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Muslin sparks hope for revival of its lost glory

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Staff Reporter
Although it is difficult to revive a yard of a fabric that weighs less than 10 grams, Muslin, especially the ‘Dhakai’ variety, was something that was reserved solely for the aristocrats.
Muslin faded away from public memory at the height of British colonial supremacy, but recent efforts by de-signers and researchers have ensured a revival of sorts, hence the organizing of a cultural extravaganza, Muslin Night, on Saturday as part of the ongoing Muslin Festival...
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12th SA Games Mabia wins gold in weightlifting

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Sports Reporter
Lifter Mabia Akhter Simanta clinched the first gold medal for Bangladesh in the 12th South Asian Games in the women’ s 63-kg weight category of weightlifting at the Bhogeshwari Phukanani Indoor Stadium in Dispur, Guwahati on Sunday.
Mabia hoisted the Bangladesh flag high for the...
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736-member JCD body announced

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Staff Reporter
Nearly 16 months after the formation of its partial committee, a full-fledged 736-member committee of BNP’s student body Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was announced on Saturday midnight.
Besides, new committees of JCD’s different units, including Dhaka University and its all...
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Coal exploration begins in Naogaon

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A Correspondent
Naogaon: Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) has started work for exploration of a new coalmine in Ta-jpur area under Bilasbari union in Badalgachhi upazila of the district.
GSB workers have already completed preparation for digging a test well for mining coal in Tajpur.
Sources...
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BNP seeks proposals to amend constitution

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Staff reporter
BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said their party has sought proposals from their party councilors to make their constitution time-befitting one through its amendment.
Speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said there...
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