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Saturday, May 9, 2009

န Dare Eshe Dilo Duk, Ajj 25-Se Boishakh...

Cultural organisation 'Jagoron Shangskriti Chorcha O Gobeshona Kendra' (JSCGK) held a two-day special event titled “Kobi Pronaam” at the Department of Dance of Music, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), celebrating the149th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, starting from 8 May.
The event featured solo and group rendition of songs, dance, recitation and more. An exhibition on Tagore's paintings was also held as part of the celebration. A total of 20 reproductions of Tagore's paintings were put on display.
The two-day event featured performances by nearly 25 noted and emerging Tagore artistes. On 8 May the show started with a recitation of the Tagore poem, “Aji ei probhatey rabir kor” by Ahkamullah. A group performance of the Tagore number “Hey notun dekha dik aar baar” by Sur-er Dhara followed.
On the first day a total of 10 artistes -- Himadri Shekhor, Shoma Rani Roy, Mamun Zahid Khan, Chhaya Karmakar, Azizur Rahman Tuhin, Salma Akbar, Pijush Barua, Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya, Mahiuzzaman Chowdhury and Papia Sarwar performed at the programme. News & Photo: Saikat Majumdar

Self-help groups enable women in Tripura to selfearn

Jirania (Tripura), 9 May : Women members elected to the village council in Tripura have taken a lead in paving the way for a large number of poor women to become self-reliant. This has been made possible by these enterprising women representatives by setting up Self-Help Groups (SHGs), which generate allied productive vocations for the poor families.
In Jirania region of Tripura, several SHGs are in operation providing ample subsistence to the ‘have-not’ families. Women who until the other day were just housewives doing domestic chores, are supplementing the family income through their own efforts. “Our self help group consists of 11 women and right from making incense sticks and packaging to marketing is being done, all by women. Another 200 women work under us and have become self-employed and earn for their families by making incense sticks which are made out of raw natural materials available locally,” said Mithu Chakraborty, a member of SHG, Jirania, Tripura.

Hasina's husband Dr M A Wazed Miah died
Dhaka, 9 May : Bangladesh's eminent scientist and husband of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Dr MA Wazed Miah died at the capital's Square Hospital today around 4:25pm(BDST) after prolonged illness, Prime Minister's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told Bengal Newz. He was 67.
The former chief of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Miah had been suffering for long time from multiple complications including heart ailment, renal failure, diabetes and high blood pressure. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina was at the bedside of her husband in his final moments. Dr Miah had been under treatment at Square Hospital for the last one year. Earlier, he received treatment in Delhi and Singapore also. In the most recent spell, he was admitted to the hospital on 7 April. His heart beat became irregular on Wednesday morning. He was put on the pace machine eventually as no medicine was working, according to the doctor. Recently, Dr Miah had an angioplasty at Singapore Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
His namaj-e-Janaza will be held on Sunday at the Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram before he will be buried at the family graveyard in his ancestoral home in Pirganj, Rangpur.

Post- poll violences claim 'Nine' lives in West Bengal
Deth in CPI(M)-TMC clashes Nanidgram flares up
< CPI(M) Supporter ready to retaliate after clash at Nandigram
Kolkata, 9 May : Nine people, including a toddler and a teenager, were killed and several wounded as CPI(M)t activists fought pitched battles with opposition . supporters using bombs, firearms and sharp weapons in several districts of West Bengal in spiralling post-poll violence.
The fighting erupted after Thursday's polling between activists of the ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M) and opposition Trinamool Congress and Congress. Hundreds of houses were either set ablaze or damaged in the fighting.
The fighting was reported in Howrah, Burdwan, East Midnapore and Murshidabad districts. All the troubled areas went to vote for the second phase of polls in the state 7 May. Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency in Howrah saw four deaths, two were killed in volatile Nandigram under Tamluk seat in East Mindapore and three died at Asansol in Burdwan, police said. Police sources said a 50-year-old man was killed in a bomb attack Saturday at Udaynarayanpur. The CPI(M) MP from Uluberia Hannan Mollah claimed the victim was their party supporter.

A 15-year-old high school student, the son of a CPI(M) leader, was killed at Bagnan in Howrah Friday when miscreants hurled bombs at the rooftop where he was standing with other family members. Another villager was killed from bomb splinter injuries in the same area. A youth, whom the CPI(M) claimed was their activist, was shot dead outside a polling booth at Chandrapur in Howrah soon after the 7 May polls.
At Simlan village of Kalna,Burdwan, CPI(M) and Trinamool supporters engaged in violent clashes leading to the death of two Trinamool supporters Friday. A CPI(M) supporter was killed in the same district Thursday.
In Nandigram, the two-year old girl and her father, a Trinamool Congress supporter died in a bomb attack Thursday night, East Midnapore district police superintendent Pall Kanti Ghosh said.
In Noadapara in Murshidabad, 10 people were injured as CPI(M) and Congress activists fought in the fields and small village alleys.
Several children suffered splinter injuries, lost consciousness or were injured as bombs were rained at each other by rival party activists in these four districts. Photos : Raghu Nandan Mallick, Avijit Konar & Moinak Mukherjee

B'desh joins multipurpose ship exporters tomorrow
BSS, Dhaka, 9 May : Bangladesh, for the first time, is going to join multipurpose ship exporting countries by handing over a ship named ‘Stella Moon’ to the Danish government on 10 May. Ananda Shipyard and Shipways Ltd (ASSL), one of the premier shipbuilding companies of the country, has built the Stella Moon at a cost of 7.5 million US dollar.
Speaking at a press conference, Afruza Bari, managing director of the ASSL said that Stella Moon is the eighth oceangoing ship to be exported to Denmark. Chairman of the ASSL Dr Abdullahel Bari, director Naval architect engineer Tariqul Islam and engineer Nazma Nowroz responded to the queries raised by the journalists at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) here.
He said, Bangladesh Industries Minister Dilip Barua will inaugurate the handing over ceremony as the chief guest on the premises of the shipyard at Meghnaghat under Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj district. Within a short span of time, he said, Bangladesh will be recognized as a destination of shipbuilding in South Asia encouraged by the government’s patronization of announcing green channel facility allowing the industry a priority sector. Photos : AP

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