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Bangladesh: The Importance of Being Tarique Rahman

Paper No.5652          Dated 23-Feb-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

To many, the title of this article would be a stupid statement. Tarique Rahman, the older son of late President Zia-ur-Rahman, the founder of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP), and Begum Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of the BNP and two time prime minister of Bangladesh, is the Vice Chairman of the BNP.

Bangla Court Establishes BNP-Jamaat Fountainhead of Terrorism

Paper No. 5642                                         Dated 03-Feb-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

A special court in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, sentenced (Jan 30) 14 to death. They were the principals in illegally importing 10 truck loads of arms, ammunition and explosives on April 01, 2004 by sea. The court ruled that the consignment was destined for Indian separatist/ terrorist organization, the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) to wage war against the Indian state.

Bangladesh under Siege

Paper No. 5632                             Dated 12-Jan-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

Prime Minister Sk. Hasina was very well aware that the BNP led opposition had constructed a well rehearsed strategy to demean her and her party, the Awami League (AL) one way or the other

Bangladesh Liberation 1971: Recalling United States and China’s Record

Paper  No. 5625                                      Dated 27-Dec-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation in December 1971after a horrendous ethnic genocide inflicted by the Pakistan Army beginning March 1971 on the Bengali East Pakistan even though the Pakistan Bengalis constituted Pakistan’s majority population.

BANGLADESH: On the Verge of 1971 Closure

Paper No. 5619                                        Dated 20-Dec-2013

by Bhaskar Roy

The execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Assistant General Secretary Abdul Quader Molla on December 12, may be a watershed in the political life of Bangladesh. This comes just before the celebration of victory day “December 16” when the occupying Pakistani army surrendered to the Indian army in Dhaka in 1971.

Saving Bangladesh

Paper No. 5618                                   Dated 20-Dec-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The unprecedented violent electoral politics witnessed in Bangladesh over the last six weeks has raised concerns in the neighbourhood and among the international community. Violent politics is no stranger to the highly emotional people of Bangladesh. But the magnitude of it this time threatens the very roots of stability and development. Over this period more than fifty people lost their lives and thousands were injured.

Bangladesh: Turmoil may see return of Terrorism

Paper No. 5608                                    Dated 25-Nov-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

It is about time that the United States Congress realized that the current political turmoil in Bangladesh may see a return of terrorism to Bangladesh.

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