Category Archives: Bangladeshi News website

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh MujibSheikh Mujibur Rahman, one of the main political leader of the country who leaded the movement to establish Bangladesh from East Pakistan and considered as the father of the nation. He was the chief of Awami League founded by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, first President of Bangladesh and after that he was the Prime Minister of the country. He is publicly known as “Sheikh Mujib” and “Seikh Saheb” and his title is “Bangabondhu”. His daughter Sheikh Hasina Wajed is present Party chairman and Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

After the partition of India in 1947 Sheikh Mujib was involved in student politics in the early ages of East Pakistan. Eventually he became the national leader of Awami League. He has the ability of giving high quality speech. He raised movement against the discrimination of the people as the supporter of socialism. He raised six-point autonomy to establish self rights, which was known as the separatism plan in West Pakistan. The main point of the six point demand was establishing provincial governance which was main opponent to the military rule of Ayub Khan. In 1968 he was charged for planning conspiracy with India and after that he was proved innocent. In 1970 Awami League won the election leaded by him.  However, he wasn’t given the opportunity to form a government. Continue reading

Daily Samakal

The Daily Samakal

The Daily Samakal

The Daily Samakal is a popular Bangladeshi daily newspaper published from nation’s capital Dhaka in Bengali language. It has circulations of more than 280 thousand copies, making it one of the most circulated Bengali newspapers. Samakal started publishing on 31 May, 2005. Golam Sarwaris the Editor of this newspaper and A.K. Azad is the publisher. The Daily Samakal gained nationwide focus when Abed Khan joined it as an editor in 2006 after he left The Daily Jugantor. After taking over the responsibility at a critical juncture of Samakal, he was responsible for guiding the daily to an acceptable level within 20 months.

There are several well known personalities write columns for The Daily Samakal. Expatriate Bangladeshi writer and newspaper columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury contribute every week in his own section called “Kaler Ayna.” Famous Bangla short-story writer Hasan Azizul Huq, former chief advisor of the Bangladesh caretaker government Justice Habibur Rahman, Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, Shahriar Kabir, Badruddin Omar, economist Anu Muhammad, Abu Ahmed, and dramatist Mamunur Rashid also regularly write columns for The Daily Samakal. Continue reading

NHK World Radio Japan Bangla

NHK World Radio Japan Bangla

NHK World Radio Japan Bangla

NHK World Radio Japan (Radio Japan or RJ) is the international broadcasting service of NHK, which is a Japanese national public broadcasting organization. The service is aimed at the forge in market, similar to Voice of America, Voice of Russia, BBC World News and Deutsche Welle (DW). NHK World Radio Japan provides a total of 58 hours and 10 minutes a day of broadcasts in 18 languages. Programs on current, cultural and other events broadcast direct from Japan via Short Wave, Medium Wave, FM, the Internet and broadcast satellites.

NHK World Japan Radio started one-hour daily shortwave broadcast service on 1st June, 1935 for the North America with programs in Japanese and English. At that time, its name was Kaigai Hoso (Overseas Broadcasting). Its service reaches its largest scale in the pre-war and wartime period for a total of 33 hours 5 minutes per day in 24 languages, in 1944. As the Second World War draws to an end, NHK gradually reduces overseas service. On 10th September, 1945, its broadcast was stopped. NHK resumes its international shortwave broadcast services under the name of Radio Japan on 1 February, 1952. Continue reading

The Daily Kaler Kontho

The Daily Kaler Kontho

The Daily Kaler Kontho

The Daily Kaler Kontho is considered as second most popular daily newspaper in Bangladesh, after The Daily Prothom Alo. It published from Dhaka in Bengali language, the first official language of the nation. The Daily Kaler Kontho has a circulation of nearly 3 hundred thousends copies that makes it the second highest circulated newspaper in Bangladesh, as well as second most circulated newspaper published in Bengali Language.

Kaler Kantho is a concern of the East-West Media Group Limited of Bashundhara Group. Popular Bengali budget newspaper Daily Bangladesh Pratidin and english daily the Daily Sun, and the online news portal banglanews24.com are sister concerns of The Daily Kaler Kantho. It was founded by popular Bangladeshi journalist Abed Khan. First edition of this newspaper was published in 10 January 2010, where Abed Khan was its chief editor. He resigned from Kaler Kontho in June 2011. Famous novelist Imdadul Haq Milan is now its present editor. Continue reading