Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Why I'm Taking the Bangladesh Prime Minister to the International Criminal Court

Toby Cadman | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

In the face of this violence, and under pressure from the international community, the Bangladesh Government has tried to frame this situation as one of liberal secularism versus illiberal Islamism. Yet there is nothing progressive, secular in violently suppressing an opposition whose worldview you do not share.

Planet Appetite: Good News From Bangladesh

Rupert Parker | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Bangladesh gets more than its share of bad news stories, usually floods and famines, but the country is now opening up for tourism and is well worth a visit.

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.

Bangladesh and a Human Rights Crisis

Lord Avebury | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

Zia and Hasina's families have been rotating power for over 30 years, each taking retribution against the perceived iniquity of their predecessors. Sadly, the country's toxic cyclical politics is now being played out again.

Stunning Bravery Of A Bangladeshi Boy Who Dived Into A River To Save A Drowning Baby Deer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

These stunning images show a Bangladeshi boy risking his own life in floodwaters to help a struggling baby deer that was close to perishing in the rag...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

Is Bangladesh Turning Into a Failed State?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The international community - the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth in particular -must play an active role in bringing Hasina's government and the opposition together to hold a free and fair election under international observers.

The Day I Met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

The day I met Sheikh Hasina, I thought for a fleeting moment she was one of my aunts. She smiled at me in that distinct, maternal manner I associate only with Bangladeshi women of a certain age; her silk sari wrapped neatly around her body, her hairline revealing no attempt to hide the greys.

GRAPHIC: Shocking Images Of Violence At Deadly Bangladesh Polls Protest

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

This appalling image appears to show the moment supporters of the ruling Bangladesh party beat a lawyer and supporter of the main opposition during a ...

Kalpana Chakma - Lost But Not Forgotten in Bangladesh

Lydia Parker | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Lydia Parker

It was at the age of 23 that Kalpana was kidnapped from her home. The last memories her family have of her are of a girl of 23. What does Kalpana look like now 17 years later? What would she be doing if she hadn't been taken?... Please join us to make sure Kalpana's story isn't forgotten.

Bangladesh Hanging of an Opposition Political Leader Can Lead the Once Moderate Country Into Political Darkness

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Thursday 12 December Bangladesh hanged the Islamic leader, Abdul Quader Mollah, despite pleas from, among others, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. CNN reported that two UN human rights experts called on Bangladesh to halt the execution "because of concerns that Mollah did not receive a fair trial".

Typhoons Like Haiyan Are the New Normal - So When Will Leaders Start Taking Disaster Preparedness Seriously?

Dr Mohamed Ashmawey | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Dr Mohamed Ashmawey

So, do we write off countries like the Philippines as simply 'disaster-prone', and ready our emergency relief teams for the next Haiyan? Absolutely not. We must act now on the knowledge that climate change is driving an increase in extreme weather, and provide better protection against the impact of climate-related disasters.

Bangladesh and a Government in Denial

Toby Cadman | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

It is now clear that Bangladesh is mired in an intractable political crisis. The main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has boycotted next month's general election.

Development, Disability and Loos: Why We Need Inclusion Everywhere

Jane Wilbur | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Jane Wilbur

Imagine you need to use the loo. Really, right now, you desperately need a loo. Now imagine you're in Uganda, one of the poorest countries on the planet. Now imagine you're in Uganda and you don't have the use of your legs. You don't have a proper wheelchair to get around with either - you use a hand-pedal bike, creaky and rusty.

Bangladeshi Workers, Among Lowest Paid In World, Torch Factory Causing £60m Loss To Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Workers are suspected of causing a fire that engulfed one of Bangladesh's biggest garment factories which produces clothing for well-known retailers...

Women at War: Bangladesh's Political Future Unsafe, Unpredictable

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

The impending elections in January 2014 can further the disparity, simply by leaving the choice between devil and the deep sea. Enchanted as always, other countries will watch this voyeurism of poverty and political instability with only as much concern and curiosity as the election results unfold post polling, just to see if their predictions were close enough.

The Execution of Political Opponents in Bangladesh Is an Affront to Democracy

Lord Carlile | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

It is up to anti-death penalty advocates like the British government to now make their voices heard. The ICT's first round of executions may start in less than a month. If they are not halted, Bangladesh may enter a dark chapter in its history.

UK Muslim Leader Sentenced To Death

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

A British-based Muslim leader has been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for war crimes. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin helped set up the Muslim Council of B...

'How Can A State-Run Organisation Run A Campaign Of Criminal Intimidation?'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

He may have won Bangladesh's only Nobel prize – for reducing poverty – but Muhammad Yunus has been accused of "sucking blood" from the poor, in a ...

Fashion Intentions

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

As the thin piece of attire some Muslim women choose to cover their faces with (as part of religious principal) once again becomes a point of discussion here in Britain, it is today an important day to think about clothing.

The WMDs That Hardly Get Talked About

Jehangir Malik | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Jehangir Malik

Syria's brutal conflict has killed over 100,000 people, driven seven million from their homes and created the worst refugee crisis for a generation. I intend to welcome the Prime Minister's recent vow to lead the world in aid for the Syrian people, and to ask the Secretary of State to ensure that no stone is left unturned in diplomatic efforts to improve humanitarian access and bring about peace talks.

What is the True Cost of Bagging a Bargain? The Value of the See Through Fashion Campaign

Roxanne Fox | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Roxanne Fox

Having walked in the way of temptation and failed to resist, a few hours later the ensuing guilt rears its ugly head. In the past this regret would simply result from my tendency to make impulsive purchases, despite an ever-dwindling bank balance. These days it is far worse.

‎The Greatest Cover-Up in History ? How Imperial Britain's Racist India, Africa & China Narrative ‎Still Persists

Abhaey Singh | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Abhaey Singh

"Many hundreds of years before the coming of the English, the nations of India had been a collection of wealthy and highly civilised people, possessed...

Reconnecting With the Past - A British-Bangladeshi Returns to the Land of Her Ancestors

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

It is often said that the descendants of immigrants who hail from unfamiliar cultures are condemned to exist in the hinterlands of society, belonging nowhere, forever in search of a tangible identity to call their own.