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Status of 'Bangla' in legal arena

Law Opinion

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...

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

The nation paid glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade. Ekushey February, or the International Mother Language Day as we call it now, is an occasion to ponder the significance of the sacrifices made by language martyrs 63...

Amar Ekushey

35 new books on second day

35 new books on second day

With the launching of books and announcement of new arrivals at the Nazrul Mancha inside the Bangla Academy, the second day of the Amar Ekhushey Granthamela somewhat recovered from the tardiness of Sunday when most stalls were yet to complete their decorations. Thirty-five new books including stories for children and teenagers, fiction, poetry, essay,...

Editorial

So many fail in Bangla!

In what has come as a shock to most people, nearly 70 per cent of aspirants hoping to get admission to Dhaka University have failed to pass in Bangla, the mother tongue. This pathetic performance has forced university authorities to reconsider marks so that seats do not go vacant. The question here is whether giving grace marks will not amount to skirting the wider question of poor performance of students in Bangla. That the average student is not serious...

Bangla too difficult!

Students aspiring to enrol at Dhaka University have been persistently performing poorly in Bangla, let alone in English, as results of this year's admission tests give a glaring example of such performance. Around 69 percent of 40,565 students in 'Kha' unit have failed to get pass mark in Bangla. The failure rate in English in this unit under the Arts Faculty is 54 percent. The DU authorities hold a 120-mark admission test for 'Kha' and four other units. The question for...

Tal brings days of tasty cakes

Tal brings days of tasty cakes

The sweet smell of ripe Palmyra fruit, locally called tal, fills the air in rural areas during the ongoing Bangla month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September), the peak time for ripening of the popular fruit. Bunch of ripe fruits assuming blackish red colour adorn the top of tall Palmyra trees, creating an eye catching...

Weaving dreams

Weaving dreams

Cotton towels, or gamchha as it is known in Bangla, are found aplenty in Aruashalua bazar of Kaliganj upazila, some 22 kilometres east of Jhenidah district town. These coarse traditional towels do not just help one dry off after a bath, they also tell stories of sheer hard work and commitment put up...

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Bangla speaking people now can write in Bangla on Twitter as the microblogging social media site has recently introduced features allowing users to write in the language. The twitter has also added the features for the languages of the following countries: Vietnam, Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine, reports Bangla daily the Prothom Alo. The popular...

Govt gets 1 more month to stop publishing English ads

Govt gets 1 more month to stop publishing English ads

The High Court today asked the information secretary to take measures to stop in a month publishing advertisements of electronic and print media in English language unless there is any unavoidable reason. The court has also ordered the home secretary to use Bangla language in nameplates and number plates of police vehicles and other...

USE OF BANGLA IN ADVERTISEMENTS

It's not mandatory for English media: HC

It's not mandatory for English media: HC

The High Court, which had ordered steps to ensure use of Bangla in advertisements, today moderated the directive allowing English newspapers to publish advertisements in English. The court on February 17 directed the government to take necessary measures in a month to ensure the use of Bangla in all advertisements of electronic and print...

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