Rise of money through the ages: a unique publication launched
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From left, Siddique Mahmudur Rahman, writer of Cowri to Taka; Kazi Wahidul Alam, publisher of the book; Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank; eminent lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul Haque,; and Prof Sirajul Islam, president of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, pose with copies of the book launched at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka.
'From ancient times to the 19th century, the people of Bengal have used the cowri (kori) as a medium of exchange. Its use first began to decline after British rule acquired monopoly in issuing and controlling the medium of exchange in the second half of the 19th century. Paper currency was first introduced then', writes Siddique Mahmudur Rahman in his book 'Cowri to Taka, Evolution of Coins and Currencies of Bangladesh'.
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Roadside eateries cater to city’s rickshaw peddlers, poor
- Friday, 26 August 2011 09:20
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Nepal President to inaugurate Tagore birth anniversary festival
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KATHMANDU: In the 1960s, when he was studying medicine in Calcutta Medical College and living in a hostel in Boubazar, Nepal's first President Dr Ram Baran Yadav was struck by the versatility of Rabindranath Tagore: how a man could, within a single life time, accomplish so much.
Celebrations in Stratford
- Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:37
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William Shakespeare was “born under a rhyming planet” at the building now known as 'The Birthplace' in Henley Street in 1564. He died in 1616 on the same day --- April 23 --- and was buried in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church. At eighteen he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. Their eldest daughter Susanna was born to them in 1583 followed by the birth of twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, in 1585 and a couple of years later they moved to London.
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