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View From The Neighbourhood: Bollywood, Pakistan

"Pakistan-bashing still continues to sell when nothing else does” in India, writes an Islamabad-based TV journalist in The Express Tribune. Farrukh Khan Pitafi, an Islamabad-based TV journalist, writes in The Express Tribune about how “Pakistan-bashing still continues to sell when nothing else does” in India. The catalyst for Pitafi’s January 12 article appears to be […]

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Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for third consecutive term

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister for a third consecutive term on Monday after her Awami League’s landslide victory in the December 30 election. President Md Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to 71-year-old Hasina at the Bangabhaban. It is Hasina’s fourth term in office. The president then administered the oaths […]

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View from the neighbourhood: A new hope?

Rahman argues in his article that in Bangladesh, politics tends to place individuals above institutions. On December 30 — voting day in the Bangladesh general election — The Dhaka Tribune has carried an article by political blogger Jyoti Rahman, which is quite sympathetic to the Jatiya Okiya Front, the relatively recent anti-Awami League alliance that […]

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‘BNP leader will be brought to justice’

Hasina to seek his extradition from U.K. If the Awami League returns to power, the Sheikh Hasina-led government will push for the extradition of Tarique Rahman, the acting chairperson of Bangladesh’s main opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Bangladesh is going to the polls on Sunday. Mr. Rahman is the son of former President of […]

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Bangladesh goes to polls on December 23

Mr. Huda also announced the plan for the use of electronic voting machines, or EVMs on a limited scale. Bangladesh will hold the general election on December 23 and for the first time will use electronic voting machines on a limited scale, the electoral body announced on Thursday, amid an impasse between the government and […]

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Bangladesh enacts digital law amid widespread protests

The Digital Security Bill, 2018 was passed by the Parliament to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the 1971 Liberation War and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data. Bangladesh’s president on Monday signed a controversial digital security act into law amid widespread protests by journalists and rights groups […]