The Bangladesh Times

The Bangladesh Times is a now defunct English language daily newspaper of Bangladesh.[1][2][3] It was published by the Bangladesh Times Trustee Board which was chaired by Obaidul Haque.[4] Mahbub Anam served as Editor of the Magazine.[5]

The Bangladesh Times
The Bangladesh Times cover 1975.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani


The Bangladesh Times was founded in 1974 by Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani.[6] In 1975, The Bangladesh Times along with Ittefaq, Dainik Bangla, and Bangladesh Observer were nationalized by the Government of Bangladesh. The government banned all newspapers except the four nationalized ones.[7] Following the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the 15 August 1975 Bangladesh coup d'état the newspaper welcomed the government of Khandaker Moshtaque Ahmed.[8] Enayetullah Khan, the editor of the Holiday, became editor of the newspaper in 1975. Khan would write against Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the newspaper and would go on to serve as a Minister in the Ziaur Rahman administration.[9] In May 1976, The Bangladesh Times provided the biggest media coverage in Bangladesh to the Farakka Long March.[10] Khan served as the editor of the newspaper till 1977.[11] The Bangladesh Times were closed in 1997 along with Danik Bangla and other state owned newspapers.[12] In March 2004, Information Minister Tariqul Islam said the government is considering reopening the newspaper along with Dainik Bangla under private management.[13]


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  3. ^ "Censorship in the true sense". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Veteran journalist Obaidul Haque passes away". The Daily Star. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "13th death anniversary of Mahbub Anam today". The Daily Star. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ Maniruzzaman, Talukder (2003). The Bangladesh revolution and its aftermath. University Press. p. 172. ISBN 9789840510979. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Going after editors AL's old habit: Hafiz". The Daily Star. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Bangabandhu: a forbidden name for 16yrs". The Daily Star. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  9. ^ "The ramifications of August 15, 1975". The Daily Star. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Remembering A.Z.M. Enayetullah Khan". The Daily Star. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Enayetullah's 2nd anniversary of death today". The Daily Star. 10 November 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  12. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press. p. 337. ISBN 9780810880245. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Dainik Bangla, Times will be republished, says Tariqul". The Daily Star. BSS. Retrieved 10 March 2018.