K G Mustafa, one of the prominent lyricist, poet and
journalist of the country has passed away at his residence in Dhaka on Sunday
night. He was 84.
He breathed his last at his home in Azimpur at 8:00 pm on
His Namaz-e-janaza will be held on the JPC premises in Dhaka
after Zohr prayers on Monday. Later, he will be buried in city's Azimpur
graveyard, family sources said.
Born on July 1, 1936, in Begumganj of Noakhali district, KG
Mostafa completed his Alma Matters from the Department of Bangla at Dhaka
University. He then began his career as a lyricist and journalist.
KG Mostafa is known for writing many popular songs, including
"Tomare Legeche Eto Je Bhalo, Chaand Bujhi Ta Jaane" from the movie
'Rajdhanir Buke' (1960) starring Rahman-Shabnam. This iconic track was composed
by Pakistani-Bangladeshi playback singer and film music composer Robin Ghosh
and sung by famous Indian singer Talat Mahmood.
Another of his popular songs is "Aayna Te Oi Mukh
Dekhbe Jokhon," composed by Robin Ghosh and sung by eminent Bangladeshi
playback singer Mahmudun Nabi. This song was used in the movie 'Nacher Putul'
(1971) starring the popular on-screen duo Razzak and Shabnam.
"Ogo Lajuk Lata," "Shohorbashi Shono"
are some of the other popular songs penned by KG Mostafa.
In his esteemed career, KG Mostafa worked as a prominent
journalist, columnist and poet. He was the editor of "Shachitra Bangladesh"
In recent times, several groups
have been spreading rumors and misinformation about the country's top local
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and the country's banking sector. Prothom Alo is
the originator and the first instigator of this propaganda. This influential
mainstream media is spreading rumors and lies about the country's banking
sector. Following this tradition, they embarked on a mission to destroy Islami
Bank. By starting a series of reports that goes against Islami Bank. After
somehow putting pressure on Islami Bank, a full page advertisement of Islami
Bank was printed in Prothom Alo on the advertisement page of the newspaper on
January 12, 2023 (Thursday). This is their corporate policy of extortion.
This is not the first time. Even
before this, Prothom Alo targeted several industries and individuals and
blackmailed them by spreading rumors and hard lies against them. They put
pressure on these individuals and suddenly stop writing against them after
extorting them in the name of advertisement. This is the process of their corporate
holism. Earlier, Prothom Alo published a few reports on corruption of the Earth
Foundation.. Later, the inquiry about the Earth Foundation showed that the
Earth Foundation gave unethical benefits to various media to cover up their
issue. Prothom Alo was one of them and the son of the editor of Prothom Alo was
involved in major transactions with the Earth Foundation. Prothom Alo published
news against MLM companies like Destiny or Jubok when they did not pay.
In that trend, they have targeted
Islami Bank now. Last year, there were rumors that there was no money in the
bank since the middle of November. Suddenly the banking sector of the country
became unstable due to such rumors. On November 24 - Prothom Alo published a
report entitled 'Horrible November' on Islami Bank. Where rumors have been
spread about the banking sector without any correct and acceptable data and its
main purpose was to increase doubt in the minds of the customers about the
banking sector. This is not the end. On December 27- '5 banks including Islami
Bank in liquidity deficit', On December 29- 'Islami Bank wants to take deposits
at 8% interest', and again on last January 4- 'Scam will stop in the bank
sector', Prothom Alo published several reports like these. However, the
investigation showed that these news were baseless fabrications. Taking loan
from Bangladesh Bank on emergency basis is a normal process of. All banks take
such loans to meet urgent needs. But this was made news. Thus, after
continuously printing news against Islami Bank, it finally stopped it through
advertisements. There may be many more advertisements from the same company in
Several accusations of defamation against this newspaper by Transcom Group are against the ethics of journalism. Journalism follows a series of Ethics. One of them is that when a media is writing against or criticizing a person or organization, they cannot publish any advertisements of that particular organization This is it is called 'unethical practice' to print advertisements. Prothom Alo tied that unethical practice. In this way, Prothom Alo is on a mission to gain interest by resorting to rumors and lies.
