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No News Is Good News

As the Awami League-led government in Bangladesh completes its first six months in office, domestic politics is calm on the surface. The current quiet could be due to the disarray among the opposition. But there may be dark clouds looming behind the horizon. One such issue is the construction of the Tipaimukh dam in Manipur. Sharing of water between India and Bangladesh and threats to Bangladesh's resources have together always been an emotive issue and the opposition has been quick to seize on Tipaimukh as an example of a decision by India that is inimical to Bangladesh's interests. That India has not revealed all the details about the dam and its likely impact makes this a potential tinder box.

disturbance. Each of the previous three democratically-elected governments since 1991 faced opposition in the street well before the rst six months of their terms, Zafar Sobhan and even the AL, consigned to electoral

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