Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 19th death anniversary today

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 19th death anniversary today

Abu Zafar Obaidullah Khan The 19th anniversary of the death of poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah Khan will be observed today. Family, friends and admirers of the poet will recall his contribution to the Bangla literature through various programmes. Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah Smriti Pathagar (memorial library) will hold a prayer session at Baherchar of Babuganj […]

Quader: Vested quarter trying to fish in troubled water over Mushtaq’s death

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File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader Courtesy The minister says the government remains alert so that the Digital Security Act cannot be misused Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that a vested quarter is trying to fish in troubled water centring the death of writer Mushtaq […]

Hundreds march in Bangladesh to protest death of imprisoned writer

Hundreds march in Bangladesh to protest death of imprisoned writer

Issued on: 27/02/2021 – 20:53 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday shrugged off criticism of her government’s rights record as hundreds marched in a second day of protests over the death of a prominent writer in prison. Demonstrators marched at Dhaka University chanting slogans condemning the government’s treatment of Mushtaq Ahmed as well as […]

Bangladesh: Protests erupt over writer’s death in prison | DW | 27.02.2021

A protest placard with Mushtaq Ahmed's portrait on it

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part on Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of imprisoned writer, Mushtaq Ahmed. Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, was detained in May 2020 after criticizing the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Facebook. He collapsed and died at Kashimpur High Security Prison late Thursday. […]

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison

Protests erupt over death of Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested last year on charges of violating the stringent Digital Security Act. There is widespread anger in Bangladesh over the death in prison of a dissident writer arrested last year under the Digital Security Act (DSA), which critics say stifles freedom of speech. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, died on […]

Three farm laws are death warrant for the country’s farmers: Kejriwal

Three farm laws are death warrant for the country’s farmers: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Describing the three new farm laws as a “death warrant for the country’s farmers”, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded that the Centre repeal the legislation and provide a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) on the basis of the Swaminathan Commission report. “The three anti-farmer laws are a […]

President, PM mourn death of noted actor ATM Shamsuzzaman

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Condolences pour in for the veteran actor  Tributes and condolences continue to pour in for Ekushey Padak-2015 winner, eminent actor ATM Shamsuzzaman, who passed away at the age of 80, at his residence in the city’s Sutrapur area early this morning. Immediately after his demise, people from all walks of life as well as notable […]

Living a life haunted by inescapable death

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Shihab Sarkar   | Published: February 11, 2021 20:40:13 Nobody, even the terminally ill persons, can say exactly when death will strike them. This riddle has been haunting humans since long. The broader medical science has progressed radically, with new discovery of medicines and causes of death continuing unabated. In the case of many ailments […]

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 530,271, death toll reaches 7,966

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The Guardian Indian hesitancy sets back world’s biggest Covid vaccination drive Low uptake fuelled by fears over safety of vaccine and spread of misinformation Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Health officials stand outside a vaccination centre in Siliguri, West Bengal. The overall national turnout for jabs has averaged 64%. Photograph: Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty […]

Golpata trees dying a slow death in the Sundarbans

Half a decade on, he says the typical trees of the Sundarbans are on the brink of extinction, with top-dying disease  where the uppermost parts are damaged first with loss of leaves,  affecting the palm species due to salinity Till five years back, Mir Quamruzzaman Bachchu believed that the identity of the Sundarbans was interwoven […]