The war that was never fought

February 27, 2011
Rumi Ahmed
The war that was never fought

Two years ago on February 25-26, a group of violent soldiers of the Bangladesh border security force, called BDR, revolted. They occupied the part of capital Dhaka where the garrison is located and held hundreds of military officers, general soldiers and civilians hostage. During this occupation of nearly two days, the marauding soldiers committed...
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Municipal polls — an analysis

February 3, 2011
Rumi Ahmed
Municipal polls — an analysis

The recently concluded municipal elections highlight the current trend of Bangladesh politics, and add to the debate on the possibility of fair elections under ‘partisan’ governments. Before going into the messages the voters sent and what our democracy can learn from the process, let us give an overview of the results and other political issues...
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