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1st phase of Ijtema ends with Akheri Munujat

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema on the bank of river Turag ended on Sunday (February 4) with Akheri Munujat (Final prayer). The Akheri Munujat began at 9am and ended at 9:22am. Maulana Hafez Zobair Ahmad, leader of Bangladesh Tabligh Jamaat and head imam of Kakrail Jame Masjid in Dhaka, conducted the prayer. Thousands of devotees sought mercy from Almighty ...

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Biswa Ijtema: Akheri Munajat on Sunday morning

Akheri Munujat (Final prayer) of the first phase of Biswa Ijtema will begin between 9:00 am and 10:00 am on Sunday on the bank of river Turag. Thousands of Muslim devotees from home and abroad are expected to take part in the Akheri Munajat. The first phase of Biswa Ijtema of Shurae Nizam followers will conclude through the Munajat. It ...

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Attempts to halt development will be dealt with: Anisul

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said those who try to push back the country’s march towards development, will be dealt with through law. “We will not tolerate any terrorism. We are marching towards development. We cannot be pushed back. Those who try to push us back – we will deal with them using the law,” ...

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UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS conclude 1st regional session with Presidency of Bangladesh

UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS have been navigating and responding to the multiple and overlapping crises from the past few years, and their commitment to strengthen support, especially for the most vulnerable and the people at risk, is reassuring. President of the these UN agencies Executive Board Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith said this while chairing the closing of the first regular ...

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3 more devotees die at Ijtema ground, death toll rises to 10

Three more devotees died at the Ijtema venue in Gazipur’s Tongi area on Friday night, taking the death toll to 10. The deceased were identified as Nousher Ali, 65, son of Shamser Ali, hailed from Sherpur district, Abdul Qader, 55, son of Belayet Hossain, of Bhola district, and Swadhin, son of Hossain Ahmed, of Netrakona district. So far, 10 people ...

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57th Ijtema: Devotees gather in Tongi for day 2

The first phase of 57th Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest global Muslim gatherings, entered its second day on Saturday in Tongi with continued spiritual activities, including the recitation of Allah’s divine names and sermons. Commencing on Friday after Fajr prayers, the event kicked off with general sermons by the esteemed Maulana Ahmad Buttullah from Pakistan. The grounds of the ...

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Ex-AL lawmaker Dr M Shamsul Huq Bhuiyan passes away

Dr M Shamsul Huq Bhuiyan, former member of parliament from Chandpur-4 constituency and former district Awami League (AL) president, has died at a hospital on Friday morning. He was 75. Shamsul Huq breathed his last at 8am today while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospitals in the capital. He left behind his wife Dr Anowara Huq, two sons, two daughters and ...

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JaPa office ‘possessed’ by Rowshan’s supporters

A group of supporters of Rowshan Ershad allegedly possessed the central office Jatiya Party (JaPa) for half-and-an-hour on Friday morning. In addition, they conducted a press conference at the office after playing homage in front of the portrait of JaPa founder Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Some 30 to 35 supporters of Rowshan Ershad entered the office around 8:30 am and left ...

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US State Dept Briefing: Media accreditation abused again under cover of journalism

In the pretext of asking questions, a former press officer of Begum Khaleda Zia, weaved a display of lies at US State Department briefing falsely attributing a quote to the foreign minister, a move academics say further exposes an absence of fact-checking process in such a press conference, reports UNB. Posing as journalist, Musfiqul Fazal Ansery, before asking his questions, ...

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Bangladesh’s people are in good condition despite global volatility: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said the government is not worried about what BNP says over the last general election, rather it is concerned about the price hike of essentials. “There is volatility in commodity prices worldwide. We are also concerned about the price hike of commodities. We have been working to check the price hike of goods,” ...

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