Millions of Bangladeshis have placed wreaths at hundreds of Shaheed Minars across the country to pay rich tributes to the language movement martyrs of 1952. The country is observance of International Mother Language Day on Tuesday, popularly known as Martyrs’ Day (Shaheed Dibas). The memorial for the annual traditional remembrance of those killed when police fired on campaigns on this day, who were demanding Bengali be declared as one of the state languages of what was then Pakistan.
16 Feb. 2012. Dhaka. Bangladesh-US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia ROBERT O BLAKE addresses a news conference at the National Press Club in the capital on Thursday. The US government is looking forward to the appointment of an efficient leader to Grameen Bank for running the country’s largest micro-credit institution effectively, a US official said Thursday. © Monirul Alam
15 Feb. 2012 Dhaka. Bangladesh-Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief GHULAM AZAM is leaving the International Crimes Tribunal after the day’s session on Wednesday amid strict security. The former Jamaat ameer, accused of 62 specific charges of crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War, sought bail on February 9 on health and old age grounds. © Monirul Alam. See more news,picture and video clips on Prothom Alo on line edition http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2012-02-15/news/224896