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2018-04-30 00:00:00
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The community at large has been very responsive to the call of the project. Both local young and elderly photographers have given time for inter-generational dialogues, gave access to their archive. Local young photographers and cultural activists has shown interest collective photographs from personal collection, local government office’s informal archives. However, they have also regretted that an initiative to record the history of vernacular phot...
2018-04-15 13:48:59
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This project is a collaboration between Naripokkho, Drik and Commonwealth Writers to amplify less heard stories of rural women in Bangladesh through the medium of radio. This workshop is the first stage of the project. It will be a technical introduction to all aspects of factual audio production. By the end of the nine days we hope to have made a pilot programme of approx. 30-40 minutes in length. It’s most likely that during the workshop we...
2018-04-01 00:00:00
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The waterlogging problem has gradually intensified in three south-western districts over the last four decades, significantly reducing arable land, according to a government study. In 1973, around 6,279 hectares (ha) of land in Khulna, Jessore, and Satkhira was waterlogged, and the amount rose to 47,143ha in 2016, said the research report prepared by the Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (Sparrso). In Bhutiar Beel area of Khulna alone, the amount of land used for culti...
2018-03-01 00:00:00
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An innovative floating bridge, aimed at easing communication from Jhampa village to Manirampur upazila headquarters via Rajganj Bazar under Jessore, waits opening on January 1. Thousands of people including school and college going students from Jhampa village and nearby areas are going to get better communication opportunity, as they will be able to cross the bridge on foot as well as small vehicles. Jhampa Village Development Foundation compr...
2017-02-26 12:22:00
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Yokohama, Japan. February 26, 2017. [DrikNEWS] – Haru Ichiban is the term used for the “spring storm” which happens usually once a year in Japan. Between mid-February and mid-March, a very strong wind will blow in Japan. It's said that the wind is a sign of spring arriving, that's where it gets its name literally meaning “first of spring”. Photos: Khandakar Anisur Rahman /Japan ...
2016-09-08 14:15:00
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September 8, 2016. Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - Cattle markets of Chapainawabganj have already picked up on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha. Cattle buyers are going to almost all the cattle haat (markets) to choose and buy wisely. They complain of high prices, whereas buyers explain that cattle are comparatively of higher price this year as Indian cattle could not enter much to the scenario. A total of 18 cattle markets have been organized this year in Chapainawabganj. Local law enforce...
2016-02-21 12:11:00
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February 21, 2016. Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day was observed in Chapainawabganj in a befitting manner to pay rich tribute to the language martyrs on Sunday. The day was observed through various programmes chalked out by different government and non-government offices, social, political and cultural organizations and educational institutions. The day's programmes began with placing floral wreaths at the central Shaheed Minar at Chapa...
2016-02-13 15:13:00
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February 13, 2016. Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - The Saraswati Puja is being celebrated across the country today with traditional joviality, religious festivity and spirit of pursuit of art and knowledge, which Goddess Saraswati provides. The main prayer in Chapainawabganj was arranged at the Chapainawabganj government field. The devotees of Hinduism assembled at the puja mandaps and sought blessings from the Goddess of Learning for education. The puja mandaps and temples were decora...
2016-02-06 15:11:00
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February 6, 2016. Jessore, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - High alerts have been issued at Benapole land port to prevent Zika virus so that no one can enter into Bangladesh from India with the virus. Immigration police and health workers were seen to work in this regard. They are conducting initial test with thermal scanner provided by health department. They have also increased surveillance in the area. Three assistant health workers were seen to work in the Benapole check post. They included sub assi...
2016-02-03 14:19:00
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February 3, 2016. Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] – A mentally disabled woman, Selina Begum was returned to Bangladesh by Indian Police through Sonamasjid border in the afternoon today. Selina Begum is mentally ill and crossed the border inadvertently and was kept in a shelter home for 17 months in India. Selina is the daughter of Suruj Miah of Laksam, Comilla. Selina is now under the guidance of Yeasmin Ara Khushi, an advocate and member of Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Associa...

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