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Pioneering diocesan priest dies

Senior clergy in Bangladesh have been praising the achievements of Father Philip D’Rozario, the most senior diocesan priest in the country, after he passed away this week at the age of 82. He succumbed to old age at the Bishop’s House in southern Barisal Diocese during the evening of May 10 after suffering from a range of ailments for years including several strokes. [caption id="attachment_26752" align="alignleft" width="540"]priest Father Philip D’Rozario, Bangladesh’s most senior diocesan priest, is seen at the priests’ residence ...

8th Death Anniv of Ovi

Today (10-04-2018) is the 8th death anniversary of Tanzir Fahim Jumma (Ovi), eldest son of Mr. Sajjatuz Jumma, founder Chairman of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited and Former Senior Vice President of DCCI, who passed away in Fort Lauderdale, USA last April of 2010. Tanzir Fahim Jumma (Ovi) JPG- He was 29 years old. Late Ovi, who obtained degrees in Management and Marketing from a US University, was employed in an investment Company as senior executive. He is the grandson of lat...

Cardiologist Dr Akhteruzzaman passes away

Renowned cardiologist and former director of National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICBD) Professor Dr. M Akhteruzzaman passed away today at Metropolitan Medical Center (MMC). He was 74. He left behind his wife, 3 daughters, grandchildren and a host of relatives to mourn his death. PhotoHis namaz-e-janaza will be held at Baitul Ma’mur mosque after Asr prayers. He will be buried at Banani graveyard. Dr M A Zaman was born in an aristocratic Muslim family in Manikganj on February 21 in 1942. He stood first in final MB...

Prof Khaleda 1st BUET female VC dies

Professor Khaleda Ekram, the first woman vice-chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), breathed her last at a hospital in Bangkok today. Sixty-six-year-old Ekram was suffering from cancer and breathed her last at Bangkok General Hospital. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had earlier granted Rs. 20 lakh from her special fund to support the treatment of the ailing vice-chancellor whose condition was deteriorating over the past week in Bangkok. Professor Khaleda was flown into Bangkok from Dhaka in a critical condition by emergency air ambulance in the early hours of May 14 to be received personally by

Begum editor Nurjahan no more

Pioneering Bengali woman journalist and editor of the country’s first illustrated women’s weekly ‘Begum’, Nurjahan Begum, passed away at Square Hospital in Dhaka on Monday morning. She was 91. Nurjahan Begum who was admitted to the Square Hospital on Wednesday last with respiratory problems, including pneumonia, was shifted to the hospital’s intensive care unit on Saturday as her condition deteriorated. She was on life support till then and physicians declared him dead at around 9:45am. The president, Abdul Hamid, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the Bangladesh Nationalist

RU mourns death of Prof Shirajul

Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University (RU) Prof. Mizanuddin expressed profound sock at the death of Prof Shirajul Haque, a former professor of RU Bangla Department. Prof Shirajul passed away on Wednesday.  In a condolence message, RU VC said Prof Shirajul’s contribution in the arena of education and research in Bangali Department is very much remarkable. ru professor sirajul haque photoProf Shirajul Haque awarded Shahadat Ali Akhando Prize, Bangla Academy Prize ...