Friday, September 22, 2017 | ePaper

Mexico quake : A revenge of nature?

MEXICO is hit by another terrible earthquake with the magnitude of 7.1 on Tuesday that killed at least 225 people. Almost half of them died in the capital. It

Shortage of food, water and medicine in Rohingya camps makes life difficult

FOLLOWING the influx of some 26,000 pregnant mothers, 40,000 lactating kids, and 2,00,000 children out of an estimated more than 4,00,000 migrated Rohingyas from Myanmar - many are now

Welcome Islamic New Year 1439

 Waleed A. Muhana :The Islamic Calendar, which is based purely on lunar cycles, was first introduced in 638 CE. by the close companion of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Pbuh) and

US protectionism is bad for America itself

Thieß Petersen. :Since the election of Donald Trump, US trade policy is threatening to become more and more protectionist. Such a change in trade policy would reduce international trade and

South-south trade cooperation key to global business

Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim  :Thanks to globalization and trade liberalization of commodities, services and goods, global trade has reached an unprecedented level. According to the United Nations Conference on

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Simplify university admission processMy friend's son is currently busy applying for admission to public universities both general and specialised. The fact that admission tests of these universities, scattered across the

Institutional inefficiency making SDG attainment impossible

CORRUPTION, bribery, money laundering and human rights violations continue unabated in the country, posing serious challenges towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goal-16. Anti-Graft Watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) observed

Suu Kyi`s speech cannot silence the critics

STATE Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis Tuesday insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But

Ethnic cleansing : Another ugliest form of violence

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Rohinga cleansing is one of the ugliest forms of violence ever witnessed by the world community. This is eye boggling. Every day we have breaking news

Living in a state of statelessness

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :More than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks. Police issue order prohibiting more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees from leaving areas yardmarked by the government.

It's cheaper to save energy than to buy it

Jan Rosenow  :A useful metric for assessing how economic energy savings are is to compare them with the cost of consumed energy. Analysis by the Regulatory Assistance Project shows that

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Boys beat India in U-18 FootballAnd surely it was a fairytale for any format of Bangladesh Football team. Bangladesh football team's super victory against  pre-match favourites India in the SAFF

Ex-country treatment proves doctors' commercial mentality

AN increasing number of Bangladeshi patients flock to neighbouring countries, including India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia for 'better treatment' draining out foreign exchange, as per reports of a local

Our inactive diplomacy is deplorable : We shall need armed support

IT'S almost a month since Myanmar has started to push Rohingya Muslims illegally into Bangladesh; creating a burden for an economically weaker country like ours. Our government waiting eagerly

Rohingya issue and security of Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Md. Iqbal Hossain :Two reverse news published in the daily newspapers about Rohingyas, as a conscious citizen, making us human being on one hand, while fearing future security

Fish processing is a gainful option for women employment

Friday Phiri :Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), marine and inland

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Arakan was never a part of MyanmarI strongly reject the Burmese general's claim that Arakan is part of Myanmar and that the Rohingya people have no  root to live in

Helpless Govt borrowing recklessly from banks

THE government's borrowing from the banking sources suddenly increased in July-September of the current fiscal 2017-18. Officials of Bangladesh Bank disclosed that the government has no other option than

Rice crisis must be resolved — police action not enough

THE government on day before yesterday directed the law enforcement agencies and Deputy Commissioners (DC) to arrest illegal rice hoarders in the country. The directive comes in the wake

Suu Kyi ! Time is fast running out

Professor Dr. Anwarul Karim :Time is first running out and the world body must urge Myanmar to take back Rohingyas. How long do we stand as a mute observer   when

Education Day : What it means to young generation ?

Mohammad Jashim Uddin :17 September is the National Education Day and the nation celebrated the Day this year with befitting manner. The day has a long glorious historic past. The

Indiscriminate use of structured data

Andreas Graefe :Ever since the Associated Press automated the production and publication of quarterly earnings reports in 2014, algorithms that automatically generate news stories from structured, machine-readable data have been

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BD may do well  in GymnasticsThe World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are the World Championships for artistic gymnastics. The first edition of the championship was held in 1903, exclusively for male

Delhi tags strict conditions on its line of credit

INDIA has imposed new conditions, including obligatory approval for procurement of goods and services for the implementation of projects in Bangladesh utilising the proposed $4.5 billion Indian Line of

N. Korea`s mad rush for nuclear status

NORTH Korea said it was seeking military "equilibrium" with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang's nuclear programme. North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range

Nature, on the verge of bankruptcy

Baher Kamal :Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world's

SDGs in UN development agenda

Peter Thomson :(From previous issue)The Secretary General's report on the UN System that was released in July demonstrates his resolve to do what is needed to ensure the UN is

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Save the RohingyasThe United Nations Security Council has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea for its recent nuclear tests. If it could impose such harsh sanctions on North Korea for

London bomb blast will create more unstable situation

ANOTHER terrorist attack has occurred to unstable global politics and economy. As usual ISIS has claimed responsibility of the attack. A home-made bomb exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter

Fiscal allocation against projects for corruption

ALLEGATION of embezzling Tk 26.35 crore allocated against more than a hundred projects for rural infrastructure maintenance and repair in Magura is a big example of ongoing corruption. In