It is just a day left, subject to the sighting of moon, to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims. Homebound people have already left the capital Dhaka to celebrate the festival with near and dear ones. Though there was a fear of traffic congestion on Dhaka-Chattogram highway like previous years, it was seen a different look on the route. There is no passenger traffic crowd on the highway. To keep the situation normal, Cumilla district and highway police are working on the route. Though there is a ban imposed by the government on plying goods carrying vehicles on the highway before three days of Eid to avoid traffic chaos on the route, the decision was neglected. However, it did not affect traffic system on the highway. On Friday morning, the Daudkandi-Chauddagram part of the busiest highway was approximately empty. However, sometimes, vehicles were seen to ply on slowly at Daudkandi toll plaza area due to delay of toll payments. But people of the route were very much happy as they could enjoy a hassle-free journey during the Eid.
ests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair. Companies whose brands were tested told the BBC that their bottling plants were operated to the highest standards. Sherri Mason, a professor of chemistry at the university, conducted the analysis and told BBC News: "We found [plastic] in bottle after bottle and brand after brand. "It's not about pointing fingers at particular brands; it's really showing that this is everywhere, that plastic has become such a pervasive material in our society, and it’s pervading water - all of these products that we consume at a very basic level." Currently, there is no evidence that ingesting very small pieces of plastic (microplastics) can cause harm, but understanding the potential implications is an active area of science. Commenting on the results, Prof Mason said: "It's not catastrophic, the numbers that we're seeing, but it is concerning." Experts have told the BBC that people in developing countries where tap water may be polluted should continue to drink water from plastic bottles. Contacted to comment on the findings, the companies behind the brands have insisted that their products meet the highest standards for safety and quality. They also point to the absence of any regulations on microplastics and of the lack of standardised methods of testing for them. Last year, Prof Mason found plastic particles in samples of tap water and other researchers have spotted them in seafood, beer, sea salt and even the air. This latest work comes amid growing international attention on plastic, fuelled by the BBC's acclaimed Blue Planet 2 series in which Sir David Attenborough highlighted the threat of plastic waste in our oceans. The research into bottled water involved buying packs from 11 different global and national brands in countries chosen for their large populations or their relatively high consumption of bottled water. To eliminate any risk of contamination, purchases in shops and deliveries to courier companies were recorded on video. Some packs in the US were ordered over the internet. The screening for plastic involved adding a dye called Nile Red to each bottle, a technique recently developed by British scientists for the rapid detection of plastic in seawater. Previous studies have established how the dye sticks to free-floating pieces of plastic and makes them fluoresce under certain wavelengths of light. Prof Mason and her colleagues filtered their dyed samples and then counted every piece larger than 100 microns – roughly the diameter of a human hair. Some of these particles – large enough to be handled individually - were then analysed by infrared spectroscopy, confirmed as plastic and further identified as particular types of polymer. Particles smaller than 100 microns – and down to a size of 6.5 microns – were much more numerous (an average of 314 per litre) and were counted using a technique developed in astronomy for totalling the number of stars in the night sky. The make-up of these particles was not confirmed but Prof Mason said they can "rationally expected to be plastic". This is because although Nile Red dye can bind to substances other than plastic - such as fragments of shell or algae containing lipids - these would be unlikely to be present in bottled water. Since the study has not been through the usual process of peer review and publication in a scientific journal, the BBC has asked experts in the field to comment. Dr Andrew Mayes, of the University of East Anglia and one of the pioneers of the Nile Red technique, told us it was "very high quality analytical chemistry" and that the results were "quite conservative". Michael Walker, a consultant to the Office of the UK Government Chemist and founder board member of the Food Standards Agency, said the work was "well conducted" and that the use of Nile Red has "a very good pedigree". Both of them emphasised that the particles below 100 microns had not been identified as plastic but said that since the alternatives would not be expected in bottled water, they could be described as "probably plastic". One obvious question is where this plastic may be coming from. Given the amount of polypropylene, which is used in bottle caps, one theory is that the act of opening a bottle may shed particles inside. [i]Source: BBC[/i]

Swedish police investigating allegations that a woman was gang raped live on Facebook have arrested three men.

