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Recruitment in RU must follow the norms, not the VC

WHILE the scope for meritorious recruitment in public services become widen after the abolishment of 49-year-long discriminatory quota system, the partisan attitude of some vested quarters is nailing the

Excess liquidity a big threat to banking sector

REPORT in a national daily on Friday said Bangladesh Bank is in a quagmire sitting on huge excess liquidity from escalating remittance along with implementation of over Tk 2

AQ Theory

AQ Theory

M A Hossain :In a recent speech at the US National Press Club, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made a claim that Iran is the 'new Afghanistan'

Famine Crimes

Famine Crimes

A rebel region is being starved into submissionEthiopia has suffered famines in the past. Many foreigners know this; in 1985 about one-third of the world's population watched a pop

Take measures to halt mosquito menace with no delay

THE allegations of mosquito infestation by the city dwellers are on the rise in almost all areas of the capital Dhaka this winter. The two city corporations are trying to

Bangladesh still risks losing EU GSP benefits

Bangladesh is still at risk of losing the European Union's (EU's) generalised system of preferences (GSP) plus as the latter has again warned about its readiness to launch the procedure

Biden calls for unity, promises better days ahead

This is America's day. This is democracy's day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve.Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and

Ensure education more equal in the new normal after opening

A STUDY showed distance learning programmes through television, radio and internet, adopted after the school closure due to Covid-19, remain by and large ineffective. The interim Education Watch Report 2020-21

Blaming Victims Symptom Of Psychological Disorder

We are psychologically hardwired to blame the victim. It is a symptom of psychological disorder towards negativity. Psychologists believe that our tendency to blame the victim may originate from ignorance

School Closure Effects On Children

The most adorable place for school-goers is school, a very place where they avail the process of learning, social inclusiveness growth and maturation. A space where school-kids remain engaged with

Readers’ Voice

Irrigation Affordable Crop CultivationOur population is constantly increasing. With the provision of food to provide these growing people, the use of water in agriculture is increasing. 77% of the total

A planned city bus route yet a dilemma

THE planned company-based bus service on the Bosila-Motijheel route is going to be like that of the traditional trip-based services for not following the procedures of a joint venture company.

Good planning still pays

MEDIA report in a national daily on Tuesday highlighted how bad planning and good planning of development projects make huge cost differentials and none but project officials at respective Ministries

Populism Is The Tide Ebbing?

Donald Trump's departure from office on Wednesday, after his historic second impeachment, will be welcomed by many who decry the rise of global populism. Yet Trump is a symptom, not

Bede Community Engaging Themselves To Mainstream

Bede, generally known as the river gypsies, but locally known as Bede, is a nomadic ethnic group of Bangladesh. They travel in group, usually on boats from one place to

Political pick in teachers' recruitment is a menace for higher education

APPOINTMENT of teachers at public universities often depends on political considerations or personal connections instead of merit, for which under-qualified candidates are recruited. Vice-Chancellors or influential teachers using their political

US must fight its own terrorists and elsewhere against democracy

NEW videos surfacing from the siege of the US Capitol show how the attack was both chaotic and coordinated. Some of the rioters wore earpieces to communicate with one another.

Teachers' Day Let Tangible Appraisal Be Done

Majhar Mannan :January 19 is observed nationally as Teachers' Day with a pledge to establish the teaching community in Bangladesh with due dignity. The overall development and self-sufficiency of a

Gang Culture Need To Address Rightly

A few months ago, Yasin Arafat alias Opu Bhai, a Tiktok and Likee celebrity got arrested after alleged that his followers stabbed and beat up three local youths in Uttara.

Ensure sustained growth of stock market, not any bull run

COUNTRY'S stock market needs listing of big companies to help deepen and widen its base and reduce speculation-based trading. Experts suggested bringing state-owned enterprises (SoEs) and other derivatives like mutual

Tanneries now killing the Dhaleshwari

THE tanneries relocated from the capital's Hazaribagh area to Savar to save the Buriganga River are now polluting another major river, the Dhaleshwari, putting its existence and biodiversity at stake.

Rape Problem Is More Social

Rape Problem Is More Social

A few days ago, an O-level student of an English medium school in the capital died after being raped at the house of her friend. It has been alleged that

No End Cruelties Against Migrants

Human migration is not a new phenomenon rather it has been ongoing since the civilization. It is true that the characteristic of migration has changed over the years but the

Unlicensed ridesharing services cause havoc to city passengers

MANY drivers who registered their vehicles with different ridesharing companies in the country are violating the existing guidelines and policies in the absence of monitoring. Many of them are now

Poor knowledge index

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Mohammed Bin-Rashid Al-Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) have jointly disclosed the 2020 Global Knowledge Index (GKI) recently where Bangladesh has ranked 112th out

Free Speech In Wake Of Capitol Riot

Dalia Al-Aqidi :Throughout history, billions of people have left their homeland for economic, religious, humanitarian or political reasons. We have seen people fleeing oppressive regimes and dictatorships as they yearn

Digital Money Is Money Legally?

Catalina Margulis & Arthur Rossi :Countries are moving fast toward creating digital currencies. Or, so we hear from various surveys showing an increasing number of central banks making substantial progress

OPINION Reforms In Curriculum

From the next 2022 academic year, radical changes are coming in the textbooks. The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has started intensive refinement work in this regard. According to

No justice for rape victims: System is broken

ALL the accused in 25 rape cases filed from 2012 to 2016 were granted bail between 24 hours and 15 days of arrest, although the offence is not bailable

People have no money to pay tax, realise people's money from plunderers

Around Tk 25,230 crore income taxes have remained unrealised for the last nine fiscal years in the country. According to a report in a national daily on Friday, a