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Bangla facing distortion

Bangla facing distortion
The language martyrs laid down their lives for Bangla in 1952, defying the diktats of the West Pakistan government. But the mother tongue is now being used in a distorted form, especially in pronunciation by the young generation, experts have said. The use of the Bangla language in a distorted way on the social media and regular lifestyle has crossed all normal limits. The distorted way seems to have become the new style. Advertisements of various shops these days say “dukan bara hobe”. This, however, is not the only glitch, as many more can be seen on the social media and in many places of the public sphere. Most of the time we borrow from other languages, but do not use it properly. Rather, we create our own brand of a ‘mongrel’…

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HC to hear Khaleda appeal tomorrow
HC to hear Khaleda appeal tomorrow
The High Court (HC) will hear tomorrow an appeal by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia against the trial court…

Stop losing your sleep over BNP constitution

Stop losing your sleep over BNP constitution

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday suggested the ruling Awami League leaders not to lose their sleep over the BNP’s constitution and its leadership, and oil their own machines instead. “You (ruling party leaders) cannot sleep due to your thoughts and worries about…
Maintain distinctive characters of Bangla: PM

Maintain distinctive characters of Bangla: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday laid emphasis on maintaining the distinctive characters of Bangla and the country's culture and tradition while moving ahead to cope with the global pace, reports UNB. “We need to make sure we must not forget our language, culture and tradition. We may…
Mother Language Day

Mother Language Day

Today the nation honours those brave sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives in order to uphold the dignity of Bangla on 21st February, 1952, simultaneously sowing the seeds of the independence movement.  From the early days of Pakistan, there arose significant problems for the Bengalis. Although…
The Language Movement and the spirit of democracy

The Language Movement and the spirit of democracy

It was in the course of history the students in Dhaka capital of erstwhile East Pakistan brought out procession on February 21, 1952 demanding Bengali as a State Language, which was spoken by the majority of all Pakistanis. It was not duly felt by the ruling elite of Pakistan, including subservient…
Prices of construction materials mark rise

Prices of construction materials mark rise

Prices of construction materials in the local market have gone up in recent weeks, reports UNB. Market sources attributed the rise to increase of the prices of raw materials in the international market. But consumers have asked for better market monitoring by the government to make sure they needed…
Dozens dead in Syria enclave

Dozens dead in Syria enclave

ARBIN: Air strikes hit Syria’s Eastern Ghouta for a third straight day yesterday, bringing the civilian death toll to nearly 200 as the UN warned the situation in the rebel enclave was spinning “out of control”, reports AFP. Air strikes and rocket and artillery fire have battered the…
Bangla Academy chalks out special events to mark Feb 21

Bangla Academy chalks out special events to mark Feb 21

Bangla Academy has taken some special events marking the International Mother Language Day today (February 21), reports UNB. The month-long book fair (Amar Ekushey Boi Mela), which is already well underway, is taking a different look as some special events will be organised there in rich tribute to…
BCB chief wants Mash to return to T20

BCB chief wants Mash to return to T20

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan said on Tuesday said that they will try to make an attempt to pave the way for Mashrafe Bin Mortaza returning in T20 ahead of the upcoming T20 Tri-series (Nidahas Cup) in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket  to mark their 70th Independence Day will…
5 to die for killing in Chandpur

5 to die for killing in Chandpur

A court in Chandpur yesterday sentenced five men to death for killing a young man in 2008. The convicts were identified as Md Yamin Bepari, 24, son of Abdul Rahim Bepari of Dakkhin Lodhua village of Matlab Uttar upazila, Md Selim Majhi, 22, son of Abdul Kashem Majhi of the same village, Md Abdul Khalek…
New exam method 
from next year

New exam method from next year

Amid widespread leaks of question papers before exams, education ministry has come with a decision to hold the next Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in a new method to curb the menace. Although the ‘new method’ is yet to be formulated, there are several proposals before the…
Amar Ekushey : International Mother Language Day

Amar Ekushey : International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is being celebrated since 2000 as per UN resolution taken in 1999 carries special weight and significance for Bangladesh as Shaheed Dibas as well as it commemorates the supreme sacrifice of language martyrs - Rafiq, Jabbar, Salam and Barkat who were brutally killed…
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