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Coco made all of us guilty

Minar Rashid কোকো আমাদের সকলকে অপরাধী বানিয়ে গেছে একটি পরিবারকে তিলে তিলে শেষ করার জন্যে পুরো রাষ্ট্র শক্তি এবং তার বিষাক্ত ও ইভিল মিডিয়া এই পরিবারের সদস্যদের পেছনে লেগেছে। আর তাকে পুরাপুরি মদদ দিচ্ছে একটি আধিপত্যবাদী শক্তি। কারন এই সিঙ্গেল পরিবারটি এখন জাতীয়তাবাদের শেষ ও একমাত্র আশ্রয়স্থল হয়ে পড়েছে। আধিপত্যবাদের ক্রীড়নক অশুভ শকুনদের সকল ক্ষোভ […]

The UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a “bitch” and a “whore”. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Ashin Wirathu’s comments amounted to “incitement to hatred”. The comments related to South Korean envoy Yanghee Lee, who was in […]

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A Detainee’s Diary

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Last week, several Republican senators, including John McCain, called on President Obama to stop releasing detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Their argument was that after the terror attacks in Paris, the 122 prisoners still in Guantánamo should be made to stay right where they are, where they can do the West no […]

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal continued Monday to warn of “no-go zones” in Europe where non-Muslims are unwelcome and residents are ruled by religious laws, even after Fox News declared that there is “no credible information” that such areas exist in France and England. Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, gave a speech in London […]

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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bangladesh must reform its archaic laws on rape to help boost convictions and instill confidence in victims who are often too afraid to seek justice, a legal aid group said on Monday. Over the last decade, the South Asian nation has implemented programmes to help support victims of sexual […]

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Three-wheeled rickshaws are one of the well-known trade marks of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. It is one of the most important modes of transport in the country – millions of people use these rickshaws to commute every day. There are an estimated million rickshaws in Bangladesh and Dhaka is considered to be the rickshaw capital […]

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Bangladeshi police arrested four suspected members of Islamic State in the capital, Dhaka, on Monday, including a regional coordinator for the militant group who told police they had been trained inPakistan. Reports of the growing influence of Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, have raised alarm bells across South Asia, though it […]

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An 18-year-old man has been killed and at least 30 injured in Bangladesh following petrol bomb attacks linked to the country’s disputed elections. The violence in Bangladesh has escalated since January 5 when protests broke out over the elections which was boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who said it would be rigged. They […]

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AGARTALA: A 51-km four-lane road will be developed to enable carriage of people and material for northeast India via Bangladesh, a visiting Bangladeshi minister said here Sunday. According to Bangladesh Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, the road, to be built as a jointly-funded project, will link Tripura’s capital city of Agartala with Bangladesh’s […]

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Bangladesh government has blocked internet calling and messaging services Viber and Tango citing ‘security concerns’. The International Internet Gateway (IIG) says the two free applications have been shut down since the early hours of Sunday on orders from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). IIG is responsible for channelling internet traffic in the country. A senior […]

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Filmmakers and charity workers are joining forces to raise awareness of the dangers of childbirth in Bangladesh. The subject is typically considered taboo – a silence which can have negative health consequences for both the mother and child, in a country where 20 mothers a day die of pregnancy-related causes. The filmmakers and BBC Media […]

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Minar Rashid বাকশালের স্যালাইন : এক চিমটি বিজিবি এক মুঠ র্যাব আর আধা সের পুলিশ নতুন প্রজন্ম রক্ষীবাহিনীর গল্প অনেক শুনেছে। এবার সেই রক্ষীবাহিনীর কর্মকান্ড নিজের চোখে দেখছে। সত্তর দশকের লাল ঘোড়া সেই রক্ষীবাহিনীকে এনালগ রক্ষীবাহিনী বললে এরা হচ্ছে ডিজিটাল রক্ষী বাহিনী। জনগণের উপর নির্মম অত্যাচার চালানো সেই রক্ষীবাহিনীর নৈতিক বল এতটুকু কমে গিয়েছিল যে […]

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