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Is it Anti-Semitism?

By Fatema Miah : Well! We are wise enough to understand that Anti-Semitism is racism towards people of Jewish faith. It is very saddened that disheartening atrocity of cruel acts of Holocaust was perpetrated against them, under Adolf Hitler’s dictation. Hitler was a dictator and rightfully labelled as a war Criminal. In regards to Ken Livingston expressing the fact statement ...

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The Concept of Dual Citizenship and the Draft Bangladesh Citizenship Act 2016

By Najrul Khasru : “All persons are entitled to possess one nationality but one nationality only,” declared the League of Nations in 1930.There was nothing original about this statement. In fact it simply reiterated the dominant international perspective of the 19th century and most of the 20th century. The norm of the past centuries was that the citizens of a ...

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Foreign investment in Saudi Arabia

 By  Advocate Md Halim Bepari  : King Salman bin Abdul Aziz made a landmark declaration during his visit to USA and announced dramatically changes to economic system. The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has stated that the reform would be subject to conditions, which would be revealed at a later stage. The declaration employ big change from the previous ...

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How long freedom fighter quota to more?

By Siraji M R Mostak : The freedom fighter quota of Bangladesh is matter of disgrace and discrimination. It has defamed the glorious history of liberation war. There is no country in the world have such controversial quota. The inhabitants of all countries respect their freedom fighters with deep esteem. They never maintain quota policy as we do. They believe ...

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Remembering March 1971 and all that followed

By Julian Francis The month of March is here again and it brings back vivid memories to me which are linked automatically with many others. In March 1971, I was working on an Oxfam-UK supported Gandhian village development project in Bihar, India, where I had been for almost 3 years. Through the BBC and some sketchy Indian newspaper reports, I ...

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1952- A Lesson of Linguistic Choice; Piece of Humanity from Bangladesh. Celebrating International Mother Language Day 21st Feb:

By Piya Mayenin : ….Maa go tomar koley, tomar boley, kotoy shanti bhalobasha, aa mori Bangla bhasha…. People originating in the sub continent should know that in 1947 India and Pakistan was divided on the basis of religion solely. Moreover newly formed Muslim Pakistan consisted of East and West Pakistan which was nevertheless divided oblivious to the myriad linguistic and ...

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A Breath of fresh Air

By Nabila Rafique , Legal  Advisor, AZURIST The Business Summit organised by British Bangladesh Chamber of Woman Entrepreneurs (BBCWE) at Crowne Plaza on the 24.02.2015 was a much needed concerted effort by a group of driven and passionate females. Lead by the awe inspiring yet graceful Dilara Khan the organisation is the flagship platform for British Bangladeshi woman to discuss, ...

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Srihotto Moddhoma Naasti ( Sylhet is never in the middle- Always a pioneer )

By Piya Mayenin :: Bengali language cannot even write the word Sylheti because Sylheti has a s sound whereas Bangla does not have that s sound despite of having three ‘sho’ sounds and two ‘ch’ sounds. Those are not the the s sound in Sylhet. That is precisely why a non Sylheti professor who lived in Sylhet for 40 years ...

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