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    Unicode Bangla: a few unmeaning arguments

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    AS I walked around inside the Bangla Academy, in the second week of the Ekushey book fair this year, two tall stands readily caught my eyes. They stood between the Nazrul Mancha and the building that...

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    Rohingya problem becomes more insoluble

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    THE foreign minister of Bangladesh AKA Momen came down heavily on the United Nations recently for the plight of the Rohingya refugees, 1.3 million of whom are now languishing in refugee camps in Bangladesh with very little hope of...

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    Why is our politics of resistance not intersectional?

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    WE BLUR the background; defocus with utmost indifference the context that constitutes the foreground with our obsession to focus – select a locus of struggle, to cast darkness over interlocking systems of...

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    Poverty’s class connections

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    POVERTY has been in human discourse for long. From Aristotle to St Thomas Aquinas to Machiavelli to David Hume to Hernando de Soto to the World Bank to local level NGOs, poverty is an issue of...

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    Memories of Susama Chakma

    Samari Chakma | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN 1962, as part of the Karnaphuli Hydroelectric Power Station, the government of Pakistan constructed a dam on the River Karnaphuli at Kaptai that eventually flooded 655 square kilometers of area evicting...

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    Public universities: corrupt, partisan realities

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    MORE often than one would expect, political commentators and educationist are complaining in seminars, symposiums and television talk shows about the dire state of higher education in Bangladesh. Their...

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    Dreams returned in body bags

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN THE first eight months of 2019, Bangladesh has received dead in body bags on an average of 11 migrant workers every day. In each of the body bag, there are dreams crushed and crumpled — of a man/woman, of...

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    Back to basics: restoring the right to franchise

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:51am on March 26, 2019

    BANGLADESH observes today, March 26, 1971, the 48th anniversary of its armed resistance put up against an unjust war imposed on the people by the politico-military oligarchy of then neo-colonialist Pakistan — the resistance that soon turned into the organised people’s war of national liberation,....