Friday, November 27, 2020 | ePaper

Students are overly anxious of SSC, HSC exams as no directives yet to give

UNCERTAINTY prevails over the Secondary School Certificate examinations and Higher Secondary Certificate examinations as the government had cancelled all examinations at educational institutions amid the Covid-19 outbreak early last

Signing FTA with ASEAN nations needs cautious move

REPORTS in a national daily said signing of free trade agreement (FTA) with individual countries or external trade blocs particularly with ASEAN countries figured prominently in discussion in foreign

Drama

Drama

Mohammad Amjad Hossain :The present situation in the United States of America following the presidential election on 3 November this year exceeds the situation of third world countries. Drama

Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence

Naitore Nyamu & Sharon Cohn Wu :While infectious diseases - measles, flu, polio, tuberculosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome, malaria, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Covid-19 - have swept the globe, with the

Proposed DAP should include provision of protecting city waterbodies

DESPITE LGRD Minister Tajul Islam's last Sunday assurance that Dhaka will be transformed into a modern and liveable city, the proposed Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for the capital is

EU sounds GSP withdrawal warning

Bangladesh is still at risk of losing the European Union's generalized scheme of preferences (GSP) as the latter has again warned about its readiness to launch the procedure for

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Nusayr Ahmed Chowdhury :Against the backdrop of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020, this article explores the root factors of violence and its impact on

Learning Joyfully

Learning Joyfully

Dr. Md. Enamul Hoque :Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni recently expressed that the government want to make country's education joyful. She opined that our education system is very much

Women entrepreneurs need to be encouraged

BANGLADESH has bottom-ranked among 58 economies in the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs for 2020, meaning the country is among the toughest places for female business owners. The highly lauded

Fraudsters are dominating EC to get NIDs

PEOPLE are facing immense suffering in availing NID card related services, including its correction, due to indifference of the concerned Election Commission officials. As per a report of our daily

Cybersmiling Bright Side Of The Social Media

By this point, it's becoming increasingly clear that the rise of virtual communication and social media is not all peaches and cream when it comes to improving the human condition.

CLT What Really Happens In Our Classrooms?

It has been a debating issue for long whether we should teach grammar for teaching English language. However, we cannot deny the fact that we use language with grammar and

Dhaka's worst air along with Covid attack makes city dwellers frightened

DHAKA'S air ranked fifth-worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday morning amid rising fears that a second-wave of coronavirus could hit the country. Deteriorating air quality can pose

Only change of politics can help investment, not what Investment Board says

THE Revenue Board has dismissed a number of proposals from the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) that the latter feels would help ease doing business in the country. In one

Kill Lists Barack Obama's Blind Spot

Clive Stafford Smith :The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoirs, A Promised Land, has recently been published. Most of the commentary about these memoirs has contrasted the former

Rape Considering The Legal Context

A few days ago, there was a sensational incident of rape by showing the temptation of marriage and the main accused was a student of Dhaka University named Hasan Al

Forest land is diminishing by govt projects to the consternation of the people

OVER 4.58 lakh acres of the country's forestlands have disappeared over the past 70 years due to the development of government projects or the occupation by more than 1,00,000 individuals

Historic archaeological sites need to be preserved

The medieval period heritage buildings and historic sites that are valued for their magnificent and distinct characteristics linked to the Pala, Sultanate, Mughal and the British architectural inheritance already turned

Learning Catastrophe How It Can Be Overcome For Children

M A Hossain :The educational institutions have been closed from March'20 in Bangladesh and that is threatening the futures of millions of students. Ayaana a 2nd grader told her mother"

Climate Impact Distress To Rohingya & Local Communities

Sohel Rana :Teknaf and Ukhiya, two upazilas of Cox's Bazar district in Bangladesh, are disaster-prone areas. These places are frequently ravaged by natural calamities. The refugees and the local community

City dwellers being forced to leave Dhaka fearing pandemic

THE possible second wave of Coronavirus pandemic has forced many families to leave Dhaka city for their village home. The epidemic is threatening the families who survived the first wave

People of Bangladesh are losers for their weakness

TAX Justice Network (TJN), a London based anti-graft body said Bangladesh loses around $703.40 million which is around Tk 6,000 crore in taxes a year. This is quite a big

Criticism Shouldn't End In Slander!

Human beings are social creatures. They cannot live alone. This is not only because he needs the help of others to meet his physical and biological needs, but also because

Padma Bridge Future Impacts On Economy

The importance of our transport system has made proper attention after the Liberation War of 1971 and the main constraints were zig-zag river and ferry. The people of the northern

Environment should have the priority in considering power plants

THE Power Division will soon seek suggestions from the Prime Minister about the fate of under-construction and proposed 23 coal-fired power plant projects. The widening gap between the country's

Rising unemployment should be deeply worrying but not to our government

WE always observe the government has a tendency to give incentives to export. The government has proved to have no imagination to create jobs for the increasing unemployment due

Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

Majhar Mannan :There has been an alarming rise in cases of juvenile delinquency in Bangladesh. Crime by adolescent is simultaneously on the rise too. The relationship of age with

Smokers

Smokers

Jennie Lyn Reyes :While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive

Unscrupulous profit-mongers cannot deal our `right to food` for business

THOUGH Bangladesh is now self-sufficient in food, people are worried about scarcity of safe food as the quality of food is deteriorating gradually. Different government agencies conduct drives from time

Brokers should not be allowed to cheat

THE Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment has issued an alert for Italy-bound Bangladeshi workers not to make any deal with middlemen to go there under the seasonal and