The fear is that the Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, will destroy Assam, which has been grappling with the issue of ‘illegal immigration’ for decades.
The ancient and gorgeous Kantha quilt embroidery has found its way into various present-day articles of daily use, including sarees, bags, pillow covers, bedspreads and other household articles, writes Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai.
Trump's disparaging remarks show a lessening of interest in an Indian role in Afghanistan and a heightening of interest in Pakistan's, says M.K.Bhadrakumar in Indian Punchline.
With foreign investments growing and Western powers waiting to intervene, Bangladesh should avoid political polarization and maintain social stability, says Yu Jincui in Global Times
It was only in 1979 that a woman had got into parliament through a direct election. In the December 30, 2018 election, more than 50 women from each alliance had contested as regular candidates.
The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Bangladesh and those of the recent State Assembly elections in India show very clearly, that economic issues play a decisive role in shaping peoples’ electoral choice.
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."