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Bangladeshi politics in a mess ahead of poll in December

It’s an election year in Bangladesh and one that has been marked by political turmoil, notably the jailing of former prime minister Khaleda Zia...

Is Sheikh Hasina turning Bangladesh into a one-party state?

The controversial jailing of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the state persecution of dissent have raised fears that the next parliamentary election...

‘Pitfalls’ ahead of Bangladesh getting out of LDC bloc

As Bangladesh, a country of more than 160 million people and an economy worth US$686.5 billion, enters a stipulated six-year graduation period to become...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few...

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few...

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the...

BD unsure of seeking clarification on Indian army chief’s statement

More than two weeks have passed and Bangladesh is yet to give any official response to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that...

Bangladesh mutiny verdict ended case, but failed to reveal motives

The landmark verdict on the “Pilkhana tragedy” saw death sentences given to 139 army personnel for carrying out an infamous mutiny in 2009 that...

BD, Myanmar form JWG on Rohingya repatriation, experts skeptical

In line with the nebulous deal inked between Bangladesh and Myanmar on November 23 for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their homeland, the...