Abdul Mannan

Former VC, Chittagong University

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

The day of infamy

Eleven years ago on August 21, 2004 the nation was rattled, shocked and surprised by an unprecedented grenade attack on a peace rally organised by Bangladesh Awami League in front of their party office at Bangabandhu Avenue.

August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015

BANGABANDHU: THE STATESMAN, HERO AND THE MARTYR

This year the nation will be observing the 40th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On this day forty years ago a group of assassins brutally murdered the Father of the Nation along with his entire family.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

ADIEU APJ ABDUL KALAM: THE TEACHER

I could not think of a better way to pay tribute to the former president of India, late APJ Abdul Kalam than to quote the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns (Robbie Burns, died 1793).

April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015

Are we losing Bangladesh?

ON August 21, 2004, 23 Awami League leaders and workers were brutally killed in a premeditated grenade attack in a rally on Bangabandhu Avenue addressed by the then Leader of the Opposition and Awami League, Sheikh Hasina.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

A nation is born

Civil war raged in the eastern region of Pakistan after the provincial leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, proclaimed the region an independent republic. President Yahya Khan outlawed the Sheikh's Awami League and denounced the Sheikh himself as a traitor whose crime “would not go unpunished.”

March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015

March 7, 1971: The beginning of the end

MARCH of 1971 was a month that will go down in history because, beginning on March 1, the course of history of one Pakistan changed very fast.

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Don't let Bangladesh become a cocoon of terror

LAST Sunday, training materials and sophisticated arms were recovered at militants' training centre in Banshkhali, Chittagong.

February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015

Return campuses to KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS

AMIDST the continuing deadly violence in the country unleashed by BNP-Jamaat to unseat the present government, a significant news seems to have lost its importance.