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Journalism’s darkest hour and a roadmap to its survival

Journalism’s darkest hour and a roadmap to its survival SOURCE: LINKEDIN Badiuzzaman Bay Director Steven Spielberg’s 2017 newsroom thriller The Post, set in the 1970s America when a group of journalists try to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets about the Vietnam War, beautifully captures the tension between the press and a corrupt administration. […]

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury speaking to the press at the secretariat about Tk79.99 crore incentive for farmers for 11 crops, yesterday Focus Bangla News The government aims to increase the production of 11 varieties of crops The government has announced a Tk79.99 crore incentive for 6,90,970 farmers across the country on Sunday. The government aims […]

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Bangladesh Under-18 women’s football team players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Nepal in the final of the maiden SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Sunday. — BFF photo Bangladesh Under-18 women’s football team clinched the title of the maiden SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship after a 1-0 win over […]

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AL govt denying people’s ownership of state: Kamal Prothom Alo English Desk | Oct 07, 2018       Terming the movement of the new opposition coalition already successful in view of ‘public response’, convenor of ‘National Unity Process’ Kamal Hossaini on Sunday said the Awami League is doing the opposite of what they demanded. “Instead of releasing […]

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 October 08, 2018  The Daily Star Dengue Cases: Sharp rise rings alarm Staff Correspondent “What thousands of bombs and a hundred of militants could not do, an Aedes mosquito has done it today. [I’m] hospitalised! Seeking blessing!” wrote Sanwar Hossain, chief of the bomb disposal unit of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, in his Facebook […]

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October 08, 2018 Saudi job market shrinking fast Due to stricter rules, number of Saudi-bound workers drops; many returning home Porimol Palma The Saudi labour market is shrinking fast for Bangladeshis as locals are taking up foreign workers’ jobs amid the kingdom’s strong policy against undocumented migrants. Fewer Bangladeshis are now migrating to the Middle […]

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PM Narendra Modi assured us India won’t deport NRC-excluded people to Bangladesh: Top official Imam also said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Sringla, also “repeatedly told us not to worry about the exercise and indeed, it should not be our concern either”. Oct 06, 2018    Source:    PTI Trending News Congress likely to […]

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Popcorn clouds of uncertainty threaten election, and sovereignty   Shahid Islam in Toronto     7 October 2018 Like the 1970 general election that had decided the fate of Pakistan, the nation of Bangladesh faces a similar electoral test that could break or re-make this almost half-a-century old nation- state by a bang or a whimper. While […]

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AL out to ‘exhaust opposition’s capacity’ to contest polls Anowar Hossain . Dhaka |  Oct 07, 2018 | Prothom ALo        Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has made a three-pronged strategy to keep the opposition under constant pressure before the 11th parliamentary elections, the party insiders say. Such strategy includes continued contorl over the streets by holding […]

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No BNP men to be spared from being implicated? Special Correspondent . Prothom Alo, Dhaka | Oct 07, 2018        A new phenomenon has arisen in Bangladesh in recent times, being popularly called ‘gayebi maamla’ or fictitious cases – lawsuits that are filed on the basis of imagined incidents. Leaders and activists of the main opposition […]

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মুক্তিযোদ্ধা কোটা একটা ফালতু আর সস্তা রাজনৈতিক ভাওতাবাজি তাজ হাশমী    7 October 2018   বেপরোয়া স্বৈরাচারী হাসিনা সরকার ইদানিং বেশ বেকায়দায় পড়েছে, এতে কোনো সন্দেহ নেই I দেশে-বিদেশে সর্বত্র এই অবৈধ সরকার অবৈধ সন্তানের চাইতেও বেশি অপাঙতেও, পরিত্যাজ্য, ও অবজ্ঞার বস্তু I কিভাবে এই সরকারের আরো বহুদিন ক্ষমতায় অধিষ্ঠিত থেকে বাংলাদেশের মানুষকে উন্নয়ন আর […]

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শহিদুলের মুখ চেপে ধরা মুহূর্ত পেল আন্তর্জাতিক পুরস্কার আলোকচিত্রী শহিদুল আলম যেন সাংবাদিকদের সঙ্গে কথা বলতে না পারেন, সে জন্য পুলিশের একজন সদস্য তার মুখ চেপে ধরেছেন—এমন একটি ‘ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ফটো অ্যাওয়ার্ড ২০১৮’ (আইপিএ) জয় করেছে। প্রিয় ডেস্ক ডেস্ক রিপোর্ট  প্রকাশিত: ০৫ অক্টোবর ২০১৮ আদালতে নেওয়ার সময় আলোকচিত্রী শহিদুল আলমের মুখ চেপে ধরেছেন পুলিশের একজন সদস্য। […]

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