Nation Celebrated Eid-ul-Fitar | Bangladesh

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 After the Eid Jammat (congregation)  children’s exchange their love in front of Baitul Mukarram mosque. Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday 31 August .

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After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in Eid congregations across the country. The main jamaat held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30am. The three-day public holiday on this occasion started Tuesday. Dhaka August 2011. © Monirul Alam

Leave Dhaka | Eid-ul-Fitr

 Bangladeshi Muslims overcrowd a train as others wait their turn for transport to head home ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 20 August. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. August 2011.© Monirul Alam

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Thousand of Bangladeshi people move from Dhaka by train, bas and launch for celebration the Eid-ul-Fitr with their relatives who live in village. The Eid-ul Fitar is a muslims largest religious festival in Bangladesh. After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in Eid congregations across the country.


Limon gets artificial leg . . .

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 Limon Hossain of Jhalakathi tries to walk with an artificial leg yesterday at  Ganoshasthya Nagar Hospital in Dhaka on 29 august 2011.Limon Hossain, a college student who was shot and maimed by Rab five months ago, was fitted with an artificial leg in the technical team of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) in Savar. A Rapid Action Battalion team on March 23 shot the 16-year-old boy in the left leg when he was taking his cows to a grazing field at Chhaturia village of Jhalakathi. After four days, the leg had to be amputated from the thigh to stop the spread of infection due to excessive bleeding. August 2011. © Monirul Alam

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21 August Grenade Attack | Seven anniversary

“It is the almighty Allah who saved me. But I lost 24 of my party leaders and activists including Ivy Rahman.”

                                   – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said  to media, a well-planned attack designed to eliminate AL’s entire leadership and there is no doubt the BNP-Jamaat alliance government had a hand in it. Hasina  addressing a programmed marking the seventh anniversary of the attack at Bangabandhu Avenue.

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 In 2004, August, , 21 blasts at an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue killed 24 leaders and workers including Ivy Rahman, wife of now President Zillur Rahman, and injured 300 others including Sheikh Hasina, now prime minister. August 2011. © Monirul Alam

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World Photography Day | 19 August

“I am very happy and thanks to all to observed WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY in 19 August………………..monirul alam”

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre.  On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”

Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of photography, take a look at the following article on Wikipedia: History of Photography

View from the Window at Le Gras, the first successful permanent photograph created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, Saint-Loup-de-Varennes. Captured on 20 × 25 cm oil-treated bitumen. Due to the 8-hour exposure, the buildings are illuminated by the sun from both right and left.

Last Touch . . .

A shocked Catherine Masud, Tareque’s widow touches her husband coffin for the last time and her mother Alfreda Shaper holding him at funeral in Nurpur village of Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on 17 August 2011

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 According to the news media report Tareque Masud, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker, was buried around 2:40pm in the family yard of his village home at Nurpur under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur.

 Four others including ATN News CEO Mishuk Munier also died in the accident that happened on their way to meet the Manikganj deputy commissioner for permission to shoot for his “epic” film Kagojer Phool.

Born in 1956, Tareque Masud directed a number of acclaimed films including Muktir Gaan (The Song of Freedom) in 1995 and Matir Moina in 2002 which won a FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival of the year.

Some of his other masterpieces include Sonar Beri (The Chains of Gold), Adam Surat (The Inner Strength), Ontorjatra (The Homeland), Noroshundor (The Barber) and Runway.© Monirul Alam

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Last Respect | Tareque Masud & Mushuk Munier

Cultural personalities, eminent citizens and thousands of people paid  their last respect to eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud and Chief Executive Officer of ATN News Ashfaque Munier, popularly known as Mishuk Munier the Central Shaheed Minar  premises in the city yesterday on 13 August.

 According to the news paper and tv channel, five of them were killed as their microbus collided with a Chuadanga-bound passenger bus on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Ghior sub district in Manikganj district on August 13,2011

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Eminent film producer and Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud, Painter couple Dhali Al Mamun and Dilara Zaman also were injured while the team were on a recce visit for `Kagojer Phool’ a feature film to be made. 

After their funeral the bodies have been kept at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). According to the family members of Masud, the schedule of his burial will be fixed after his mother-in-law arrives in Dhaka from the USA on Monday. Munier will be buried at the Banani Graveyard on Tuesday.

Dhaka 14 August 2011. © Monirul Alam

RAB gun down 5 | dhaka

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 The blood spotted on the car after the “gunfight” between Rab members and a gang of alleged muggers. RAB legal and media wing director M Sohall said to the media, during separate gunfights five youths were killed in Rapid Action Battalion firing on Sonargaon Janapath in Uttara in the capital last night on 12 August 2011. © Monirul Alam

It was around 9.30 pm I look around with my office and saw our news paper layout which it will be published next day, suddenly my news editors told me, RAB killed 5 muggers in Uttar please move on as early as possible, and maybe we lead that news. I left my office within minutes with my camera and ride my motorbike as faster to cover on the spot in the city of Uttra 13 sector near Mascot Plaza, at Sonargaon Janapath.

When I went there, I saw number of plane cloth security forces and RAB personals cordoned enter the area with the yellow ribbon which written “Crime Scene Do Not Cross” 4 deceased already sent to the Dhaka medical morgue and 1 rushed to local hospital and two alleged mugger arrest on the spot in Ran custody.

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On the spot I took a picture a private car with blood spotted on the sits, broken car widows with bullet holes at the same time I took several pictures which I remarked. When I talked one witness he said, soon after fired pedestrian ran away in panic after that the law enforces cordoned off the spots and media was covered. I saw number of local’s gather and to watching the situation some time security forces try to left the scene but curious people still stand and watching.  Within half an hour’s I leave on the spot and move to Dhaka Medical College to cover on 5 deceased.

The road was fully rushed with huge number of vehicle some time I escape some time I stuck with traffic jam, at last I reach on the Medial morgue and covered 5 deceased. Already my news editors phoned me and they just wait for my picture which is published on the next day. .  .


Solidarity for Limon | bangladesh

Songkhubdho Nagorik Samaj, a platform to protect human rights, demanded withdrawal of cases against Limon Hossain who lost a leg in Rab shooting late March. The organizers have pledged to continue their protests until the government withdraw the false cases against Limon Hossein and provide adequate compensation for the loss of his leg.

They also called in protest against the government’s contract with ConocoPhillips signed on June 16 the deal awarded gas exploration and extraction rights to the US energy giant in two deep sea blocks in the Bay of Bengal.

At a protest rally, they also demanded strong security for 16-year-old Limon and his family members, and punishment of the accused.Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), on March 23, mistook Limon, a college student, for a criminal and shot him in the left leg at the village of Chhaturia in Jhalakathi Bangladesh.

World’s Indigenous People Day | bangladesh

We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism. Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemala Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1992

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A Blind older SANTAL men sits in front of his house.The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is being observed on 9 August Tuesday 2011 in the country and around the globe at a time when the very identity of the adivasi people has become a subject of debate in Bangladesh according to the recent media report in Bangladesh. Thus,indigenous peoples have become the most marginalized and vulnerable group in the country of Bangladesh in its years of independence. There is no constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples of Bangladesh the issue of the identity of the indigenous peoples of Bangladesh has led to much debate and controversy, and on occasions has brought indigenous leaders and government officials into sharp disagreement. Dinajpure November 2009 ©Monirul Alam