Police arrested JMB (Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh) chief Maulana Saidur Rahman, his wife and three other top leaders of the banned Islamist outfit. They made the arrests in the capital and Narayanganj this week.
Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad said to media several militant organizations are still operative in the country and they might have an alliance. He also said that since militancy is now a global phenomenon, Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh might have connections with militant groups in neighboring countries.
Since the serial blasts across the country in 2005, the law enforcers arrested over 600 JMB leaders and activists. Of them, Shaekh Abdur Rahman, his deputy Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, Rahman’s brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, brother-in-law Abdul Awal, suicide bomber Iftekhar Hasan Mamun and Majlis-e-Shura member Khaled Saifullah were executed on March 29, 2008 for killing two Jhalakathi judges on November 14, 2005.
27 June 2010 down to dusk countrywide strike ( Hartal) declared from the massive rally of BNP at Palton Maidan yesterday 19 May. BNP chairperson Kaleda Zia said protesting tender-grabbing and extortions by government cronies; and demanding resolution of the ongoing water, gas, and electricity crises; resignation of the Election Commission; and cancellation of the recently signed treaties with India.
The theme of the Fashion Show was Projapoti (Bengali for Butterfly) facing the courage from within. The Fashion Show was presented by acid survivors together with the Australian Youth Ambassadors and students from the NSU Earth Club. Together they walked on the red carpet to show that “We can equal to each other” and “together we can make difference”
Acid violence not only affects people physically and emotionally, it also has a devastating long-term effect on their economic and social life. Survivors face discrimination social inequality and a lack of opportunity. Bangladesh is the witness off the highest number of acid attack related incident.
My photography set up an agenda, which is unfolded for our wider world people. To me camera is as like a weapon, which I use to make a truth. I recorded many times as an eyewitness. Witness our time for future for past and for the present world. My main interest lies in documentary photography, concerning environmental, social and political issues.
– Monirul Alam, Bangladesh
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The nationwide indefinite water transport strike enforced by Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation entered its third day on Monday disrupting river vessel movement partially. As per the new structure, wages of the workers have been raised by 50 to 100 percent, which makes the minimum salary of a worker Tk 2,850.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” This quote rings true for most people, who will love their mothers no matter what age.”
Mothers Day is a special day for honoring Mothers through out the world. The Mother’s Day holds great significance for all of us. Mother’s day is right around the corner and this is the time of year where people all over the country are trying to describe the importance of a mother. The concept of Mother’s Day is in its new stage in Bangladesh, but is catching up with the other major festivities celebrated in the culturally diversified in the country. As a globalization, this western festival of Mother’s Day has found its place in Bangladesh as well. Commercialization has given its celebration the much needed awareness. The concept has found a respectable position in the metropolitan cities.