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Nation observing 43rd Independence Day

Bangladesh is observing its 43rd Independence ana National Day, paying homage to the martyrs of the War of Liberation of 1971. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formally declared independence and urged the Bengali nation to liberate the country from the clutches of the Pakistani occupation army. Unarmed […]

Encrypted messaging services such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp could be blocked in Saudi Arabia, the telecommunications regulator there is reported to have warned. It is demanding a means to monitor such applications, but Saudis say that would seriously inhibit their communications, reports BBC. Saudi newspapers are reporting that the companies behind the applications have […]

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Israel said Monday it would resume regular monthly transfers of about $100 million in taxes and customs it collects for the Palestinian Authority, a step bound to ease but not end the protracted cash crisis of the self-rule government in the West Bank. Israel has repeatedly halted the money transfers over political disputes, most recently […]

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The nation celebrates its 43rd Independence and National Day today to renew its pledge to institutionalise democracy and for a just society for which the nation fought and freedom fighters laid down their lives in 1971. The lofty dreams of democracy, the rule of the law, political, economic and cultural freedom, and a society free […]

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5 days’ no-work trap created as 18-party declares 36-hour hartal from tomorrow; businesses urge opposition to call off shutdown Shakhawat Liton and Rashidul Hasan March may have 31 days but people could get a maximum nine working days out of it, thanks to the opposition’s two-day hartal from tomorrow and the seven days of hartal […]

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রাজধানীর ভিকারুননিসা নূনসহ আরও কয়েকটি স্কুলে কথিত শাহবাগি ইতিহাস বয়ান করতে গিয়ে নাস্তিক ও কয়েকটি মামলার আসামি ব্লগার ডা. ইমরান এইচ সরকারের নেতৃত্বে কয়েকজন ব্লগার গতকাল চরম অসভ্যতা দেখায়। দেশের নারী শিক্ষার অন্যতম প্রতিষ্ঠান ভিকারুননিসা নূন স্কুলের শ্রেণীকক্ষে শিক্ষার্থীদের অভিভাবক পর্যন্ত প্রবেশ করতে না পারলেও ক্ষমতার জোরে সেখানে ডা. ইমরানসহ তার সহযোগীরা প্রবেশ করে। নবম […]

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সেনাবাহিনী নিয়ে মন্তব্য প্রসঙ্গে বিশিষ্টজনেরা শামছুদ্দীন আহমেদ ‘দেশে কোনো বিশৃঙ্খলা হলে সেনাবাহিনী বসে থাকবে না। তারা সময়মত দায়িত্ব পালন করবে। আমাদের সেনাবাহিনী জাতিসংঘের শান্তিরক্ষা মিশনে বিদেশে শান্তি স্থাপনে কাজ করতে যায়। নিজ দেশেও বিশৃঙ্খলা সৃষ্টি হলে তারা নীরব দর্শকের মত বসে থাকতে পারে না।’ বিরোধী দলীয় নেতা ও বিএনপি চেয়ারপারসন খালেদা জিয়ার এই বক্তব্য এখন […]

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Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan spent the morning of his 26th birthday yesterday in the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s National Cricket Academy strictly adhering to his rehabilitation process. After an hour-long gym session, the left-hander spoke to the media for the first time since last month’s operation in Sydney. “I am working hard under the academy […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday reminded amarblog.com it has legal powers to impose fine or take actions against anyone if it is not provided with information. The telecom watchdog clarified its legal authorities in a media statement, two days after the blog refused to provide it with information it had earlier sought. BTRC […]

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Transparency International Bangladesh and several other organisations on Monday urged the government to ensure transparency and accountability in saving rivers and water bodies from pollution and encroachment. Speaking at a human chain, the forum leaders in a 9-point demand asked for an accurate demarcation of the rivers Buriganga, Shityalakhya, Turag, Balu and Dhaleswari and setting […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia did not speak of any possible military intervention while addressing a rally in Bogra on Sunday, the party’s spokesperson said on Monday. The mass media did not present her speech correctly, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a press briefing in the afternoon, adding that “the BNP does not support any military […]

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Journalists on Monday gave the government an ultimatum to arrest the killers of Sagar-Runi by April 28 or face a tougher movement. The ultimatum was issued by the journalists from a rally held in front of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at Segunbagicha in the city. The speakers at the rally also warned that a demonstration […]

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