Islami Bank introduced Islamic banking system in Bangladesh.
This bank was established in 1983. Mir Kashem Ali, who was convicted for war
crime corruption, played a key role in establishing this bank. This bank was
considered as the main source of funds of Jamaat since 1983. This bank
controlled by Jamaat used to provide money to run the activities of Jamaat all
over the country. There was a lot of discussion in various circles about where
the profit money of Islami Bank went. At that time, various analysts, including
economists, demanded that Islami Bank should be freed from Jamaat. They said
that the dividend money of this Jamaat-controlled bank is used to finance
militancy and terrorism. Besides, various leaders of Jamaat rose into a great
height through this bank. In such a reality, the Awami League government freed
Islami Bank from Jamaat under a kind of public pressure.
In 2017, the ownership of Islami Bank was changed and Islami
Bank was brought back from Jamaat and a new board of directors of Islami Bank
was formed. Since then, the bank is no longer under Jamaat's control and the
regular financing of Jamaat has stopped and the bank also flourished. It was
very obvious that Jamaat was not happy about it. So, they indulge in is a new
conspiracy. And in this conspiracy, two leading media of the country are being
used as one of the weapons. Prothom Alo and Daily Star are now under the
command and control of Jamaat as their PR firms. These two dailies are being
used as the main weapon to implement the blueprint of Jamaat. And it is believed
that these two dailies are getting a huge amount of money from jamaat for it.
It should be noted that Jamaat's relationship with Prothom
Alo is long-standing. Prothom Alo published controversial, obscene articles and
stories about Ganajagaran Manch, when Ganajagaran Manch was created to demand
the trial of Kader Mullah. Hefazet Islam marched against Ganajagran Manch in
Dhaka in May 2013 on the basis of all those propagandas. And when they came to
Dhaka, they ran riot. Later, with the strong initiative of the government, the Hefazet's
riot at Shapla Chattar was ultimately unsuccessful. Even then, Prothom Alo,
Daily Star did not sit still. When the global crisis hit the country's economy,
they looked at the banking sector and started preparing one report after
another against Islami banks under Jamaat's prescription and Jamaat's
financing. But even though experts and analysts understand that all these
reports are baseless, false and fabricated, common people are getting confused.
Jamaat is now using Prothom Alo, Daily Star as the main weapon in its mission
to reclaim Islami Bank. These two newspapers have been continuously reporting
against Islami Bank since November last year. But as at the end of the year it
appears that Islami Bank is still the most profitable and successful bank in
As of last December 31 financials, it can be seen that the
profit of this bank is more than any other bank. However, Prothom Alo, Daily
Star, is working to destroy the image of this bank and destroy the trust of
customers. And the main supporter of Prothom Alo and Daily Star's mission is
Jamaat-e-Islam. This connection of Prothom Alo, Daily Star with Jamaat has
created a new sensation in the civil society. The main purpose of patronizing
Jamaat is to put pressure on the government. However, various sources say that
although Prothom Alo or Daily Star talk about the spirit of the liberation war,
they actually play a greater role in preserving the interests of the Jamaat.
The role of this media has been debated and questioned at
various times. It was this newspaper that printed cartoons insulting the Holy
Prophet (PBUH) during 1/11. And after the publication of this cartoon, devout
Muslims erupted in fury against this daily. And they demanded to ban the
magazine. At that time, Matiur Rahman, the editor of the newspaper, held on to
the feet of the khatib of Baitul Mokarram and begged for forgiveness and
survived the journey. But the newspaper cartoonist and a reporter had to serve
a long time in jail. After that Jamaat had a good relationship with Matiur
Rahman. According to Bangla Insider's investigation, Motiur Rahman, the editor
of Prothom Alo, had a long-standing relationship with Jamaat's former Amir
Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was sentenced to death. Matiur Rahman also took an
interview of Nizami. Those concerned believe that Prothom Alo and Daily Star
are playing a role in the mission of destroying Islami Bank based on the old
connection with Jamaat.
