“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

Indian TV channels will be badly hit by Bangladesh ban on foreign channels airing local ads

Indian TV channels will be badly hit by Bangladesh ban on foreign channels airing local ads

Dhaka, January 3 (The Daily Star): The Bangladesh government has ordered TV channel distributors to stop providing foreign television channels that broadcast ads of local companies. The order will affect India-based channels the most. According to Anisur Rahman Tarek, General Secretary of the Electronic Media Marketing Association (EMMA), 20 to 25 local companies have signed […]

Bangladeshis are overtaking Pakistanis at home and abroad

Bangladeshis are overtaking Pakistanis at home and abroad

Toronto, December 21 (Dawn): At home and in the Diaspora, Bangladeshis are leaving Pakistanis behind in human development and prosperity, observes Toronto-based Pakistani economist Murtaza Haider. Recent research from Britain revealed that children born to Bangladeshi parents achieve higher grades than those born to Pakistani parents. Furthermore, the average household income of Bangladeshis in Britain […]

Sri Lankan Bulath and Bangladeshi Sanchi are hot favorites among betel chewers of Karachi

Sri Lankan Bulath and Bangladeshi Sanchi are hot favorites among betel chewers of Karachi

Karachi, December 6 (Dawn): Pakistanis may know very little about Sri Lanka and they may be in conflict with Bangladesh, but there is one thing they love to have from these countries – the betel leaf. The Sri Lankan “Bulath” known in Pakistan as “Siloni” and its Bangladeshi version “Sanchi” are hot favorites among betel […]

Hindu temples in Bangladesh vandalized again

Hindu temples in Bangladesh vandalized again

Dhaka, December 5 (NIA): Unidentified criminals vandalized two Hindu temples in Pabna and Netrakona last weekend apparently as part of a country-wide campaign attacking Hindu temples and Hindus’ houses in several parts of Bangladesh in the past two months. Dhaka Tribune reports that the people of Mymensinghorohi village under Shingherbangla Union of Netrakona Sadar had […]

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