Garments workers movements

Thousand of garment workers on Friday morning protesting the new wage declared. Police have baton-charged  workers who have been protesting at Mohakhali demanding Tk 5,000 as minimum wage, and the scrapping of the newly established wage scales.

The workers of several garment factories took to the streets of Gulshan 1,2, Banani, Mohakhali and Karwan Bazar area rejecting the new wage structure. They put barricade on the road and started vandalizing in these areas.  Workers vandalized several cars, garments factory and set fire on the street.

Dhaka July 2010. Readymade garments workers movements. Copy Right: Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Readymade garments workers movements. Copy Right: Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Readymade garments workers movements. Copy Right: Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Readymade garments workers movements. Copy Right: Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Readymade garments workers movements. Copy Right: Monirul Alam

Road Block Buriganga Bridge

Transport workers put barricade on the south side of Dhaka Buriganga second bridge at about 10:30 to 1:00 am demanding withdrawal of the excess toll charged by the leaseholders. Causing traffic jam and public suffering.

Dhaka July 2010. Angry workers set fire on the road of Burignaga second bridge. Copy Right: Monirul Alam

France24 Publication Observer

More than a thousand rare birds have been intercepted by customs officers at Bangladesh’s Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka after a trafficker attempted to smuggle them into Pakistan.

Police arrested Ahmmed Shaikh Wahid on July 3 as he was boarding a plane to Pakistan. According to customs authorities, he had used a fake veterinary certificate to register four cages full of rare birds in the luggage compartment, including endangered species like Blossom-headed parakeets and Scaly-breasted Munias. Wahid apparently bought the birds from a Pakistani poacher in Dhaka. . . .

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HSC Result

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the results at the ministry in a press conference.74% of students passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations. 28,671 candidates obtained Grade Point Average (GPA) 5. The students will get their results on websites of respective boards and through mobile phones. They will also get results clicking on the websites http://www.educationboardresults.gov.bd

Dhaka: July 2010. HSC students of Dhaka City College in Dhaka celebrate their results.Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Residential Model Collage students in Dhaka celebrate their HSC results. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka July 2010. Residential Model Collage students get their HSC results through mobile phone. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka: July 2010. HSC students of Dhaka City College in Dhaka celebrate their results.Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Lever Transplant first time in Bangladesh

Dhaka July 2010. Media personalities is making interview and taking note from Irshad and his families. Irshad Ahmed 42 who is recently release form BIRDEM hospital. Irshed successfully received liver transplant operation first time is Bangladesh under the Prof Mohammad Ali departmental head of Hospital and Pancreatic Surgery of Birdem Hospital.Copy Right-Monirul Alam

my baby’s Journey | First Birthday July 2010

© Monirul Alam

Love my dear faado baba  you are my earth . . . I am so proud of you . . . Long live you my dear little baby . . .  best wishes to your 1st birthday.

we celebrate megh ( our son’s) 1st birthday, to me it is more special.  I really enjoy every moment. Once time I see my baby is watching what is happened probably he viewed the birthday celebration as an unnecessary interruption of his playtime.

He is really angry and crying and his mom’s is not to control him- when he cut his birthday cake and once time he remove his  dress after that he is pleasing. I really enjoy all this moment and took many picture. It is really happy day for our  family.

Here I say one thing  It is the day of  identity of born. I really fell it is the history day who is born and first day enter in our beautiful planet.

-monirul alam / dhaka

1st July 2010, Thursday, 5.30 pm

Rashid Talukder wins 2010 Pioneer Photographer Award

known as Rayer Bazar Boddho Bhumi. During the Liberation War thousands of civilians especially Intellectuals were killed by the Pakistani Military in this place. Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 16, 1971.Copy Right-Rashid Talukder

Recently I receive good news for all of our Bangladeshi nationality. Our legendary and master photographers of Bangladesh Rashid Talukder have won the 2010 Pioneer Photographer Award in the All Roads Photography program.

The All Roads Film Project is a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers from around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience.

Drik Picture Library is to announce their press release and also announce that this is the first time a Bangladeshi photographer wins this world-renowned award.

Among his remarkable works are the images documenting Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971. For several decades, he has documented various aspects of Bangladeshi life with his camera, and his images will remain as an important visual archive of the events and happenings in both pre and post war Bangladesh.

Dhaka June 2005. I took Rashid Talukder Portrait during the hortal hour at Russel square Dhaka. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Birds Smuggle

Around 1,000 rare birds recovered at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of  Bangladesh. A Pakistani passenger who was trying to smuggle them. The immigration police arrested Ahmmed Shaikh Wahid. He was trying to smuggle the birds in four cages packed in cartons to Pakistan, said customs official. Of them 400 were hilly mynahs and 600 were love-birds and two parrots. A good number of birds however, were dead. Home bound passengers really hurt to see the dead birds.

Dhaka Air Port July 2010. Around 1,000 rare birds recovered at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from a Pakistani who was trying to smuggle Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka Air Port July 2010. A hilly Mynah dead body lies on the cages at Air Port lounge. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka Air Port July 2010. A Parrot and love bird dead body lies on the cages at Air Port lounge. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka Air Port July 2010. Customs officer and arrival passengers see the dead bodies at Air Port lounge. Copy Right-Monirul Alam