Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Bangladesh blacklists major Chinese company for bribery

Dhaka, January 17 (The Daily Star): Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said that China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will investigate ongoing projects where the Chinese company is involved, he added. The company […]

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Dhaka, January 16 (Prothom Alo): Bangladesh and Myanmar have finalized a ‘physical arrangement’ agreement for repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. . The two sides struck the deal at a joint working group meeting in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Daw on Tuesday morning. This outcome followed another 13-hour meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries […]

Bengali song “Mayabono biharini ami noi” sung by Shreya Ghoshal

Bengali song “Mayabono biharini ami noi”  sung by Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards,  six Filmfare awards including five for Best Playback Singer awards, nine Filmfare awards South, three Kerala State Fil awards and two Tamil Nadu Start Film awards. She has recorded songs for film music and albums in various Indian languages […]

Basics of the “illegal” immigrants issue in the troubled Indian State of Assam

Basics of the “illegal” immigrants issue in the troubled Indian State of Assam

Dispur, Assam, January 14: In an exclusive piece in South Asian Monitor   on Sunday, Utpal Bardoloi, an Assamese journalist, succinctly explained the basic features of the “foreigners’ issue” that has been troubling Assam since the partition of India in 1947. Here is a summary of the 3800 piece: Work on creating a National Register of Citizens (NRC) […]

Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand”

Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand”

The Bengali song “Nishi Raat Banka Chand” is sung by the Bangladeshi singer Ferdous Ara and was composed by Nachiketa Ghosh. It was originally sung by the famous Indian singer Geeta Dutt. Here are both the versions: Ara teaches Nazrul songs at the Nazrul Institute at Dhaka University and the Dhaka Music College. She founded […]

Pakistan’s Fawaz Khan to star in Pankaj Dubey’s “Love Curry”

Pakistan’s Fawaz Khan to star in Pankaj Dubey’s “Love Curry”

Mumbai, December 26 (newsin.asia): Indian author Pankaj Dubey has his eyes on Pakistani star Fawad Khan for the role of a Pakistani man in the upcoming film adaptation of his newly launched book Love Curry , a Penguin publication. Speaking to the press, Dubey said that the book features three male characters — “boys from India, […]

Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Bangladeshi theater artistes recreate surrender of Pakistani forces in Dhaka

Dhaka, December 21 (BDNews24): To mark the 46 th. Victory Day last Saturday, a group of young Bangladeshi theater artistes re-enacted the historic moment on December 16 ,1971 when the Indian General, Jagjit Singh Aurora, accepted the unconditional surrender of the Pakistani forces from Lt.Gen.A.A.K.Niazi at the Race Course Grounds in Dhaka, now known as […]

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): The European Parliament on Thursday called for comprehensive economic, military and legal sanctions against Myanmar for brazenly persecuting the Rohingya Muslims,  over a million have had flee to Bangladesh over the last few years and particularly since August this year. The EU wants the international community to go from uttering words […]

Bengali song “Ami Jamini Tumi Shashi hey” by Manna Dey in the film “Antony Firingee”

Bengali song “Ami Jamini Tumi Shashi hey” by Manna Dey in the film “Antony Firingee”

Antony Firingee is a 1967 Bengali-language biographical musical film directed by Sunil Bannerjee, and starring Uttam Kumar and Tanuja. It is a biopic based on the life of Anthony Firingee (Hensman Anthony), a Bengali folk poet of Portuguese origin. Antony Firingee fell in love with Nirupoma. She agreed to marry him after revealing her tragic […]

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

Paris, December 14 (AFP): At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered […]

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