Tag: Begum Khaleda

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Dissent stifled

    Dissent stifled

    The discourse over dissent in a democracy has been rudely jolted in Bangladesh barely two months before the general election.

    October 23, 2018
  • Ignoble diplomacy

    Ignoble diplomacy

    The president of the country’s ruling party has articulated an opinion that is ill-advised even at the mildest estimation. Both India and Bangladesh are acutely aware that illegal migrants ~ specifically the post-March 1971 generation ~ have posed a festering sore in bilateral relations since the late 1970s, when the “quiet influx” ~ this newspaper’s …

    October 1, 2018