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Bangladesh: Khaleda to be released on Parole?

Paper No. 6825            Dated 17-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

On 6th April, Home Minister of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan dropped a hint that the Government was willing to consider parole for Khaleda Zia in the event of her applying for parole giving specific reasons. That indicated that there had been some behind the scene discussions between the Awami League and the BNP on Khaleda’s health and the possibility of letting her go abroad for treatment.

Bangladesh: JEI Revisited:

Paper No 6411               Dated 16-March-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan.

Bangladesh: Post Election Developments:

Paper No. 6476          Dated 6-Jan-2018

S.Chandrasekharan

As expected, in the highly charged political atmosphere, the overwhelming victory of the Awami League in the National Elections held on 30th December, has raised allegations that the election had been marred by violence and that it had not been fair.  In fact, one of the editorials in the Daily Star described the victory of the Awami League as an “overkill”. 

Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

Paper No.6474            Dated 31-Dec-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

In the elections held on December 30, the Awami League led Alliance won 288 seats with the BNP led Alliance winning only 7 sets.  Three seats went to others. It is a land slide victory for Hasina and her party- the Awami League.

Though it was known that the Awami League had an edge in the elections, no one could have predicted or assessed such an overwhelming victory that had had routed the entire opposition.

Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections in Rangpur- Its Significance:

Paper No. 6337                                   Dated 5-Jan-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 

Larger Conspiracy behind BNP’s bitter criticism of Sheikh Hasina’s India initiative

Paper No. 6247                                 Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s visit (April 7-9), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Your dream of golden Bangla is our dream too”. 

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.

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