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News of: Saturday, 23rd of October, 2010

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Tidal surge at south coast

Cyclone Giri hit Myanmar's southern coast of Sittwe around 8:00pm last night triggering storms, rains and huge tidal surges in Saint Martin's island and other parts of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

Govt spending falls significantly: WB

The spending in infrastructure sector, especially in power, ports and transport, in Bangladesh has fallen significantly in the recent years affecting the country's growth and employment, said a Word Bank report.

Khaleda set to appeal

Lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia are studying the High Court (HC) judgment which upheld the legality of the government notice that had asked the opposition leader to vacate her Shaheed Mainul Road residence in Dhaka Cantonment.

Diarrhoea cases surge

Diarrhoea pandemic in the city seems to get a bad shape over the last 10 days with about 450 to 500 patients being admitted to International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR'B) every day.

Pilots defy warning

Pilots of the national carrier yesterday launched a protest against a Biman decision, defying the authority's warning of legal action for disrupting flight schedules.

Case filed but 'killer' yet to be held

A case was filed with Katwali Police Station on Thursday night in connection with the killing of university student Mridhat Sarima Rahman.

Govt to cut prices of non-urea fertilisers

The government for the third time in its tenure has decided to cut down the prices of non-urea fertilisers -- muriate of potash (MoP) and diammonium phosphate (DAP) -- by 40 and three percent respectively, as an incentive to farmers to grow more winter crops.

3 drown as boat sinks in Sandhya

At least three people drowned while one went missing as a trawler with cheer-crowd of a rowing competition capsized in the Sandhya River near Harta Bazar under Uzirpur upazila of the district yesterday.

Dhaka city to have 13 cattle markets

Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) will set up 13 makeshift cattle markets in the city ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

3 held with 7 firearms

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three arms traders with seven firearms, some ammunition and gunpowder from Meherpur and Chuadanga districts in separate raids on Thursday.

Drutojan Express back on track

The Dhaka-Dinajpur intercity train Drutojan Express yesterday resumed service, 11 days after the incident of Sirajganj.

OMS suffers supply cut

Poor people of Rangpur are not getting allocated amount of rice under Open Market Sale (OMS) programme following a cut in supply to the local dealers.

15 Hizb-ut Tawhid men held

A total of 15 activists of outlawed Hizb-ut Tawhid were arrested from Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj yesterday.

CID quizzes ex-home secy Faruk

Former home secretary Omar Faruk was summoned and interrogated at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters yesterday in connection with the sensational 10-truck arms haul case in Chittagong.

US nuke codes 'lost for months'

The codes used by the president to launch a nuclear strike were mislaid for months during the Clinton administration, the former highest-ranking US officer has said.

Lutfur elected mayor

Bangladesh-born candidate Lutfur Rahman has been elected mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Woman dies 7 days after fire

A housewife succumbed to her burn injuries Thursday night after fighting for life for seven days at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Stalker beats up victim's father

A stalker yesterday beat up father of a college girl at Paturia ferry terminal for complaining to his parents.

BSF kills 1

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Jagdal border under Baliadangi upazila in Thakurgaon early yesterday.

Iraqi leaders not following US advice on gov't

American influence has so dwindled in Iraq over the last several months that Iraqi lawmakers and political leaders say they no longer follow Washington's advice for forming a government.

Hundreds sent to battle Indonesian forest fires

Indonesia has sent hundreds of firefighters to battle blazes on Sumatra island that have enveloped Singapore and Malaysia in a choking haze, senior officials said on Friday.

Bill Clinton races to help Democratic candidates

Bill Clinton, out of the Oval Office for nearly a decade and once considered a political liability, is campaigning for Democratic candidates at a pace no one can match, drawing big crowds and going to states that President Barack Obama avoids.

Editorial

Braving climate risk

Bangladesh being one of the nations perilously exposed to the threat of climate change, it needs to develop strategies to cope with the unfolding climate change-related calamities like tidal surges, cyclones, floods, droughts, downpours and so on. And since it is the poor who always bear the brunt of these vagaries of nature, the coping or adaptation strategies must place their realities at the centre stage of climate change concerns.

