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Unesco recognises Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has recognised the historic 7th March Speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of world’s documentary heritage. The historic 7th March speech of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been included in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world’s important documentary […]

Since 1988, Bangladeshi Peacekeepers have been working with UN missions to keep the peace in countries from Haiti to East Timor, Lebanon to Congo and from Croatia to Namibia Amid the political standoff during the 2010 elections in Ivory Coast, about 120 Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers were deployed at the Golf Hotel in Abidjan for five […]

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Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, during the 8060th Security Council Meeting   Bangladesh representative at Security Council: The situation in Myanmar (8060th meeting)

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According to the United Nations, at least 409,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh fleeing the unrest in Myanmar Former Indian foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal has said India should support Myanmar to fight the Rohingya crisis instead of supporting Bangladesh. “Bangladesh will make a mistake if they expect anything from India regarding this [Rohingya issue],” he […]

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A man uses a cane to control the crowd while providing relief supplies to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday. — Reuters photo A dishonest quarter is fleecing helpless Rohingyas, who are fleeing violence in Myanmar, in the name of letting them into Bangladesh, then into Cox’s Bazar camps and in some cases deep […]

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Minar Rashid “মনের পশু কোরবানি” দেয়ার প্রবক্তা আসলে কারা ? =================================== এক. . মুসলিম উম্মাহর এক অসহায় জনপদের নারী ও শিশুদের লাশ পাশে নিয়ে আমরা কুরবানির ঈদ পালন করছি । এটা আমাদের বিবেককে একটুও নাড়া দিচ্ছে না । বরং রাজপরিবারের এক শক্তিশালী সদস্য এই ঈদকে জাতির জীবনে সবচেয়ে খুশীর ঈদ হিসাবে ঘোষণা করেছেন । এই […]

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Why this is important Mynamar’s Rohyngas are the most persecuted people on earth and the latest carnage suggest that this is becoming an anachronism and that Myanmar government can no more be trusted to resolve the issue and thus immediate international intervention needed. Click here to sign the petition …

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In Illustrations: The Story of the Chakmas By Aliza Bakht on 22/08/2017 Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe. Text by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty The article appeared in the Wire India 22/08/2017  

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DICTATOR’S MUSINGS – THE COUNTRY WILL NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT ME F R Chowdhury Corruption comes in different forms. Corruption for money and wealth is a pervasive one. In politics, another kind of corruption is prevalent – the lust for power. Initially, they would ask for more power so that they can execute development plans more […]

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Taslima Nasreen and the Imaginary Homeland of the Exiled By Monobina Gupta on 07/08/2017 What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile? Taslima Nasreen’s Bengali book. Credit: Twitter/Taslima Nasreen Taslima Nasreen is used to being turned away from airports. She is used to being bundled […]

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Jerusalem Post, Opinion JEWS SHOULD STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PERSECUTED HINDUS OF BANGLADESH BYRACHEL AVRAHAM,  JULY 25, 2017 19:51   As Jews, we have an obligation to stand by the Hindus of Bangladesh during their hour of need HINDU DEVOTEES sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash for the last day, […]

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They consider Tata engines grossly underrated. If a “Tata human haulier” is capable of carrying double the passenger-load than what they usually do, then why not turn them into minibuses? All it needs is a little improvisation; ingenious indeed! While not lawful, this is an aspect that hardly matters as far as Dhaka streets and […]

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