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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.

Developments in Bangladesh are a Cause for Serious Concern

Paper No. 5600                                        Dated 11-Nov-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The stand off between the Awami League (AL) led government and the BNP led opposition has reached such an explosive point that unless a compromise is found between the two very soon, the country might go up in flames.

Can Bangladesh Complete The Revolution?

Paper No. 5579                                        Dated 15-Oct-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Elections for the 10th Jatiyo Sanshad (Parliament) is to be held any time between October 24 and January 24 next year. The Awami League led grand alliance is set to complete its five years term. The BNP led 18th party alliance is firm till now that it will boycott the elections unless a caretaker form of neutral government is reestablished to conduct the elections.

India/Pakistan/Bangladesh-: How long should we live in the Past?

Paper No. 5544         Dated 18-Aug-2013

Guest Column: By Kazi Anwarul Masud 

The line of control along Jammu & Kashmir is being violated repeatedly. India accuses Pakistan of the violations that is denied by Pakistan.

Bangladesh General Elections 2014 - Perspectives August 2013

Paper No. 5543                                          Dated 12-Aug-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Bangladesh next General Elections could be held in 2013 at the year- end but since January 20 2014 is the outside limit as per the Constitution, they are being termed as General Elections2014.

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