Prothom Alo

Capturing the war stories of medical professionals

Muktijuddher Chikishsha Itihas captures the stories and struggles of medical professionals during the Liberation War.

ESSAY / What I write about when I write love stories

A long time ago, when I was a young writer who had just published his first collection of short stories and had just been married to a young and lovely woman, I wrote a love story in the first person, which created two unanticipated problems.

Mashiul Alam joins prestigious Iowa International Writing Program

Journalist and author Mashiul Alam has been selected as a resident of the 2022 Iowa International Writing Program (IWP), among the world’s most prestigious creative writing residencies.

Meril Prothom Alo Awards ceremony held after two years

The much-anticipated Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2021 were handed over to the winners at a glamorous event held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Hall of Fame, tonight.

Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin honoured with Meril Prothom Alo lifetime achievement awards

The much-anticipated Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2021 have been handed over to the winners at a glamorous ceremony held at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (BICC), Hall of Fame. The opening address of the event was given by Matiur Rahman, Editor,  Prothom Alo.

Bring corporate tax down to 10-15% for newspapers: Editors to finance minister

Editors yesterday urged the government to bring down the corporate tax for newspapers to 10-15 per cent from the fiscal year of 2022-23 to help the print media survive amid rising costs.

Don’t arrest or harass Prothom Alo editor, 5 others: HC

The High Court orders the law enforcers not to harass or arrest Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman and five others until the hearing of the bail petitions in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College.

Ensure no attack on free speech

Amnesty International South Asia yesterday said Bangladesh authorities must ensure that the legal proceedings against 10 people, including Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman, follow due process.

Natore BCL leader buys all copies of Prothom Alo

A leader of Natore town unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) buys all the copies of Prothom Alo, the Bangla daily reports.

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

Bangladesh win volleyball title

Hosts Bangladesh clinched the title of Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men's Central Zone International Volleyball Championship with a straight 3-0 sets win over favourites Kyrgyzstan at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur today.

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

Ashraful loses his father

Former Bangladesh international cricketer Mohammad Ashraful’s father Abdul Matin passes away last night at the Apollo Hospital, Dhaka.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Buddhist monk murdered in Bandarban

Unidentified miscreants kill an elderly Buddhist monk by slitting his throat in Naikkhangchhari upazila of Bandarban. Body of the victim -- Mong Shwe U Chak, 75, -- was found near Baishari Bihar at Uppar Chak Para village in the upazila.

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

HC orders Udayan school to probe torture on student

High Court directs the principal of Udayan Higher Secondary School in Dhaka to probe allegation of torture on a class VIII student by a teacher.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

DB now investigating Tonu murder

Detective Branch (DB) of police investigates Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Improving midwifery services

Although Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in reducing maternal mortality, we are still far from the MDG target.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Media, critical of govt, under severe pressure

Bangladesh has been taken to task by Amnesty International for becoming increasingly dangerous for those speaking their minds.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

PM lashes out at Star editor

Blasting The Daily Star for running the DGFI-supplied false news against her during the last caretaker regime, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Star editor himself could not demonstrate his “courage” by stepping down from his post after admitting his faults.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Withdraw cases against 2 editors

Human Rights Watch yesterday called for the withdrawal of all criminal charges brought against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Charging Bangladesh editors is dramatic backslide: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo. It also urges repeal of criminal defamation and sedition laws, saying those “violate international standards”.