Photographs reveal circle of life

April 30, 2013

Photographs reveal circle of lifeThe whole circle of life from childhood joy to old-age agony amid nature is the theme of photographer Swapan Saha’s ongoing second solo exhibition at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Titled Ananta Satya (the infinite truth), the exhibition showcases 60 photographs that philosophically illustrate lives of human beings.
There are six snaps that have captured stills Read more

Amin Khan to perform in historical character

April 30, 2013

Amin Khan to perform in historical characterPopular Dhallywood actor Amin Khan will take on the part of Muhsinuddin Ahmad Dudu Miyan, who was one of the great leaders of Faraizi Movement, in his upcoming film titled Dudu Miyan. Khan has been paired with
actress Nawshin for this movie.
The film, directed by Dial Rahman, will portray Dudu Miyan’s contribution to the Faraizi movement founded by Haji Read more

Shylock and Sycophants will be staged today

April 30, 2013

Shylock and Sycophants will be staged todayDhaka based troupe Theatrewala Repertory will stage Shylock and Sycophants today at the Chittagong Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing Nandimukh Theatre Festival organised by the troupe marking its 22nd founding anniversary.
Hasan Shahrier has adapted the play from Shahzad Ferdous’
novel titled Shylocker Banijya Bistar.
Directed by Azad Abul Kalam, the play Read more

BFF plans to promote film industry

April 30, 2013

BFF plans to promote film industryBengal Film Forum was launched through a seminar at the
Bengal Shilpalaya Café in Dhanmondi on Saturday.
The forum plans to contribute to the development of the decaying film industry in the country and to spread its market.
The forum, an enterprise of Bengal Foundation, also promises to install quality cinemas across the country to attract the wider range Read more

Cranes used in 2nd phase Savar rescue operations

April 30, 2013

The second phase of the rescue operations in Savar began on Sunday morning. This phase involves the use of heavy equipment to dislodge the rubble of Rana Plaza, the eight-storey building which collapsed on Wednesday. The deployment of heavy equipment created a furore among the relatives of missing workers as they felt this would crush their last Read more

Rajshahi, Khulna civic polls date announced

April 30, 2013

The Election Commission on Monday announced that the polls for Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet City Corporations will be held on June 15. Chief election commissioner (CEC) Rakibuddin Ahmed announced the poll dates at a press briefing at the EC office. Commissioners Mohammad Abu Hafiz; Brig. Gen. (retd) Md Zabed Ali, Md Shahnewaz, Read more

Who owns the Rana Plaza land?

April 30, 2013

The inquiry committee, set up in the aftermath of the Savar building collapse, is trying to determine the actual ownership of the land where Rana Plaza stood.
Rabindra Nath Sarker, a resident of the area, said the land belonged to him, but was forcibly taken away by Sohel Rana who built Rana Plaza. Local people too stood by Sarker. Read more

US concerned on factory tragedies, political unrest

April 30, 2013

The United States has expressed concern over recent tragedies in factories in Bangladesh as well as political violence and reported rights abuse by members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
The concern was expressed by US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Eileen C Donahoe during the hearing on human rights issues in Bangladesh Read more

Tigers level Test series with Zimbabwe

April 30, 2013

Ziaur Rahman led the Bangladesh attack with four wickets as they completed a 143-run win over Zimbabwe on Monday to draw the two-match series 1-1 and gain revenge for their mauling in the first Test. Set a target of 401 runs to win in their second innings at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 257 just before tea on day five to hand Bangladesh only Read more

All efforts for Shahina go in vain

April 30, 2013

Despite the rescuers’ zeal and tireless efforts and prayers of millions of people, Shahina Akter could not be rescued from the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar. The lifeless body of the garment worker, who was a widow from Pakhimara Village of Khepupara upazila under Patuakhali district, was finally retrieved from a burnt tunnel at 4:15 pm on Monday afternoon. Read more

Garment workers agitate, clash with police

April 30, 2013

Hundreds of irate garment workers on Monday went berserk in different areas of Gazipur district, including the capital, demanding capital punishment for Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza, as well as for the owners of the five factories housed inside the ill-fated building. Fire service sources said the agitated workers vandalised the windowpanes of a sweater factory Read more

PM urges opposition to withdraw May 2 hartal

April 30, 2013

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday requested the opposition BNP to call off their May 2 hartal considering the humanitarian ground as the rescue operation at Savar is going on. “It’s very disheartening that the opposition has called the hartal at a time when the rescue operation, treatment and rehabilitation works are going on,” she said after her visit to Enam Medical Read more

None should be spared for Savar tragedy: BNP

April 30, 2013

BNP standing committee member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain on Monday asked the government to ensure punitive measures against those responsible for the building collapse in Savar. He said the ruling party should not opt for a “political hogwash” by arresting only the owner of the building. He was addressing a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, Read more

Jail killing case appeal verdict today

April 30, 2013

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on April 30 over the government’s appeal against the High Court order that acquitted six former army officers in the jail killing case. After concluding a 10-day hearing session involving both sides, a six-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain on April 18 fixed Read more

EU to finance six HR projects

April 30, 2013

The European Union launched six new human rights projects in Bangladesh on Monday.
The development takes place at a time when Bangladesh is presenting in Geneva its achievements and challenges in the areas of human rights to the international community within the Universal Periodic Review process (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council, Read more

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