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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina scores big election win, 17 killed in clashes

The alliance dominated by PM Sheikh Hasina's Awami League, seen as close to regional power India, won 287 of the 298 seats for which results have been declared for the 300-strong parliament

4 min read31 Dec 2018
News

Bangladesh polls: PM Hasina heads towards landslide win as opposition cries foul, 17 killed in violence

According to the latest results, the ruling Awami League won 135 seats, followed by its key ally the Jatiya Party at 18

4 min read31 Dec 2018
Opinion

Opinion | Bangladesh’s political turmoil and why people deserve better

With violence rampant and freedom of expression at risk, may it have at least a fair election

4 min read27 Dec 2018
Opinion

Opinion: When a witness is arrested in Bangladesh

With elections due in a few months, hardliners may want to make an example of critics like Shahidul Alam, but Bangladeshis take their freedoms seriously

4 min read8 Aug 2018
Opinion

The inspiring life of Ferdousi Priyabhashini

Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who died in Dhaka, survived rape by Pakistani armed forces and led a campaign to highlight what many Bangladeshi women experienced during the liberation war

4 min read9 Mar 2018
Opinion

Upholding secularism in Bangladesh

Despite having a secular Constitution originally, successive governments after 1975 chipped away the secular edifice, to make the country more Islamic

4 min read1 Jun 2017
News

Dhaka attackers defy usual profile

As details emerged of the men who laid siege to the Holey Artisan Bakery, it became clear that the attackers did not fit the typical profile for religious radical

4 min read4 Jul 2016
News

Bangladesh ex-premier Khaleda Zia gets bail in 5 cases

The BNP chief was also exempted from personal appearance in the cases filed over Jatrabari arson attack and the crude bomb attack on shipping minister's procession

2 min read5 Apr 2016
Opinion

Bangladesh’s radical problem

The spread and cultivated fury of extremism in Bangladesh is a subject that Dhaka liberals and Awami Leaguesnot always the same speciesstalwarts prefer to downplay

4 min read14 Jan 2016
Politics

Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina narrowly escapes bomb blast

Several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar only 10 minutes after Hasina’s convoy passed the area

1 min read7 Mar 2015
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