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    A variance by a day

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 14, 2020

    THE Bangla month of Phalgun, the harbinger of spring, has always been feted in literature. But the first of Phalgun has never been a day...

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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...

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    A collective failure that explodes into Chawk Bazar fire

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    AS ALL was being readied for the observance of Shaheed Dibas, which marks February 21, 1952, the language movement that set out people’s journey towards...

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    Harping on the right string, but the wrong way

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

    THE primary and mass education ministry, too, made the headlines in January 15–16, as other ministries did around the same time, after the cabinet of...

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    Editorial words that define 2018

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2019

    A word frequency check run on about a hundred and ninety thousand words in more than 300 editorials and more than 20 essays published in...

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    No scope for questioning laws constitutes a crisis

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 01:59am on November 29, 2018

    LAWS govern people. Laws govern society that people live in. Laws govern the country that society is part of....

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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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