Bangla

Learning Bangla made easy: Bangladeshi-Canadian's app gaining popularity among NRBs

An amusing incident unfolded on March 30 at Farhana Rajib’s home in Minneapolis, US. Her mother-in-law Shawkat Ara Begum received a note from her 12-year-old granddaughter Ella Rajib. Handwritten in Bangla, the note read: “Dida darun boka” (Grandma is very silly).

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

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.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

‘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.

June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015

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.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

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.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

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.

March 3, 2015
March 3, 2015

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.

February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015

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.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

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).

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

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

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