Bangladesh Opposition Strike (news)

30 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh- Bangladeshi  police and rapid action battalion RAB jointly arrest unidentified  suspect person at Mogbazar area during a nationwide general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Schools and businesses have remained closed in the Bangladesh’s capital as an 18-party opposition alliance has enforced a daylong nationwide general strike to demand the government find an opposition leader who went missing nearly two weeks ago. © Monirul Alam

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World Press Photo 2012 Exhibition in Bangladesh (news)

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26 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh:  Ambassador ALPHONS HENNEKENS kingdom of the Netherlands visit the exhibition gallery after the launching programs.  World Press Photo Exhibition is open at DRIK gallery in Bangladesh. This is the first public viewing of the exhibition after the launch in Amsterdam.  The exhibition opened guest of Honor and H.M. Ambassador ALPHONS HENNEKENS kingdom of the Netherlands officially and also present World Press Photo coordinator FEMKE van der VALK, Professor AFSAN CHOWDHURY BRAC University, Drik Managing Director Dr. SHAHIDUL ALAM and former World Press Jury-2011 ABIR ABDULLAH.  World Press Photo exists to inspire understanding of the World through quality photojournalism. © Monirul Alam

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Nor’ Wester Swept in Dhaka City One Killed (news)

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25 April 2012 Dhaka Bagladesh-  Tree branches comes down on vehicles and city corportation remove it in Here road in the capital. A nor’wester  in tied with heavy rains swept the capital of Dhaka city on Wednesday night. More than 30 trees fall on the road number of vehicles damages. According to the Shahbagh police said, A rickshaw puller was killed as a tree fell in his head and his passanger is in grave condation  at Dhaka Medical College Hospotal DMCH  during the storm swept in Dhaka city . © Monirul Alam Note: See more on http://www.zumapress.com/search_results.html?HEADLINE=Heavy+Rains+In+Bangladesh

Bangladesh Opposition third day Protest (news)

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23 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh- Bangladeshi woman police with paint her hand and stand guard in front of BNP Nayapalton office of Dhaka during a daylong general strike in Dhaka. The opposition-sponsored general strike protesting a politician’s disappearance entered the third day Tuesday. Elias Ali, an organizing secretary of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has been missing for nearly a week.© Monirul Alam

Pro-Hartal Activities (news)

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23 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh- Pro-hartal activists set fire to a police bus parked near BNP head office at Nayapaltan Monday evening around 7.30 pm. The torching incidents took place hours after the main opposition party called a fresh nationwide daylong hartal for Tuesday for getting back its missing leader M Ilias Ali and his driver. © Monirul Alam

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Down to Dusk Strike in Bangladesh (news)

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22 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh- Bangladeshis’  police stand in front of police car during a daylong general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Schools and businesses were shut in Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a daylong general strike across the South Asian nation. An 18-party opposition alliance was enforcing the strike to urge the government to find a regional opposition leader who went missing on Tuesday. © Monirul Alam

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18-party alliance launched in Bangladesh ( news)

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18 April 2012 Dhaka Bangladesh- BNP Chairperson KHALEDA ZIA speaks at a press conference at Diploma Engineers Institution auditorium in the capital on Wednesday she announced the formation of an 18-party alliance to strengthen the ongoing anti-government movement demanding restoration of the caretaker government system. After about 13 years into the four-party alliance formation, the BNP-led grouping expanded its alliance. © Monirul Alam 

415 turtles Seized at Shahjalal Airport in Bangladesh (news)

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17 April 2012 Dhaka  Bangladesh-  Customs officials seized 415 turtles from Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early Tuesday in Bangladesh and arrested two Indian nationals in this connection. Tapan Kumar Dey, forest conservator (wildlife section), said the department received information that huge turtles may be smuggled out of the country early Tuesday. Of the turtles, 300 are rare starred tortoises, 90 are three-keeled and 25 are Indian roofed turtles, he added. © Monirul Alam 

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World Largest Motif ( Alpana ) in Bangladesh | Bangla New Year 1419

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14 April 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh- People of all walks of life late into the night watch university students paint the largest motif ( alpana)  in the world on both sides of the Manik Mia Avenue in the capital. On the eve of Bangla New Year 1419, five eminent artists coordinated the 350,000 square feet motif representing the folk culture of Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam 

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Phulbiju festival in Dhaka City | Bangla New Year (news)

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12 April Dhaka  Bangladesh- Indigenous people float flowers at Jagannath hall ground pond  in Dhaka University during ‘phulbiju’ on the first day of the three-day Boisabi festival.   The  festival marking the Bangla new year aimed great enthusiasm. The indigenous people of three hill districts — Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari — celebrate the day simultaneously.  © Monirul Alam

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