The Independent (Bangladesh)


The Independent was an English-language daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] It was owned by Beximco Group of Bangladesh.[3][4] The last executive editor of the newspaper was Shamim Abdullah Zahedy.[5]

The Independent
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Independent Publications Limited
PublisherM Shamsur Rahman
EditorM Shamsur Rahman
Founded26 March 1995
Ceased publication30 January 2022
HeadquartersBeximco Media Complex, 149-150, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh


On 26 March 1995, Beximco Group launched The Independent.[6]

In October 2010, the Independent newspaper was relaunched.[1]

The newspaper officially shut down on 30 January 2022.[7] Earlier in April 2020, it ceased printed publication due to COVID-19 pandemic.[8]

On 31 January 2022, The Independent was closed down.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "We congratulate The Independent on its re-launch". The Daily Star. 2010-10-11. Archived from the original on 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. ^ "The English daily The Independent along with online shut down". Barta24. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  3. ^ The Independent Yearbook, Bangladesh. Beximco Media Limited. 1998. p. 72. Archived from the original on 2021-02-22. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  4. ^ "A defence of newspapers". The Independent. 2018-03-26. Archived from the original on 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  5. ^ sun, daily. "English daily The Independent formally closes | Daily Sun |". daily sun. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "The Independent shuts operations". New Age. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  7. ^ "English daily The Independent shuts down". Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  8. ^ "English daily The Independent closes all operations". The Daily Star. 2022-01-30. Retrieved 2022-01-31.