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    The road not taken

    by SM Gubair Bin Arafat | Updated at 08:55pm on December 18, 2016

    BANGLADESH is going to have the first ever district council election on December 28. After a long wait, the 130-years-old institution is going to have its deserved place...

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    Failure of history education that warrants attention

    | Updated at 08:50pm on December 18, 2016

    NOT knowing all is not, and should not be, a fault. But when ignorance of such issues comes to the history of the nation, it certainly leaves the managers of the nation, and society, with a big task to attend to...

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    Hostile work environment in apparel sector

    | Updated at 08:45pm on December 18, 2016

    THAT 91 per cent of apparel workers, regardless of their gender, face abusive behaviour from managers and line supervisors, in particular, is a matter of grave concern...

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    There is more than one truth to tell in terrible story of Aleppo

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 09:25pm on December 16, 2016

    WESTERN politicians, ‘experts’ and journalists are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days now that Bashar al-Assad’s army has retaken control of eastern Aleppo...

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    Deposing of a dictator: Revisiting a magnificent mass uprising – VIII

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 09:20pm on December 16, 2016

    THE Racecourse reception for the Sheikh earned a special historical importance, for it was this reception at which Tofail Ahmed, then Student League leader and vice-president of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union, proposed to accord the appellation of Bangabandhu, Friend of Bengal, to the Sheikh that a crowd of more than a hundred thousand people approved with thundering cheers...

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    Birangana’s constant struggle for recognition

    by Zobaida Nasreen | Updated at 09:10pm on December 16, 2016

    IFIRST met Shila Debi when I was a first year student at Jahangirnagar University. It was 1996. She came to attend a photography exhibition on the liberation war. The event was organised by Bangladesh Students Union...

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    The spirit of 1971 and free and fair election

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 09:10pm on December 16, 2016

    THE only positive news from the bleak and stifling current political climate in the country came from the president...

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    Time to list martyred intellectuals

    | Updated at 09:05pm on December 16, 2016

    IT IS, indeed, unfortunate that the nation is yet to know how many intellectuals lost their lives at the hands of the Pakistani occupation army and their local cohorts in 1971, although 45 years have gone by...

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    Reclaiming people’s victory

    | Updated at 08:50pm on December 16, 2016

    THE victory in the liberation war of Bangladesh on this day in 1971 remains the most important political event in the history of its people...

  • What Pakistan’s film industry lost in 1971

    by Asif Noorani | Updated at 07:05pm on December 15, 2016

    DECEMBER 16 marks the 45th anniversary of the secession of the eastern wing of Jinnah’s Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh...

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