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"We need to make the people realise that Awami League in power would ensure socio-economic development."
A summit of South Asian A ociation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November may be called off, as several countries have decided not to attend amid rising tension between...
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India can't even get Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka to support its Pakistan isolation project.
The summit can go ahead only if all members agree to participate.
Eid al-Adha (Qurbani/Bakr Eid) is one of the two major religio-social festivals the people of Bangladesh celebrate with a fair amount of grandeur. This festival is specifically characterized by its tr...
"Termites, humidity, and the heat turned the slides into an object of beauty."
Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to climate change hazards due to its low-level landscape, its cyclone- and tidal surge-prone topographical position, its high population density and rural poverty, and an economy based on agriculture and fisheries. By some estimates, Bangladesh figures first on the list of countries at risk, and is already reeling under effects such as inundated lands and forced migration due to climate change.
The West Bengal assembly passed the resolution to the change name of the state on 29 August.
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For long, art, including photography, in South Asian countries revolved around defining the identity of the nation. With a history of colonization, and the struggle to resist assigned stereotypes, national identity remains a significant subject of interest. However, nationalism is not the only inspiration, and neither is the collective sense of belonging. There is also a very important space for individualism in art, and today South Asian educational institutions are playing an important role in nurturing an artist’s unique perspective.
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Can sports be Twitter's next big play and keep it going strong?
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The incident was part of a series of killings of intellectuals in the country.
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The nation wants to know, the nation wants to kowtow before the leader.
The change in the political landscape over the last several years has made it impossible for the main centre right political party (BNP) to operate; Islamist political organizations are equally restricted. Unfortunately, the current government’s running of such outfits underground and pushing them out of every open political space in Bangladesh has had a calamitous consequence: hundreds of thousands of young activists and students have become vulnerable to manipulation by extremists.
The plains belt of the West Garo Hills remains one of the most neglected regions in Meghalaya. Housing two non-reserved constituencies -- Phulbari and Rajabala -- the region is marred by wide-scale unemployment, poor educational and health indicators, unchecked crimes such as kidnapping and extortion, and river erosion-induced displacement triggered every year by floods in the Brahmaputra…