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    Art after 71: new turns, twists and trajectories

    Mustafa Zaman | Updated at 12:36am on March 26, 2021

    IN 1979, the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, organised an exhibition titled ‘Art of Bengal: The Heritage of Bangladesh and Eastern India’. It ran its course from...

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    In breadth and width, but hardly in depth

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:28am on March 26, 2021

    WHEN we took the Secondary School Certificate Examinations, the first public examinations that the students had to take that time, in 1986, the pass rate was 66.39, with 366,381 students taking the examinations under four...

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    Higher education in a public university

    Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan | Updated at 12:22am on March 26, 2021

    AFTER the liberation war, Bangladesh witnessed the formation of as many as nine education commissions that began with the National Education Commission set up in July 1972. The appearance of the nine commissions in the...

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    Language politics and education policy

    Abdullah Al Mamun | Updated at 12:17am on March 26, 2021

    FROM 1974 to 2010 we have got some six different education policies. Among them, the most comprehensive and fine-tuned policy was the first one ‘Bangladesh Education Commission Report 1974’, but it was never implemented. With the...

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    NGOisation of labour movement

    Nafisa Tanjeem | Updated at 12:11am on March 26, 2021

    THE garment and textile industry is the leading export sector in Bangladesh, accounting for 80 per cent of the country’s total export and employing more than 4.4 million workers. The trajectory of garment labour organising in Bangladesh has...

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    Tracking the trail

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:07am on March 26, 2021

    MARCH 26, 1971, Bangladesh — it was a new dawn on a land exploited and tormented for ages. It was the day Bangladeshis’ decades-long struggle against the neo-colonial state of Pakistan, backed...

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    The unkept promises

    Ali Riaz | Updated at 12:00am on March 26, 2021

    AS BANGLADESH reaches an historic milestone, the golden jubilee of its independence, it is time for the nation to rejoice and celebrate, because it is not a small fete for a state which was considered by many at the...

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    Mismatches of bonhomie in foreign relations

    Md Touhid Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on March 26, 2021

    LOOKING from the civilisational point of view, 50 years may not appear to be a long time in the life of a nation. Historically, apart from some momentous events that brought major changes in political landscape very little in the...