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Central Shaheed Minar

Homage paid to Prof Zillur

Homage paid to Prof Zillur

People of all walks of life paid their last tributes to Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, a leading educationist, at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday. Queuing up before the coffin, they placed wreaths one after another and stood in silence for sometime to pray for his departed soul when his body was lying...

Editors slate campaign against 3 journalists

Editors' Council yesterday strongly condemned declaring three journalists, including two editors, persona non grata at the Central Shaheed Minar by some organisations. The platform of editors of leading national dailies in a meeting at The Daily Star centre adopted a proposal, said a press release. The council, added the release, has witnessed with grave concern that some organisations have declared Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, editor of Daily Manabzamin; and Nurul Kabir of the New Age unwanted at the Central Shaheed Minar. The two...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

McCarthyism incarnated!

IS it the first signs of replication of McCarthyism in Bangladesh? One is compelled to express the serious misgivings of a real threat to one of the very fundamental principles on which rests the foundation of this nation, namely freedom of expression. And freedom of expression also implies the right to disagree. The fear stems from the controversies that stemmed from the intention of taking Dr. Pias Karim's dead body to the Shaheed Minar and the character assassination that...

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...

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