The miraculous journey of a sheep herder

Asianbarta : Md Furkan Ali sits content on the bank of a field nearby, watching his 118-strong herd of sheep grazing idly on grass in the pastures. Born to a poor family in the remote Tanguar Haor area of Sunamganj, going to school was a luxury far out of reach for him. He spent his early years next to his ... Read More »

Foetus inside woman’s womb: HC asks for taking action against responsible doctor

Asianbarta :  The High Court today directed the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) to take appropriate action against Sheikh Hosne Ara, a doctor of Gauripur Life Hospital and Digital Diagnostic Center in Comilla who delivered Khadiza Begum’s baby by Caesarean section leaving a foetus inside the womb. It also ordered the managing director of the diagnostic center, Md Mojibur ... Read More »

Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army

Asianbarta : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten yesterday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from Rohingya survivors, including gang rape of women by multiple soldiers. “One survivor described being held in captivity by the Myanmar Armed Forces for 45 days when she was raped repeatedly,” Patten told a press ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Will they go to war?

Asianbarta : Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been regional rivals, but tensions between the two have recently soared. Each has its own powerful allies, and enemies, in the region. Here is where the key players stand: Saudi Arabia The Sunni-dominated kingdom is home to the birthplace of Islam and contains the most important sites in the Islamic world. It is one ... Read More »

Atiur Rahman is the architect of financial inclusion of Bangladesh

Staff Reporter : As recently as April 2009, there were no words like ‘financial inclusion’ in the Bangladesh Bank’s lexicon. But the term found its pride of place once Atiur Rahman took charge of the central bank as its governor in May 2009. At the onset, Rahman made a broad commitment to inclusive, equitable and environmentally sustainable socioeconomic growth, one ... Read More »

Croc of gold: Kenya’s booming crocodile farm industry

Asianbarta : If you are working in an enclosure full of crocodiles, don’t turn your back on them to answer your mobile phone. Sadly that is what one member of staff did in May at Collins Mueke’s crocodile farm in eastern Kenya. “He was talking on his phone not aware of his surroundings,” says Mr Mueke, 62. “He died while ... Read More »

Singapore Zika cases top 150 (video)

Asianbarta : China intensified its checks on persons and items getting back from Singapore on Thursday, as a pandemic of the Zika virus within the small city-state used to be confirmed to have spread to at least one person in neighbouring Malaysia. Authorities in Singapore, a leading regional economic centre and busy transit hub for humans and cargo, stated they’d ... Read More »