the Public Safety Act (PSA) in curbing terrorism and extortion, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the police forces to apply it cautiously.
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Apr-10-2001
In Dhaka a general strike for the resignation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina left 3 people dead after supporters and opponents clashed with guns and homemade bombs.
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Jul-13-2001
Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina Wajed led Awami League's 5-year term ends. The non-partisan caretaker government headed by former Chief Justice Latifur Rahman takes over.
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Jul-15-2001
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left office. President Shahabuddin Ahmad appointed Latifur Rahman to head a caretaker administration.
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Feb-26-2004
BNP activists attack former Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina's motorcade at Charkawa ferry ghat in Barisal town.
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Aug-21-2004
Grenade attack on opposition Awami League rally in Dhaka kills 22 people. Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina survives the attack.
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Sep-12-2006
Police in Dhaka baton-charged thousands of opposition supporters in violent clashes outside the prime minister's office that left at least 110 people injured. A 14-party opposition alliance led by the Awami League is demanding electoral reforms ahead of national elections.
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Jan-03-2007
Sheikh Hasina announces boycott of Jan 22, 2007 election. Street protests bring Dhaka to a standstill.
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Apr-12-2007
Murder charges filed against Sheikh Hasina and more than 50 others over deaths of 10 activists in Oct 28, 2006 street protests.
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Apr-18-2007
Bangladesh's military-backed emergency government exiled opposition leader Sheikh Hasina Wajed as it stepped up a massive purge of the crisis-wracked country's political hierarchy.
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Mai-07-2007
Sheikh Hasina returned to Bangladesh after 51 days in the US and UK when the interim caretaker government prevented her from returning to the country.
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Jul-16-2007
AL President Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka on charges of extortion. She was sent to a sub-jail, located at a two-storey house in the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban (national parliament) complex.
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Jul-30-2007
Bangladesh High Court suspended former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's extortion trial and ordered her released on bail.
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Mai-07-2008
Sheikh Hasina formally charged for graft days after similar charges against Khaleda Zia. They deny all charges.
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Jun-11-2008
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed was released on parole for eight weeks from detention on corruption charges for medical treatment abroad in an apparent political deal between her party and the army-backed government.
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Jun-12-2008
Sheikh Hasina has left the country for the US a day after her temporary release from prison to get medical treatment abroad.
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Sep-16-2008
Sheikh Hasina was granted bail in one of several corruption cases, allowing her to return from the United States.
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Nov-06-2008
Sheikh Hasina returns to Dhaka from the United States after she was granted bail in corruption charges.
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Jan-06-2009
Sheikh Hasina is sworn in as prime minister, ending two years of rule by army-backed interim government.
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