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  • Only a bridge can change lives of 50,000 people in Sirajganj

    Only a bridge can change lives of 50,000 people in Sirajganj

    Over 50,000 people of 12 villages under Belkuchi upazila of the district have been facing communication hazards for quite a long time due to lack of a bridge over the Hurasagar River across Joknala of Bhangabari union parishad. Locals said the people of Char Joknala, Bhutiapara, Khidro Joknala, Shialbarisa, Gobindapur, Khash Sonamukhi, Saguna and Par

  • Fire raging through Sundarbans

    Fire raging through Sundarbans

    A fire is burning over five to six acres of forest in the Chadpai range in east Sundarbans near Nangli Camp. Firefighters from the Morrelganj station were trying unsuccessfully to control the blaze, the second in this area in 17 days, at the time of filing this report at 4pm yesterday. Locals spotted flames in

  • Trump takes steps to reset his campaign

    Trump takes steps to reset his campaign

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump took fresh steps to reset his campaign on Wednesday, hiring a top Republican operative and scheduling a meeting between aides and US lawmakers as he girds for a new phase in his White House bid. Trump is under pressure to professionalize his campaign beyond a close-knit group of advisers and expand

  • Liton eager to shine in DPL

    Liton eager to shine in DPL

    Having ended as the second highest run-scorer in the last season of the Dhaka Premier League, Liton Kumar Das deservedly earned his maiden call-up to the national side. Stumper-batsman Liton had scored an impressive 686 runs for Abahani Limited and the national selection panel thought it was the opportune moment to give Liton his international

  • Pohela Boishakh’s spirit of unity

    Pohela Boishakh’s spirit of unity

    The arrival of the Bangla New Year is a joyous opportunity for the entire nation to share in festivities. Pohela Boishakh’s wide appeal is a testament to the great care and spirit of inclusiveness used in designing the Bangla calendar to make it acceptable to all communities in multi-religious Bengal. It is an invaluable opportunity

  • Alliance: Hundreds of garment factories still not safe

    Alliance: Hundreds of garment factories still not safe

    Only 24 of around 700 garment factories inspected in Bangladesh meet international safety standards, a group of major brands said yesterday. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which was set up after the Rana Plaza disaster and represents North American apparel brands including Wal-Mart, said remediation work had been completed in 24 factories and was

  • Five traditional deshi solutions to beat the heat

    Five traditional deshi solutions to beat the heat

    With temperatures at a record high, and expected to plateau or even climb over the next week, we’re pretty much in for a roast. Operating on the assumption that not everyone has the luxury of being holed up in an air-conditioned environment round the clock, we’re going back to our roots to bring you five

  • Thoughts on another Noboborsho

    Thoughts on another Noboborsho

    As the sun sets today, the last day of Choitro, and the last day of 1422, people will eat bitter tasting food. The age-old idea is to negate all the bitterness of the setting year. Tomorrow, the first day of the New Year, it is customary to eat well, sweet as well as savory, the

  • Requiem for a Shonar Bangla

    Requiem for a Shonar Bangla

    I am a Bangladeshi writer. Everything I have written to date, and everything I will be writing for the remainder of my ever-shortening life, will offend someone. I do not set out to cause offence. To be human, though, is to be free. Exercising this absolute freedom for a writer requires an objective pursuit of

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