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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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Societal abuse and discrimination against the religious and ethnic minority in Bangladesh have declined, the US State Department said in a report on Monday. The International Religious Freedom Report for 2011 released by the State Department also mentioned zero occurrences of “abuses of religious freedom” in 2011 in contrast to past years. In its executive […]

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by David Simpson Shish kebabs, bubble guns, politicians, electric guitars and Bengali music were on display Wednesday evening during Bangladesh Mela in the parking lot of Surf Stadium. ‘Mela’ means fair, and the fourth annual event, which was organized by the Bangladesh Association of South Jersey, brought together hundreds of Bangladeshis. “We try to represent […]

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By: Jamil Mahmud “Rother Roshi”, by Rabindranath Tagore, saw a couple of adaptations by different Dhaka troupes last year. Palakar — known for a display of vibrancy by young performers — staged the play on June 14 at the Studio Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The production has been directed by Shamim Sagar. This particular […]

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