Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Photographs reveal circle of life

The whole circle of life from childhood joy to old-age agony amid nature is the theme of photographer Swapan Saha’s ongoing second solo exhibition at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Titled Ananta Satya (the infinite truth), the exhibition showcases 60 photographs that philosophically illustrate lives of human beings. There are six snaps ... Read more

Shylock and Sycophants will be staged today

Dhaka based troupe Theatrewala Repertory will stage Shylock and Sycophants today at the Chittagong Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing Nandimukh Theatre Festival organised by the troupe marking its 22nd founding anniversary. Hasan Shahrier has adapted the play from Shahzad Ferdous’ novel titled Shylocker Banijya Bistar. Directed by Azad Abul Kalam, the play

BFF plans to promote film industry

Bengal Film Forum was launched through a seminar at the Bengal Shilpalaya Café in Dhanmondi on Saturday. The forum plans to contribute to the development of the decaying film industry in the country and to spread its market. The forum, an enterprise of Bengal Foundation, also promises to install quality cinemas across the country to attract ... Read more

PM urges opposition to withdraw May 2 hartal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday requested the opposition BNP to call off their May 2 hartal considering the humanitarian ground as the rescue operation at Savar is going on. “It’s very disheartening that the opposition has called the hartal at a time when the rescue operation, treatment and rehabilitation works are going on,” she ... Read more

None should be spared for Savar tragedy: BNP

BNP standing committee member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain on Monday asked the government to ensure punitive measures against those responsible for the building collapse in Savar. He said the ruling party should not opt for a “political hogwash” by arresting only the owner of the building. He was addressing a press conference at the party’s Naya ... Read more

EU to finance six HR projects

The European Union launched six new human rights projects in Bangladesh on Monday. The development takes place at a time when Bangladesh is presenting in Geneva its achievements and challenges in the areas of human rights to the international community within the Universal Periodic Review process (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council,

High-powered panel to oversee RMG

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the Cabinet Secretary to form a high-powered committee headed by a state minister for submitting a report before the cabinet soon after visiting all the garment factories to review infrastructures and other safety measures, taken by the factory-owners. Sheikh Hasina, also president of Awami League (AL),

B’desh rejects offers of search, rescue teams: Daily Telegraph

Bangladesh rejected offers of search and rescue teams from Britain and other countries to free people trapped during last week’s catastrophic factory collapse in Savar, The Daily Telegraph, a UK daily newspaper, reported on Sunday. More than 370 people died when the eight-story Rana Plaza building crumbled into a vast pile of rubble on Wednesday. ... Read more

Children being used in political activities in Sylhet

The trend of using children in violent political programmes, like other hazardous jobs, is increasing alarmingly in the Sylhet city in violation of human and child rights charter. Article 6.7.4 of the National Children Policy 2011 stipulates that ‘The children cannot be used in the political activity, neither they could be lured and compelled to