Ekushey Special 2017

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    Democratic pluralism, multilingualism and multiculturalism

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 05:25am on February 21, 2017

    THIS is an undisputed fact of history of the Bangladesh movement that the language movement of East Bengal, spreading over 1948 to 1952, laid the...

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    Naming the experiences of women

    Habiba Nowrose | Updated at 04:30am on February 21, 2017

    AS A development worker I have dealt with a few cases of violence against women. One of them took place in a village named Buripota...

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    February 21 and unchained participation

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 03:10am on February 21, 2017

    ASPIRATION for unchained participation in all walks of life is at the core of the spirit of Ekushey February, Martyr’s Day, observed on February 21...

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    On demand for introducing Bangla at state level

    Saifur Rahman Tapan | Updated at 02:05am on February 21, 2017

    SIXTY-FIVES years since Salam, Barkat, Rafik, Jabbar and many others embraced martyrdom for Bangla. On February 21, 1952, they defied curfew and took bullet fired...

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    Being Bengali: the myth of single identity

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 01:50am on February 21, 2017

    I WAS leaving the residence of JN Dixit, India’s retired security adviser to the prime minister in 2000, when he said with some regret and...