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Huge project cost unjustified and must be recast

 THE government is set to conduct the National Population Census-2002 at a cost of over Tk 1761 crore up from Tk 237 crore spent in previous census in 2011. What

Killing is so easy and our police so powerful: Need is change of criminal politics

A TEXTILE mill worker at Manikganj Sadar Upazila was killed by his co-workers with pumping high-speed air into his body through rectum. The victim Md Julhas worked at Akij Textile

Hand In Hand Toward A Sustainable Food Future

Qu Dongyu :Five years ago, world leaders agreed on the UN's 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim of eradicating persistent global challenges such as hunger and

Vaccine Accessibility Priority Focus for 75th UNGA

Samira Sadeque :Key focuses of the upcoming 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week will be the accessibility of vaccines and a renewed plea for

Readers’ Voice

Oh, Poor AmericaThese days I only watch CNN, so many things are happening in the USA that it has become like a Pandora box. The drama which is being played

Fragile future productivity shows poor development scenario of Bangladesh

Potential future productivity of Bangladesh is lower than not only the global average but also the South Asian region and the lower-middle-income countries' average, as per World Bank's Human

Russia`s involvement in Palestinian issue must be welcome

RUSSIA on Thursday said it would be a "mistake" to think lasting peace in the Middle East could be achieved without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moscow in a statement

Storytelling

Storytelling

Maria Hanif Al-Qassim :What do Walt Disney, Yuval Noah Harari and Steve Jobs have in common?Some may say fame, while others may say wealth. And while both may be

World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder :World Cleanup Day is observed on the third Saturday of September every year in an effort to keep the country clean. This year it

RAB, Police differ in investigation of attack on Ghoraghat UNO

A DINAJPUR court has recorded confessions of three witnesses under Section-164 in connection with a case filed over the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer. The authorities, however, expressed their

Readers’ Voice

May HAEFA get the Nobel Peace PrizeDr. Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA)

Training No Policy Yet Nationally

As a capacity building strategy, training efforts in Bangladesh have frequently failed to deliver meaningful results because the training process was not integrated to an effective strategy of need -assessment

Biotechnology Bright Future Ahead

Md. Arafat Rahman :For thousands of years, humans have used selective breeding to improve the production of crops and livestock to use them for food. In selective breeding, organisms with

Ban Free Fire, PUBG Mobile Game

Closing school means study is almost out of mind from our youngsters. That is children do nothing amid this pandemic. Due to the high accessibility to smart devices and vast

Planning Commission sent back midday-meal-project : Shameless corruption

THE Planning Commission has decided to send back Tk 19,296 crore midday-meal-project proposal to the primary education ministry for revision. As the proposal contains unreasonable provisions like sending 500 people

Distance Education In The Era Of Social Distancing

Distance education, or distance learning, involves the students 'who may not always be physically present at a school. Traditionally, this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the

Int'l Ozone Day Towards Greater Ambition On Cooling

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder :The ozone layer, first discovered in 1930 by two French physicists Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson, is a layer of earth's atmosphere that has relatively

Onion prices jumped 50pc following India's abrupt ban on export

LIKE the previous year, India has abruptly banned onion export to Bangladesh again without any prior information resulting in a big shock for the country's consumers. Just in one day

Dr Abid, a Bangladeshi-American, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2020

Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) were nominated for the Nobel Peace

Nat'l Education Day Textbook Should Have Environment Context

Like other countries in the world, all educational institutions in Bangladesh remain closed since March 18, 2020 as a strategy to protect students from the deadly attack of coronavirus. During

Pandemic In The Historical Perspectives

Subhrendu Bhattacharjee :Nowadays a common buzz-word of the people throughout the world is when coronavirus pandemic or so to say Covid-19 will come to an end. Coronavirus appears to be

Our youngsters cannot be misguided in the name of culture

MANAGER of a well-known film actress and at least couple of choreographers are allegedly involved in trafficking girls to Dubai. They allegedly send girls aged between 18 and 20, who

Foreign Ministry should try to know the real reason

MYANMAR has deployed troops in a few points near her border with Bangladesh without any provocation as claimed our government. The Bangladesh authorities observed suspicious movement of Myanmar troops aboard

Development A Hoax If People Are In Climate Risk

Shishir Reza :Climate vulnerability is a major concern for the coastal areas of Bangladesh. The coastal region here covers 29,000 sq. km or about 20% area of the country and

Help One Another To Grow

Forgive the cliché, but in this new normal I am compelled to quote the African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. For the uninitiated, it is used

Readers’ Voice

Stop Provoking Activities Of French MagazineRecently French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published a provocative cartoon about Islam and its prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The latest edition of the magazine, which was

Mismanagement over smart driving licences

ALTHOUGH the government has enforced the Road Transport Act, 2018 with provisions for heavy fines for traffic rules violations, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) is yet to provide smart driving

Narayanganj 7-murder case is going slow

THE High Court in its verdict on Narayanganj 7-murder case upheld the lower court conviction more than three years ago, but the verdict has not been finalised as the Appellate

'September On Jessore Road' Miseries Of Liberation War Depicted In Verse

Badrul Huda Sohel :Almost every month of the year carries the significance of various tragic events of our liberation war. September is also the same, rather a little bit more

Islamic Finance Still Lacks A Comprehensive Law

Md. Harun-Or-Rashid :The popularity of Islamic finance is on the rise around the world not only the Muslim majority nations rather non-Muslim nations like USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand