• A pointer to govt’s insincerity over war crimes trial
  • Shameful, indeed
  • Pornography of violence
  • Potentials of ‘infoladies’
  • Why can’t we?
  • The power of opposition
  • Giving marginalised a voice
  • BSA’s Independence Day celebrations end
  • Beauty, people of Bangladesh highlighted
  • Leaders act on nuclear threat, but N Korea dominates
  • Obama, Gilani vow to rescue anti-terror alliance
  • Investment in nat’l saving instruments negative in July-Feb
  • Banks asked to preserve CCTV footage of branches, ATM booths for a year
  • BCB looks to cash in on Asia Cup success
  • Feni Soccer post first win
  • Problems plague Baldah Garden
  • HIV/AIDS spread rate alarming: workshop
  • EC to take steps to remove campaign materials
  • 41m tobacco users, 42m passive smokers in Bangladesh
  • Foreign friends honoured
  • Hotel cancels booking for Khaleda programme
  • JU stalls as teachers go on strike
  • Govt relaxes ban on rice export
Print Friendly and PDF

Humayun Ahmed’s first public appearance

Bdnews24.com . New York

Since being diagnosed with colon cancer, writer Humayun Ahmed made his first-ever public appearance at an Independence Day programme in New York on March 26.
The popular Bangladeshi author joined the programme with two paintings he completed as he underwent cancer treatment here since mid-September last year. The paintings are landscapes of Bangladeshi villages.
The Bangladesh mission at United Nations organised the function.
Humayun Ahmed, who was appointed senior special adviser to the Bangladesh mission after he flew to New York for treatment, gifted the paintings to Bangladesh’s permanent representative at UN Abdul Momen and Bangladesh consulate general in New York Sabbir Ahmed Chowdhury.
Foreign diplomats, UN officials and Bangladeshi expatriates in New York attending the programme inquired after the health of their favourite writer. Humayun’s wife Meher Afroz Shaon also attended the programme that began with cutting of a cake by 21 freedom fighters.
It is clear from a recent speech of the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, that Bangladesh is making advances in all the development indices, said Naser Abdul Aziz Al Naser, president of the ongoing UN General Assembly.
Another programme was also arranged at Bangladesh embassy in Washington on the occasion of Independence Day, which was attended by officials from the US department of state, the World Bank and diplomats.

Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus

EC to take steps to remove campaign materials

Election commissioner Mohammad Zabed Ali on Tuesday said the commission would take necessary measures through proper authorities if materials for DCC elections including posters, banners and billboards are not removed by today. Full story

41m tobacco users, 42m passive smokers in Bangladesh

Experts on Tuesday said there were about 41.3 million tobacco users in Bangladesh and 42 million passive smokers who are both at different level of health risks. They also said the two city corporations of Dhaka city should... Full story

Consensus over electoral system needed, says Manju

Political leaders mostly belonging to a faction of Jatiya Party led by Anwar Hossain Manju on Tuesday said that despite differences of opinion, there should be a consensus among political parties on the system and formula for holding... Full story

Judiciary can’t derogate from universally-recognised principles: AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission has said Bangladesh judiciary cannot derogate from the universally-recognised principles. In a statement on Tuesday, the Hong Kong-based AHRC said the country had witnessed manipulation of... Full story

Man found dead

The Pallabi police found a man shot dead at Balurmath of Pallabi in the capital on Tuesday morning. The deceased was Sheikh Russell, 32, a resident of Mirpur 1, the family said at night. Full story

Manirampur acting mayor stabbed, BNP men hurt in BCL attack

Manirampur municipality acting mayor, a local BNP leader, was stabbed while at least five other leaders and activists of the party and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal were injured in an attack by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists at... Full story

JS sub-panel to probe allegation against NCTB chair

A parliamentary body on Tuesday formed a three-member sub-committee to probe the alleged irregularities against the National Curriculum and Textbook Board chairman in awarding work orders to six printing establishments for... Full story

Woman killed inside her house in capital

A woman was stabbed to death in her Kazirgaon house at Jatrabari in the capital on Tuesday. Afsonara Begum, 42, is wife of an LGED official Solaiman, posted outside Dhaka. The police after primary investigation... Full story

Civic leaders denounce bid to turn DMC into university

Citizens’ body Janaganer Dhaka Andolan on Tuesday demanded immediate scrapping of the decision to turn Dhaka Medical College into a university. They expressed their worries that turning the government medical college into... Full story

Border killings good for none: Tripura chief minister

The visiting chief minister of the Indian state of Tripura, Manik Sarkar, said on Tuesday that border killing can in no way be good for anyone on either side. He also hoped outstanding issues between the two... Full story

Prosecution wants statements of witnesses recorded by IO as evidence against Sayedee

The prosecution on Tuesday requested the International Crimes Tribunal to treat the statements of 46 witnesses against detained Delwar Hossain Sayedee recorded by the investigation officer as evidence against the Jamaat nayeb-e-amir. Full story

Charged framed against Amar Desh editor

A Dhaka court on Tuesday framed charges against Daily Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman and three others in connection with a case filed by telecom regulator, BTRC. The metropolitan magistrate’s court of Atikur Rahman has also... Full story

Humayun Ahmed’s first public appearance

Since being diagnosed with colon cancer, writer Humayun Ahmed made his first-ever public appearance at an Independence Day programme in New York on March 26. The popular Bangladeshi author joined the programme with two... Full story

JL leader chopped to death in Bogra

A local Juba League leader was chopped to death by unidentified assailants at Central High School playground at Sutrapur in the town on Monday night. The dead is Abdullah, 35, son of Sheikh Belal, a resident of Eidgah Lane in Sutrapur. Full story

Tough programme if Apr 13 rally obstructed: Islami Andolan

Islami Andolon has warned that they would be forced to announce tough programme if its April 13 rally in the capital is obstructed by the government. ‘The government will have to pay a heavy price if our peaceful programme... Full story

Career fair begins at UIU

A two-day career fair kicked off at United International University in the capital on Tuesday. The career counselling centre of the university jointly with Prothom Alo Jobs organised the event titled ‘Prothom Alo Jobs UIU Career Fair 2012’. Full story
  • Online Poll

    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader