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Star Online Report The nation paid glowing homage on Thursday to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. When the clock struck 12:01am Thursday, thousands of barefoot people from all strata of life converged on shaheed minar built across the country breaking the silence of the night. […]

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Shahbagh hasn’t seen it in years. Pahela Falgun is there. But couples rarely whisper romantic couplets, roses don’t change hands like before, the colour yellow can’t be seen as it used to be over the past years. A much stronger love has descended on the city heart, a spirit that once led the Bangalees to […]

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Rising sea levels could flood 17 per cent of the country — or erode the land — and create between 20 million and 30 million refugees, experts say. CHAKBARA, BANGLADESH—It is hard to imagine Shamisur Gazi sprinting up a tree. He is 86, has a hump on his back and, at the best of times, […]

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Thirteen distinguished personalities, including poets Rafiq Azad and Asad Chowdhury, have been nominated for the Ekushey Padak-2013 for their outstanding contributions to society and the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally hand over the prestigious awards to the persons at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on Feb 20, said an official handout on Thursday. Ekushey Padak, […]

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BY Palash R. Ghosh Four months after a rampage by Muslims in Bangladesh destroyed their temples and homes, thousands of Buddhists in this country are still trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Those bloody clashes, which made scores of Buddhists in this overwhelmingly Islamic state homeless, were allegedly triggered after the […]

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By Anbarasan Ethirajan Shashanko Barua’s voice trembles when he recounts how he and his family ran for their lives to escape an angry Muslim mob last year. They hid in a forest for a whole night near their village in the south-eastern Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar before returning home. Mr Barua, a Buddhist, says […]

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Marking the birth and demise of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi was observed across the country as elsewhere in the Muslim world on Friday with due reverence and religious fervour. On this day, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Prophet Muhammad (SM) was born with divine blessings and messages […]

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NARAIL, Jan 12, 2013 (BSS)- The eight-day ‘Sultan Mela’ commemorating 88th birth anniversary of world renowned artist SM Sultan will be started in front of Sultan Mancha at the Narail Government Victoria College premises in Narail tomorrow afternoon. The SM Sultan Foundation and the district administration have organized the mela to mark the birth anniversary […]

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Dhaka, Oct 26 (bdnews24.com) – Muslims in more than a hundred villages in Chandpur, Shariatpur, Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali and some other districts are celebrating the Eid-ul-Azha on Friday following Saudi Arabia and other Arab states like every year. The Eid will be celebrated throughout Bangladesh on Saturday as decided by the National Moon Sighting Committee. […]

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Kishoreganj, Oct 26 (bdnews24.com) – In keeping with the tradition, the largest Eid-ul-Azha congregation in the country will be held on Satarday in the Sholakia Eidgah ground in Kishoreganj. The Eidgah Committee has said they have finished all arrangements for the congregation scheduled to be held at 9am. The prayers will be led by Maulana […]

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The holy Eid-ul-Azha will be observed across the country on October 27, as the new moon of the Arabic month of Jilhajj was not sighted yesterday. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting after reviewing reports received from different parts of the country. The meeting was held at the meeting room […]

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By: Quazi Zulquarnain Islam from London British born Bangladeshi dancer Akram Khan looks sheepish. The question that he has been asked is one to which he feels he must say yes, but he is not sure yet how best to express himself. He thinks for a moment, and then does an excellent job. So, is […]

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