Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

By Azzam Khan/www.southasianmonitor.com Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, the pride of the Bengali nation, the revolutionary who stood up against the British colonialists, against religious hypocrisy, against class and caste discrimination, is now being used for all the wrong reasons. He is being embroiled in the exact kind of propaganda that he […]

Roots of anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar

Roots of anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar

By P.K.Balachandran/DailyFT If Myanmar is known throughout the world today, it is not for the fabled “Burma” rice and teak, or its ornate Buddhist pagodas, but for the persecution of its Muslim minority, chiefly the Rohingyas, who were formerly known as Arakanese or Rakhine Muslims. Ironically, anti-Muslim feelings and actions have surged with the restoration […]

Bangladeshis are the single largest group of illegal migrants to Europe .

Bangladeshis are the single largest group of illegal migrants to Europe .

London, May 16: More than 2,800 Bangladeshis arrived on European shores from North Africa in the first three months of 2017, compared to only one over the same period in 2016, said the report in the London-based newspaper,The Independent. Those rescued in the Mediterranean told aid workers they paid more than $10,000 (nearly Tk 850,000) […]

Splash of color marks Buddha Purnima celebrations in Islamic Bangladesh

Splash of color marks Buddha Purnima celebrations in Islamic Bangladesh

Dhaka ,May 11 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh is overwhelmingly Muslim, but there are nearly one million Buddhists living in Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Comilla, Noakhali, Cox’s Bazar and Barisal.  But they are less than one present the total population and are divided into various racial groups, namely the Austic, the Tibeto-Burman, the Draviyan and the Aryan. According […]

Falling at the leader’s feet: Shades of Tamil Nadu in Bangladesh

Falling at the leader’s feet: Shades of Tamil Nadu in Bangladesh

Dhaka,May 11 (newsin.asia):  The practice of politicians falling at the feet of their leaders to secure their “blessings” is common in Hindu India as it is part of the culture of respecting “elders” or “seniors”. In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, however, the practice assumed ugly  forms during the regime of the Late […]

A third of foreign patients in Indian hospitals are Bangladeshis

A third of foreign patients in Indian hospitals are Bangladeshis

Kolkata, April 27 (Business Standard): Of the 460,000 inbound patients in Indian hospitals, more than 165,000 were from Bangladesh, which means one in three foreign patients was from Bangladesh. They bought over $343 million worth of services, Indian newspaper Business Standard says quoting the Directorate-General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics. More than 58,000 medical visas […]

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