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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Dhaka, Apr 17 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city in the morning. After laying the wreath, she ... Read More »

Mujibnagar Day Wednesday

Dhaka, Apr 16 (UNB) – The historic Mujibnagar Day will be observed on Wednesday, marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971. Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named as Mujibnagar, in Meherpur district on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent ... Read More »

Pahela Baishakh being celebrated across Bangladesh Sunday

Dhaka, Apr 14 – Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Sunday amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm. The festivities began at dawn with the artistes from Chhayanaut welcoming the day with Tagore’s famous song ‘Esho hey Baishakh, esho, esho (come O Baishakh, come)’ under the banyan tree at the Ramna Park. True to ... Read More »

No more distortion of BD history: PM Hasina

Dhaka, Mar 27 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said no one can distort the country’s history and play ducks and drakes with the fate of the nation anymore. “Many generations read and learnt distorted history. Today, no one will be able to distort the country’s history and play ducks and drakes with the fate of Bengali nation,” ... Read More »

Bangladesh Independence Day celebrated

Dhaka, Mar 26 – The nation celebrated the 49th Independence and National Day on Tuesday with a fresh vow to take Bangladesh towards prosperity with the Liberation War spirit. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees on the midnight of March 25 by the Pakistani occupation ... Read More »

President hosts Independence Day reception

Dhaka, Mar 26 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanom hosted a reception at Bangabhaban on Tuesday on the occasion of Bangladesh’s 49th Independence and National Day. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the reception programme held at the lawn of the presidential palace from 4:45pm. President Hamid and Prime Minister Hasina jointly cut a cake on the ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Liberation War martyrs

Dhaka, Mar 26 – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the National Memorial on Tuesday morning, marking the 49th Independence and National Day. President Hamid first placed a wreath at the altar of the memorial followed by the Prime Minister. After placing the ... Read More »

Govt destroyed Liberation War spirit: BNP

Dhaka, Mar 25 (UNB) – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has ‘destroyed’ the Liberation War spirit through repressive acts. “The spirit and ideals holding which people fought the Liberation War have been destroyed today. Liberation means freedom of people who live in the country, their economic and political freedom which this Awami ... Read More »

Nation celebrates Independence Day Tuesday

Dhaka, Mar 25 (UNB) – The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Independence and National Day on Tuesday vowing afresh to take the country towards prosperity with the Liberation War spirit. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees on the midnight of March 25 by ... Read More »

Reach benefits of independence to villagers: PM

Dhaka, Mar 25 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the prime aim of her government is to reach the benefits of independence to each house in villages. “Everyone will get a prosperous life… no one will be left hungry and homeless, and no one will suffer without treatment… everybody’s life will be meaningful, beautiful and developed one. ... Read More »

12 noted persons, 1 organisation take Independence Award

Dhaka, Mar 25 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday handed over the Independence Award, the country’s highest state honour, to 12 personalities and one organisation in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the nation. The Prime Minister handed over the awards at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The recipients of the award in Liberation War and ... Read More »

One-minute ‘blackout’ Monday night to mark ‘Genocide Day’

Dhaka, Mar 24 (UNB) – For the third successive year, the nation will observe a one-minute ‘blackout’ programme on Monday night, marking the ‘Genocide Day’. The ‘blackout’ programme will be observed from 9pm. Everyone will switch their light off for one minute. However, establishments of emergency services will remain out of the purview of the programme. In 2017, the government ... Read More »

Black 25 March night being observed Monday

Dhaka, Mar 24 (UNB) – Visiting UN Under-Secretary General and Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on Sunday said the United Nations will raise the 1971 issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh in the international forum though some countries may oppose it. “Though some countries may oppose it, we’ll raise the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh during ... Read More »

Lalan Festival on at BD mystic lyricist Lalon Shah Shrine

Kushtia, Mar 21 – A three-day Lalon festival, which began on Wednesday at Lalon Shah Shrine at Chheuria village in Kushtia will end Friday. Every year, the Lalon Academy and Kushtia district administration jointly organise the festival in memory of legendary mystic bard Baul king Lalon Shah. The festival will feature Lalon Mela, discussion and musical soiree. On the occasion, ... Read More »

PM unveils ‘Bangla Bhashar Bangabandhu’

