• Images

    Language oppression in France?

    Nicolette Teta | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2018

    ON SEPTEMBER 16, Institut Montaigne, a non-profit, trans-partisan think-tank based in France released a 617-page report titled ‘The Islamist Factory’ by Hakim El Karoui....

  • Images

    We are yet to achieve secular, democratic state: Ahmed Rafiq

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on September 13, 2018

    Bangladeshi language movement activist, writer and poet Ahmed Rafiq on Wednesday said although the country had achieved its geopolitical independence, the people were yet to...

  • Images

    Deciphering the first written language

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2018

    Some time around 3200BC, humans living in the ancient Middle East developed the first written language....

  • Images

    Call for protecting languages of ethnic minorities

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:15am on August 04, 2018

    Speakers at a discussion on Friday called for taking necessary steps and creating public awareness to preserve the languages and literatures of ethnic minority people....

  • Images

    Language Movement leader Halima Khatun dies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 04, 2018

    Language Movement organiser and writer Halima Khatun died in the capital’s United Hospital at about 2:00pm on Tuesday...

  • Images

    Learning Sindhi

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 09, 2018

    FOR decades, I faced a dilemma. Living in Sindh, I wanted to learn the Sindhi language to enable myself to speak to the people here...

  • Images

    Language heroes urge use of Bangla in all spheres

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on April 14, 2018

    Language heroes on Friday urged the government and the authorities to use Bangla language and calendar in all government and private organisations and in their...

  • Images

    Place names and their spelling in English

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 02, 2018

    BY THE turn of the century, after the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission had been set up, I was assigned to write a report on some...

  • Images

    Follies in following in the footstep of Hindi

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on March 19, 2018

    A TEXT message that began my morning on Saturday was from the government system. A beep and a GovtInfo message said that the Dhaka South...

  • Images

    A language left ostracised

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on March 16, 2018

    QUITE a few yards farther inside the barricade that stops vehicles at the Teacher-Student Centre on the University of Dhaka campus from using the road...