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Dhaka Carnage – A Wake up call for Realism

Paper No. 6144                                Dated 08-Jul-2016                   

By Bhaskar Roy

The siege of the Holey Artisan Café by a group of young Jihadis on July 1 evening was something waiting to happen.  Twenty guests dining in this up-market restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic area were killed by these terrorists.  Most of them were foreigners.  Two police officers also lost their lives.  The terrorists were killed in a mixed forces commando raid later.

Are Islamic Extremists Poised to Swallow Bangladesh?

Paper No. 5916                                Dated 16-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.

Bangladesh: Street Protests and Blockades Tapering off: Firmness Pays

Paper No. 5910                                 Dated 09-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

There are unmistakable signs that the street protests and blockades in Dhaka, Chittagong and elsewhere of the opposition combine- BNP and JEI are tapering off though there is no official statement from the parties of having withdrawn the agitation.

Ignoring Bangladesh Can Spell Disaster

Paper No. 5882                                   Dated 27-Feb-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The anti-government agitation that was started by the opposition, led by the BNP on January 6 appears to be metamorphosing into a terror campaign. Over one hundred innocent people have died. Terrorists have entered the fray, ably engineered by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh, which is the BNP’s main strength on the streets.

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.

India-Bangla Relations - Can be more than Bilateral

Paper No. 5531                                       Dated 22-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Ms. Dipy Moni will be in New Delhi on July 25, 2013 on a three day visit.  It is expected to be a preparatory one paving the way for Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s official visit in August at the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Bangladesh General Elections 2014: A Preview

Paper No. 5527                                      Dated 12-Jul-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh is expected to go to the polls for its General Elections with the term of the current Ninth Parliament on January 24, 2014. The present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came into power in January 2009 after Bangladesh had gone through a spell of two years (2006-2008) of a Caretaker Government.

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