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UPDATE: Awami League Wins Bangladesh Polls

With Bangladeshi voters having delivered a resounding victory to the coalition led by Sheik Hasina Wajed of the Awami League Monday, apprehension remains over whether the vote can ensure a stable ...
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Amidst uncertainties, Bangladesh readies for polls

After almost 22 months under lockdown, Bangladesh is finally expected to go to the polls on December 29 in a general election to select a new National Parliament, with its political system likely to continu...
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Challenge of a Credible Bangladesh Poll

As Bangladesh slowly moves towards its much-delayed December parliamentary elections, the military-backed caretaker government is still trying to figure out what to do with the bitter political enemies, known as the “battling Begums,” whose d...
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Political Tension Rises in Bangladesh

After nearly two years of caretaker government in Bangladesh, the politics of the country seem to be heating up as all the political parties, including the two major ones, grow increasingly frustrated ...
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Searching for Taslima

Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen was flown out of Calcutta on Nov. 21 after violent Muslim protests over her books and speeches resulted in injuries to 43 people and arrests of more than 100. Ruchir Joshi, a resident of Calcutta, w...
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Judicial Freedom in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, whose military leaders took over the country last January and threw hundreds of squabbling politicians into jail on corruption charges, has created the mechanism for an independent judic...
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Bangladesh’s Caretaker Government Stays its Course

With Bangladesh’s two warring former prime ministers behind bars indefinitely by order of the country’s no-nonsense caretaker government, both the president and the military-backe...
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In Bangladesh, Relief Turns to Worry

Concerns are growing both inside and outside Bangladesh that the January military takeover has spawned widespread human rights violations including scores of extrajudicial killings and mass arrest of as many as 200,000 people. The seizure o...
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Taming the Strong Women of Bangladesh

After nearly a generation of desperate and debilitating democracy dominated by two women who hated each other enough to all but paralyze the country, Bangladesh’s army is directing a series w...