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Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim, a professor of Brac University, was buried at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka this afternoon. His namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Juma prayers. He was laid to eternal rest around 3:00pm, said Iqbal Chowdhury, a cousin of Piash Karim. Earlier in the morning, the body was taken to his Dhanmondi...

Family won’t take Piash’s body to Shaheed Minar

Family won’t take Piash’s body to Shaheed Minar

The family of Piash Karim has decided to take the body to his Dhanmondi residence tomorrow for a wake, instead of the Central Shaheed Minar as they had announced earlier.  Iqbal Chowdhury, cousin of Piash, said they have changed their decision in the wake of oppositions a group of student organisations and Dhaka University’s...

Feud over Piash Karim's wake heats up

A group of people last evening vowed to take Piash Karim's body to Central Shaheed Minar for a wake while some organisations threatened to resist them, intensifying a controversy that started soon after his death. The argument arose following Piash's cousin's announcement that the body will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar today for his fans, family and friends. On Monday, Chhatra Sangram Parishad, a platform of seven student bodies, in a press release said Piash had taken a stance in...

No tribute for Piash at Shaheed Minar: DU

No tribute for Piash at Shaheed Minar: DU

Dhaka University authorities rejected the application to take Piash Karim’s body to Central Shaheed Minar on Friday for a citizen tribute. “We have rejected the application of Piash Karim’s family to hold a citizen tribute at the Shaheed Minar on Friday as another organisation was allowed earlier to hold its programme there on the same day and Saturday,” Amzad Ali, acting proctor of the university, told The Daily Star this evening. The university received an application from Piash’s family last night that sought permission to take his body at the Shaheed Minar, he said.    But Muktijoddha Sangsad Command, a cultural organisation has been given permission to hold its street plays and...

TRIBUTES FOR LANGUAGE HERO

Matin’s body handed over to Dhaka Medical College for research

Matin’s body handed over to Dhaka Medical College for research

The body of language movement hero Abdul Matin was handed over to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for medical research after hundreds of his admirers paid last tributes to him at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka today. Gulbadan Nesa Monika, wife of the language movement veteran, handed over the body to DMCH Principal...

Nation paying tribute to Feroza Begum

Nation paying tribute to Feroza Begum

Hundreds of fans and admirers thronged Central Shaheed Minar today to pay their last tribute to Nazrul Sangeet maestro Feroza Begum. As her body was brought at the Shaheed Minar on an ambulance at 1:29pm, people from all walks of life lined up to pay tribute with flowers. Feroza Begum’s sons Shafin Ahmed and Hamin...

Reclaim school lands from grabbers

Reclaim school lands from grabbers

Primary school students, their parents and civil society members yesterday demanded that the government immediately reclaim the grabbed lands of 28 state-run primary schools in the capital to ensure the poor children's right to education. They made the demand at a rally organised jointly by Nagorik Sanghati and non-government organisation Amar Odhikar at Central...

Killings in Gaza

NHRC chief accuses big powers of encouraging Israel

NHRC chief accuses big powers of encouraging Israel

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday accused the influential countries of encouraging Israel in its atrocities in Gaza. “We find that the big powers raise their voices and issue statements even in a case of trivial human rights violation in Bangladesh. But we are not seeing such statements and worries...

  

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Following repeated leaks of question papers of higher secondary certificate examinations, noted author Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal today demanded that the education ministry and board must admit the incidents. If the higher authorities of the education board or ministry are not linked to question paper leaks, how could it happen repeatedly, Prof Iqbal questioned. "Even...

Nation pays tributes

Nation pays tributes

Brimming with flowers, the capital's Central Shaheed Minar yesterday wore a solemn look as the International Mother Language Day came upon us. The place was visited by a sea of humans. Starting from the head of the state, people of all walks of life paid their tribute to those who had sacrificed their lives...

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