The alleged crime took place in an apartment in Uppsala, a city about 50 miles north of the capital, Stockholm.
In a statement, the Uppsala County police said they were alerted at 8:24am Sunday.
"This rape was broadcast live on a Facebook group and numerous people have been in touch regarding seeing this broadcast," they said.
"The police went to said apartment, and in the apartment were three men and a woman. The three men were detained on the spot and then arrested by prosecutors at 2:30pm on Sunday."
They said they were treating the case as one of aggravated rape.
Magnus Berggren, deputy chief prosecutor in Uppsala, told CNN the men remained in custody Tuesday and the investigation was continuing.
He said the Facebook group in question was a closed group "where you could post rather special things. Even for that group this was not anything normal."
He confirmed Swedish media reports that the woman did not appear to be fully conscious.
"She was intoxicated. We're not really sure how," he said.
The police said the men arrested were born in 1992, 1996 and 1998 -- meaning they are aged between around 19 and 25. The woman was born in 1986, making her around 31.
Facebook Live allows people to broadcast live from their smartphone. The footage of the incident has been removed, said Berggren.
He appealed for anyone who has the video to send it to the police, and said prosecutors have been in touch with Facebook at their United States headquarters to request assistance.
"This is a hideous crime and we do not tolerate this kind of content on Facebook," a Facebook spokesman told CNN in a statement. "We support local law enforcement who make data requests related to criminal investigations, particularly when it comes to the safety of young people. We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases."

