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    Ekushey February, language policy and language in society

    Obaidul Hamid | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2021

    FEBRUARY 21 visits us every year but it is not just a date. It indexes many things, which can be read in the pages of...

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    First verdict on custodial torture case likely today

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:07am on September 09, 2020

    The Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court is scheduled to deliver today the country’s first ever verdict under Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013 over the...

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    Urdu-speaking people at overcrowded camps in Bangladesh exposed to coronavirus

    Iqbal Mahmud | Updated at 12:58pm on April 01, 2020

    Urdu-speaking people, broadly referred to as Biharis, are left uncared for in a city under quarantine as safety measures are hardly followed at their crowded...

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    Resettlement without economic rehabilitation won’t work

    Md Aftab Alam | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    ON OCTOBER 5, I visited my friends at Mohammadpur. When I visit Mohammadpur, I make sure to pay a visit to Mama Biriyani, one of...

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    10 Urdu-speakers placed on remand as two cases filed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:28am on October 07, 2019

    A court in Dhaka on Sunday placed 10 Urdu-speaking people on remand for one day in two cases filed in connection with their Saturday’s clashes...

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    Sufferings of Urdu-speaking community must end

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2019

    THE crisis of Urdu-speaking community in Bangladesh has not been resolved for decades. An estimated 300,000 Urdu-speaking people live in a camp-like situation across Bangladesh...

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    Urdu-speaking people want rehabilitation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:20am on July 29, 2019

    Urdu-speaking people on Sunday iterated their demands including proper rehabilitation before evicting them from their present homesteads at city’s Mirpur and Mohammadpur, and...

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    Kalshi murder perpetrators must be brought to justice

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    IT IS not surprising that the investigation of the arson attack on the camp of the Urdu-speaking people at Kalshi, Mirpur in the capital on...

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    Urdu-speaking people seek justice

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:36am on June 15, 2019

    Several hundreds of Urdu-speaking people, also known as Bihari, on Friday staged demonstration to mark five years of shooting dead 10 of their community people...

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    The love-hate with Urdu

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2019

    So what was this Urdu musical that had mesmerised Messrs Advani and Ambani? Jawed Naqvi writes THAT LK Advani and some other leading lights from...