• Resolution passed to change name of West Bengal

    The West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to change the name of the State to ‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangal’ in Hindi and ‘Bangla’ in Bengali.

  • Tagore and Einstein

    Tagore's encounters with luminaries of the West

    Rabindranath Tagore, during his visits abroad, he engaged in intriguing conversations with brilliant minds from across the world – starting from British sci-fi master HG Wells to French dramatist-art historian Romain Rolland to genius German physicist Albert Einstein – where he spoke about the correlation of art and science, international relations and religion, and multiculturalism.

  • Ekushey: Mushfiq pays tribute in Bangla

    Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh cricket’s pocket-battleship pays his respect on the occasion of February 21 in his own way, uniquely in his personal style.

  • Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally

    Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education.

  • ‘Racy’ China Tagore translation pulled

    A Chinese publisher pulls a translation of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore's poems after it sparked controversy for racy content.

  • Taslima Nasreen moved to US amid death threats: CFI

    Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen moved to United States by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), New York-based advocacy group, which says that she received death threats, reports The Huffington Post.

  • India gets first transgender college principal

    India, probably the world, will get its first transgender college principal when Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal on June 9, reports The Times of India.

  • Home away from home

    The concern of egotistical professionals is confined to criticism and cynicism, instead of attempting to improve the image of their country.

  • Inform progress on Bangla advertisement: HC

    The High Court orders the government to submit a report by May 27 on the steps taken to ensure the use of Bangla language in advertisements of media and on vehicles’ registration plates, signboards and billboards.

  • Let's not go against the flow

    ON the month of February The article “Status of 'Bangla' in legal arena” was a timely publication in the same page. The author Dr. Nahid Ferdousi, rightly observed the dilemma of using mother language in all official procedure of Apex Court. Her appeal to respect the martyrs of the Language Movement is morally legitimate, concerns for the interest of uneducated litigants in understanding the reasoning behind judgment does not necessarily go amiss.

  • Bangla

    Status of 'Bangla' in legal arena

    THE people of Bangladesh have a long history of love and liability towards mother language. The struggle of making Bangla the state Language is one of the rarest incidents of the world history. The main object of our language movement was firm establishment as well as to ensure extensive practice of Bangla language in every sphere of our national life.

  • 2 Bangla speaking girls among 3 teens ‘on way to join IS'

    Fears are growing for the safety of three east London schoolgirls who police believes are trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border to join Islamic State (IS).

  • Nation paying homage to language martyrs

    The nation is paying glowing tribute to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade