Question: How many freedom fighters are there and with whom do these freedom fighters fight shoulder to shoulder?
Answer: Muktifauj is formed with 30 thousand regular fighters. The freedom fighters fought side by side with the freedom fighters consisting of 1 lakh guerrillas and civilian fighters.
Q: What was the role of the guerrilla action group and intelligence group?
Answer: The ‘action group’ of the guerrilla forces used to carry weapons and take part in frontal battles. The ‘intelligence group’ used to gather information about the movements of the enemy.
Q: What is Operation Searchlight?
Answer: On the night of March 25, 1971, on the orders of President Yahya, the Pakistan Army simultaneously attacked Rajarbagh Police Lines, EPR Headquarters Peelkhana, Dhaka University Residence Hall, Teachers’ Residence and various other places in Dhaka City. The attack was called Operation Searchlight.
Question: When is the day of ‘Martyred Intellectual’? Why is it observed?
Answer: 14th December is the day of martyred intellectuals. The day is observed with deep reverence in memory of teachers, artists, journalists, doctors and poets who were killed by the Pakistani aggressors between 10 December and 14 December
Traffic on the Shariatpur-Chandpur road has come to a standstill after the deck of the Bailey Bridge collapsed in the Balar Bazar area of Vedharganj upazila in Shariatpur. The incident took place around 9:30 pm on Friday. Due to this, more than a hundred vehicles are stuck on both sides of the bridge.
Roads and Highways Department Shariatpur office sources said there are Bailey bridges at five places on the Chandpur-Shariatpur road. Because the bridges are old and dangerous, the deck often breaks and the traffic stops. The deck of the bridge collapsed after a truck carrying goods overturned on the Bala Bazar Bridge on the road around 9:30 pm on Friday. At least 100 vehicles were stuck at both ends of the bridge till 10:30 pm.
Harlal Maishal, a trader in Balar Bazar, told Prothom Alo on his mobile phone that the deck of the bridge collapsed around 9:30 pm. But no repair initiative was taken by the road department till 10:30 am. People from 21 districts of the south-west travel to Chittagong by this road.
Sabbir Hossain, a truck driver traveling on the Satkhira-Chittagong route, said on his mobile phone that 20 passenger buses and 80-90 goods trucks were stuck on both sides of the bridge. News has been sent to the road department. They haven’t arrived yet. Now we have to wait here all night.
Bhuiyan Redwanur Rahman, executive engineer of the Shariatpur office of the RSA, told Prothom Alo that workers had been sent to repair the deck of the Bailey Bridge. It will be possible to start vehicles on the bridge by repairing it at night.