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All eyes are on the meeting between US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday in Kolkata, amid speculation that Hillary may quiz Banerjee about her opposition to the Teesta water sharing agreement with Bangladesh. This would be unusual and may have a whole lot of unintended […]

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M. Serajul Islam By the end of this year, India will complete fencing the 4053km border with Bangladesh that it started 25 years ago. India started building the fence to stop Bangladeshis in large numbers from illegally migrating to India. At various times, India has stated that 10 to 20 million Bangladeshis were illegally living […]

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Strangers in a Strange Land

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Sushmita S Preetha As we celebrate another Omor Ekushey, we remind ourselves of the importance of language in forming and defining our identities. We pride ourselves for the way we resisted Pakistani imperialism and oppression, and we rejoice our refusal to bow down and assimilate to the then dominant culture. We recall how blessed we […]

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Khadiza Hossain, youngest sister of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died of old-age complications at LabAid Hospital here early this morning. She was 82. Khadiza Hossain, also paternal aunt of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left behind three daughters and a son to mourn her death. Her one of the daughters was Roji […]

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DHAKA: A Bangladeshi student has been arrested for allegedly posting obscene remarks about the father of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, police said Tuesday. Police picked up Al Nayeem Jubaer, 19, from his village at Horinakundu, 200 kilometres west of the capital Dhaka, on Monday after scores of angry ruling party activists stormed his […]

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The pressure to approve licenses for new private commercial banks (PCB) by defying initial objections of Bangladesh Bank (BB) and those of economists are deemed as a blatant act of politicization of the banking sector of the country. Such an intrusion into the life line of a country’s financial sector through brute and overpowering political […]

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Bangladeshi journalists observes pen-down strike to demand arrest of colleagues' murderers

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Journalists across Bangladesh observed Monday afternoon a one-hour pen-down strike in their respective newspapers, news agencies, televisions, radios and online media to demand the arrest of the killers of a journalist couple who were murdered two weeks ago. The token pend-down strike started at 12:00 noon and ended after at 1:00 p.m. local time. Journalist […]

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BASIS honours IT innovators

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A platform for software and ICT developers, BASIS, yesterday awarded 31 companies, professionals and students for their innovations and extraordinary performances in their respective fields. Of the awards, 26 were given on the basis of competition and five were awarded in recognition of the winners’ contribution to software development and the ICT sector. Bangladesh Association […]

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Cyber attacks on India and the Bangladesh Spring of discontent

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Mac Haque ‘My mother drunk or sober, my country right or wrong’ – Anonymous The first day of Falgoon – Spring in the Bengali calendar, heralded with the unexpected news of 20,000 Indian websites being defaced by Bangladeshi hackers operating under the coalition of ‘Bangladesh Cyber Army’ (BCA), ‘Bangladesh Black Hat Hackers (BBHH) and ‘3xp1r3 […]

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Amar Ekushey – YouTube

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EKUSHE PADAK AWARD CEREMONY:  In this video Dr. Karunamaya Goswami Receiving Ekushe Padak-2012, the highest civilian award in Bangladesh 21 February – The Glory of Language Bangla poem–Batashe lasher gondho. by Shimul Mostofa pother klanti bhule (Hemonto) Amar Vai’er Rokte Raangano… Ora amar Mukher Vasha kaira nite chai by Faisal Kabir. Uppsala, Sweden canadian online […]

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Nation pays homage to language heroes

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Immediately after the zero hour on Tuesday, the entire nation began paying tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement with President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar.President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were the first to arrive […]

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Aug 21 grenade attack: Decision on charge framing Feb 29

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A Dhaka court on Monday fixed February 29 to decide whether it will frame charges against BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and 51 others for grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004. Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 fixed the date on completion of hearing on the petitions […]

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