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Abu Jar M Akkas

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    Editors take to the streets

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on October 17, 2018

    EDITORS of more than a dozen daily newspapers stood, lining along the footpath, in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Monday....

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    Being slangy at the time of protests

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2018

    ‘RÉFORME mon cul’ — reform my a**e (which is usually translated with a comma after the word ‘reform’ but some say that it is best...

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    A hands-on editor dies

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2018

    IT CAME as a shock in the evening on Wednesday. I came to know the night before that AHM Moazzem Hossain, the founder editor of...

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    The defeat of state managers in road regime

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    CHINESE premier Zhao Ziyang, in his memoir Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang, based on a series of about 30...

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    About half an hour on a U-loop

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    IT WAS 9:30pm on Saturday. The U-loop at the Badda end of Hatirjheel had just been opened....

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    Results overshadow competences

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2018

    THE results of secondary public examinations, Secondary School Certificate and other equivalent examinations in the vocational and madrassah streams, have been out, having the pass...

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    Memories of a childhood read

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 23, 2018

    THE book lay there for someone to pick up, on the stack of used books, old, scribbled, dog-eared, with spines loosening off, un-covered, moth-eaten and...

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    Casualty of quota cancellation

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 13, 2018

    THE protests that began pushing for reforms in public recruitment quota on ended, sort of, on Wednesday, with the prime minister announcing, in the parliament,...

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    Let the furore live, let the noise make changes

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 08, 2018

    THE furore has died down. The furore about the harassment of some girls, dozen of them or more, on March 7 that featured prominently everyday...

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    Place names and their spelling in English

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on April 02, 2018

    BY THE turn of the century, after the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission had been set up, I was assigned to write a report on some...

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