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10 min ago | The Daily Star

Our Storks

On a wet May morning I was travelling east on a Sylhet road, past Charkhai and Barhal, heading towards Zakiganj.

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10 min ago | The Daily Star

Devotional songs of Rajanikanta Sen

The last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century saw the meteoric rise of Bengali writers, poets, lyricist and story tellers.

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10 min ago | The Daily Star

A walk through a luminous life

As true as it is that Bangladesh's liberation was a culmination of valour, selflessness and sacrifices of millions of people, it is equally true that there were a handful of people who firmly held the fabric of that nationalistic struggle and without them our Liberation War could have well been a valiant failure.

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1 hr ago | Newkerala.com

Bangladesh freedom fighter Bir Bikram UK Ching passes away

The veteran freedom fighter breathed his last at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, said his daughter Renu Marma, reports the Daily Star.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Sylhet quarry worker killed in Ansar members firing

A worker of a stone quarry was killed in firing by Ansar members in Companiganj upazila in Sylhet on Thursday midnight.

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9 hrs ago | Rediff.com

15 Indian cities among the world's most polluted

World Health Organisation has come up with a list of most polluted cities in the world.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asia News Network

DHAKA: Four factories in Bangladesh busted for using tannery waste to make poultry feed

A mobile court yesterday sealed off four factories at Hazaribagh for using tannery waste in poultry and fish feed that contains hazardous chemical chromium.

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The Daily Star

The Earthshaker

What if we say there might be a day in future when you can just drive to Brazil or the United States and you don't have to cross a sea? What if we say a time might come when there will be no separate continents called Asia or the Americas and the world map will have a supercontinent named Amasia? A cock-and-bull story? A madman's fantasy? Call it ... (more)

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The Indian Express

Man who got Wendy Doniger pulped is made - must reading' in Gujarat schools

It's "western culture" and needs to be shunned. Instead, wear "swadeshi clothes" this day, do a havan, pray to the ishtadev, feed cows.

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The Daily Star

Tangail weaving Eid happiness

Roksana Begum, a homemaker from Uttara in Dhaka, hired a microbus and came to Tangail's Pathrail along with some relatives last week.

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The Daily Star

Workshop for aspiring filmmakers held

A training programme on filmmaking, titled "Stop Not Film Banao" was recently launched, targeting cultural and film clubs of various universities of Bangladesh, sponsored by "Stop Not", the popular snack brand from the house of Perfetti van Melle.

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The Daily Star

StanChart, GP sign deal to collect bills

Vivek Sood, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, and Abrar A Anwar, acting chief executive of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, attend the signing of an agreement at a programme in Dhaka yesterday.

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Newkerala.com

Hasina returns to Dhaka after three-day visit to UK

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after her three-day visit to London to attend the first ever Girl Summit 2014.

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The Daily Star

BR water body being filled up ignoring legal notice

Illegal filling of a water body, popularly known as 'Jorapukur', of Bangladesh Railway at Neamatpur in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari goes on, ignoring a legal notice served by the authorities concerned, inset, foundation of a boundary wall of a proposed Eidgah laid by the lawmaker on the filled up water body on Monday.

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Time

Inside Bangladesh's Cheap Cigarette Factories

About a year after Sayed Asif Mahmud began hanging around Bangladesh's bidi factories to document those who make the hand-rolled cigarettes with low-grade tobacco, a cheap and popular alternative for pre-packaged ones across southeast Asia, he stopped.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Star

The monetary policy is working well

It is now the time of the year when the Bangladesh Bank announces the next six monthly monetary policy stance.

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The Daily Star

Lafarge teams up with Metrocem to boost presence in Dhaka

Tarek Elba, chief executive of Lafarge Surma Cement, and Md Shahidullah, managing director of Metrocem Cement, attend the signing of an agreement at a programme on Tuesday.

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Newkerala.com

3000 passengers left stranded at Dhaka airport by Biman Bangladesh staff protest

A seven-hour-long strike by staffers of Bangladesh national carrier Biman Bangladesh left around 3,000 passengers stuck at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday morning.

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The Daily Star

Road crash kills NGO officials

Four NGO officials died in a fatal road mishap at Jokarchar point of Kalihati upazila in Tangail under Dhaka-Tangail highway.

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The Washington Post

Herea s proof that child marriage and poverty go hand in hand

Fatema,15, sits on the bed at her home in Khulna, Bangladesh, weeks after local child protection committee members and law enforcement agencies saved her from marriage.

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