Dhaka Muslin: back from the dead?

Dhaka Muslin: back from the dead?

People in the Indian subcontinent often like to sing of their ‘glorious past’. One of the legends one hears is about the legendary muslin cloth produced in India, so ‘thin that an entire muslin saree could pass through a finger-ring’.  Really?  Why isn’t this marvellous cotton cloth seen today? Muslin, once weighed against gold in the […]

Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

DHAKA (Bangladesh) Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer in Bangladesh’s north-west on Sunday (June 5), say international media reports. The numbers of attacks on religious minorities and secular activists by Islamist militants are growing. “Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village,” Shafiqul Islam, […]

Cyclone forces 5 Lakh Bangladeshis to flee their homes

Cyclone forces 5 Lakh Bangladeshis to flee their homes

 After harassing Sri Lanka, reports say that  Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh and Chittagong  on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 20 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides. Winds were as strong as 88 kilometres per hour. The cyclone damaged hundreds of shanties in two […]

Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

Bangladesh: fear stalks rainbow community

Weeks after suspected Islamist militants hacked Bangladesh’s most prominent gay rights activist to death in his apartment along with an associate, another friend received a chilling message that he was next in line. “Say your prayers, confess to God for your sins. Eat or drink whatever you wish to, nobody can save you,” read the […]

Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

In Bangladesh, it’s called the battle of the Begums. The struggle between the nation’s two women political leaders for the mastery of Bangladesh becomes sharper with the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina according its approval to the filing of sedition charges against the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader, Begum Khaleda. The political situation […]

Facebook shut down as Bangladesh braces for violence

Facebook shut down as Bangladesh braces for violence

Dhaka – Brace for more violent clashes in Bangladesh. Bangladesh will proceed to hang till death two powerful ‘opposition leaders’ for violent crimes committed over 40 years ago. They are set to be hanged within days after losing final appeals to overturn their death sentences, the justice minister said Friday, 20 November, as authorities completed […]

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

It’s heart-warming news for the fellows who want to ban the beef trade. Now BSF jawans have to chase cows as well! The Bangladesh beef industry is tottering, thanks to the Indian government’s new found obsessive love for cattle.   Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have an extra job under Prime […]