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Front page of The Daily Samakal on 27 August 2009
|Owner(s)||Times Media Limited, Ha-meem Group|
|Founded||31 May 2005|
|Headquarters||136, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka - 1208
|Official website||Samakal Online|
Samakal (Bengali: সমকাল 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.
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 Climate Change of Bangladesh.
- Joint Editor: Rashid Un Nabi Babu
- Executive Editor: Mustafiz Shafi
- Associate Editor: Md. Younus Ali ( Sabuj Younus)
- Feature Editor: Mahbub Aziz
- Sports Editor : Sanjoy Kumar Saha
- Additional News Editor: Tapan Das
- Chief Reporter: Loton Ekram
- Abul Khair Chowdhury serves as General Manager (Marketing)
- Kamruzzaman Khan serves as Deputy General Manager Accounts
- Amit Raihan serves as Deputy General Manager, Circulation
- Shamsuzaman Khan serves as IT Manager
Events and promotions
The news paper has event and promotion section.Imran Kadir serves as the Event Manager. Various social, cultural, branding & promotional events, round table conferences,seminars, television programs and many more running on under supervision of this section.
From its beginning at 2005, the paper's journalists have been working despite threats and dangers. In 2005, Goutam Das, who worked as Faridpur (Bureau Chief), was murdered. In 2006, ruling party cadres attacked Samakal Rajshahi Bureau office and Shiblee Noman, the Bureau Chief was assaulted.
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