Free and responsible media a pillar of strength

For any country in the world, press freedom and the integrity of its functioning are a valuable, much-coveted asset. In Bangladesh it is more so, if only because our institutions themselves in a state of development. Whilst our aspirations for a liberal democratic society remain robust and intense, thanks to the popular movements we have been through, the equations between constituents of the state are as yet evolving raring to reach a state of equilibrium.

Sports

Abahani, Sheikh Jamal in semis

Title aspirants Abahani emerged Group A champions on goal difference to move to the semifinals of the Grameenphone Federation Cup after playing out a goalless draw against Sheikh Russel KC at Birshrestha Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

Powerplay needs new philosophy

Mahbubul Alam, an experienced off-spinner from Rajshahi, said a season or two ago that whenever his captain would hand him the ball during the Powerplay restrictions, his face would break into a smile. Not a rueful one but it was genuine happiness. Mahbubul, better known as Mustakim, really loves to bowl when the Powerplay is on.

Rubcic ponders last four

Bangladesh national football team's Croat coach Robert Rubcic is still pondering his last four options for the starting eleven of the Asian Games after watching national players in the ongoing Grameenphone Federation Cup.

NCL one-dayers from today

The one-day competition of the National Cricket League gets underway today at three different venues across the country.

India, Aus arrive in Goa

India and Australia arrived on Thursday here from Vishakapatnam ahead of the third and final one-dayer scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.

Siddikur to play PGA tournament

Siddikur Rahman is all set to battle against contemporary golfing greats Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in the PGA-sanctioned CIMB Asia Pacific Classic in Kuala Lumpur from October 28.

Transcom Cup golf held

Sheikh Faridul Islam clinched the men's title while Mrs S J Hong won the ladies' crown in the 15th Transcom Cup Golf Tournament at the Kurmitola Golf Club yesterday.

27 booters picked

Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday picked 27 booters for training ahead of the 51st Subroto Mukherjee Cup (U-17) football tournament which will be held in New Delhi from November 25 to December 2.

6 red snooker

The best of 11 frames final of the first National 6 Red Snooker Championship will be held today at the Dhaka Club Billiards Room from 12 noon.

Vuvuzelas could be banned

Vuvuzelas could be banned in South African soccer grounds unless fans of the country's most popular club, Kaizer Chiefs, improve their behaviour, officials have warned.

India to rest seniors against NZ

India will leave out senior players from the one-day series against New Zealand starting next month to prepare them for the tough tour of South Africa, an official said on Friday.

Nielsen bats for Hauritz

Tim Nielsen, the Australia coach, has defended off-spinner Nathan Hauritz following his disappointing returns in the ongoing tour of India by suggesting a lack of bounce could be the reason and backing him to be well-prepared for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Ponting wants Lee, Tait back

Captain Ricky Ponting considers Brett Lee as a "big player" who, along with pace colleagues Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson, can help Australia win their fourth consecutive World Cup title.

Nuru Miah Gold Cup Faridpur's

Faridpur won this year's edition of the traditional Nuru Miah Gold Cup Football Tournament beating Jhenai-dah 1-0 in the final at the Faridpur Stadium yesterday.

Nat'l Games of Special Olympics begins

The 5th National Games of the Special Olympics Bangladesh for intellectually-challenged athletes, organised by Gra-meenphone Ltd. in partnership with Special Olympics Bangladesh, was inaugurated at the Army Stadium in Dhaka yesterday.

Kiwis told to 'step up'

New Zealand cricket chiefs on Friday ordered the Black Caps to "step up" in an upcoming Indian tour after a humili-ating one-day series loss to Bangladesh.

Div II football

Saturia Krira Chakra defeated Sonar Bangla Sporting Club 4-0 in the first match while KCH Mislim Sporting Club drew 1-1 with Jovat Sangha in the second match of the Second Division Football League at the Shaheed Miraz-Tapan Stadium here yesterday.

