religion

Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

N’ganj teacher wants justice

Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, the school headmaster of Narayanganj, wants justice for his humiliation over the allegation of his disparaging statements about religion.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

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.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Govt moves to form media monitoring centre

The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

‘Durga Temple looted’ in Demra

Unidentified miscreants have allegedly looted around Tk 30,000 from a Durga temple in Demra area of Dhaka.

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

Jamaat calls countrywide hartal tomorrow

Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal tomorrow alleging that move is on to abandon Islam as state religion.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

No scope to leave women behind in the name of religion: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses need for equal development of country's womenfolk as there is no scope to leave them behind in the name of religion.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Religious freedom and pluralism are enduring American values

Religious liberty is an integral factor of American life, and has been since our nation's founding.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore began a closed religious study group to discuss these conflicts that involved Muslims, and whether they should take up arms.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema underway

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the largest congregation of the Muslims in the world, is continuing today amid sermons being delivered in Tongi on Dhaka’s outskirt.

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), is observed in the country on Friday with due religious solemnity.