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Bangladesh's 'National Mourning Day' observed in Agartala

The Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agartala on Wednesday observed the country's "National Mourning Day", to mark the 43rd death anniversary of the first Bangladesh President "Bangabandhu" Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Dhirendranath Duttaour: Our dreammaker

He shaped a dream for his people. He perished in upholding the dream. In death, he rose high, and higher, to light a thousand stars in our sky. Through our silences, in our moments of sad, quiet reflections, within the broad parameters of our tempestuous history, we remember Dhirendranath Dutta.

War baby should be called victory baby

In supporting her demand, I would say that the war babies are our pride as well as an integral part of our Liberation War. Further, this country became independent through the sufferings of their mothers. Hence, we should never make them feel ostracized. We should rather call each of them a Victory Baby.  

A shift in the AL's family tree

The Awami League held its national council and announced a series of new names to bring in young leadership, but despite demands to bring in grand-children of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the party mantle, it did not happen.

The thin blue line

There are the superficial similarities — both are law enforcement bodies, and both can be seen patrolling our streets in uniform carrying government-issue weapons, busting crime, and posing for the press with the illegal weapons, drugs, or gold that they have seized.  
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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?

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Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...

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