“Ten years ago, 40% of Bangladesh’s population was living below the poverty line. Today it has come down to 20%, " Bangladesh Information Minister Dr.Hasan Mahmud said
The Pakistani bid to obliterate Bengali language and Bengali culture in the 1950s and 1960s revived the Bengali New Year celebrations in East Pakistan which in 1971 became independent Bangladesh. Today Pohela Boishak brings Hindu and Muslim Bengalis together.
Sri Lankan film artistes say that Bangladeshi films are marked by artistry and rhythm irrespective of the subject.
Nirosh Vignarajah, 28, was working at Scanwell Logistics Bangladesh Limited, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Dhaka Crisanthe De Silva told bdnews24.com.
Sri Lankan actress and filmmaker Duleeka Marapana say that Bangladeshi films have an “innate sense of rhythm” which makes viewing a pleasing experience.
Of the 25 people who died, 19 were found inside the building in the evening. Among the dead was a Sri Lankan citizen.
A large number of Sri Lankan artists and art lovers thronged the J.D.A.Perera Gallery in Colombo to have a glimpse of the emerging artistic trends in Bangladesh.
Radio New Zealand quoted a witness inside the mosque saying he heard shots fired and at least four people were lying on the ground and “there was blood everywhere”.
The suspected hijacker was injured and died shortly after being arrested, army spokesman Major General Motiur Rahman told reporters.
According to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, between 1950 and 2010, 230 languages went extinct.