Jun 202020

International community not doing enough for the repatriation of the persecuted people from Myanmar Bangladesh, albeit a resource-constraint country, continues to bear the burden of over one million Rohingyas from Rakhine state of Myanmar, as the World Refugee Day is being observed around the globe on Saturday. The Rohingyas, often described as one of the …Read more

Jun 052020
Half price high street clothes aid workers in Bangladesh

A Dundee University graduate has developed a scheme to give income to thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh hit by cancelled orders from UK retailers. Cally Russell, who graduated in 2009, has founded Lost Stock, which offers a box of garments, originally destined for well-known UK retailers, directly to customers at half price. Garment manufacturers …Read more

Jun 042020
Bangladesh Seems To Be At End Of Its Tether With Rohingya Refugees, Says Situation ‘Untenable’

Bangladesh, which had provided shelter to at least 11 lakh Rohingyas from Myanmar, appears to be getting fed up with its ‘guests’. Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen is the latest ruling party leader, who has expressed exasperation with the Rohingyas in his country. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in November last year. Over …Read more

Jun 032020
Top US Religious Official Pledges Support For Dalai Lama’s Return to ‘More Autonomous’ Tibet

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on Wednesday pledged Washington’s assistance to Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in returning from exile to a Tibet with greater autonomy, in his latest salvo against Beijing for its persecution of ethnic groups in China. Speaking after taking part in an online forum for Tibetan American …Read more

Jun 032020
Why are India and Nepal clashing over disputed Himalayan territory?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal and India have become caught up in a border dispute, following competing territorial claims by both sides over controversial land in the Himalayan region. The latest diplomatic spat between the two countries began to escalate after New Delhi announced on May 8 the inauguration of an 80-kilometer-long (50-mile) road …Read more

Jun 032020
A sign for climate protection: Beethoven's Pastoral in pandemic times

Ludwig van Beethoven loved nature, and expressed his passion for the great outdoors in many of his works. Perhaps the most striking example is his Sixth Symphony, or “Pastoral,” which will be performed on June 5 by the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn to celebrate the United Nations’ World Environment Day. Held during a year of celebrations …Read more

May 192019
Indian actress poses with Pakistani flag, gets roasted online

An Indian actress named Rakhi Sawant has recently landed in hot water after she posted a picture of herself on social media holding a Pakistani flag. Described by India Today as a “controversy’s child”, Sawant captioned the Instagram photo with the following statement: “I love my India but it’s my character in the film Dhara …Read more

May 192019
Bangladesh wins RISK Award for coastal resilience project

A project that pioneers floating houses in Bangladesh has won the prestigious RISK Award 2019. It has beendesigned in a way so thatit can house a family of six, and they can survive flood and produce their own food, including vegetables, chickens and fish. The €100,000-prize, sponsored by the Munich Re Foundation, was accepted by …Read more

May 192019
Tri-series win a boost for Bangladesh in World Cup

Bangladesh got a timely boost ahead of the World Cup journey, as they ended the final jinx, whacking West Indies past by five wickets, a victory that captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza cited as ‘confidence booster’ to chase any kind of total. Having set a 210 runs to victory in 24 overs as per D/L method, …Read more

May 192019
Bangabandhu Satellite’s commercial operation begins

Commercial operation of Bangladesh’s first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) began on Sunday on the occasion of launching anniversary ceremony following the successful trial run. Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), the assigned entity to manage the BS-I, will sign agreements with the local television (TV) channels and other firms to rent the transponders of the …Read more

Apr 302019
Play with confidence in World Cup, Hasina tells cricket team

DHAKA, April 30, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday advised the Bangladesh cricket team to play in the upcoming World Cup (WC) with utmost confidence and taking no pressure in their minds. “Don’t take any pressure, play your natural games with self-determination… one day we will surely win the World Cup Insha Allah,” she …Read more

Dec 012018
Month of Bangladesh's Victory begins

The celebration of Month of Victory, commemorating the country’s victory on December 16, 1971 in the Liberation War, began with different programmes amid much enthusiasm and festivity in Bangladesh on Saturday. Forty-seven years back on December 16, Bangladesh was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation and the supreme …Read more

Dec 012018
One killed in clash over Biswa Ijtema

A man was killed and over 200 others were injured in clashes between two groups of devotees over establishing supremacy on the Biswa Ijtema ground in Dhaka’s outskirt Tongi on Saturday. The clash ensued early this morning between the followers of Maulana Saad and Maulana Zubair over controlling the congregation of the Muslims at No. …Read more

Dec 012018
Bangladesh observes 21st anniversary of CHT Peace Accord

Bangladesh is observing the 21st anniversary of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Treaty today (Sunday). The treaty was signed on December 2, 1997 between the government and the Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) during the first tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ending bloody conflicts in three hill districts. The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief …Read more

Nov 302018
Bill placed in US Congress against Jamaat-e-Islami

A bill has been placed in the US Congress, calling on the Bangladesh government to stop radical organizations including Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir, who pose an ongoing threat to the country’s stability and secular democracy. Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana State introduced the bill titled ‘Expressing concern about the threat posed to democracy and …Read more