The latest research suggests the Earth's average surface temperature is running at or near record levels so far in 2015 and the trend is not slowing down. Last year's temperature has already broken the record for the hottest year, Xinhua news agency reported. Researchers say shifts in key global climate patterns, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, an El Nino in the tropical Pacific and the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation are underway. "With the potential that next year could be similarly warm, it' s clear that our climate continues to change," said Prof. Stephen Belcher, head of the Met Office Hadley Centre. "We can't be sure this is the end of the slowdown but decadal warming rates are likely to reach late 20th century levels within two years," he added.
A leading condom brand, with the help of some students, came up with an innovative idea that showed us that condoms can be used for more than one reason. Condom brand Skore, in association with Rotaract Club of Bombay Film City (RCBF), organised India's first ever condom fashion show on Thursday, 29 December, in Mumbai. The brand conducted the design contest and fashion show, titled Skore Fashionista, bringing together 36 teams comprising of 78 students from 11 institutes, including Pearl Academy and WLCI, to create costumes out of condoms. The models walked the ramp wearing short skirts, crop tops, dresses and evening gowns made of condoms. While many were very hesitant to be part of the show, actress Mugdha Godse was the celebrity showstopper, who wore a lehenga choli made of condoms. The unique idea for the show was organised as part of an AIDS awareness campaign and to encourage students in freely talking about safe sexual behaviours. "The main idea behind associating with the students to conduct an event of this caliber is to make condoms a fashion statement. In a country like India in which the society still shies away from talking about condoms in the open, our intention is to rationalise the stigma around condoms by generating interest around it just like any other consumer product," Vishal Vyas - general manager, marketing, Skore Condoms - said in a statement, according to IANS. Designer, chief advisor and judge AD Singh, and fashion designer Amy Billimoria announced Elsa Nillaj of International Institute of Fashion Design, Andheri, as the winner of the event. Sneha Bhandari and Nusrat Sayed of Rachna Sansad College, Dadar, were selected as runners-up of the contest. 
The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting on Saturday, said the university’s Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique. “The five students, who had earlier been suspended, have now been expelled from the university for life,” he said. A female student of the university had alleged of being sexually harassed on campus during the Pahela Baishakh celebrations on Apr 14. The victim alleged that she and another male student were assaulted at the Chourangi intersection during the Pahela Baishakh festival. She identified the assaulters as members of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the ruling Awami League’s student affiliate. She said they were returning to the residential hall after a programme of her department at the Botanical Garden. Five students of Shaheed Salam-Barkat Hall stopped them at the Chourangi intersection, she said. They tried to take her to a bush and beaten up her friend, she alleged. Her friend said one of the assaulters pulled the saree the female student wore. They left when the victims shouted out for help. The BCL had expelled the five accused for the “sake of neutral investigation” after the university had suspended them. On Saturday, the accused were expelled from the university for life. They are – the university BCL working committee member and 42nd batch journalism student Nishat Imtiaz, Shaheed Salam-Barkat Hall unit publicity secretary and 42nd batch chemistry student Nafis Imtiaz, anthropology student Abdur Rahman Ifti, geology student ‘Rakib’, and history’s Nurul Kabir.
