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Bangladesh after elections
Feb 20, 2009

Bangladesh after elections

It would be useful if India adopted a more generous approach towards resolving some of the contentious issues which have hindered a stronger bilateral relationship

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags
Dec 09, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags

Bangladesh’s depleting forex reserves, falling remittances, high level of inflation, and an impending energy crisis among others are haunting its fu

Bangladesh economy: Volatile Taka and inflationary pressures
Dec 28, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Volatile Taka and inflationary pressures

The brunt of the current economic shocks and its impact on the value of the Bangladeshi Taka is faced by the underprivileged sections of Bangladesh

Bangladesh elections: Blurred ideologies and lack of idealism
Dec 06, 2018

Bangladesh elections: Blurred ideologies and lack of idealism

Excitement around the elections is intense, but that in no way ignores the issues which have been rearing their heads in these past couple of weeks.

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy
Jan 07, 2019

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy

Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.

Bangladesh FM calls for Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin Regime
Jul 25, 2013

Bangladesh FM calls for Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin Regime

Delivering the 4th RK Mishra Memorial Lecture, Bangladesh's Foreign Minister, Dr Dipu Moni, called for a Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin Regime, going beyond the boundaries of Bangladesh and India, to address the common realities of our region.

Bangladesh immigration: Modi needs to be careful
May 27, 2014

Bangladesh immigration: Modi needs to be careful

Rather than rushing to deport people, the new Modi government needs to carefully weigh a solution that will benefit all stakeholders. After all, friendly relations with its neighbors is in India's interests.

Bangladesh is changing; but not enough
May 17, 2012

Bangladesh is changing; but not enough

Bangladesh have witnessed changes in the last eight years, but they were not enough, according to speakers at a conference on India's relationship with Bangladesh.

Bangladesh looks to India to take the lead on the Rohingya refugees issue
Oct 27, 2017

Bangladesh looks to India to take the lead on the Rohingya refugees issue

Since August, there has been a continuous flow of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from Myanmar. The number has now crossed half a million.

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties
Oct 21, 2016

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties

Bangladesh has emerged as a major partner of India and South Asia, especially in pushing connectivity and development.

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy
Nov 12, 2014

Bangladesh still struggling to establish fully functional democracy

Bangladesh's journey of democracy did not have a healthy start and it is still struggling with establishing a fully functioning democracy as is seen by the presence of confrontational politics and the dysfunctional parliament, according to former Bangladesh Major General Muniruzzaman.

Bangladesh too on the Chinese radar
Jul 29, 2020

Bangladesh too on the Chinese radar

Bangladesh, like many countries, is struggling with the challenge of the Chinese-origin Covid-19 as well as corruption charges against health officials.

Bangladesh's fight against militancy continues
Dec 31, 2010

Bangladesh's fight against militancy continues

Bangladesh needs to be commended for its efforts in fighting the rightwing militancy. The anti-militancy drive initiated by the Awami League Government in 2009 was further intensified in 2010

Bangladesh's Seaports: Securing Domestic and Regional Economic Interests
Jan 10, 2023

Bangladesh's Seaports: Securing Domestic and Regional Economic Interests

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies globally. Over 90 percent of the country’s international trade is through the ports of Chattogram and Mongla, which also provide the neighbouring countries an access to the sea for trade and connectivity. This paper seeks to assess the significance of the two seaports in advancing Bangladesh’s domestic trade development, and their role in facilitating maritime commerce in the Bay of Bengal re

Bangladesh's web of Jihadi terror
Jun 24, 2015

Bangladesh's web of Jihadi terror

Though the Hasina Government is pursuing an active counter-terrorism programme and has succeeded in controlling the activities of various radical organisations in the real world, it has failed to curb their activities in the virtual world.

Bangladesh, India ties: A new neighbourhood model
Oct 30, 2019

Bangladesh, India ties: A new neighbourhood model

Sheikh Hasina has guided her country’s policy wisely and adroitly, making Bangladesh the best performing economy in Asia.

Bangladesh-India connectivity: Passage through Tripura
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh-India connectivity: Passage through Tripura

The relationship between Bangladesh and Tripura is a long one; it is civilisational, historical, lingual, and cultural.

