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Bangladesh- Protests of Students: Need for Caution?

Paper No. 6405     Dated 9-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
A bad motor accident involving the death of two students, followed by violent protests by students, inept handling of the protests by the Government and an indiscreet statement by the shipping and transport minister making light of the accident- all added up to an explosive situation in Dhaka and other major cities in Bangladesh.  And this was when the parties were gearing up for National elections towards the end of the year!

Myanmar: Agreement with UN for settling Rohingya Refugees Announced:

Paper No. 6384                            Dated 3-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 1st June, Myanmar announced that it had agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of the Rohingya refugees.  The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their place of origin or of their choosing.
 
The Agreement:
 

Bangladesh: Mayoral Election in Khulna City: Its Significance.

Paper  No. 6383                           Dated 2-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the run up to the General elections, the Mayoral elections to be held on May 15 in Gazipur and Khulna were taken seriously by the two main parties- the Awami League and the BNP as both felt that it would give them an opportunity to test their strength and popularity.
 
Prestigous Issue for both Parties:
 

Bangladesh- Gearing up for City Corporation Elections:

Paper No. 6368                                 Dated 20-April-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Ever since the Election Commission of Bangladesh announced local Corporation Polls in Khulna and Gazipur cities for 15 May, the political parties have now earnestly begun to prepare for the elections.
 

Myanmar: Rohingya Issue- Getting more and more complicated

Paper No. 6354                                      Dated 08-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Rohingya problem which was a local  bilateral issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh and had then become a regional issue with the Rohingya refugees spreading out of Bangladesh. 

It is now getting into international dimensions and one cannot but agree with the statement of A.M.A Muhith, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh that the Rohingya repatriation back to Myanmar will never succeed!

Bangladesh: Khaleda’s conviction and its Repercussions:

Paper No. 6348                         Dated 16-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandasekharan.
 

Bangladesh: Getting Ready For Elections: The BNP’s Dilemma

Paper No. 6343                               Dated 24-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It is now getting clear that towards the end of this year, Bangladesh will be having general elections. Both the main parties the Awami League and the BNP have begun preparations for the elections.
 

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