Archive for May, 2012

May 28, 2012

Bangladeshi Top Newspapers

Bangladeshi newspapers for information on local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business. Looking for accommodation, shopping, bargains and weather then this is the place to start. Information about holidays, vacations, resorts, real estate and property together with finance, stock market and investments reports; also look for theater, movies, culture, entertainment, activities and events all covered in newspapers from Bangladesh.

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May 17, 2012

Humayun Ahmed Bangla E-Book (PDF File) Read & Free Download

Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed was born in Mymensingh on November 13th 1948. Ahmed directed, among others, Shyamol Chhaya, Aamar Achey Jol, Noy Nombor Bipod Shongket and Dui Duari. He has won Ekushey Padak. Ahmed studied at Chittagong Collegiate School and graduated from North Dakota State University and University of Dhaka. He has worked as a film director and an author, and his current occupation is writer.

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May 17, 2012

Achinpur By Humayun Ahmed Bangla Book Download

Achinpur

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Humayun Ahmed

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May 17, 2012

Aaj Dupure Tomar Nimantron By Humayun Ahmed Bangla Book Download

Aaj Dupure Tomar Nimantron

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Humayun Ahmed

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May 16, 2012

Humayun Ahmed Bangla E-Book 1971

1971

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Humayun Ahmed

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May 14, 2012

Jaipurhat District Information

Joypurhat District (Rajshahi division) with an area of 965.44 square km adjacent to the Dinajpur district in the north, Naogaon districts in the south, Gaibandha and Bogra districts in the east, and the districts of Bogra and Naogaon West Bengal province of India in the west.

Important upazila and places:

There are 5 upazila in Joypurhat. The upazilas are Joypurhat sadar, Akkelpur, Kalai, Khetlal and Panchbibi. Postal code – 5900

Travel from Dhaka:

There are available bus 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Joypurhat from Dhaka. Train is also available from Komlapur railway station Dhaka to Joypurhat.

Statistics:

Population 844818; male 51.03%, female 48.97%; Muslim 88.18%, Hindu 9.57%, tribles and others 2.25%; Average literacy 19.8%

Agricultural Contribution:

Main crops Paddy, potato, sugarcane, banana, jute, turmeric, mustard seed and vegetables.

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May 14, 2012

Bogra District Information

Bogra Sathmatha (Heart of Bogra)

Bogra Sathmatha

Bogra (Bengali: বগুড়া) is a town, and one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh. It is a centre of commerce and trade within the Bogra District and located under the Rajshahi Division. Bogra is sometimes described as the nerve centre of Northern Bangladesh. Amongst many notable activities, it has been hosting cricket test matches in Shaheed Chandu Stadium. Bogra is also home to the Western Wing of Bangladesh Highway Police. Bogra is also the battle honour of 5/11 Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army which fought a fierce battle with Pakistani army here during the Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 along with Muktibahni. Bogra town also has an importance in terms of transport in northern Bangladesh, as it’s situated at the centre. Very close to the town there is a place called Mahasthangarh which was the earliest capital city of Bangladesh, formerly known as Pundravardhana. This place is considered to be sacred by Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus alike and is visited by tourists from all over Bangladesh throughout the year. Former president of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman and Muhammad Ali Bogra a former Prime Minister of Pakistan both were born in the district.

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May 13, 2012

Dhaka District Information

Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka is the Capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka Division. Dhaka is a mega city and one of the major cities of South Asia. It is located on the banks of the Buriganga River. Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, had a population of over 16 million in 2011, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. It is the 9th largest city in the world and also 28th among the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka is known as the City of Mosques and with 400,000 cycle rickshaws running on its streets every day, the city is also described as the Rickshaw Capital of the World.

Under Mughal rule in the 17th century, the city was known as Jahangir Nagar. It was a provincial capital and a center of the worldwide muslin trade. The modern city, however, was developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century, and became the second-largest city in Bengal after Calcutta (presently Kolkata). After the Partition of Bengal in 1905, Dhaka became the capital of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam but lost its status as a provincial capital again after the partition was annulled in 1911. After the partition of India in 1947, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan, and later, in 1971, the capital of an independent Bangladesh. During the intervening period, the city witnessed widespread turmoil; this included many impositions of martial law, the declaration of Bangladesh’s independence, military suppression, devastation during war, and natural calamities.

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May 13, 2012

Cox’s Bazar District Information

Cox's Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার) is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which is the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa”, the literal translation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals, and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox’s Bazaar (“Cox’s Market”).

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May 13, 2012

The World’s Largest Alpona in Bangladesh

On 13th April, 2012, to celebrate the coming of the Bangla new year, airtel, supported by Prothom Alo, got together with 5 of the country’s leading artist to create history. The dream was to paint the world’s largest Alpona- a hand painted motif- on Manik Mia avenue in Dhaka.