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ISI, Awami League, Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needs to be tough as nails in running a government fraught with internal and external challenges

Despite the absence of strong, credible opposition in Bangladesh’s new parliament, Sheikh Hasina cannot afford to let her guards down after being sworn in as the prime minister for the third consecutive time.

POLITICS

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Sheikh Hasina, Elections, Parliamentary polls, Bangladesh

Fans, Foes, Fundamentalists: How Bangladesh's polity is shaping up after the Parliamentary polls

More powerful than ever before, PM Sheikh Hasina is working overtime to achieve her election objectives. But her dalliances with Islamist parties remain a matter of concern.

POLITICS

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Shahidul alam, Sheikh Hasina, Awami League, Bangladesh elections

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority. But Dhaka loses some democracy

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

POLITICS

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Pakistan, ISI, LeT, Arsa

Bangladesh Parliamentary polls: Resounding victory for Sheikh Hasina. But what next ?

Her triumph has also trounced any plans from Pakistan to create instability. But her real victory will be only when she addresses the challenges that lie ahead.

POLITICS

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Bnp, Kamal hossain, Sheikh Hasina, Jaitya oikya manch

Why Delhi should be watching approaching elections in Dhaka very closely

As polling fever rises, large-scale clashes appear likely. But the violence wouldn't be limited there. If Pakistani groups have their way, it would impact even India's security.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh nationalist party, Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina, General elections

Why Bangladesh is witnessing hectic politicking ahead of coming elections

Political developments in Bangladesh will gain more momentum in the next couple of months raising the political temperature to a fever pitch.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh nationalist party, Awami League, Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh

Bangladesh will go to polls soon: Here’s why India should root for Sheikh Hasina

Lauded at the UN meet recently for her handling of the Rohingya crisis, Hasina has a tough task at hand in ensuring free and fair elections back home.

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Shahidul alam, Bangladesh student protest, Student protests, Sheikh Hasina

Students, photographers, civil society under arrest - The chaos that is becoming Bangladesh

The Sheikh Hasina government seems to have crossed the line this time and people are accusing her of misusing institutions and weakening democracy.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh polls, Sheikh Hasina, Khaleda Zia, India

Why Khaleda Zia’s party is hoping for India’s help in the upcoming Bangladesh polls

The BNP and India have a history of immense trust deficit.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Teesta water sharing, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee

Why pressure is growing on Mamata Banerjee to sign Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh

With national election due in the neighbouring country this year-end, non-availability of water has become a major issue.