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In MOURNING, In RAGE

Coup culprits completed bloodbath of Bangabandhu, family to numb the nation 40 years back A photo of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his wife Fazilatunnesa Mujib, sitting with their children. All but Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana were brutally murdered on August 15, 1975. Photo: Archive It was around 11:30pm. A Dodge car screeched to […]

Awami League Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta has taken a serious exception to the High Court’s observations on election-time interim government. Sengupta, the chief of the standing committee on law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry, told a discussion on Friday the court had ‘no scope’ to make observations on the issue. He said the High […]

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Another ruling party man succumbed to bullet injuries on Friday morning taking to three the death toll from the incident of shooting at Badda in the city on Thursday night. Dhaka north unit Swechchhasebak League assistant cultural affairs secretary Mahbubur Rahman Gama, 40, died at United Hospital at about 9:00am. Dhaka city Awami League ward-6 […]

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No political party has supported the two formulas given by the High Court recently for the formation of an election-time government. Talking to New Age on Friday, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party termed the formulas impractical and some other parties said that the ongoing political crisis could only be resolved through dialogues with all political parties. […]

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Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said a vested quarter is using the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for practicing anarchism in Bangladesh. “Bangabandhu wouldn’t have tolerated such activities had he been alive today,” he told a discussion marking the ‘National Mourning Day’ organised by Gono Forum at Jatiya Press Club. Dr Kamal, […]

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Draw against FC Alga will be enough for AFC Cup play-off spot (From L) Sohel Rana, Mamunul Islam and Yeamin Munna take a selfie in a recess during practice in Bishkek yesterday. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will look to reach a new landmark in their chequered history when they square off against hosts FC Alga […]

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Clockwise from top left: Khandkar Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, Noor Chowdhury, Moslehuddin Khan, Abdul Mazed, M Rashed Chowdhury. The government does not have any official word on the whereabouts of the four absconding killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam told bdnews24.com they were making “every diplomatic […]

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Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in two separate drives in India’s Haryana and Hyderabad states on Friday, Indian news agency IANS reports. A 24-year-old Bangladeshi, allegedly involved in many crimes in Gurgaon of Haryana state, was arrested with a locally made pistol, IANS said quoting a police official on Friday. Pravez Mohammad alias Pravesh was […]

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Exclusion from US trade list reflects dire situation for workers, observers say Bangladesh needs to do more to ensure labor rights in the country, says a Caritas official reacting to the U.S. keeping the country off its list of developing nations who enjoy special trade privileges. “If Bangladesh can ensure labor rights, and regain the […]

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C. Christine FairSeth Oldmixon Islamist militancy in Bangladesh rarely draws the attention of scholars and policy analysts for a number of reasons. First, South Asia programs in the United States produce very few Bangladesh experts. In fact, most South Asia programs in the United States focus upon North India as well as a smattering of […]

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The government does not have any official word on the whereabouts of the four absconding killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam told bdnews24.com they were making “every diplomatic effort to spot them and bring them back to face death penalty”. Bangladesh is set to observe National Mourning […]

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A court in Dhaka on Friday placed two ‘members of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team’ on an eight-day remand each in connection with blogger Niladri Chatterjee alias Niloy murder, United News of Bangladesh reports. Chief metropolitan magistrate judge Molla Saiful Islam passed the order when Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, inspector of Detective Branch of police, […]

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