Friday, July 12, 2024

Children’s fair held in Manikganj

Two-day long Shishu Ananda Mela ended at deputy commissioner’s office premises in Manikganj on Sunday through colourful programmes. The programmes included cultural competitions, cultural function, discussion and prize giving ceremony among the winners of the cultural competitions. Hundreds of students from

Kite festival held in Manikganj

A kite festival was held on the bank of Jamuna River at Shibalaya in Manikganj on Sunday. It was organised by Shibalaya Shotodol Shangskritik o Shamajik Shangathan to celebrate Pahela Baishakh. Hundreds of kites flew in the sky, competing against one another. Around fifty kinds of kite including koira, potinga, dol, baj, sapa ,projapoti, moyur ... Read more

Ferries run below their capacity

The ferries plying on the Paturia-Daulatdia route were forced to cut down their capacity by more than fifty percent due to low navigability of Padma River. The transportation of goods-laden trucks has been suffering a huge setback due to the capacity reduction coupled with frequent suspension of ferry services on the

Touts cash in on ferry mess

Frequent suspension of ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia and Mawa-Kawrakandi routes has been disrupting communication between Dhaka and 21 south-western districts for the last few days and some unscrupulous people are taking full advantage of the situation. Ferry service on both the routes was suspended for several hours yesterday since several

Probe body finds faults in road

The investigation committee for Saturday’s road crash, which killed filmmaker Tareque Masud and media personality Mishuk Munier, found that the poorly maintained Dhaka-Aricha highway was too narrow at the spot and had incorrect road markings. The total road width at the spot should have been 10.3 metres, standard for a straight

Tareque Masud laid to rest

A dream unfulfilled He had a dream. Or many dreams, to be precise. One of them was to make some epic films. According to his own words before his death, his journey to make a history in Bangla films would start with the making of Kagojer Phool (paper flower). But the dreamer, the creator of ... Read more

Mishuk laid to rest

Family, friends try in vain to get over the loss Spending much of the last three days weeping by himself, Ahmed Munier Bhashan became numb yesterday. The 60-year-old seasoned UN peacekeeper has lost a brother, a younger one, in a tragic road accident on Saturday. “I couldn’t even bear to read the news…his face was ... Read more

Bus driver arrested

He blames microbus driver The driver of the bus that killed five persons, including filmmaker Tareque Masud and media personality Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, in Manikganj on Saturday was arrested yesterday from Gangni upazila of Meherpur. A team of Detective Branch (DB) of Police from Dhaka in cooperation with Meherpur DB picked up bus driver Jamir ... Read more

A survivor’s tale

Monis narrates how the accident happened “I was unconscious for a moment,” said Monis Rafique. “I woke up and tried to remember what actually happened,” he added. Monis survived completely unharmed the Manikganj road tragedy that killed journalist Mishuk Munier and film maker Tareque Masud. He is the assistant director of Tareque’s next film “Kagojer ... Read more

Of anger, agony

Stunned at the tragic deaths of Tareque Masud and Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, eminent citizens remind everyone that Saturday’s car crash is one of thousands of accidents that turn the country’s road network into virtual death traps. They blame the government for stomaching this “road terrorism” that “murders” thousands every year

Mourners bid bye in tears

The Central Shaheed Minar premises turned into a grieving ground yesterday with hundreds of mourners pouring in to pay their last respects to Tareque Masud and Ashfaque Munier Mishuk. Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Tareque and ATN News chief executive officer Mishuk were killed along with three others in a road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Saturday. ... Read more

Punishment to culprits demanded

Tareque, Mishuk’s Death Punishment to culprits demanded Condolences continued to pour in yesterday on the sudden demise of eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud and Chief Executive Officer of ATN News Ashfaque Munier, popularly known as Mishuk Munier, and three others in a road accident on Saturday. Different organisations and noted personalities in separate statements said one ... Read more

Tareque Masud . . . history’s storyteller

We grieve… , Tribute Tareque Masud . . . history’s storyteller Syed Badrul Ahsan You could not help being arrested by Tareque Masud’s gaze. There was always a shine to the eyes, and it came with that perpetual smile which could only draw people to him. There was every reason for him to be aloof, ... Read more

Film industry in grave shock

Cultural arena in the country deeply shocked at the death of renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud, who was among six killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj on Saturday morning while returning Dhaka from the shooting spot of his upcoming movie titled Kagojer Phool. A huge vacuum has been created in the ... Read more

Patriotism personified

To refer to them as patriots would be an oversimplification of their identities. Yet patriots they have been, of the most passionate kind, expressing love for the country through their artistic endeavours. The partnership of Tareque and Catherine Masud as filmmakers and life partners has always been the subject of admiration and perhaps a little ... Read more

Usual bye was final goodbye

It was just another day, another goodbye. But Mishuk Munier did not know it was one of his final few moments with his son in a quiet hospital room. “He did not tell me anything special before leaving. He just kissed me goodbye, waved and left,” Shuhrid Sebastian Munier said, after his father Mishuk Munier ... Read more

Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier killed in road crash

Passenger bus crushes film-making unit on microbus at Manikganj; Tareque’s wife Catherine among injured Noted filmmaker Tareque Masud, media personality Ashfaque Munier and three others died yesterday in a fatal road crash on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj, sending shockwaves through the nation. Tareque’s wife Catherine Masud, painter Dhali Al Mamun, his wife Dilara Zaman Jolly ... Read more