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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Portion of Bangabadhu's memoirs in HSC syllabus

A portion of “Ashomapto Attojiboni” written by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been added to the syllabus of HSC Bangla 1st Paper. A total of 12 prose and 12 poems have been selected for the students who will appear in the HSC examinations in 2016. The portion taken from the unfinished memoirs by the Father of the Nation has been included in the prose section. The title of the prose is “Bayannyar Dinguli”.     On August 13, Brojo Gopal Bhoumik, secretary...

Homage paid to Bangabandhu

Homage paid to Bangabandhu

The nation yesterday observed the National Mourning Day marking the 39th anniversary of the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a call to bring back his fugitive killers and execute them. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid glowing tributes to the father of the nation at...

SC judges were disloyal to charter

The constitution had empowered the Speaker to administer the oath of office to the president. But the disgruntled army officers who assassinated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975 might have had less confidence in Abdul Malek Ukil. They turned to the acting chief justice, Syed ABM Mahmud Hossain. Justice Hossain, who was bound by an oath to defend the constitution, did not frustrate the killers. He administered the presidential oath to Khondokar Moshtaque Ahmed on the afternoon of August...

Nat'l Mourning Day

Elaborate programmes planned

The nation will pay profound respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on National Mourning Day today, marking the 39th anniversary of his assassination. The ruling Awami League, its associate bodies, likeminded parties, and different socio-cultural organisations, professional bodies, government agencies, and Bangladeshi missions around the world have taken elaborate programmes on the occasion. The day will start with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast and flying of black flags atop all public and private buildings...

TIMELINE

August 15: * Early in the morning, some disgruntled army officers lead the pre-planned attack to assassinate and overthrow President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. They start firing indiscriminately on his residence at Dhanmondi 32. * Bangabandhu phones army chief General KM Shafiullah and says, "Shafiullah, your forces have attacked my house. Perhaps they have already killed Kamal. Send forces quickly". * Shafiullah rings his deputy General Ziaur Rahman and chiefs of two other services to mobilise troops to help the president. It...

Funny obituaries

Funny obituaries

Instead of condemning the gruesome assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the second Jatiya Sangsad described as "a political changeover" his assassination and the overthrow of his government by some disgruntled army officers. In the obituary reference, the House dominated by the then military ruler Gen Ziaur Rahman-led BNP also mentioned Bangabandhu as "former...

AL prepares to tackle BNP

The grassroots of the ruling Awami League are readying themselves to counter the post-Eid anti-government movement threatened by the BNP. Instructed by the party high-ups, leaders of the AL's district and upazila units are drawing up plans to thwart any attempt of the BNP to create chaos in the name of movement. The AL men would remain active in the field-levels throughout this month centring on the National Mourning Day on August 15, the day when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu...

GROUND REALITIES

Six Points and a long-ago June

THERE are, in the annals of history, certain defining moments in the evolution of nations. In Bangladesh's case, such a moment came on February 5, 1966, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Lahore a broad-ranging formula for regional autonomy. That formula was of course the Six Point plan, which in time would lead to a wider movement and eventually an armed struggle for East Pakistan's emergence as the independent People's Republic...

He never helped us after Aug 15

He never helped us after Aug 15

Denouncing the inactive role of the then foreign minister Dr Kamal Hossain in protecting Bangabandhu's two daughters after his assassination in 1975, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said neither she nor her sister got any help from him during their difficult days in the erstwhile West Germany. “When the Father of the Nation was...

A different meeting for PM indeed!

A different meeting for PM indeed!

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today held a meeting with officials of the defence ministry using the furniture used by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman when he was premier and president of the country. The defence ministry, which was the office of the then head of the government, is just beside Gono Bhaban, official residence of...

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