Flowers of Falgun bring romance back into Bengali life

Flowers of Falgun bring romance back into Bengali life

By Sabrina N Bhuiyan/The Daily Star Dhaka, February 8: Oh what a beautiful time of the year it is! The air is crisp and fresh, flower shrubs and plants withered by the ravages of winter are taking on a new lease of life and there is an added spring in one's step. The season for romance is almost here, and with...

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 local political leader, was the...

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 spread and grow. “This appears...

Bangladesh plans to settle Rohingya refugees in uninhabitable island

Bangladesh plans to settle Rohingya refugees in uninhabitable island

Dhaka, January 31 (AFP): Bangladesh will push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island despite warnings it is uninhabitable and prone to flooding. The government has set up a committee comprising state officials in the coastal districts, ordering authorities to help identify and relocate undocumented Myanmar nationals 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 Daily Star reported.. He had...

US warns of more terror attacks in Bangladesh as police kill top militants

US warns of more terror attacks in Bangladesh as police kill top militants

Dhaka, January 6 (Dhaka Tribune): The US Department of State has asked US citizens to be cautious about the continuing threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and to consider risks of travelling in the country as Bangladesh police killed two top militants of the New Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB), a pro-Islamic State organization. The State Department updated its Travel Warning...

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 deals with Indian TV channels...

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 is now higher than that...

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