Articles about Abdul Hamid

Mohammad Abdul Hamid is a Bangladeshi politician and the President of Bangladesh as of 2021. Before becoming the President of Bangladesh, he was appointed as the speaker of the National Parliament. He is considered as one of the longest-serving presidents in Bangladesh. Hamid was born on January 1, 1944, in Kamalpur. He did his IA and BA from Gurudayal Government College and graduated in LLB from Central Law College. He started his political career in 1958 by joining the Chhatra League. While in college, he was an active member of the 1961 student movement. He was also a part of the anti-Aiub movement. He was imprisoned by the Government of Pakistan for participating in the students’ movement. Hamid also participated in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and received the Independence Day Award in 2013 for his actions in the war. Being a social worker and supporter of education, Hamid had set up 75 primary schools, 24 high schools, and three colleges in Bangladesh. Hamid is also an avid reader and has an interest in books on history and political affairs.

Param Vir Chakra recipient's son dies after hospital's 'negligence'

24 Apr 2021

India
Param Vir Chakra recipient's son dies after hospital's 'negligence'

The second son of a Param Vir Chakra awardee died of alleged negligence in his treatment at Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital in Kanpur on Friday, his family claimed.

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh's PM for third-consecutive term

07 Jan 2019

World
Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh's PM for third-consecutive term

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a third consecutive term today after her Awami League's landslide victory in the December 30 election.

Forgetful much? Go Air flight reaches Jammu without passengers' baggage

05 Nov 2018

India
Forgetful much? Go Air flight reaches Jammu without passengers' baggage

Several GoAir passengers were left fuming yesterday as their flight, G8-213, reached Srinagar from Jammu, without their baggage!

US urges Bangladesh to revise its new Digital Security Act

11 Oct 2018

World
US urges Bangladesh to revise its new Digital Security Act

The US has urged Bangladesh to revise its controversial new law that puts restrictions on the media and bring it into conformity with the country's international commitments on human rights and political freedom.

Bangladesh executes three militants for 2004 grenade attack

13 Apr 2017

World
Bangladesh executes three militants for 2004 grenade attack

Bangladesh on April 12 executed three militants for a 2004 grenade attack that killed three people and injured several others, including a British ambassador.

India-B'desh talks begin; terrorism dominates agenda

05 Dec 2016

India
India-B'desh talks begin; terrorism dominates agenda

The two-day Home Secretary-level talks between India and Bangladesh began on 5th Dec in Delhi.