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Nation pays homage to language martyrs

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

The nation paid glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade. Ekushey February, or the International Mother Language Day as we call it now, is an occasion to ponder the significance of the sacrifices made by language martyrs 63...

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Starting today, elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will be keeping a close eye in and around the Central Shaheed Minar premises to ensure public security ahead of February 21, its director general said. The force has taken a three-day security plan for the premises for public security in view of the continuing countrywide...

9 injured in Dhaka crude bomb blasts

9 injured in Dhaka crude bomb blasts

At least five ruling party activists were injured as miscreants hurled several crude bombs at a truck they travelling on near Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka this afternoon. They were going to Suhrawardy Udyan to attend the rally organised by the Awami League commemorating the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   The injured...

Nation's intellectuals honour fallen comrades

Nation's intellectuals honour fallen comrades

Prominent intellectuals of the country brought out a procession in the capital yesterday honouring their peers martyred during the Liberation War, waving national flags, singing patriotic songs, and calling out to defeat those who are trying to foil the trials of war criminals while resisting all kinds of communal forces. They also demanded a...

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...

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