BBC puts the time of her death at around 8:30am on Monday quoting hospital sources and reports that she was being fed through her nose to be kept alive but developed pneumonia six days ago. "My broken, battered baby bird finally flew away. And she gave India a passive euthanasia law before doing so," journalist and author Pinki Virani, who wrote Aruna's Story, a book on the nurse's plight, told the BBC. IANS quoting Mumbai's KEM Hospital Dean Avinash Supe said police permissions and other formalities were being completed before finalising her last rites for later in the day. He also made a public appeal to help trace any relatives or people close to Shanbaug, who can get in touch with the hospital immediately. A junior nurse, the then 25-year-old Shanbaug was brutally raped by contract sweeper boy Sohanlal B Walmiki in the same hospital on the night of Nov 27, 1973 when she was changing. He had choked her with a chain which cut off the oxygen supply to her brain, resulting in injuries to the brain stem and cervical chord injury that left her in a vegetative state since then.
‘গুণী ব্যক্তিদের সম্মানিত করতে পেরে আমরা গর্বিত’ – মুন্না নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদকঃ   সৃজনশীল কাজের স্বীকৃতি হিসেবেকবি ও সাহিত্যিকদের বিশেষ সম্মাননা দিয়েছে মেরিটাইম সংবাদ। ২০ এপ্রিল(সোমবার) পত্রিকার চট্টগ্রামস্থ কার্যালয়ে এক আড়ম্বরপূর্ন অনুষ্ঠানের মধ্য দিয়ে পত্রিকা সংশ্লিষ্ট কবি, লেখক ও সাহিত্যিকদের বিশেষ সম্মাননা প্রদান করা হয়। সাহিত্য বিষয়ক সম্পাদক হাসানুজ্জামান সন্দ্বীপীর সঞ্চালনায়, নির্বাহী সম্পাদক এম মিলাদ উদ্দীন মুন্নার তত্বাবধানে অনুষ্ঠানের সভাপতিত্ব করেন মেরিটাইম সংবাদের সম্পাদক ইকবাল আহমেদ। আগত অতিথিদের মধ্যে ছিলেন চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের সমাজ বিজ্ঞান বিভাগের সহকারী অধ্যাপক শোয়াইব উদ্দীন হায়দার, প্রখ্যাত ছড়াকার সেলিম মেহবুব, দৈনিক পূর্বদেশ এর শিশু কিশোর সাহিত্য ‘ডানপিটে’র বিভাগীয় সম্পাদক উৎপল কান্তি বড়ুয়া, শিশু-কিশোর বিজ্ঞান পত্রিকা ‘পরমাণু’র সম্পাদক আখতারুল ইসলাম, এশিয়ান ইউনিভার্সিটি ফর উইমেন এর সহকারী পরিচালক কবি মিলন বণিক, ‘মাসিক দীপালি’ ম্যাগাজিনের সম্পাদক ইকবাল ইবনে মালেক, তরুণ লেখক চট্টগ্রাম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় ছাত্রী মেহেরুন্নেসা ফরিণ, ‘দ্বীপের আহবান’ এরএডমিন জুয়েল আফসারসহ আরো অনেকে।অতিথিদের হাতে সম্মাননা তুলে দেন মেরিটাইম সংবাদের নির্বাহী সম্পাদক এম মিলাদ উদ্দিন মুন্না। অনুষ্ঠানে স্বাগত বক্তব্য রাখেন কবি ও ছড়াকার সেলিম মেহবুব। তিনি বলেন, ‘মেরিটাইম সংবাদের এ উদ্যেগকে আমি সাধুবাদ জানাই। এ পত্রিকা সৃষ্টিশীল মানুষদের সম্মান করে  এক অনন্য দৃষ্টান্ত স্থাপন করল। আমি ব্যক্তিগতভাবে এ শুভ উদ্যেগের সাথে যারা জড়িত আছেন সবার কাছে কৃতজ্ঞতা প্রকাশ করছি’।  অতিথিদের মধ্যে প্রফেসর শোয়াইব উদ্দিন হায়দার বলেন, ‘মেরিটাইম সংবাদ সাহিত্যপ্রেমীদের জন্য ‘সাম্পান’ নামের একটি প্ল্যাটফরম তৈরী করেছে।সাথে সাথে গুণীজনদের গুণের কদর করার জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ যে সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছেন তার প্রতি আমার সমর্থন ও অভিনন্দন রইল’। অন্যান্য অতিথিরাও মেরিটাইম সংবাদের পক্ষ থেকে এমন সুন্দর আয়োজন করার জন্য ভূয়সী প্রশংসা করেন। তারা আলোচনায় পত্রিকার কার্যালয়ে মাসে অন্তত একবার কবি সাহিত্যিকদের নিয়ে ‘সাহিত্য আড্ডা’ নামের একটি অনুষ্ঠান করার জন্য মেরিটাইম সংবাদ কর্তৃপক্ষের দৃষ্টি আকর্ষন করেন। অনুষ্ঠান সঞ্চালনার মাঝে মাঝে কবিতার ছন্দ ও মনিষিদের বাণী দিয়ে অনুষ্ঠানকে প্রাণবন্ত করে তোলেন সঞ্চালক হাসানুজ্জামান সন্দ্বীপী। বক্তব্যের এক পর্যায়ে মেরিটাইম সংবাদের নির্বাহী সম্পাদক এম মিলাদ উদ্দীন মুন্না বলেন, ‘গুণী ব্যক্তিদের সম্মানিত করতে পেরে আমরা গর্বিত। আপনাদের গৌরবময়­­­­­­ উপস্থিতি পরবর্তীতে আরও বৃহত্তরক্ষেত্র সৃষ্টির মাধ্যমে মেধা ও গুণের যথার্থ মূল্যায়ন করার জন্য আমাদেরকে আজ উৎসাহিত করছে।‘ যুগ্ম সম্পাদক আহমেদ মইন বলেন, ‘মেরিটাইম সংবাদের সৃষ্টিই হয়েছে সৃজনশীলতার পরিচর্যা করার জন্য।‘ তিনি জানান মেরিটাইম সংবাদ সবসময় সৃজনশীল কবি সাহিত্যিকদের পাশে থাকবে। সমাপনী বক্তব্যে অনুষ্ঠানের সভাপতি মেরিটাইম সংবাদের সম্পাদক ইকবাল আহমেদ বলেন, ‘সাহিত্য হচ্ছে মানব চরিত্রের প্রতিচ্ছবি যা নিখুঁতভাবে আমাদের নিকট উপস্থাপন করেন লেখক, কবি সাহিত্যিকরা। তারা গুণীজন। এ গুণী ব্যক্তিরাই মেরিটাইম সংবাদের প্রাণ। তাদের সৃজনশীল কাজের মূল্যায়ন অর্থ দিয়ে করা অসম্ভব। মেরিটাইম সংবাদের পক্ষ থেকে আমরা এবার যা করেছি তা হলো সামনে আরো ভাল কিছু করার জন্য বিশেষ প্রস্তুতিপর্ব’। তিনি আরও বলেন, ‘আধুনিক বিশ্বকে প্রযুক্তি একেবারে আমাদের হাতের মুঠোয় এনে দিয়েছে। আমরা পরস্পরের আবেগ অনুভূতিকে এখন আগের চেয়ে অনেক দ্রুত জানতে পারি। এ জানার মধ্যে যদি সাহিত্যবোধকে মিশিয়ে দেয়া যায় তাহলে সমাজে শুভ পরিবর্তন আসবে।‘ তিনি ভবিষ্যতের দিনগুলোতেও সৃষ্টিশীল কাজের জন্য মেরিটাইম সংবাদের পক্ষ থেকে উদ্যেগ ও সমর্থন অব্যাহত রাখার প্রত্যয় ব্যক্ত করে অনুষ্ঠান শেষ করেন।
