Tag: Awami League

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  • Bangladesh court sentences 9 to death for attacking PM Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago

    Bangladesh court sentences 9 to death for attacking PM Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago

    Sheikh Hasina was leading a nationwide campaign by rail when her coach came under attack upon arriving in Pabna's Ishwardy on September 23, 1994.

    July 3, 2019
  • Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for fourth term

    Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for fourth term

    Hasina dropped 36 members from the previous Cabinet and also didn't pick members of allied parties in her new Cabinet.

    January 7, 2019
  • Liberation Landslide

    Liberation Landslide

    Stupendous no less has been the mandate that Hasina’s party has won; it would be a gross understatement to call it massive, with 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats under its belt.

    January 2, 2019
  • Why Hasina is important for the North-east

    Why Hasina is important for the North-east

    For the North-east, the outcome of the Bangladesh polls is of vital importance

    December 31, 2018
  • Hat-trick for Awami League and Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh polls

    Hat-trick for Awami League and Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh polls

    Opposition has called the elections farce and demanded fresh polling; at least 17 people were killed in poll-related violence in eight districts

    December 31, 2018
  • Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands re-election

    Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands re-election

    Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of jailed ex-premier Khaleda Zia won just three seats; polls marred by violence at places as clashes claim 17 lives

    December 31, 2018
  • Nothing to observe

    Nothing to observe

    Thousands of troops have been deployed across the country, which will once again bear witness to an election under the awesome shadow of the soldier’s gun, recalling the experience of January 2014.

    December 27, 2018
  • B’desh polls roiled by violence

    B’desh polls roiled by violence

    Figures compiled so far by the media paint a sobering picture: in seven days since December 10, according to an estimate, there were 96 violent clashes in 45 districts, resulting in deaths of at least two individuals and scores of injuries.

    December 22, 2018
  • Roiled before polls

    Roiled before polls

    The cruel irony being that rival candidates of the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who were out on the streets to cheer their respective parties, were attacked by the mobs.

    December 14, 2018
  • Bangladesh EC defers polling date to December 30

    Bangladesh EC defers polling date to December 30

    Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda made the announcement in capital Dhaka, a day after the opposition alliance, including former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party, decided to contest the polls.

    November 12, 2018
  • The Begum’s gambit

    The Begum’s gambit

    With the national elections in Bangladesh scheduled to be held on 23 December, the supposedly secular Begum Hasina appears to have adjusted gears by playing to the Islamist gallery in the twilight phase of her current tenure as Prime Minister. There can be no questioning the decision of a Muslim country’s head of government to …

    November 10, 2018
  • Dhaka verdict heightens poll drama

    Dhaka verdict heightens poll drama

    As Bangladesh is deep in electioneering mode for the next parliamentary elections due shortly, a Dhaka tribunal probing the deadly grenade attack on Sheikh Hasina and her party workers awarded a landmark judgment on October 10 sending shock waves among the guilty and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leadership and its cadres. BNP in partnership …

    October 12, 2018
  • Disjointed Dhaka

    Disjointed Dhaka

    Never since the upheaval at Shahbag Square (February 2013) has Bangladesh witnessed so virulent an expression of student power, and for more than a week. Dhaka has been thrown out of joint by school students in the main; the younger generation has been shrilling for stringent road safety rules and action against reckless bus drivers …

    August 8, 2018
  • Why Dhaka must be circumspect

    Why Dhaka must be circumspect

    Agitations and protest-inspired politics have always been at the forefront of the area now called Bangladesh ever since Bangla politics started occupying space in the national political landscape. In what was East Bengal and later in East Pakistan, there was a flurry of activity commencing from the period before 1947, including protests in Calcutta mostly …

    August 5, 2018
  • Poll tempers rise in Bangladesh

    Poll tempers rise in Bangladesh

    As the parliamentary election dates in Bangladesh drawing closer (polls are expected by the end of the year), political activities are reaching a feverish pitch within both the ruling Awami League (AL) and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The BNP has not been forthright so far in declaring whether it would take part in …

    July 6, 2018
  • Liberation and Jobs

    Liberation and Jobs

    Bangladesh for the past few days has been roiled by a spirited movement against quotas in government jobs. Most particularly, Dhaka has been thrown out of joint by an agitation that has been ignited by an issue that is terribly emotive for the Awami League in an election year ~ 56 per cent of the …

    April 13, 2018