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    FIFA Council's Mahfuza keen to empower women through football

    Reuters | Updated at 07:52pm on May 18, 2017

    Improving wages and ensuring job security are key elements of Mahfuza Akhter Kiron's plans to develop women's football in Asia, the continent's newly elected representative to the FIFA Council has told Reuters in an interview...

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    Asian theatre summit enriched me

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:02pm on May 09, 2017

    Vietnamese theatre and human rights activist Pham Thi Hong participated at the recently held Asian Theatre Summit at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to present her country report titled ‘Theatre-based communication: Vietnam’s story’ featuring the present situation of the traditional theatre forms in her country and how the art form is used as a tool for community development activities in Vietnam...

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    Our journey is on right track: Akram

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:14pm on April 23, 2017

    When Akram Khan lifted the ICC Trophy at the Kilat Kelab ground ( now renamed as Tenaga National Sports Complex) in Kuala Lumpur exactly 20 years ago there...

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    An interview with Noam Chomsky on Trump in White House

    by CJ Polychroniou | Updated at 11:28pm on November 19, 2016

    ON NOVEMBER 8, 2016, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in US politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner that would have probably impressed Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels himself...

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    Fakir Salam Shah on mystical life

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 05:04pm on November 15, 2016

    Fakir Salam Shah is a familiar name at the Mirpur upazila in Kushtia for his devotion to Fakir Lalon Shah’s philosophy and his skills to render baul songs in their...

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    Taslima Nasreen fears for Bangladesh’s future

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2016

    Having herself been the subject of fatwas and forced into exile by fundamentalist critics of her writing, Taslima Nasreen despairs at the wave of assassinations of...

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    The govt must face the situations politically

    Moloy Saha | Updated at 12:05pm on October 09, 2016

    Some socio-economic factors are behind the rise of extremism. When there is a lack of democratic rule and lootings continues, the gap between the...

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    Women have to fight back religious extremism

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 11:52am on October 09, 2016

    Women have to fight back religious extremism as they are the worst sufferers of it as unless they do son, their progress in empowerment, participation in...

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    Armed Islamic extremists rise in absence of ideology within political parties

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 11:44am on October 09, 2016

    Abul Quasem Fazlul Huq, a supernumerary professor in the University of Dhaka, who lost his son, publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, in an attack by...

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    Youths frustrated about life, future are easy prey to religious extremism

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 11:23am on October 09, 2016

    Youths from well-to-do families, educated in mainstream institutions, are joining religious extremism as they are frustrated about life and the...