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M. Rashiduzzaman

'Islamic Agenda'?

Oct 23, 2001 M. Rashiduzzaman

The Awami League wants to cash in on the Hindu fear of the Islamists, but it is time to acknowledge political failures.

This Is Not Democratic Dissent

Oct 12, 2001 M. Rashiduzzaman

Revenge seeking partisanship will fail to get a response to launch a big anti-government protest.

Democracy Triumphs

It is time for Awami League to be gracious in defeat as it is expected of BNP to be generous in victory.

Skeptics Synonymous

Sep 26, 2001 M. Rashiduzzaman

Public-pressure and political survival makes Bush's motley "alliance" more than non-committal in their support of Infinite Justice, er, Enduring Freedom.

The Clash of Civilisations?

I fear that my name and appearance could trigger a suspicion - I could be pulled out for interrogation at any public place - airports, hotels, checkpoints and shopping counters...

11 September, 2001

Party Time!

M. Rashiduzzaman

Multi-party system certainly seems to have a new meaning in Bangladesh with as many as 95 parties in the fray, but they could be the deciding factor.

28 August, 2001


M. Rashiduzzaman

Hasina may not be the sitting Prime Minister, nor a lodger of the Gonobhaban any more, but the pestering anti-incumbency is far from diffused.

13 August, 2001

The Border And The Ballot

M. Rashiduzzaman

Real and perceived dangers from the two neighbours, aftermath of the April border-skirmishes, and communal tensions are likely to figure crucially in the coming elections.

06 August, 2001

Can The Caretakers Satisfy All?

M. Rashiduzzaman

Despite the charges and counter charges from AL and BNP, it is time for the caretaker government to take firm action to restore law and order and create a neural climate for a free and fair election.

19 July, 2001

Caretakers For Free And Fair Elections?

M. Rashiduzzaman

There's a cacophony of fear, high-octane distrust and low expectations from the caretaker government. The question is: would there be a fair or any election at all.

12 June, 2001

Gratitude And Strategem

M. Rashiduzzaman

If Bangladesh and India can realistically negotiate with each other, there may not be any catastrophic reason for an open bitterness between them. Being 'less than grateful', for Bangladeshis, does not necessarily mean a rabid hostility towards Ind

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Students attend a class in a school after the Madhya Pradesh government allowed schools to reopen for 1st-5th classes after further ease in COVID-19 restrictions, in Jabalpur.

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Confiscated Rhinoceros horns being burnt in the presence of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to mark the World Rhinoceros Day, in Golaghat district.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.

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Passengers queue up for Covid-19 testing after arriving at a railway platform on a long distance train at Dadar railway station in Mumbai.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rides a cycle along with ministers and MLAs, from the Chief Minister's residence to his office at the Civil Secretariat on the occasion of 'World Car-Free Day', in Chandigarh.

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