The Sangbad

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Daily Songbad
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Giasuddin Ahmed
Founded17 May 1951
LanguageBengali
Headquarters36 Purana Paltan, Dhaka 1000
CityDhaka
CountryBangladesh
Websitehttp://sangbad.net.bd/

The Sangbad (Bengali: সংবাদ) is a Bengali-language daily newspaper, founded in 1951 and published from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the oldest newspaper in Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Sangbad was founded in 1951 and published from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its first owner was Nasiruddin Ahmad and its first editor was Khairul Kabir.[2] During the 1950s and 1960s the newspaper expressed strong views opposed to the Ayub Khan government of Pakistan, and was accordingly repressed. Its offices and printing pressed were burned during the crackdown in March 1971, and it remained closed during the entire Bangladesh Liberation War.[2]

On 31 October 2017 a journalist of the Sangbad was arrested under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. He had shown people screenshots of fake photos of the President and Prime Minister on his phone.[3][4]

Bazlur Rahman was a editor of the newspaper.[5] In November 2020, the acting editor of the newspaper, Khandaker Muniruzzaman, died after catching COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.[6]

Notable writers[edit]

The paper has been a fertile ground for radical thought and Bengali-language literature. It was the first Bengali newspaper to have a women's section.[2] Notable contributors include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sangbad's 62nd anniversary today". The Daily Star. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  2. ^ a b c Manu Islam (2012). "Sangbad, The". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Sangbad newsman's bail prayer rejected". The Daily Star. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  4. ^ "Sangbad reporter denied bail". The Daily Star. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  5. ^ "Bazlur Rahman passes away". The Daily Star. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  6. ^ "Sangbad's acting editor Muniruzzaman dies with Covid-19". The Daily Star. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2021-03-20.