Waqar applauds Younis return

Pakistan team coach Waqar Younus on Thursday welcomed the return of senior batsman Younis Khan to the national side but hoped injured Mohammad Yousuf would also be fit before the Test series against South Africa in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Shock exit for Jankovic

Serbia's Jelena Jankovic, top seed of the joint WTA and ATP Kremlin Cup tournament, crashed out of the event following a straight-set defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan's qualifier Zarina Diyas here Thursday.

Rooney's shock u-turn

Wayne Rooney performed a shock u-turn Friday by signing a new five-year contract with Manchester United just days after appearing to be on his way out of Old Trafford.

Fletcher warns rivals

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has warned his side's Premier League rivals that they won't be distracted by Wayne Rooney's desire to quit Old Trafford.

All smiles at Real

It is all smiles at Real Madrid these days with Jose Mourinho's team topping the Spanish first division and their Champions League group after going the first ten games of the season unbeaten.

Ade treble fires City

Emmanuel Adebayor, making a rare start for moneybags Manchester City, scored his first goals of the season on Thursday to secure a 3-1 win over Lech Poznan and give his club an excellent chance of qualifying from Europe League Group A.

Lazio on a roll

Lazio host Cagliari this weekend looking to maintain a stunning start to the season that has left them leading Milan neighbours Inter and AC by two points.

It's business as usual

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) insisted it was "business as usual" Friday after FIFA suspended two of its top officials over an alleged World Cup vote-selling scandal.

Gazza in hot water

Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested on suspicion of drugs possession.

Metropolitan

Reconstruct Aila-hit embankments

Speakers at a sit-in yesterday demanded of the government to rehabilitate the Aila-hit people and reconstruct the embankments immediately.

Malcolm Gladwell and the Deshi Mother

We all know that to achieve greatness whether in the arts or sciences, in business, or in public service one has to work awfully hard. There are no shortcuts.

55pc people in Monga-hit areas facing food crisis

Although the government is working to achieve the MDGs by ensuring food security, a large segment of people still suffer from food crisis in the Monga-affected areas for lack of adequate job opportunities.

BDR mutiny trial in Satkhira today

A special court of BDR in Satkhira will begin trial of 104 accused in connection with the case of Satkhira BDR mutiny today.

Provide latest, correct information in time

Planning Minister AK Khandker yesterday asked officials and employees of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) to act with more responsibility in releasing data and information in time.

Al-Gore's messenger offers documentary on climate change

Lance Simmens, climate messenger of former US vice-president Al-Gore, offered to produce a documentary, depicting the real plight of Bangladesh due to the adverse impacts of climate change and mobilise public opinion for the country.

4 BNP men hurt

Four BNP activists were injured as Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) and Jubo League men allegedly beat them up in Mirzaganj upazila of the district yesterday. The attackers also ransacked a shop of a BNP activist at Bhayan Bazar and a bus counter at Khalishakhali Bazar.

China to build Ctg-Kunming road, rail link

China will construct road and railway link between Chittagong and Kunming via Myanmar to boost Sino-Bangladesh cooperation.

'Rewrite them clearly in constitution'

Prof Abu Sayeed yesterday demanded reprinting Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's name as the father of the nation and proclaimer of the independence “specifically and clearly” in the constitution.

Part of under-construction building collapses

A portion of the first floor of the under-construction Navana Zohura Square building collapsed at the city's Bangla Motor yesterday morning.

In-laws throw acid on housewife

A housewife's chest has been burnt as her in-laws threw acid on her at Laxmipasha in Bakerganj upazila on Thursday night.

Probarona Purnima observed

Shubho Probarona Purnima, the second largest festival of the Buddhist community, was celebrated across the country yesterday with traditional religious festivity and due solemnity.

Two killed, 25 injured in road crash

Two persons were killed and 25 others injured in a road accident on Sylhet-Tamabil highway at Mohammadpur of the district on Thursday night.

Language Movement hero Jalil dies

Language Movement veteran MA Jalil Sarker passed away on Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. He was 87.

RU Fisheries dept 10th anniversary today

Fisheries department of Rajshahi University observes its 10th founding anniversary today.

Japanese IT exams to be introduced in Bangladesh

Japanese government is planning to hold Japan's Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE) here to facilitate the local IT students and professionals to take part in the ITEE.

