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Samakal ( samakal, "current time, contemporary") is a Bengali language daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Samakal started publishing in 31 May, 2005. As of 2007, the circulation of Samakal is around 200,000.

Golam Sarwar, a famous journalist serves here as Editor. Maj. Gen. (Retd.) S.M. Shahab Udding serves here as Executive Director, Abu Sayeed Khan serves as Managing Editor of the newsdaily. Abed Khan was also here as editor.

Regular columnists

Famous columnists regularly write in this newspaper. Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury contributes every week in `Kaler Ayna (The Mirror of the Time)'. Hasan Azizul Huq, the famous story writer of the sub continent, is another columnist. Justice Habibur Rahman, the former chief advisor of the Bangladesh caretaker government is a regular columnist. Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, Shahriar Kabir, Badruddin Omar,economist Anu Muhammad, Abu Ahmed, and dramatist Mamunur Rashid also write columns.


`Kaler Kheya (Boat of the Time)', the most popular literary magazine of this time, is one of the weekly supplements of Samakal. Prominent young poet Masud Hassan edited this supplement. The other weekly supplements are 'Nandan', `Shaili', 'Campus', 'Kurir Pore (after 20)', 'Taka Aana Pai (Economy)', 'Naristhan (Women Platform)', 'Champion' and 'Ghassfaring (page for children)'. 'Suhreed Samabesh (Platform of Welwishers)' is the reader organization of this daily. Jointly with Oxfam GB, Samakal recently published a magazine on...
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