Daily Banglar Bani

Daily Banglar Bani was a Bangladeshi national newspaper published in Bengali language.[1][2][3] Banglar Bani had a secular ideology and was pro Bangladesh Awami League.[4]

Daily Banglar Bani
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Hafiz Hafizur Rahman and Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani


The Daily Banglar Bani started publication in 1969 by Hafiz Hafizur Rahman and Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani.[5] During the Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971 the Daily Banglar Bani was published from Kolkata.[6] The Newspaper was founded by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, a politician of Bangladesh Awami League and the nephew of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[7] After the Independence of Bangladesh, Banglar Bani started publication in Dhaka from 21 February 1972. The paper received the highest amount of government advertisement when the Bangladesh Awami League government was in power.[8] Sheikh Moni was a rival of Tajuddin Ahmed and would write editorials against him in the paper.[9] The newspaper was banned on February 1987 by the government of General Hussain Mohammad Ershad for accusing the government of supplying weapons to militias.[10][11] In the 1990s Islamic fundamentalist called for the newspaper to be closed.[12]


  1. ^ "Developed countries must be blamed for degrading our environment". The Daily Star. 15 January 2000. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Only they dare!". The Daily Star. 14 January 1999. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Poet Shamsul Islam passes away". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ IDSA News Review on South Asia/Indian Ocean. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. 1987. p. 1260.
  5. ^ Harun, Shamsul Huda (1986). Bangladesh Voting Behaviour: A Psephological Study, 1973. Dhaka University. p. 138.
  6. ^ "Newspapers in the Time of War". The Daily Star. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  7. ^ Zaker, Aly. "We owe it all to Bangabandhu". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  8. ^ Ullāha, Māhaphuja (2002). Press Under Mujib Regime. Kakali Prokashani. pp. 91–92. ISBN 9789844372894.
  9. ^ "A state in ferment, a newsman in reflection, a principle under assault. . ". The Daily Star. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  10. ^ Jones, Derek (2001). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Routledge. ISBN 9781136798634. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  11. ^ "We wish to inform you". The Daily Star. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  12. ^ Baehr, P. Peter R.; Hey, Hilde; Smith, Jacqueline (1995). Human Rights in Developing Countries: Yearbook 1995. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 104. ISBN 9041101276.