Tag: Bangladesh

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  • Tensions in Assam

    Tensions in Assam

    The solution to a potentially very serious national problem would lie in making Cachar district a separate Union Territory with no special political connection with Assam. Cachar has a population of some 40 lakh people of whom a little over half are Hindus. Under two per cent are Christians and the rest Muslims. More or less, all speak and write Bengali. Its economy is viable especially with the help of over a hundred tea gardens which produce five crore kilograms of the beverage worth Rs 800 crore annually.

    January 22, 2019
  • A region erupts in anger

    A region erupts in anger

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill has brought to the fore serious fissures in the North-east

    January 21, 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
  • Hindu houses under ‘arson’ attack ahead of Bangladesh elections

    Hindu houses under ‘arson’ attack ahead of Bangladesh elections

    The Rapid Action Battalion has set up a camp in the neighbourhood to ensure safety of the religious minorities

    December 28, 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
  • India to send observers to Bangladesh for elections

    India to send observers to Bangladesh for elections

    The team of observers has been deputed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. The observers would be travelling to Bangladesh from 28-31 December.

    December 20, 2018
  • Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Should India view ‘string of pearls’ as an asset?

    Alarm bells actually starting ringing with construction activities in Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Gwadar on the Makran Coast in Pakistan. The Chinese have since extended their reach to a base in the Red Sea.

    December 14, 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
  • In defence of women

    In defence of women

    Stronger laws and the involvement of society are necessary to curb gender-based violence, says Naznin Tithi.

    December 6, 2018
  • Voice of the Refugee

    Voice of the Refugee

    There is almost a collective sense of spurious satisfaction in Myanmar over the refusal of the 700,000 Rohingyas to return from the squalid camps of Bangladesh. Equally, much as it hoped to start the repatriation very shortly, there is little doubt that the government in Dhaka must be sorely disappointed ~ a month before the …

    November 19, 2018
  • Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Bangladesh officials on Thursday travelled to several camps in the western part of the country but did not find any refugee willing to return to Myanmar.

    November 16, 2018
  • Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Despite the concerns expressed by the UN refugee agency and other human rights groups, the repatriation could go ahead if both Bangladesh and Myanmar choose to do so

    November 16, 2018
  • Bangladesh set to repatriate Rohingya despite security concerns

    Bangladesh set to repatriate Rohingya despite security concerns

    "This repatriation is not going to be sustainable," Abdur Rahim, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, said.

    November 14, 2018
  • Fragile morale?

    Fragile morale?

    In rejecting a plea that they recuse themselves from hearing a case of alleged fake encounters involving the security forces in Manipur, Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit of the Supreme Court have sent out a strong signal to the military and police communities, and their civil/political backers that the sinews of the uniformed …

    November 14, 2018
  • Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    The two governments agreed to repatriate 2,251 of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps, in the first of a phased process.

    November 13, 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