Bangladesh-India hydro politics: Sweet deals and contentious issues
Sep 23, 2022

Bangladesh-India hydro politics: Sweet deals and contentious issues

Although Bangladesh and India have excelled in cooperation on several fronts, water sharing remains a bone of contention.

Bangladesh-Russia Nuclear Deal
Jun 14, 2010

Bangladesh-Russia Nuclear Deal

Securing Bangladesh's energy supply in the face of its growing needs has been the primary motivation for the country to sign the recent agreement with Russia for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

Bangladesh: A positive boost to relationship with India
Oct 07, 2020

Bangladesh: A positive boost to relationship with India

The meeting has paved way for further interaction among the top leadership of the two countries.

Bangladesh: A Seeming Crack-Down
Mar 02, 2005

Bangladesh: A Seeming Crack-Down

The so-called crack-down on religious extremist elements ordered by Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of Bangladesh has been selective.

Bangladesh: Chinese port building picking up?
May 30, 2014

Bangladesh: Chinese port building picking up?

Media in Bangladesh recently reported that China is all set to win the contract of the coveted deep-sea port in Sonadia, a small town of 9 sqkm offshore of Cox's Bazaar in Chittagong division.

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry
Apr 28, 2020

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry

The future of Bangladesh’s RMG sector is intertwined with the resumption of economic activities in Europe and the US, and a surge in demand.

Bangladesh: Election-2014, an assessment
Jan 24, 2014

Bangladesh: Election-2014, an assessment

On 5 January, parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh. They were boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18 party alliance, allowing the Awami League to win the election with two thirds majority and with very little opposition.

Bangladesh: End of energy politics in the Bay of Bengal
Aug 01, 2014

Bangladesh: End of energy politics in the Bay of Bengal

The settlement of the maritime dispute between India and Bangladesh has ended the energy politics in the Bay of Bengal region. The verdict from The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has removed obstacle for Bangladesh to exploit the rich hydro-carbon reserves in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh: Hefazat and the rise of bigotry
Feb 21, 2019

Bangladesh: Hefazat and the rise of bigotry

The demand for banishing Ahmadiyyas from Islam carries ugly echoes of the past, originating primarily in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: Huji, Al-Qaeda nexus cause for concern
Jul 17, 2015

Bangladesh: Huji, Al-Qaeda nexus cause for concern

Recently security agencies arrested 12 activists of the banned militant organisation Harkatul Jihad in Bangladesh. These arrests revealed that the group was preparing merger with the South Asia chapter of the international militant organisation Al-Qaeda.

Bangladesh: India's Foreign Secretary's visit: An assessment
Jun 17, 2011

Bangladesh: India's Foreign Secretary's visit: An assessment

India-Bangladesh relations got a major boost with Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's three-day visit to Bangladesh in June this year. This has also brightened the prospects of visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmonhan Singh to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Indian angle in internal politics
Apr 20, 2013

Bangladesh: Indian angle in internal politics

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran had a narrow escape as his car was attacked in Khulna. Initial investigation showed that the bombs were of low intensity.

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?
Dec 14, 2012

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?

Bangladesh witnessed the worst kind of political violence in the past few weeks following a series of protests called by the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

Bangladesh: Model for the developing world and an emerging regional connectivity hub
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh: Model for the developing world and an emerging regional connectivity hub

Bangladesh is trying to engage in various sub-regional connectivity projects via road, rail, and sea routes with India.

Bangladesh: Political implications of 'upazila' elections
Mar 28, 2014

Bangladesh: Political implications of 'upazila' elections

The ongoing upazila elections in Bangladesh are a move to deepen democracy at the grassroots. Since the election came just after the parliamentary polls that took place in January and was boycotted by main Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP),

Bangladesh: Political violence on the rise again
Sep 23, 2011

Bangladesh: Political violence on the rise again

The violent incident on the streets of Dhaka involvingJamaat-e-Islami (JI) activists on September 19 has ignited fear among the people of Bangladesh that the country might again slip into a reign of chaos and unrest.