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The Daily Samakal Logo
|Owner(s)||Times Media Limited, Ha-Meem Group|
|Founded||31 May 2005|
|Headquarters||136, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka - 1208
Samakal (Bengali: সমকাল samakal, "current time, contemporary") is a Bengali-language daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Samakal started publishing on 31 May 2005. As of 2007, the circulation of Samakal is around 200,000.
Golam Sarwar, a prominent journalist in Bangladesh is serving here as the editor. S.M. Shahab Uddin is serving as the Executive Director while Mustafiz Shafi is performing his duties as the Executive Editor of the daily.
Noted columnists are regularly writing for this newspaper. Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury contributes here every week in `Kaler Ayna (The Mirror of the Time)'. Hasan Azizul Huq, the famous story writer of the subcontinent, is another columnist for the newspaper. Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, Shahriar Kabir, Badruddin Omar, Economist Anu Muhammad, Abu Ahmed, and Dramatist Mamunur Rashid also write for the vernacular daily.
`Kaler Kheya (Boat of the Time)', the most popular literary magazine of present era, is one of the weekly supplements of Samakal. The other weekly supplements are 'Nandan', `Shaili', 'Taka Aana Pai (Economy)', 'Techline', 'Alor Pathojatri', 'Moncharbaire' and 'Ghassfaring (page for children)'. 'Suhreed Samabesh (Platform of Well-wishers)' is the reader organization of this daily.
Events and promotions
The newspaper has an event management and promotion section. Various social, cultural, branding and promotional events, round table conferences, seminars, television programs and many more are being held under the supervision of this section.
From beginning the journey in 2005, the newspaper's journalists have been working despite threats and dangers. In 2005, Goutam Das, who worked as the bureau chief in Faridpur was murdered. In 2006, ruling party cadres attacked Rajshahi bureau office of Samakal and assaulted it's bureau chief.
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