Hasina’s ten-year tenure as Prime Minister, from 2008 till date, was marked by very impressive economic growth. It has been 6% on an average and was 7.8% in 2018, making Nikkei run a special story on the “Rise and rise of Bangladesh” recently.
The ruling Awami League of Sheikh Hasina has got an overwhelming mandate to form a government in Bangladesh for a record third straight term in an election partially marred by violence. But international observers certified the polls as "credible".
Sheikh Hasina's stunning victory in the elections is reminiscent of the 1970 parliamentary polls in East Pakistan which her father won and then went on to create Bangladesh.
The Joint General Secretary of the ruling Awami League, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, said: “In the 47 years of Bangladesh, I believe this election had the least conflict. There were some unfortunate incidents, but the elections were largely peaceful."
Along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen is considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Bengali parallel cinema on the global stage.
Authorities have deployed around 600,000 police, army and other security forces ahead of Sunday’s vote, a senior official said, following a deadly campaign of clashes and the arrests of opposition activists.
The absence of a level playing field, large-scale arrests of opposition candidates and activists, the impunity enjoyed by the ruling party activists in perpetrating violence, the credibility and integrity of the election is increasingly becoming questionable," says Ali Riaz ,a Political Science Professor at the Illinois State University in the US..
Sheikh Hasina’s ten-year tenure as Prime Minister, from 2009 till date, has been marked by very impressive economic growth. It has been 6% on an average and 7.8% this year. Nikkei recently ran a special story on the “Rise and rise of Bangladesh”. But there has been a downside to this: the Hasina regime has been lambasted for the use...
Yusuf Molla, a farmer in Rajshahi's Tanore, has at least 200 rare and almost extinct varieties of paddy in his collection that he has developed over the years out of love for the crop. During a visit last month, this correspondent found 77 sections in Yusuf's land. Each section had a signboard carrying the name of the variety cultivated there....
This was amply evident at the Bangladesh stall in the Xmas Charity Bazaar held at the plush Galle Face Hotel in Colombo on Sunday. The Sri Lankan capital’s elite, local as well as expatriate, made a beeline to the Bangladeshi stall manned by the staff of the High Commission, to lap up the items on sale. “In just four hours...