The home of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, sits down a tree-lined street in an affluent corner of the capital, Dhaka. Tourists and locals file into the compound daily to view its insides and his personal belongings a dressing gown, old books, his favorite pipe.
Thousands of shoppers rushed out of a crowded high-rise shopping complex in Bangladesh’s capital city on Friday when a fire broke out in the building’s top floors, a police official said. At least one person died, and 20 others are being treated at a nearby hospital for injuries sustained in the fire and the rush to leave the building, a Shamarita hospital official said. Rescue teams are searching for shoppers who may be trapped inside the nearly 20-story-high Bashundhara City shopping complex in Dhaka, police commissioner Mehabubor Rahman told CNN
The collective cry throughout India of "Jai ho" (May you win) received a resounding answer when composer A.R. Rahman took home two Oscars for the movie "Slumdog Millionaire." Rahman’s wins — one for the song “Jai Ho” and the other for Best Score — were just two reasons for Indians to erupt in boisterous celebrations Monday morning. “Slumdog,” which was shot in the streets and slums of Mumbai bagged eight golden statuettes in total, including one for Best Sound Mixing