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Nation celebrates Int’l Mother Language Day today

Nation celebrates Int’l Mother Language Day today
The nation observes the ‘Shaheed Dibash’ (Language Martyrs Day) and International Mother Language Day (February 21) through extensive programmes today. People from all walks of life have started paying glowing tributes to memories of the language movement martyrs, the valiant sons of the soil who made supreme sacrifices to establish the rights of the mother tongue, Bangla, in 1952. The day is also being observed around the world as the UNESCO recognised the Ekushey February as the International Mother Language Day on November 17, 1999. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at one minute past…

Dhaka’s air quality ‘unhealthy, 5th worst’

Dhaka’s air quality ‘unhealthy, 5th worst’

Bangladesh's capital Dhaka ranked fifth yesterday in the AirVisual Index of the world's cities with the worst air quality. In the real-time air quality ranking, Dhaka scored 164 yesterday and classified as "unhealthy", according to AirVisual. On Tuesday, Dhaka remained on top of the…
62 female workers return from Saudi Arabia

62 female workers return from Saudi Arabia

At least 62 female workers on Tuesday returned home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with bitter experiences and stories of pain and suppression. The ill-fated female workers who made a journey to the Gulf country in different times with dreams and hopes to change their lives reached Hazrat Shahjalal…
Immortal spirit of Ekushey February

Immortal spirit of Ekushey February

Today the nation is observing the historic  Amar Ekushey February–now celebrated all over the world as the International Mother Language Day– a monumental event in the history of the Bengali nation when 67 long years ago a number of brave Bangladeshi youths laid down their lives to…
Be practical in dealing with coaching centres

Be practical in dealing with coaching centres

During the on-going Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, more than 30 private coaching centres located predominantly in Dhaka were sealed off and some 30 people were sentenced or fined in the ten days into the public examinations that began on February 2, 2019. They were punished for not…
BTRC readies policy for tracking illegal handset

BTRC readies policy for tracking illegal handset

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Communication (BTRC) will finalise the directives on Equipment Identity Register (EIR) for mobile network operators (MNOs) in Bangladesh. BTRC has taken the move to bring illegal mobile handsets under its surveillance. Once the process starts, any SIM other than…
Civilians evacuated from IS enclave

Civilians evacuated from IS enclave

Lorries have begun evacuating civilians from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. Journalists on the front line saw at least 15 vehicles carrying men, women and children leaving Baghuz. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, which is besieging the area,…
‘Galileo’ to be staged
at Shilpakala today

‘Galileo’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Popular theatre troupe Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is going to stage yet another show of its 46th play ‘Galileo’, the sixth show of the newly-reformed production, will be staged today evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.…
Black Caps whitewash Bangladesh

Black Caps whitewash Bangladesh

Tim Southee snared a six-wicket haul and Ross Taylor tore up the record books as New Zealand dominated Bangladesh to seal a 3-0 series whitewash with an 88-run victory in the final one-day international in Dunedin on Wednesday. Sabbir Rahman's gallant maiden ODI century saved Bangladesh from total…
Most educational instts in Tangail, Laxmipur without Shaheed Minars

Most educational instts in Tangail, Laxmipur without Shaheed Minars

Many institutions in Tangail and Laxmipur have no Shaheed Minar over 65 years after the historic language movement.  The language movement is an important event of our national life. Our Liberation War drew inspiration from the Language Movement of 1952. Considering the sacrifices made for the…
Protect, practise country’s rich culture, language: PM

Protect, practise country’s rich culture, language: PM

Saying that her government wants the future generations to get the benefits of hard-earned independence and language, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for protecting and practising the country’s rich culture, language and heritage with due honour. “It’s the responsibility…
The spirit of Ekushey lives on even after 67 years

The spirit of Ekushey lives on even after 67 years

From time immemorial Bengalis have taken great pride in their language, culture, humane values, piety, simple way of life and integrity. Whenever there is any attack on them the generally peace loving Bengalis have hit back and hit back hard. Today is Ekushey, the 21st February, a great day in the annals…
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