The 9th anniversary of martyrdom of Ivy Rahman, Women's Affairs Secretary of Awami League, is being observed in the city as elsewhere across the country in a befitting manner today.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the opposition to join the next parliament session and place their proposal on the polls-time government, if any. "We would welcome any proposal of the opposition if they place it in the upcoming session of the Jatiya Sangsad," she said.

Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and other likeminded parties observed the 9th anniversary of the heinous 21st August grenade attack on AL President Sheikh Hasina and party stalwarts. On this day in 2004, an anti-terror rally of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital came under a grisly grenade attack.

A grateful nation paid glowing tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the National Mourning Day. On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, some disgruntled and over ambitious army officers assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members at his Dhanmondi, Road-32 residence in the capital. Since the mayhem, Awami League, its associate bodies and other likeminded pro-liberation parties, social, cultural and professionals' organizations have been observing the day as the National Mourning Day.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon all pro-liberation forces to forge a greater unity across the country for building a secular Bangladesh as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 'The country now requires a greater unity among all pro-liberation forces against those who opposed the country's independence and sovereignty in 1971,' she told a party discussion meeting organized on the occasion of the National Mourning Day.

Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has ruled out any possibility to sit in a dialogue the main opposition BNP. Syed Ashraf, who is also the LGRD and Cooperatives Minister, said, there can be no compromise with those who celebrate fake birthday on the death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Today is the 83rd birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fajilatunnesa Mujib. Born at Tungipara village in Gopalganj on this day in 1930, she was assassinated on August 15 in 1975 along with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other family members.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the people to cast vote for Awami League in the next elections for the continuation of the development of the country.