3 hurt while making bombs

Three young men were wounded while making bombs at Ulania Bazar of Galachipa upazila on Thursday night.

One confesses attacking rest 2

Jealousy over marriage triggered Sharmin, one of the victims, to pour acid on her two cousins in a bid to stop the marriage and stage the attack that took place in the port city on October 2.

Sumon on two-day remand

Sumon, the main accused in the Jatrabari triple murder case, was put on a two-day remand in an arms case yesterday.

International

Afghan insurgents: 'no hope' for talks

Mid-level Taliban insurgency commanders do not believe their leaders have begun tentative peace talks with the Afghan government, with many vowing on Friday not to give up the fight after nearly 10 years of war.

Musharraf approved US reconnaissance drones

Pakistan's prime minister revealed Friday for the first time that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf gave approval for US drones to make surveillance flights over the country.

Pakistan asks Obama to redeem the 'pledge' on Kashmir

Even as the US made clear that it considers Kashmir a bilateral issue, Pakistan yesterday bluntly asked President Barack Obama to intervene during his India visit and 'redeem the pledge' he made as a candidate.

Revamp defence doctrine to combat terror

India's prime minister yesterday called for an upgrade of the country's defence doctrine, warning of the growing threat posed by militant groups with access to the latest technology.

Mosque bombing attack kills nine in Pakistan

Bomb attacks in northwestern Pakistan killed nine people yesterday, including three worshippers at a mosque and a group of soldiers travelling through an area the military had pounded in a monthslong offensive earlier this year.

Curfew imposed in parts of Kashmir

Curfew was yesterday imposed in parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent protests after Friday prayers as normal life was disrupted in Srinagar and some other areas following a separatist-sponsored strike.

Kasab wants his case to be heard by int'l court

After the 26/11 attacks Ajmal Kasab and the nine other Pakistani terrorists had also planned to strike at Malabar Hills where the Raj Bhawan and the Chief Minister''s residence are located, government counsel Ujjwal Nikam told the Bombay High Court today. Resuming his arguments in the hearing for confirmation of Kasab''s death sentence, Nikam said a map was found from slain terrorist Abu Ismail which showed Malabar Hills as their next destination.

US to announce major military aid for Pak

The US is set to announce a significant package of military and security aid to Pakistan on Friday, the final day of the latest US-Pakistan strategic talks.

Cholera outbreak kills 142 in Haiti

At least 142 people have died in a cholera outbreak, and aid groups are rushing in medicine and other supplies Friday to combat Haiti's deadliest health problem since its devastating earthquake.

Iraq weapons inspector's death was suicide: UK files

Britain released secret medical files on Friday that poured cold water on lingering conspiracy theories that former UN Iraq weapons expert David Kelly may have been murdered.

Tibet language protests spread in China

Protests by Tibetan students demanding the right to study in their language have spread to other areas of northwestern China, a London-based Tibet rights group said.

WikiLeaks plans 'major' announcement in Europe

The WikiLeaks website appears close to releasing what the Pentagon fears is the largest cache of secret US documents in history -- hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports compiled after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

French police force open blockaded fuel depot

Shoving striking oil workers aside, French riot police forced a strategic refinery to reopen Friday, aiming to halt growing fuel shortages as the Senate looked ready to approve the controversial pension reforms at the heart of the union protests.

Rescued Chile miner hospitalised

One of the Chilean miners rescued after more than two months trapped underground was hospitalized and had to be sedated after suffering an anxiety attack, medical sources told local media yesterday.

US journo fired for Muslim remarks

US broadcaster National Public Radio has fired news analyst Juan Williams for saying on Fox News that he gets nervous if he sees Muslims on a plane.

China eyeing independent Mars exploration

The Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) plans to send an orbiter to Mars in 2013 for exploring the planet, the Xinhua reports.

Jewish settlers start 600 new homes

Jewish settlers have started building more than 600 homes in the West Bank since a building freeze expired last month, an Israeli pressure group says.

Moon's water is useful resource, says Nasa

There are oases of water-rich soil that could sustain astronauts on the Moon, according to Nasa.

