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The pressure to be beautiful in Bangladesh

As women we are often compelled to portray our beautiful selves," says Habiba Nowrose, a 29-year-old photographer documenting the pressures on women in Bangladesh to be attractive. "In that path to avail beauty we are made to strip off…

Brief fire incident at Shahjalal International Airport

A fire broke out at a store room of wastage in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport's Parking-2 area on Monday morning filling the area with smoke. The smoke became visible around 8:00 am. Two units from Fire Service were brought to…

‘Khaleda doesn’t want to seek parole’

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and lawyers are divided over the process to get their ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia out of jail as her parole has been the talk of the town. A number of BNP leaders say they want to follow…

Hand ’71 over to the youth

Our almost two-and-half decade struggle against the misrule of Pakistan began around February-March 1966 with the six-point demand. The first of the six points dealt with government structure and the character of the state, calling for a…