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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.

Bhutan: Tobgay Government makes a good beginning: Update No. 100

Note No. 694                                    Dated 16-Sep-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Tobgay government has begun well. The Prime Minister’s visit to India between August 30 and September 2 was very successful and he was able to get an assurance from India that all his requirements will be met in full.

Sri Lanka: Character of Rajapakse political-economy

Paper No. 5559                                 Dated 16-Sep-2013

By Dr. Kumar David

Leader of the Samasamja Party, Prof. Tissa Vitarana has since the IMF began to influence economic policy described it as a trend to neoliberalism.

IP Gas Pipeline: A road to stability

Paper No. 5547                                         Dated 19-Aug-2013

Guest Column by Muhammad Nawaz Khan

Pakistan is facing an acute energy crisis and there is a huge gap in demand and supply. Pakistan, being an energy deficient country, is hugely suffering both economically and socially.

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.

Sri Lanka: Electricity price increases and a failed strike

Paper no. 5501                                         Dated 30-May-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David  

Electricity tariffs were raised on April 20 and there was such an outcry that GoSL was forced to climb down.

Discourse on Ethics-Divorced Policy

Paper No. 5466                                       Dated 20-April-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Margaret Thatcher is dead. While her departure from this earth was not universally mourned in England which the Iron Lady ruled for eleven years some have credited her along with her friend Ronald Reagan for initiating the beginning of the end of the cold war.

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