The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.
First was that of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American, who came to attend the “21st February” book fair where a couple of his books were on sale. Machete wielding assailants killed him while his wife Rafida Bonna was . . . → Read More: Can Bangladesh fall into the hands of Islamists?
How often have we been told that Bangladesh came into being because of a history of unequal treatment of East Pakistan by the western wing? In the same corollary, the demand for asking forgiveness for the atrocities of 1971 has recently become a part of popular discourse. Stories of selective genocide by . . . → Read More: A game of Bangladeshi Whispers
By Azmaish Ka Waqt NEWSVINE
Digging up a bitter past full of memories that all sides need to forget and get over, and sometimes distorting – and other times, playing lying about – established historical facts and ground reality; the incumbent Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina Wajid has constructed a fictitious “external enemy” to . . . → Read More: The Illegitimate Government of Bangladesh
By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG
The autocratic elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh has decreed that BanglaDeshi citizens will not wave the flag of any nationality except Bangladesh at sports events. This Quixotic gag flag order comes after the largely Bangladeshi crowd was seen waving Pakistan flags at the T20 cricket match when the Pakistani team . . . → Read More: Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports
Relations between the two wings of the same country had soured in utero and culminated in a bitter and bloody civil war in 1971 that left lasting scars, more so for the former East wing. The promise of normalization of relations came in 1976 – when the diplomatic missions of both countries took their positions . . . → Read More: Pakistan – Bangladesh relations: From conflict to cooperation…and back?
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Zaka Ashraf has resumed his duties as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman on Thursday a day after he was restored by a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Ashraf was suspended by IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique in May last year when a retired cricket official challenged his election as . . . → Read More: Zaka Ashraf vows to complete tenure as PCB Chairman
Media reported the hanging of Abdul Quader Molla in Bangladesh, a leading Jamaat-i-Islami leader; the first person to go to gallows for the alleged massacre of 1971. A leading newspaper reported, “Molla’s lawyers had protested the original order, saying the death penalty was awarded based on evidence given by only one prosecution witness, who had . . . → Read More: Fall of Dhaka: Some Facts
Indian business leaders have criticised plans to make visitors pay a £3,000 “security bond” to enter the UK.
The idea, to be piloted from November, is aimed at deterring people from “high risk” countries staying in the UK once their short-term visas expire.
Under the plan, they would forfeit the money unless they left when . . . → Read More: Bond… £3000 security bond for dark skinned visitors
The death toll from a garment-factory building collapse last month surpassed 800 Wednesday, as the government forced 18 factories to shut down temporarily for safety improvements.
Two weeks after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, the disaster is turning out to be one of the worst industrial accidents ever, putting enormous pressure on . . . → Read More: Bangladesh factory inferno leaves 800 dead