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Modiano Wins Nobel Literature Prize for Works Shaped by WWII PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 02:27

Patrick Modiano, a French author known for his meditations on memory and identity in a Paris shaped by World War II, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Modiano, 69, was the child of a Jewish Italian father and Belgian mother who met in Paris during the German occupation, a history that influenced his writing. Published in 1968, his first novel “La Place de l’Etoile” examines anti-Semitism with a satirical lens.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 15:42
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Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 02:27

Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India and have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 15:46
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First-ever Bangla OCR launched PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 02:27

'Puthi', the country's first-ever Bangla Optical Character Recogniser (OCR), was launched on Thursday (7 August, 2014), aiming to digitize, archive, search and edit all types of contents written in Bangla.
Team Engine Ltd, a local company, has launched the first complete Bangla OCR with a hope that this technology and software will support Bengali-speaking people and those interested in Bangla all over the world.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith formally launched the OCR at a simple ceremony at city's CIRDAP auditorium.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 11:36
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Gaza toll hits 1,374 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 February 2014 08:24
Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 16:25
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চলে গেলেন বসন্ত উৎসবের কবি PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 January 2014 09:57

Commuters suffer due to flyover construction, influx of illegal rickshaws, road digging

Shariful Islam and Helemul Alam
Numerous rickshaws moving haphazardly clog the road under the Khilgaon flyover in the capital on the second day of Ramadan yesterday. In the month leading to Eid-ul-Fitr, the number of rickshaws increases on Dhaka streets. Many poor people from different other districts come to the city to make some bucks by pulling rickshaws ahead of the festival. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
Numerous rickshaws moving haphazardly clog the road under the Khilgaon flyover in the capital on the second day of Ramadan yesterday. In the month leading to Eid-ul-Fitr, the number of rickshaws increases on Dhaka streets. Many poor people from different other districts come to the city to make some bucks by pulling rickshaws ahead of the festival. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

With Ramadan back after a year, the perennial traffic gridlock has put the city commuters to a lot of hardship.
Over the last two days, commuters have been stuck in long tailbacks for hours in sweltering heat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 02:33
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