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‘You can distort history books, not historical fiction’

Mojaffor Hossain is a short story writer, and has published 10 books so far. He also translates short stories and critical essays from English to Bangla. He has written a novel on the liberation war, ...

‘You can distort history books, not historical fiction’

5m homeless, 74 pc of the population live in mud houses

As many as five million people in Bangladesh have no houses to reside in while three-fourth of the total population live in mud houses.Separate surveys commissioned by the Bangladesh Bureau of ...

5m homeless, 74 pc of the population live in mud houses

Falling in love across faith lines

“For me it was to take a stand for what is right. I waited for seven years before getting married finally. I wanted to make my parents and others realise that it was right and meant to be done ...

Falling in love across faith lines

Bangladesh sees fruit production boom

Abounding with varieties of seasonal fruits, Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable growth in fruit production in past few years. According to Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations, ...

Bangladesh sees fruit production boom

Greta Thunberg and her legacy

In August 2018 a young girl quietly began her solitary protest against the devastating impact humans, especially people in power, were inflicting on nature. She skipped her school and sat on the cold ...

Greta Thunberg and her legacy

Fashion industry’s flair and future in Bangladesh

It all began with Nipun in 1973. That’s when fashion officially began as an industry in Bangladesh. And there’s been no looking back over these past four decades.The next milestone was Aarong, ...

Fashion industry’s flair and future in Bangladesh

Noorul Quader: Pioneer of Bangladesh’s readymade garments

M Noorul Quader, widely known as just Noorul Quader, is the begetter of many good things in the history of Bangladesh.Noorul Quader was an air pilot as his first profession, but was removed from duty ...

Noorul Quader: Pioneer of Bangladesh’s readymade garments

Why Prothom Alo?

The foundation of Prothom Alo started at Ajker Kagoj, with its doors and windows being crafted at Bhorer Kagoj. And then 21 years ago Prothom Alo emerged. It had a roof and it expanded. The newspaper ...

Why Prothom Alo?

Dhaka won’t run dry, but its water will be depleted: M Inamul Haque

"Population should be the epicentre of every development plan of the country. We do not even have an exact understanding about what should be the size of our population. The population is ...

Dhaka won’t run dry, but its water will be depleted: M Inamul Haque

Acid violence defeated

The number of acid violence incidents decreased by 98.38 per cent in 18 years from 2002 to June this year due to stringent laws, ample media coverage and other social campaigns against this form of ...

Acid violence defeated
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