As belief in genies rises in Bangladesh, family arrested over fake penis scam

As belief in genies rises in Bangladesh, family arrested over fake penis scam

Dhaka, Feb 11 – A family in Bangladesh has been arrested after using a fake penis to trick villagers into believing a genie had performed a sex change on their teenage daughter, police said. Villagers in southern Bangladesh rushed to the family’s home seeking miracle cures after hearing the genie had changed the girl’s sex […]

Bangladesh politico sued for walking on “human bridge”

Bangladesh politico sued for walking on “human bridge”

Dhaka, February 2 (The Daily Star): Nur Hossain Patwary,  Chairman of the Haimchar Upazila Parishad in Chandpur, Bangladesh, has been sued for walking on a “human bridge” made up of the students of the Nilkamal Osmania High School in Haimchar on January 30. The event occurred during the school’s sports day in which Patwary, a […]

Tree bark like warts grow out Bangladeshi child’s face

Tree bark like warts grow out Bangladeshi child’s face

Dhaka, February 1 (The Daily Star Online): A 10-year-old girl from Netrakona with bark-like warts growing out of her face could be the first female in Bangladesh to be afflicted with the “tree-man syndrome.” Shahana Khatun’s father Shahjahan Mia, a farmer, became concerned when a growth previously thought to be prickly heat rashes started to […]

Big job bonanza for Bangladeshis in Malaysia

Big job bonanza for Bangladeshis in Malaysia

Dhaka ,January 24 (NIA): Around 500,000 to 700,000 Bangladeshi workers will be recruited in different job sectors in Malaysia this year, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said here on Tuesday. Recruitment will begin next month, Alam said while talking to journalists after a program at the Senate Building of Dhaka University, The […]

“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 […]

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