Posts Tagged ‘ caretaker government ’

Servants killing state owners: what next?

February 5, 2015
Dr. Kalam Azad
Servants killing state owners: what next?

The Constitution of Bangladesh asserts that its citizens are the sole owners of the country.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Politics, Terrorism, Violence | 6 Comments »

Thailand and Bangladesh: A tale of two countries

December 29, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Thailand and Bangladesh: A tale of two countries

Recent events in Thailand bear some parallels with events in Bangladesh. In both countries, the party out of power demands an interim caretaker government.
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Back to square one?

October 22, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Back to square one?

For nearly 48 hours, at least some people lived with hope that the political impasse would end and a peaceful run up to the elections was possible. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina had made an offer of an all-party government to supervise
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Election, Politics | 10 Comments »

People, patriotism and politics in Bangladesh

September 9, 2013
Matiur Rahman
People, patriotism and politics in Bangladesh

No country can exist without having people. Otherwise, it becomes just a barren land. So, people come first in any country with well-defined geographic territory. They may adhere to any culture
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AL embarrasses itself over Joy

July 31, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
AL embarrasses itself over Joy

Is the AL seriously losing the plot? If you look at the way the party has tried to do damage control after Joy’s faux pas about having information that
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 3 Comments »

The curious case of caretaker government

July 30, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The curious case of caretaker government

“Awami League will rig this election,” blurted out my Jamaati friend as he sunk his teeth into a Tk 2500 smoked salmon sandwich.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy | 10 Comments »

Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

July 20, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

Those watching the unfolding of drama in Egypt are bemused by the politics of the progressives, the liberal voice that led the fight against
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Turmoil 2013: An interim report card

May 29, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Turmoil 2013: An interim report card

One more hartal, one more day of political violence and one more instance showing that politics is not taking us towards a solution. This scenario has been going on
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 9 Comments »

An unlikely guest

September 10, 2012
Israfil Khosru
An unlikely guest

On the 10th of August, the former president of Bangladesh and chief of Jatiya Party H. M. Ershad went on a week-long visit to India responding to an invitation from its prime minister.
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Posted in Democracy, Politics, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

May 25, 2012
MK Aaref
In the Republic of In-Spite-Of…

My parent’s generation is unique. In their lifetime, three different flags have represented their existence. First, it was the Union Jack, accompanied by the ‘God Save the King’
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Posted in Democracy, Development, Politics | 7 Comments »

Because it’s Democracy

January 14, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Because it’s Democracy

Thank you Dear Readers, for all your good wishes. I feel healthier, my son feels better, and if it pleases God, we will have no more trips to the Emergency Room this year. Prognosis for my own health: BETTER (As long as I pay attention).
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The world didn’t stand still…

The world didn’t stand still…

On Saturday, May 21, I spent the last day on earth as I spend so many of my days. I was stuck in traffic. I was driving to a party for my niece. The Last Day on Earth was full of springtime flowers, temperatures that favoured a nice swim, but not so hot as...
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Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

April 13, 2011
Matiur Rahman
Does Bangladesh need caretaker government any longer?

Our long-cherished dream is to have competent and honest democratic governments in succession with smooth transition and transfer of power. To ensure the aforementioned, all the elections must be fair and impartial under a truly independent Election Commission (EC), composed of non-partisan, capable and bold individuals. The politicians must have a mindset to accept...
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Spoilers, inaction, anarchy, and return of ‘UDDINS’

October 25, 2010
ABM Nasir
Spoilers, inaction, anarchy, and return of ‘UDDINS’

A case study in the recent edition of an International Business textbook, widely adopted in the US classrooms, has brought up the issue of corruption among the high-ups in Bangladesh. The case study in the book authored by Charles Hill implicates the son of former prime minister of accepting a $5 million bribe from...
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