Argentina protests over labour activist killing

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires in protest at the murder of a left-wing activist during a labour dispute.

Arts & Entertainment

The bliss of Charya dance

If in the Ananda, or bliss, one dances for the sake of salvation, let it be performed with the songs of Vajra in the company of yogis.
-- Hevajratantram (6.10)

Laughter is the best medicine

Naveed's Comedy Club, the first stand-up comedy venue in Bangladesh, unveiled its new projects at a press conference held yesterday at the VIP lounge of Dhaka Reporter's Unity.

Shamsur Rahman: Deeply rooted in his own tradition

If Tagore was the greatest poet in the Bengali tradition, Jibanananda Das was the first of a new breed. And this new breed, in the trend of Bengali modern and postmodern poetry, has been unarguably sustained by the powerful contributions of Shamsur Rahman.

Mel Gibson dropped from “Hangover” sequel

In a highly unusual public rebuke of a former A-list movie star, Warner Bros. has dropped Mel Gibson from the cast of “The Hangover Part II.”

TV serial “Ochena Manush” on ATN Bangla

TV serial “Ochena Manush” will be aired tonight on ATN Bangla at 10:55 pm. Ripon Nabi is the director of the play.

OP-ED

Judiciary on trial

The judiciary is facing a question mark about its functioning in South Asia. It is not only the arrears of cases which horrify people but also the judges' lessening integrity. Flames are reaching even the highest in the judiciary. The media response is wishy-washy because it is afraid of contempt proceedings. But intrepid lawyers in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have shown that they are not hesitant in covering the ground where even the angels are afraid to tread.

The politics of annihilation

Extreme actions leading to the annihilation of the political adversary, though reprehensible, continues to be a sad reality of our society. The brutal murder in broad daylight of an elected local body chief in the recent past has shocked citizens who would like to see an effective end to the deadly confrontationist politics. The question is, how and why have we reached a stage when criminal elements become sufficiently emboldened to indulge in dastardly attacks in full view of the public?

Meeting challenges of population boom

Analysts are warning the nation of the inevitability of a future population of 240 to 250 millions by 2050. Sustained efforts may still save the nation in having a population at the threshold of 222 million. Immediate target is to reach NRR-1 by 2015 and achieve zero population growth in next 10 to 15 years. Population programme in future has to combat three formidable challenges yielding higher fertility levels:

How to be famous

People say today's youngsters have no vision. Not true! On a visit to a school last week, this writer was approached by a group of highly ambitious teenagers.

Environment

Inter-relationship must for a sustainable society

We need to adopt more or less common perspective on certain key determinants of future conditions of environment and development and their inter-relationships. These include perspectives on population, environment and development; on education, science and technological development; on environment and economic development; and several others.

Choosing dependable energy source

Much time has lapsed in debating on the issue ‘alternative or renewable or sustainable energy.' Meanwhile our planet is undergoing a grim process of warming that is already affecting the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and anthrosphere. The energy sector is the foremost negative role player here. Extensive burning of fossil fuels is cause of massive emission of greenhouse gases worldwide. To cope with the soaring energy demand and protect the environment we must depend on the renewable sources of energy. Understanding the nature of renewable energy is very crucial for the stakeholders' energy sector. As a comparatively new field it is urgent to groom more professionals and experts.

Literature

Jibanananda Das: Poet of autumnal dew

Yesterday, 22 October, was the 56th death anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das, acknowledged to be the pioneer of modernism in Bengali poetry. The American scholar Clinton Booth Seely has termed this poet as 'Bengal's most cherished poet since Rabindranath.'

Flâneuring in Barisal

Flâneur: The term flâneur comes from the French verb flâner, which means "to stroll". A flâneur is thus a person who walks the city in order to experience it. The term was popularized by Baudelaire, the French man of letters. (Wikipedia)

Dreams and death in October

They met in the pastoral calm of a rural afternoon sometime in the early 1950s. It was in a village close to the timeless Sitalakhya that the wheels of destiny took on a pace which would bring them together. She was young, pretty and bathing in the pond, circumscribed as it was by a profusion of date and coconut palms, mango and jackfruit trees and creepers and flowers and wild vegetables. He was young, a visitor to her home as friend to her brother. It was on his languid stroll, or call it a walk, toward the pond that he came upon the sight he must have imagined many times over in the fervour of his romantic impulses. He watched, in happy embarrassment, for a few seconds. Days later, he was asking for her hand in marriage. It was on an October day that they wed.

