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Pohela Baishakh 1419

Probashe Barshabaran (Turning of the year – abroad) Bengali New Year celebrations have become more pronounced at home in Bangladesh as well as amongst the Diaspora. In the USA every year this day is solemnly celebrated with a wide selection foods like Pantha, Bharta, Hilsa and wide array of sweets. We present a collage of […]

End Piracy, Not Liberty: Protesting against SOPA and PIPA by GOOGLE

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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American […]

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The Five questions to Know about International Mother Language Day

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International Mother Language Day has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This year the theme of the International Mother Language day is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”. We would like to highlight the importance of mother tongue from the angle of the right to education […]

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21 on death row and 31 undergoing trial for murder abroad

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In six Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, at least 21 Bangladeshis are facing death sentence and 31 undergoing trial for murder. The cases involve 43 murders, including those of 28 Bangladeshis, over trading of visas and involvement in “immoral” activities, according to reports sent by Bangladesh missions abroad. Under the Middle Eastern nations’ strict […]

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International Mother Language Day

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Bengali Language Movement                   On 21 March 1948, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the Governor general of Pakistan, declared that Urdu would be the only official language for both West and East Pakistan. The people of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), having mother language Bangla, started to protest against this. […]

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DEATHLESS EKUSH

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        By: Hasan Hafizur Rahman Translated by:  Dr. Faruque Azam     will not the mother call by his name ever again? like a tornado that name will resound in the turbulent mind’s ground round and round it will rise and call; like the pearl between two lips it will not roll […]

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The BNP on Tuesday asked the government to reveal the whereabouts of Ali Azam, the driver of assistant personal secretary to railway minister Suranjit Sengupta who resigned over cash scandal. “Three persons caught with Tk 7 million of unaccounted cash by the BGB were released on the minister’s intervention. However, the vehicle’s driver Ali Azam […]

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Our Faridee

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Faridur Reza Sagar In a magazine interview, Afzal Hossain announced that within a few days he would introduce someone on TV who would change the whole thought process of the television audience. The Dhaka cultural arena was mystified as to the identity of this person. We kept questioning Afzal but he made no comment. “One […]

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Dearth of diesel at fuel depots

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                Boro cultivation in the northern region of the country may be hindered due to shot supply of diesel in the fuel oil depots in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj district. The barges and water vessels carrying diesel cannot reach different oil depots in the district in scheduled time […]

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