ethnic minority

Enabling minority voices

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, to judge how civilised a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, Bangladesh does not make a passing grade.

June 5, 2017
June 5, 2017

Longadu attack: Rangamati hartal ends peacefully

A half-day hartal, enforced in protest against the arson attacks on ethnic minority in Longadu following death of a Jubo League leader, is underway in Rangamati without any report of untoward incident.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Enabling minority voices

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, to judge how civilised a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, Bangladesh does not make a passing grade.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Nepal clashes: Death toll rises to 4

At least four demonstrators have been killed since Saturday in southern Nepal, during protests against the new constitution.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

WHEN THE TAIL WAGS THE DOG - MODI'S RSS CHALLENGE

The news of a mob in Dadri, a UP village in India of beating to death an individual suspected of cow slaughter would have been normally viewed just as another communal incident.

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015

Hijras, ethnic groups to get SME loans

Hijras, differently abled persons, and ethnic groups of Bangladesh will receive bank loans for setting up their own business from now on.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Govt allows leave for ethnic new year celebration

The government has decided to allow the public servants, who belong to ethnic minority groups, to take optional leave for two days to celebrate traditional festivals before and after the Pahela Baishakh.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Probe eviction of 14 Hindu families

AT least 14 Hindu families have been evicted by land grabbers, allegedly at the behest of a local Jubo League leader, in Taltaliupazila of Barguna district.

February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015

Indigenous people deprived more in 2014: report

The frequency of violation of civil and political rights to people of the ethnic minority in Bangladesh intensified further during last year, a published report says