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Star Health

Don’t bend to Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a condition when bone becomes porous and fragile, leads to 8.9 million fractures per year around the globe. Like the bones hidden inside the body, osteoporosis is hidden and silent. Often, there is no symptom until a fracture occurs. Despite the substantial number of fractures, awareness and screening to prevent such disability are not properly emphasised.

Tie up for breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer is the 2nd most cause of cancer death in women. Most of the deaths from the disease are due to late diagnosis, lack of screening and self examination.

FDA approves Botox to treat chronic migraines

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Allergan Inc's anti-wrinkle injection Botox to treat chronic migraines.

Vitamin B12 tied to Alzheimer's

Vitamin B12 may help protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study.

Reducing ‘Medical Mistakes’

Patient safety inside and outside the hospital is one of today's most critical health care challenges. And reducing medical mistakes is one of the utmost concerns to hospital administrators and clinicians. The Government and many other private accreditation bodies are working hard to improve health care quality outside our country.

Increasing prevalence of liver diseases and the way out

The magnitude of liver diseases ranging from acute viral hepatitis, which is more familiar as jaundice to liver cancer in Bangladesh is increasing progressively.

Strategic Issues

New citizenship law in Israel: Another issue of discord

Israel's Cabinet by a vote of 22-8 recommended a bill to amend Israel's citizenship law that would require non-Jewish new citizens to swear allegiance to Israel as a Jewish state. The amendment will become law after it is passed by a simple majority in parliament and Israel's Supreme Court accepts it; both expected to come without any hassle. The amendment, aimed at Israel's Arab population, has been widely condemned as a racist policy among Israel's Arab neighbours. Turkish Prime Minister whose country recognizes Israel said that no one can impose citizenship law the way Israel has done with this new law. Syrian President Bashir al Asad has condemned the new law as fascist and racist.

Mission accomplished: Securing the Commonwealth Games

Notwithstanding the glitches and shoddy preparations that went into organising the Commonwealth Games (CWG), India certainly delivered in terms providing full proof security to the athletes of participating nations. No terrorist attack took place during the games. In addition, no significant criminal activity targeted either the athletes or the foreign spectators during the entire period over which the games were held.

Marines test new threat detection system

Camp Lejeune, N.C.: Troops deployed to combat zones put themselves in harm's way on a daily basis, but due to recent innovations their mission may be a bit safer.

UK national security strategy published

The Government has published its National Security Strategy, 'A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty', today, which outlines our reappraisal of Britain's role in the world, the risks to our security and the implications for the UK.

Star Books Review

The breeze that touched the poets

Khondakar Ashraf Hossain made waves with Teen Romoni'r Qasida, his seminal poetical work, quite some years back. And since then he has gone on to write not only substantive poetry but also purposeful literary criticism, especially on the various facets of Bengali literature. His pre-eminent position as a poet and critic has again gone with his academic pursuits as a senior teacher in the English department of Dhaka University. It is thus that he has carved a significant niche for himself as a scholar, proof of which comes through this rather riveting study of the degree to which Bangladeshi poetry has been influenced by the incoming breezes and winds which once shaped literary sensibilities in the West.

Rediscovering the richness of heritage

Bangladesh's little magazines have a long and rich history behind them. Many literary magazines, though not always considered little and not truly little in the real sense, are the inheritors of a precious heritage. Magazines and journals such as Saugat, Samakal, Konthaswar, Purbamegh of the pre-liberation era were followed by similar worthy ones called Sundaram, Odhuna, Dipangkar, Sahityapotro, Samprotik, Mizanur Rahmaner Troimashik Potrika, Mati, Ekobingsho, Boier Desh and others in the post-liberation period. Some of them have continued publication till date and among these worthy few Ushaloke could be sighted as a good example.



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