Shaptahik 2000, the leading 17-year-old Bengali weekly news magazine, is set to publish its last issue on Friday, as the publisher has decided to cease its publication.
The weekly magazine has been closed by its publisher, the Editor of the Bangla weekly, Moinul Ahsan Saber, told the Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.
“The last issue of the magazine will be available in the market on Friday. The authorities will stop publishing the weekly after October 31, 2014.”
Monjur Shams, assistant editor of Saptahik 2000, said: “The publisher of the magazine told us that they can not continue the loosing concern.”
Shaptahik 2000 started its journey in 1998 with late veteran journalist Shahadat Chowdhury as founding editor.
Since their inception, the magazine has attained leading positions in the respective fields through “authentic, sincere and in depth” news coverage.
Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of English daily The Daily Star, is the publisher of the weekly.