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Bangabandhu birth centenary tomorrow

Bangabandhu birth 
centenary tomorrow
Bangladesh is set to launch the yearlong celebrations of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman tomorrow (Tuesday). The day is a public holiday and also observed as National Children’s Day. Bangabandhu, the architect of independent Bangladesh, was born in a respected Muslim family at Tungipara village in then Gopalganj sub-division on March 17, 1920. He was the third child of his parents, Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun. He had four sisters and a brother. The nation will begin the celebrations through extensive programmes. Government and semi-government organisations, the ruling Awami League, and its associate bodies have made elaborate preparations to celebrate Bangabandhu’s 100th birth anniversary. The…

Speakers highlight teachings of Bangabandhu

Speakers highlight teachings of Bangabandhu

Citizens will pay real tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman when they follow his teachings and directives, discussants at a seminar said yesterday. They also said that the young generation should inculcate the spirit of Bangabandhu, who always fought for fairness and justice. They further said…
United efforts needed to create awareness on climate change

United efforts needed to create awareness on climate change

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin yesterday urged all to work together to create awareness about climate change. He made the call while speaking as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of ‘Climate Bus’ operation in the capital. The minister said the ‘Climate…
Investigate Kurigram journalist’s arrest

Investigate Kurigram journalist’s arrest

Thankfully the Bangla Tribune’s Kurigram correspondent Ariful Islam was granted bail on Saturday. Before that he had to undergo an ordeal that is unthinkable in any democratic republic.  It is highly disquieting when a journalist is detained in a midnight raid for offences, apparently blown…
History-making role of Bangabandhu

History-making role of Bangabandhu

It was really surprising to the note that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was received at 10 Downing Street of London by no less a person but by Prime Minister of the Great Britain Mr. Edward Heath on 8 January of 1971 by breaking all the protocol when he was flying on release from prison of Pakistan…
ADB provides $400m for int’l road corridor in Bangladesh

ADB provides $400m for int’l road corridor in Bangladesh

The government yesterday signed €360 million ($400 million) loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help upgrade the Dhaka - Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Manmohan Parkash, Country Director,…
Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year yesterday with President Bashar al-Assad's regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked country where foreign powers are flexing their muscle. When Syrian anti-government demonstrators first took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely…
‘Mrityunjoyi Mujib’ 
on air from tomorrow

‘Mrityunjoyi Mujib’ on air from tomorrow

Celebrating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and marking the ‘Mujib Barsha’, Channel i, one of the prominent private television channels in the country, has taken an initiative to air special programmes throughout the month of March. As part of the celebration, channel…
Abahani start campaign in style

Abahani start campaign in style

Abahani Limited launched its campaign in emphatic style when they edged out Partex Sporting Club by 81 runs in the crowdless opening-round fixture of the Bangabandhu-Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.   Defending champions compiled…
Bridges, culverts lie idle for lack of approach roads

Bridges, culverts lie idle for lack of approach roads

Three bridges and two culverts constructed in the Binnabain union in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi district in the fiscal years 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 are lying unused due the absence of approach roads. Golam Mostafa Golap, chairman of Binnabain Union Parishad, said that the bridges and culverts…
Home quarantine guidelines for COVID-19

Home quarantine guidelines for COVID-19

In view of the currently limited knowledge of the disease caused by COVID-19 infection and its transmission patterns, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) yesterday came up with a set of recommendations for coronavirus patients in a press release. These recommendations would ensure both…
Bangabandhu, The greatest Bengali ever

Bangabandhu, The greatest Bengali ever

Keeping in mind the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Mujib Barsha in 2020, The Independent took up a study to make a detour around Bengal’s political history from ancient period to the time when Bangladesh emerged as an independent state in 1971. The reason…
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