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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.

Political Assassination Plot Clouds Bangladesh

Paper No. 6105                                   Dated 22-Apr-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Rising Deviant Islamist Terror in Bangladesh

Paper No. 5990                                   Dated 19-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Terrorists have no religion.  That is the emerging consensus globally so that religious sentiments are not hurt and society is not divided.  When murders are committed in the name of religion, it can at best be called deviant religious terrorism or extremism.  And these deviants went to establish a global caliphate by establishing minor caliphates in different regions of the world and amalgamate them.

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.

Hoping for a Peaceful Bangladesh

Paper No. 5913                               Dated 11-Apr-2015
 
Guest Column:  By Kazi Anwarul Masud
                                    
The world is passing through a stage of conundrum. 
 

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the opposition combine- BNP and JEI are tapering off though there is no official statement from the parties of having withdrawn the agitation.

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.

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