Home » Entries posted by yazdan (Page 2)
Stories written by yazdan

Franklin Graham is no stranger to anti-Islam bigotry. He’s previously called Islam “an evil and wicked religion” and vehemently objected to Muslims offering Jummah at the National Cathedral. Duke University, meanwhile, is no stranger to pluralism and tolerance. A Christian university, Duke is known for its history of academic excellence, religious diversity, and I hear […]

Continue reading …

A bus helper was burnt alive in the early hours yesterday, in Gazipur, near Dhaka when blockaders set fire to the bus in which he was sleeping. On the day before, in Rangpur, five people, including a child, were burnt to death when a petrol bomb was thrown at a running bus. So far, deaths […]

Continue reading …

Four Killed in Bus Firebombing as Antigovernment Protesters Try to Disrupt Transport Services By SYED ZAIN AL-MAHMOOD DHAKA, Bangladesh—Antigovernment activists in Bangladesh called for intensified street protests after an opposition politician was shot late Tuesday, setting the stage for worsening political violence in the South Asian country. Four people, including a child, died Wednesday morning […]

Continue reading …

Taj Hashmi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent advice to those institutions that produce medical doctors might have offended some. She asked them not to produce doctors who “kill patients” out of neglect and incompetence. I think her observation about the poor quality of teaching at medical college is also applicable to the deficiencies in other […]

Continue reading …

Nilanjana Bhowmick Street protests erupt a day after a senior opposition politician was shot and injured by unidentified assailants The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka was hit by fresh violence on Thursday morning, with antigovernment protestors torching at least two vehicles a day after an opposition politician was shot and injured in what was reported to be […]

Continue reading …

The United Nations human rights office has expressed concern over the rising levels of political violence rippling across Bangladesh amid fears of a return to a state of destructive brinkmanship seen in the run up to the country’s 2014 elections. “The deepening political violence in Bangladesh, resulting from the failure of the two major political […]

Continue reading …

Voters end an apparent slide towards dictatorship, and confound Beijing’s plans for the region. By Victor Robert Lee Democracy has taken many knocks in recent years. Russian President Vladimir Putin has twisted a supposed Russian democracy into a dictatorship. Beijing is touting its single-party autocracy as superior to democracy. And in Washington, democracy looks like […]

Continue reading …

Like freedom, tolerance is not a western invention or innovation; it is an Islamic virtue. Dear Muslim protester, Where do I begin? Having watched you shout and scream in front of the world’s television cameras, throw petrol bombs and smash windows, I reluctantly decided to write this open letter to you. Let me be blunt: […]

Continue reading …

Mourn the attacks in Paris, but let’s put things in perspective. BY ROSA BROOKS Je ne suis pas Charlie. Maybe I’m just having a post-holiday Grinch moment, but I can’t quite get into the self-righteous spirit of the 3 million or so people waving giant pencils. Yes, the Jan. 7 murders at Charlie Hebdo were […]

Continue reading …

By Mehdi Hasan   Dear liberal pundit, You and I didn’t like George W Bush. Remember his puerile declaration after 9/11 that “either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”? Yet now, in the wake of another horrific terrorist attack, you appear to have updated Dubya’s slogan: either you are with free […]

Continue reading …

Per capita health expenditure has increased to $27 in Bangladesh, but the government’s share still remains low, which experts say is “not consistent” with the goal to achieve universal health coverage. A new ‘Bangladesh National Health Accounts’ released on Wednesday showed that the per capital health expenditure had increased to $27 in 2012 from $16 […]

Continue reading …

(Reuters) – Four passengers aboard a Bangladesh bus were burned alive on Wednesday when anti-government protesters threw a petrol bomb at the packed vehicle, taking the death toll from a bloody nation-wide blockade to 18. Bangladesh has been wrecked by political violence for decades, and the latest crisis erupted on Jan. 5 when demonstrations broke […]

Continue reading …