DHAKA LIT FEST 2023 HIGHLIGHTS / Goddesses of Bengal: The living myth of Devi Manasa, Bon Bibi and more

There is absolutely no necessary relationship between the worship of goddesses and the treatment of women.

Minority leaders demand Momen’s resignation over remarks made in India

Minority community leaders in Bangladesh today demanded resignation of Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen over statements they claimed he made while visiting India, regarding atrocities on minorities in Bangladesh.

The Islamic strain in Kazi Nazrul Islam

Nazrul’s iconic poem uses both Islamic lore as well as Hindu myths to rebel against all that dehumanises and discriminates against human beings.

Durga Puja celebration by Bangladeshi diaspora

Clear azure skies, cotton-like fluffy clouds, fragrant night jasmine, and kans grass swaying to the autumnal breeze symbolise the advent of Durga Puja in Bangladesh.

1 killed in Gujarat Hindu-Muslim strife

One person is killed and about 14 injured when violence erupts following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat.

Shibir leader remanded over Hindu ashram volunteer murder

A Pabna court places a Islami Chhatra Shibir leader on a five-day remand in connection with the killing of Nityaranjan Pande, volunteer of a Hindu Ashram, who was hacked to death by unidentified assailants four days ago.

Hindu monastery worker killed in Pabna

Unidentified assailants hack dead a worker of a Hindu ashram (monastery) in Pabna in a style similar to the recent suspected militant killings. Nitya Ranjan Pande, 60, was a saint of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsanga Ashram at Hemayetpur in Pabna Sadar upazila.

War crimes: Arrest warrants issued for 2 men

A war crimes tribunal issues arrest warrants against two men, including a former leader of Habiganj chapter Awami League, over crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

India’s most polarizing animal

This is not the first time the cow has become mixed up with politics. Conflicts over cow slaughter sparked religious riots in India.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

With Hindu party leading India, beef grows more political

The legislator was full of outrage when he arrived in the north Indian village days after the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows. A Hindu mob had smashed through the heavy wooden door to the man's home, then beat him to death with his wife's sewing machine.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Ma Durga: Pliant soil to goddess with reverent touch of artisan (video)

Artisans are busy in Chittagong city making idols for the Durga puja festival around the clock.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Thai police struggle to track suspect (video)

Thai police say the trail had gone cold in the hunt for a bomber a week after 20 people were killed in the country's worst bomb attack.

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

'No foreign role' in Bangkok bombing

Monday's bombing in Thailand "unlikely" to be the work of international terror group, Thai government says.

July 18, 2015
July 18, 2015

Hindus celebrate Rathajatra in Dhaka (video)

The Hindu community celebrate one of their traditional festivals, Rathajatra (Chariot Procession) in Dhaka.

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.