Ramadan In the World

Dhaka August 2010. Bangladeshi Muslim devotees wait for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day long fast during holy Ramadan. Every day more then thousand of Muslims attend at Baitul Mukarram mosque at Dhaka for Iftar party. The Islamic foundation organized this programmed during the Ramadan month . Copy Right:Moirul Alam

Traffic Jam!

Dhaka August 2010.Dhaka is a city with no end of problems. Power, Water, Sewage, Pollution. But anyone you ask will tell you that the biggest problem we face in the capital today is traffic, and the problem is getting worse every day. The average man and woman has to spend hours a day in traffic, just to get to work, or to school, or the market, or even to visit friends and relatives. Copy Right:Monirul Alam

National Mourning Day

Nation observed the National Mourning Day to mark the death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was killed in a military-led putsch on this day in 1975. Twenty-eight people, including his wife and three sons, were killed. The survivors included his two daughters who were abroad. Sunday 15 August was a public holiday with prayer meetings being held in mosques, churches and temples.

Dhaka, August 2010. People place wreath at the portrait of Banggbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi. Copy Right:Monirul Alam

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s LIFE

Mujib was born on Mar 17, 1920 at Tungipara in Gopalganj.

He came to limelight with the formation of Purba Pakistan Chhatra League following the end of British rule in the Indian sub-continent.

Mujib continued to rise in national politics because of his active involvement in the language movement in 1952, 1954 general elections, and six-point declaration in 1966. His arrest in the Agarata conspiracy case catapulted him into the national limelight, making him the undisputed leader of the Bengali’s freedom struggle against Pakistani exploitation.

He was given the title of ‘Bangabandhu’ – friend of the Bengal- after he was freed from jail in 1969.

On Mar 7, 1971 Mujib delivered the historical speech at Racecourse Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan), which inspired the countrymen to join the war of independence.

Dhaka, August 2010. Nation observed the National Mourning Day to mark the death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Copy Right:Monirul Alam

A handful of renegade army officials on Aug 15, 1975 killed Mujib along with his wife Begum Fazilatunnesa, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal Khuki and Parveen Jamal Rosy, Mujib’s younger brother Sheikh Abu Naser, nephew Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni, Moni’s pregnant wife Begum Arju Moni, Mujib’s brother-in-law Abdur Rab Serniabat, Serniabat’s daughter, son, nephew and grandson, Mujib’s security chief Col Jamiluddin Ahmed, three guests and four domestic workers.

Mujib’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, were in Europe and thus escaped the massacre on that fateful night.

BNP Mass Procession

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded the government scrap the $1 billion loan deal with India.Addressing a rally before a mass procession in the capital, she urged people to wake up and unite in efforts to bring about a Bangladesh free from all shackles . . .

Dhaka Augusr 2010 BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia lead a mass rally at Paltan Maidan in the capital. Copy Right-Monirul Alam