Sridhar Dharmapuri, at a scientific conference in Dhaka on Sunday, said instead, Bangladesh must keep eyes on the use of pesticides and metals in food as they were ‘hazardous’ to human health. His comment came on the heel of the government’s anti-formalin drive in which police destroyed tonnes of mangoes last year by using a much-debated ‘formalin detection device’. He said actions must be taken based on “scientific evidence and not on perceptions” as he found that the anti-formalin drive came after media reports, and it caused economic losses. Dharmapuri said the instrument they used was “faulty” as it was for measuring formalin in atmosphere, though he found it even irrelevant to detect formalin in vegetables or fruits. “There is no limit of formalin in food in any country as it is difficult to measure. Real evidences from scientific analysis found that formalin is added naturally in different quantities in various foods and vegetables.” “When something is naturally present, trying to measure it using a faulty instrument is only compounding the problem,” he said.  Dharmapuri was one of the key scientists in the establishment of the National Food Safety Laboratory in Dhaka with the support of UN agency FAO. Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Stephen Luby, and Chief Technical Adviser of the FAO Food Safety Programme John Ryder were the co-chairs of the panel when he spoke on “risk perception” in the ongoing ‘One Health Conference.’ He said in case of fish, even if formalin was used it was neutralised in the cooking process. “You wash them many times before cooking. Then you cook, you boil, so most of the time formalin goes away,” he said. “Formalin is basically an industrial hazard. It does not cause any health hazard from being used in food items. Up to 100 PPM per day can safely be consumed, according to European food safety authority,” he said. “It is only dangerous when in a furniture or painting factory one gets exposed to huge amount of formalin gas,” he explained. Food safety is a huge concern in Bangladesh since there is no proper supervision on food adulterations. But Dharmapuri cautioned against any decision taken based on perceptions and not real scientific data. “This (anti-formalin drive) is an example where perception of risk from a substance reached such an extent that food were being destroyed on the basis of a faulty test carried out to detect a compound which itself was not a major issue at that time,” he said. “Reports that we normally read could be unreliable. Only scientific analysis can establish a fact,” he said, giving examples of some reports. He said after the hue and cry last year, they, too, tested samples in National Food Safety Laboratory for formalin using three methods, including the faulty machine that police used. File Photo File Photo The FAO-backed lab itself developed a method and borrowed a kit from another organisation. He said all three showed different quantities of formalin in the tested food. “In one case it says positive even though we didn’t detect anything. In some cases we found negative result despite detecting it.” “So it means it’s difficult to measure such compound. So we really should not waste our time and resources or worry about those substances. “We should pay attention to those areas where it is required like the use of metals and pesticides in food,” he said. The food analyst said they found the level of lead in turmeric even 20 times higher than the permissible level. “This is a deliberate act. The argument that it comes from environment pollutants does not hold much water here,” he said. “It (lead) is added to enhance the colour to make it more yellow and more attractive.” He also called for educating farmers on the use of pesticides to ensure its proper use for agriculture. The scientist, however, suggested getting the evidence of formalin added to food items since it is “illegal”. “If somebody sprays formalin in water, the water has to be caught. The evidence of formalin does not come from the fruit. It comes from the way it added,” he said.
A girl is mature enough about her dressing sense. Of course her body is her’s. It’s her choice which body part she want to show in public or not. People can’t have control over other body and mind. This video below shows how responsive Indian girls are when it comes to revealing their body parts or undergarments.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs during a meeting on Sunday asked police to report to it at the next meeting.

