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Poultry operators plan to raise investment

Poultry operators plan to raise investment

Poultry industry operators are aiming to double their investment by 2020 from the existing Tk 25,000 crore to raise protein consumption in the country and explore global opportunities. The boost in investment will take the sector's total employment, both direct and indirect, to one crore from the present 70 lakh, entrepreneurs said. “We have huge...

Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Bangla daily Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman was granted bail today and excused from appearing for hearings in a Jhalakathi case filed over religious incitement. Matiur Rahman appeared before the court around 11:00am this morning, following an arrest warrant issued against him for failure to appear upon multiple summonses, and attended the hearing sessions...

Prothom Alo carrier, 5 other vehicles torched

Prothom Alo carrier, 5 other vehicles torched

Six vehicles, including the carrier of daily Prothom Alo, were set ablaze and six others vandalised in six districts today during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. In Noakhali, a newspaper carrier of Bangla daily Prothom Alo was torched in Senbagh upazila of around 7:15am, the daily reports. The vehicle’s driver and helper were injured. Over 4,000 copies of today’s Prothom Alo were burned in the arson that took place as the 20-party alliance’s nonstop blockade demanding fresh national polls entered ninth day. Ismail Hossain, driver of the car said a group of about eight stopped the vehicle en route to Chittagong after delivery of paper in Noakhali town. “They wanted copies of...

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Prothom Alo editor, joint editor asked to appear before SC

The Supreme Court yesterday summoned Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and its Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan to appear before it on January 5 in connection with a contempt of court petition. SC lawyer Sirajum Monir filed the petition for running the article, “Prodhan Bicharpati Bechhe Neowa” (Selection of the chief justice) by Mizanur Rahman Khan yesterday. The apex court heard petitioner's lawyer Rokanuddin Mahmud and senior attorneys Mahmudul Islam, Ajmalul Hossain and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on the issue. An eight-member...

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

Contempt of court: Prothom Alo editor summoned

The Supreme Court today summoned Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and its Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan before it on January 5 in connection with a contempt of court petition. SC lawyer Sirajum Munir filed the petition for publishing an article titled ‘Selection of Chief Justice (Prodhan Bicharpati Bechhe Naowa)’ in the Prothom Alo...

Prothom Alo, Brac Bank help poor students

Hasna Hena wanted to quit school to relieve her day labourer father of the burden of paying her tuition fees. However, with the support of some of her teachers, she continued her studies and passed secondary school certificate exam scoring GPA 5. With a scholarship given by Prothom Alo and Brac Bank, she afterwards went to a college in her hometown Mymensingh and scored GPA 5 in the higher secondary certificate examination as well. “I want to do something big in my...

Photojournalist Peu passes away

Photojournalist Peu passes away

Renowned photojournalist Azizur Rahim Peu died of heart attack at his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka early today at the age of 54. Peu, photo editor of the daily Observer, breathed his last around 2:45am at his house in Shangkar area, Bangla newspaper Prothom Alo reports. He began his career as a photojournalist with the renowned daily Ittefaq in 1988. Later, he also worked at the Shokaler Khobor. Peu, a founding member of Drik News, was a teacher of Pathshala, a photography training school. He was also the president of Bangladesh Photojournalist Forum. The photojournalist will be buried in his home soil in Rangpur.

Prothom Alo journo assault: Doctor’s registration suspended

Prothom Alo journo assault: Doctor’s registration suspended

Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) has suspended the registration of a physician for his gross misconducts and cheating with people.   It is Dr Shafiul Azam, who assaulted Prothom Alo Special Correspondent Shishir Morol at ZA Sikder Women's Medical College Hospital in the capital on May 13 this year. “Dr Shafiul Azam’s registration [BM&DC...

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Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

The members of an online group yesterday demonstrated in front of the office of the daily Prothom Alo in the capital, protesting a reference to the country's Liberation War in 1971 as the "India-Pakistan war" in an article published recently in the newspaper. Activists of the group known as "CP Gang" burnt copies of...

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

A group of people besieged daily Prothom Alo office in the capital today protesting an alleged distortion of the history of Liberation War in the biography of Narendra Modi.   On May 17, the Bangla newspaper published a profile of India’s newly elected prime minister Narendra Modi, titled ‘Tea-seller to Prime Minister’ – saying...

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