All together now for Earth

  Can Earth Day truly stir our collective conscience towards sustainable development?   A distressing news has surfaced recently in the US media, where reports of a man immolating himself at New York’s Prospect Park, Brooklyn on April 14, the same day as Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Swift, decisive, and utterly useless

  As his historic, if not quite transformative two-term presidency drew to a rather subdued close in the second half of 2016 and first few weeks of 2017, the apparent failure to impose a ‘red line’ he himself had delineated to Thursday, April 19th, 2018

First Bangladeshi cartoonists’ sticker on Facebook

  On the eve of Bangla New Year 1425, Facebook has released the first Bangladeshi cartoonists’ special stickers made of a character ‘Drogo’, a little creature.   The cartoonist twin - Manik and Ratan - has introduced the character “Play with Drogo” to Thursday, April 19th, 2018

‘Blogging can be voice for voiceless people’

  Emphasising the importance of giving voice to voiceless marginalised people, Lauren Kana Chan, a blogger currently working for the European Commission, has said blogging can be a powerful voice to the people who do not have the voice.   “Blogging allows the Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Those responsible for bottlenecks

  Farmgate is one of the busiest spots in Dhaka where thousands of people, irrespective of their professions, have to cross every day. As the area is home to many educational institutions like government and private colleges, high schools, coaching centres Thursday, April 19th, 2018

World this week

  Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics on April 16 as a gag on dissent. Italian Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Nation this week

  Quota in Govt Jobs: Sought reform, got abolition Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 11 announced scrapping of the quota system in public service recruitments, and asked students to return to classes ending demonstrations over the demand for quota reforms. “The Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Losing out on happiness

  Why Bangladesh doesn’t lead as world’s happiest country and why it matters   The recent newspaper headlines are turning out to be morose in its subject matters with every passing day – violence between law enforcement agencies and students over quota reforms, Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Pohela Boishakh – Reason for lasting legacy

  Boishakh is the first of the Bengali months where Pohela simply means “first”. The term “Pohela Boishakh” therefore, stands for the first day of the Bengali year and naturally refers to the festivity attached to this day as well.   It is Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bangladesh can eye India’s hydel power for import

  Talking to UNB, former Indian Army officer Lt. Gen. S. A. Hasnain says Saarc caught up in Indo-Pak mistrust; BD needs greater UN support to tackle Rohingya crisis; India’s limitation must be understood.   Lt. Gen. (retired) Syed Ata Hasnain, a second Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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