Dhaka, Mar 18 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday unveiled the cover of a book titled ‘Bangla Bhashar Bangabandhu’, which illustrated the contributions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Language Movement and Bangla. She uncovered the pictorial book at the outset of cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office, said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while ... Read More »

Historic 7th March Speech never to lose appeal: PM

Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the appeal of the historic 7th March Speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will never fade away as it will remain as a great source of inspiration for people to make sacrifices for the country. “It (speech) will have an everlasting appeal on freedom-loving ... Read More »

Ekushey Book Fair ends – sale proceeds Taka 780 milliom

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB)— The extended Amar Ekushey Book Fair ended Saturday, recording huge sale and witnessing a mass gathering of book lovers. The fair was originally scheduled to end on Thursday but the government extended it. In the last days, many visitors complained that they could not find the books they were looking for. Most of the stalls also ... Read More »

Full list of Bd freedom fighters by 26 March next, Minister

Dhaka, Feb 24 – Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozemmel Haque on Sunday told parliament that the government would publish a full list of the freedom fighters of the country’s War of Liberation in 1971 by March 26 this on Sunday. The minister disclosed this while responding to a written question by ruling Awami League lawmaker Mir Mostaque Ahmed Robi ... Read More »

Write verdicts in Bangla: PM to higher court judges

Dhaka, Feb 21 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the higher court judges to write verdicts in Bangla so that justice-seekers can easily understand those without depending on lawyers. “If those who work in courts practise the writing of verdicts in Bangla, less-educated people like us can at least get the scope to understand the judgments going ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Language Heroes

News Desk President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid the homage by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar here at one minute past midnight ... Read More »

Nation pays homage to language martyrs Thursday

Dhaka, Feb 20 (UNB) – The nation is set to pay rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 00.01am on Thursday, marking ‘Amar Ekushey’, the Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day. The great Language Movement, a significant event in the nation’s history, was aimed at establishing the right of the ... Read More »

BNP takes up 2-day programme to mark Feb 21

Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) – BNP  on Tuesday announced a two-day programme to observe the Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day with due respect. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office. February 21 will be observed simultaneously as Shaheed Dibas and International Mother Language Day ... Read More »

16,000 cops to be deployed in Dhaka on Ekushey duty

Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) – Around 16,000 police personnel will be deployed across the capital city on February 21, the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. “Of them, 6, 000 will be working to ensure safety around the Central Shaheed Minar,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said on Tuesday. “There’s no fear of militant attack,” he ... Read More »

Plan taken up to preserve historic Suhrawardy Udyan

Dhaka, Feb 17 (UNB) – The government has taken a mega plan over Suhrawardy Udyan to help the posterity know all the historic moments that it witnessed, including the historic March 7, 1971 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Senior ruling party MP and former Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain disclosed it in ... Read More »

PM Hasina heads Panel on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

Dhaka, Feb 15 (UNB) – The government has constituted a national committee to smoothly celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the national level. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the 102-member Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Birth Centenary Celebration National Committee. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Thursday ... Read More »

Zia’s name erased from Ctg Zia Memorial Museum signboard

Chattogram, Feb 12 (UNB) – Members of two ruling Awami League front organisations erased former president Ziaur Rahman’s name from a signboard in front of Zia Memorial Museum in the city on Tuesday. Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League activists also put up another signboard there with the photo of Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel. They held a ... Read More »

US envoy visits book fair; spends time with children

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB)–US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller along with his wife on Friday visited Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela and spent time with children at the children’s corner of the fair. Talking to reporters, Ambassador Miller said the month-long book fair of the country comes with a message of language movement to the young folks and it’s an ... Read More »

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro turns 40

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB) – Seeking a better society of enlightened people, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, one of the leading organisations of the country promoting literature among the people, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday. The day was commemorated with a colourful rally starting from in front of Bangladesh National Museum and ending at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Building in the city’s ... Read More »

Bangabandhu’s tallest sculpture to be built in Chuadanga

Chuadanga, Feb 4 (UNB) –The tallest sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of the country’s independence, will be built in the district. Renowned sculptor Mrinal Haque will erect the 100-foot sculpture on a land beside the tennis ground of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the town, said Deputy Commissioner of the district Gopal Chandra ... Read More »