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The spirit of independence renewed

The making of a nation is a wonderful event in the annals of history, for it takes human civilisation a few steps ahead. The birth of Bangladesh is no exception to this process of civilisation's progress. With the emergence of a nation on this until-now-known only habitable planet for living...

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Paying the price for forest depletion

Encroaching on forests and building habitats and other establishments has been a major human trait since the dawn of civilisations. As humans came out of their improvised primitive shelters and began cultivating lands, the woodlands started thinning out. Later, livelihood-related activities requiring land masses dealt a major blow to forests....

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Xi's trip to inject new vitality into China-Europe ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visits to Italy, Monaco, and France bear historic significance for the development of relations between China and the three countries, and will inject new vitality to the development of China-Europe relations in the new era.Scheduled from March 21 to 26, Xi's visit to Europe is the...

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Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Bridge

To connect Barishal city with Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a 610-metre long bridge named Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Bridge (known to local people as Dapdapia Bridge) over the Kirtonkhola river on Barishal-Kuakata route on February 22, 2011.Everyday thousands of vehicles use this bridge. Also, many...

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Tragic loss of lives through road accidents

Deaths under the wheels of killer buses and trucks are taking place one after another in various parts of the country. Over the past few days, accidents have taken place in Dhaka, Habiganj, Barishal, Gazipur, Munshiganj and other districts. It has been evident from the recent accidents that there is...

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Fraudulent activities in some online marketplaces

I was reading an article in a Bengali daily that reported about how a person named Ashiqur Rahman was caught by police after he bought an old mobile set from the online marketplace bikroy.com. It was actually a snatched set. But Ashiqur was unaware of this. Prior to this, Ashiqur...

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