Committee chief Tipu Mushi told reporters, “Many quarters have questioned police’s role after Avijit Roy’s murder. It is said that the incident took place amid police presence.”

“That’s why we have sought to know about it in details. Police have been asked to brief the committee in the next meeting.” One of the panel members, who preferred to be not named, “Avijit murder was not in the meeting agenda.

But the committee sought police’s explanation since allegations were raised from different quarters.” The member said police told the committee that they would give their explanation in writing.

Avijit and his blogger wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya were attacked near TSC intersection at Dhaka University on Feb 26 night. Both of them were hacked with sharp weapons.

The writer, hacked on his head several times, died from profuse bleeding at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital later.

File Photo File Photo Bonya, who lost a thumb, later alleged that police personnel were standing nearby when they had come under attack.

They watched the events unfold but did not come to the couple’s rescue, she claimed.

Former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque and the prime minister’s Adviser HT Imam recently came down hard on the law enforcers for allowing such brutal murder to happen inside the university campus amid heightened security during the Amar Ekushey Book Fair.

But Inspector General of Police Shahidul Hoque rejected the allegations. Hoque claimed police had acted and rushed to the scene hearing the couple’s cry for help but the killers had fled by then.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police have a three-strong team investigating the alleged inaction of police. The FBI is assisting the Detective Branch (DB) in the murder investigation as Avijit was a US citizen.

But even after nearly a month, the investigators are yet to identify the killers. Atlanta-based bioengineer Avijit had founded popular blog Mukto-mona and was known for his secular writing.

He had received death threats several times from radical fanatics. Police say they are conducting their enquiry based on those threats. So far, they have only managed to arrest one suspect – Shafiur Rahman Farabi, who in a Facebook post had threatened to kill Avijit when he returns home.

DB spokesperson Monirul Islam on Sunday told reporters, “There were a lot of people around the scene where Avijit was killed but none could clearly say how many assailants were involved in the attack or what they looked like.”

The mingling of an artist’s imagination and real incidents has brought Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman alive in the pages of a four-colour comic book for children.

The Centre for Research and Information (CRI) published the 24-page book, ‘Mujib’, on the independence hero’s 95th birth anniversary, based on his unfinished autobiography.

The book was launched on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi by his grandson, CIR Trustee Radwan Mujib Siddique Bobby.

Sheikh Mujib was born on Mar 17, 1920 at Tungiparha in Gopalganj. Bangladesh emerged an independent country in 1971 following a long struggle led by him.

He began writing his autobiography at the bidding of his wife and comrades while being held in the Dhaka Central Jail in 1967.

But the work remained incomplete. Forty-four years later that unfinished autobiography was published at the initiative of his elder daughter Sheikh Hasina.

Radwan Mujib, son of Sheikh Mujib’s younger daughter, Sheikh Rehana, said at the launch that he had not seen his grandfather but had got to know him from the stories he heard of him from his mother and aunt. “When I was in school, many of my friends did not know my grandfather’s name. Teachers often forbade me to mention him.

This used to cause me a lot of pain. “Mother used to tell me to be patient. When I was older, I used to wonder how to familiarise those of my age with grandfather.”

This urge finally led to the publication of an illustrated autobiography of Bangabandhu with drawing by artists Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy and ABM Salauddin Subho.

“I am feeling very happy to hold this book in my hand today. It’s a great satisfaction for me to have been able to do at least this much for my grandfather,” said Radwan Mujib. Cartoonist Ahsan Habib said, “The publication of this book has given Bangladesh its first graphic novel.

“This is a big thing for us cartoonists.” He added that comics did not find a place in the children’s section of the Amar Ekushey Library run by the Bangla Academy.

“We were trying for their inclusion for a long time. Maybe, we will now find a niche, thanks to this graphic book on Bangabandu.”

He said there could hardly be a better way to present Bangabandhu to children. Cartoonist Rafiqun Nabi said not only will the book attract children but will also be useful for adults.

“But I have reservations about using the word ‘novel’ in this case. A novel would imply something fictional. But Bangabandhu was no fiction. He was real,” Nabi said. CIR Executive Director Sabbir Biswas, however, explained that it was a new term.

“None of us was there during Bangabandhu’s time. So we had to take the help of imagination to portray him. But the stories are real.

Hence the term ‘graphic novel’,” he said. The first part presents the background against which Bangabandhu began writing his autobiography, the stories of his birth, childhood, getting a pair of spectacles when still young, and his first jail term.

Another 12 parts will be published in stages narrating Bangabandhu’s experiences in social and political arenas and various aspects of the Bengali’s struggle for freedom. MP Tarana Halim and actor Sara Zaker, among others, were present at the book launch.