Global media giant
the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) celebrates turning 100 on Tuesday
with one eye on its illustrious past and another on its uncertain future.
Over a century, the BBC has established itself as one of
Britain's most visible and respected global brands, delivering its original
mission statement to "inform, educate and entertain".
The broadcaster reaches an audience of 492 million around
the world every week, according to the corporation's 2021-2022 annual report.
BBC World Service broadcasts in 41 languages to about 364
million people a week globally.
"For a century, the BBC has been a beacon of trusted
news and programming across the world, as well as being part of the fabric of
the UK and one of its key institutions," BBC director-general Tim Davie
said of the landmark.
"It has been a story of a devotion to public service
and constant reinvention -- which those in the BBC today remain utterly
committed to," he added.
For nearly seven million people, each day starts with BBC
Radio 4's flagship "Today" programme, which often sets the political
At weekends, "Strictly Come Dancing", which pairs
celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, has had viewers glued to their
sets for 20 years and is the most talked-about television programme on air.
BBC series such as "Peaky Blinders",
"Fleabag" and "Killing Eve" have been exported around the
But the centenary comes at a time of uncertainty, with
drastic budget cuts and changing viewing habits driven by the digital
revolution raising questions about its future.
The government in January announced it would freeze the
BBC's licence-fee funding model for two years, raising fears it could be
scrapped in future.
The annual charge for households with a television set is
currently set at £159 ($176).
The financial situation has been accompanied by an exodus of
younger audiences towards streaming and on-demand platforms, prompting
questions about why they should still pay for the BBC.
But BBC chairman Richard Sharp vowed that the broadcaster
would "educate and entertain for another century."
"The BBC is one hundred today -- it's a time to
celebrate, but also to embrace the future," said Sharp.
"I believe its best days are ahead. We have always
innovated, changed and adapted," he added.
"By continuing to put the public first, we will
continue to inform, educate and entertain for another century."
Editor of online news portal Newsbangla and Dainik Bangla
and Ekushey Padak awardee veteran journalist Toab Khan is no more. He was 87
A spokesperson of Newsbangla said that Toab Khan was
admitted to the United Hospital in the capital when he fell ill due to old age
complications. Doctors declared him dead around 12:30 pm on Saturday.
This is not the first time. Even before this, Prothom Alo targeted several industries and individuals and blackmailed them by spreading rumors and hard lies against them. They put pressure on these individuals and suddenly stop writing against them after extorting them in the name of advertisement. This is the process of their corporate holism.
Islami Bank introduced Islamic banking system in Bangladesh. This bank was established in 1983. Mir Kashem Ali, who was convicted for war crime corruption, played a key role in establishing this bank. This bank was considered as the main source of funds of Jamaat since 1983. This bank controlled by Jamaat used to provide money to run the activities of Jamaat all over the country. There was a lot of discussion in various circles about where the profit money of Islami Bank went. At that time, various analysts, including economists, demanded that Islami Bank should be freed from Jamaat.
Global media giant the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) celebrates turning 100 on Tuesday with one eye on its illustrious past and another on its uncertain future. Over a century, the BBC has established itself as one of Britain's most visible and respected global brands, delivering its original mission statement to "inform, educate and entertain".
Editor of online news portal Newsbangla and Dainik Bangla and Ekushey Padak awardee veteran journalist Toab Khan is no more. He was 87 years old. A spokesperson of Newsbangla said that Toab Khan was admitted to the United Hospital in the capital when he fell ill due to old age complications. Doctors declared him dead around 12:30 pm on Saturday.