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Note to readers:

Note to readers:

New Age Xtra is postponing the ‘Reader Base’ section till Facebook is unblocked in Bangladesh. Till then, we will be publishing news from around the world in this page. – New Age Xtra team News of the World: November 27- December 3, 2015 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he became a father for the first time […]

Note to readers:

Note to readers:

New Age Xtra is postponing the ‘Reader Base’ section till Facebook is unblocked in Bangladesh. Till then, we will be publishing news from around the world in this page. – New Age Xtra team News of the World: November 21- 26, 2015 Breaking his silence on the raging debate over acts of intolerance, actor Aamir Khan on Monday expressed ‘alarm’ […]

The green carpet

The green carpet

One of the main attractions of Sylhet region is its tea estates. These centuries-old estates are not only acclaimed for their scenic beauty, but also play an important role in the economy of the area as well as the country as tea is a product that has high international and local demand. Every year, many tourists visit the area. Few […]

Delicious dip into theology and ancient Bengal

Delicious dip into theology and ancient Bengal

Coffee table books published in Bangladesh are still rare. Sorry to say this but the reason is while publication globally, as in industry, has undergone phenomenal changes in the last forty years, the overall thought here in Bangladesh remains somewhat ossified. But a first glance at the book in question is ample proof that some publishing houses have shed the […]

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

Text by Mahfuzul Haque PHOTOS  by Sanaul Haque and Sourav Lasker The people of Dhaka experienced the ugly consequences of unplanned urbanisation when rainwater inundated almost all the streets on September 1. The traffic movement virtually came to a standstill leaving the city dwellers facing unbearable sufferings on the roads. The office-goers could not reach office timely and many students […]

Enclaves: A thing of the past

Enclaves: A thing of the past

photos and text by Sourav Lasker At last after 68 years of confinement, Najrul Islam and his wife Hamida Begum of the once largest Indian enclave inside Bangladesh-Dasiar Chhara, along with thousands of dwellers, celebrated ‘freedom from confined life’ in a festive mood by lighting 68 candles in each enclave and by hoisting the Bangladesh national flag at midnight on […]

Pahela Baishakh in the hills

Pahela Baishakh in the hills

Photos & TEXT by Sony Ramany To celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali new year, the ethnic communities in Bangladesh arranged various programmes this year. Through their traditional ways, the communities at Rajarhat and Reicha in Rangamati celebrated the day with songs, dance and other performances.                       […]