The nation celebrated the Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims on Tuesday with due solemnity, fervour and enthusiasm marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The greatest occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr began with the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers by millions of Muslims from all walks of lives at different mosques, eidgahs and makeshift prayer venues. Corers of Muslims offered the munajat seeking divine blessings, peace and progress for people of Bangladesh as well as for the whole of Muslim Ummah across the globe. The main Jamaat of the Eid-ul-Fitr was held at the National Eidgha in the capital at 8:30am. President Abdul Hamid offered his Eid prayers at the national Eidgah... more ›
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people to extend their support and cooperation in turning Bangladesh into a developed and a prosperous country by 2041. “Bangladesh will be an advanced and prosperous nation by 2041. Inshallah, we will make it happen. I have confidence. What I need now is support and blessings of countrymen,” she told reporters after exchanging Eid greetings with cross section of people at Ganabhaban. Senior Awami League leaders, led by General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, were the first to exchange greetings with the premier. The greetings programme for three hours from 9:00am.... more ›
The hidden operatives of the banned Islamist militant outfit JMB reportedly have come out of their hideouts and started reorganising themselves for carrying out fresh subversive acts in the country. Sources said the JMP activists who had went into hiding in the face of massive police drives have come out of their hideouts and are planning to carry out subversive acts. As part of fresh attacks in the capital, they also smuggled arms and explosives in the country with a view to carrying out the attacks, detective sources said. Detective police came to know about their fresh blueprint of carrying out subversive acts following the confessions of three JMB suspected operatives held... more ›
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has called for national unity for realization of the demand for holding an early general election under a non-party government. “The country needs a fair election immediately under non-party government to establish democracy and good governance as well as for protection of human rights. We all irrespective of party affiliations and opinions will have to build a national unity forgetting our differences for holding an early election,” she said. Khaleda made the call while talking to journalists after exchanging pleasantries with diplomats, eminent citizens and party leaders and activists at the Bangabandhu Interna-tional Conference Centre in the capital on the Eid day. “We believe in democracy. We want... more ›
A Greek court’s decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country, reports the Guardian, reports UNB. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case that had shone a light on the appalling conditions in which migrant workers are often kept in Greece. “I feel shame as a Greek,” said the victim’s lawyer, Moisis Karabeyidis, after the tribunal in the western port city of Patras delivered the shock ruling. “This decision is an outrage and a disgrace … the court showed an... more ›
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