Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is very well-known to all for its significant contribution to the liberation war of 1971 and participation in every democratic movement in the country since its foundation. But the leaders and activists of this organisation are now taking a lot of flak for their alleged involvement in various controversial activities. The expulsion of BCL activists and after some days their return to higher posts has been a common phenomenon in the last few years, which is tarnishing the image of the glorious organisation. According to Chhatra League insiders, at least 370 leaders and activists were expelled from the organisation in the last four years for their involvement in... more ›
At least six people were killed and 16 others injured in separate road accidents in Habiganj, Mymensingh and Satkhira on Friday. In Habiganj, three people, including a father and his son, were killed and five others injured in head-on collision between a microbus and a CNG-run autorickshaw at Syedpur bazaar on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway under Nabiganj upazila. The deceased were identified as Maulana Hafizur Rahman, 40, Khatib of Nabiganj Sub-registry office jame mosque and also a lecturer of Mukimpur Rashidia Senior Madrasa, and his father Kazi Sayed Mia, 90, and Rezaul Karim, 24, a teacher of Sherpur Aurangapur Madrasa. They were traveling in the autorickshaw. Quoting witnesses, police said a Sylhet-bound... more ›
Kushtia: Launching a scathing attack on Khaleda Zia for blaming the government for the killing of ‘Channel i’ programme presenter Maulana Nurul Islam Faruqui, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday said the BNP chief has the history of political killing and saving killers like Ziaur Rahman. “Without knowing and understanding anything, Khaleda Zia held the government responsible for Faruqui’s killing. It’s totally false. She did it in the past and still keeps on doing it,” he said. Inu, also the president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasad), was talking to reporters after exchanging views with his party leaders and activists at the local Circuit House in the morning. The minister came up... more ›
A two-week long solo art exhibition titled ‘Reality Versus Imagination and Illusion’, by artist Samiran Chowdhury began in the capital on Friday. Lee Yun-young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh, formally inaugurated the art exhibition at Gallery Cosmos-2, New DOHS in Mohakhali in the evening. Aditya Mandloi, head of the consumer banking of Standard Chartered Bank; architect Mustapha Khalid Palash and artist Samiran Chowdhury were present on the occasion. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Lee Yun-young said Korea is a power house of culture in the Asian region. The organisers of the art show expected that the exhibition will reflect their abiding love for art, deep respect for... more ›
CHITTAGONG: A fire gutted eight shops and two houses damaging properties worth around Tk five lakh at Baluchhara Bazar in the city on Friday. Sources said the fire took place at a house beside Baluchhara Bazar at around 11:15am and soon engulfed two houses and eight shops. On information, six fire fighting vehicles from Agrabad, Bayezid and Chandanpura fire stations rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control at around 12:45pm. The fire originated from an electric short-circuit, said Senior Station Manager Fakhruddin of Bayezid Fire Station.... more ›
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