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Morning News, The


Morning News, The a daily English newspaper, now defunct, published from Dhaka. The paper was initially published from Calcutta, and on 20 March 1949 was transferred to Dhaka where it continued its publication as an weekly. The paper began to be published as a daily newspaper from 25 December 1949 with Badruddin as its editor. Khwaja Nuruddin, a relative of Khwaja Nazimuddin, was the owner of the paper.

In Calcutta, The Morning News supported the Khawja Nazimuddin faction of the Muslim League. In Dhaka also, it consistently supported the rightist elements in politics. After the Liberation War, Shamsul Huda became the editor of the paper. It continued its publication until the banning of all newspapers except the Trust papers in 1975. [Manu Islam]