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Farah Masum

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How far will the executive-judiciary tussle go in Bangladesh?

A year and a half before the scheduled elections, pre-poll tensions in Bangladesh have been overshadowed by the tussle which has ensued between the...

Will Bhutan exert its independent stand in the Doklam conflict?

Five weeks have passed since the confrontation between China and India at Doklam, but the crisis remains unresolved. It has become an issue of...

Is Bangladesh headed towards economic recession?

Bangladesh has been the only country is South Asia over the past seven years with an average economic growth exceeding six percent. And the...

Will border skirmishes turn into full-blown war between China and India?

Is there possibility of the border tensions between China and India turning into a full-fledged war? This question has arisen in recent times in...

Will Maldives follow the Sri Lanka model?

Maldives is all agog with the presidential elections likely to be held in September 2018. Presidential elections are the main determinant of the country’s...

A tale of two bridges:  Padma Bridge construction costs highest in...

With the amount being spent on the construction of Padma Bridge in Bangladesh, India could have made 19 bridges, each the size of their...

Bangladesh economy: Projected growth not reflected in reality

When the new crop of rice enters the market in Bangladesh, price of food grain falls. At least that is how it has always...

Pressure mounts on Bangladesh’s economy

The slump in agricultural production, negative growth of remittances and stagnancy in export earnings is mounting pressure on Bangladesh’s economy. Given the circumstances, it...

Behind-the-scene negotiations, but no mid-term polls in BD

Despite all appearances of stagnancy, there’s a flurry of activity behind the scenes in Bangladesh’s political arena. There is an effort to ensure the...

Suu Kyi contemplating China prospect after strained relation with the west

Aung San Suu Kyi, the de-facto leader of Myanmar’s NLD government is now facing a dilemma in her relationship with the West, which analysts...

Default loans deplete Bangladesh banking sector

Apprehensions escalate concerning Bangladesh’s banking sector, as allegations of irregularities and fraud in government and private banks steadily gain currency. Billions of taka in...

Will Pranab dispel differences between Modi and Hasina?

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her upcoming India visit will be the guest of the Indian president and stay at presidential palace, being the first...