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POST TIME: 13 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Memorial meet on Ferdousi Priyabhashini today

A civic memorial meeting on noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini will be held at the Central Shaheed Minar at 4.30 pm today. The freedom fighter passed away at a hospital on March 6 noon at 71 struggling with diseases.

Sammilita Sangskritik Jote will organise the memorial meeting while poet, writers, artists and different professionals will discuss her life and works.

President of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Golam Kuddus will preside over the programme with its general secretary Hasan Arif delivering the welcome speech.

Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who has been suffering from multiple complications including kidney ailment, diabetes, high blood pressure, orthopaedics and heart disease, and undergoing treatment at Labaid Hospital, breathed her last around 12:45 pm on March 6. She left behind her three sons, two daughters and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn the death.

Ten Jamaat men held in Rajshahi   

Police arrested 10 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh from a secret meeting in a building at Barnali intersection of Rajshahi on Monday morning.

Professor Mujibur Rahman, acting ameer of central committee and Siddique Hossain of Rajshahi Jamaat unit secretary were among the arrestees.

Witnesses said that being tipped-off a number of police cordoned off the five-storey building around 9am and arrested them.

However, police did not make any comment immediately.