Dainik Bangla

Dainik Bangla is a defunct Bengali language daily newspaper in Bangladesh. Obaidul Huque was the president of the Dainik Bangla-Bangladesh Times Trustee Board.[1]


Dainik Pakistan was renamed Dainik Bangla after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.[2] After independence, the newspaper published reports on Bengali collaborators of the Pakistan Army and war crimes.[3] The reports were used as evidence in the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal.[4] In 1972, Hasan Hafizur Rahman was elected president of the editorial board of the Dainik Bangla.[5] In 1975, the government of Bangladesh closed all newspapers except The Daily Ittefaq, The Bangladesh Times, The Bangladesh Observer and the Dainik Bangla, which were nationalised.[6] After the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état, the newspaper, then state-owned, stopped reporting about him and did not cover the anniversary of his death.[7] The newspaper was closed by the Bangladesh Awami League government in 1997 along with other state owned media, The Bangladesh Times and Saptahik Bichitra.[8]


An important road junction in Dhaka, Dainik Bangla intersection, has been named after the newspaper.[9]


  1. ^ "Veteran journalist Obaidul Haque passes away". The Daily Star. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Remembering Saleh Chowdhury: A journalist and freedom fighter". The Daily Star. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Profile of Kamaruzzaman". The Daily Star. 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ "War Crimes Tribunal lawyers collect records of 70s". The Daily Star. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Hasan Hafizur Rahman: For the love of language". The Daily Star. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ Paxton, J. (2016). The Statesman's Year-Book 1976-77. Springer. p. 221. ISBN 9780230271050.
  7. ^ "Bangabandhu: a forbidden name for 16yrs". The Daily Star. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press. p. 337. ISBN 9780810880245. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Police detain BNP activists from protest march for Khaleda". bdnews24. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
    - "Hundreds of BNP men stage demo in Dhaka". The Daily Star. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.