Save Lives #SlowDown: Take the pledge!

  We We all agree that we want to arrive safely at our destination. We make our roads safer for our children, families and friends by slowing down.   Research shows that a 5 percent cut in average speed can result in a Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Twin Pillars: Journalists & judges

  Without publicity, there is no justice, since justice in a court law must be seen to be done. Jeremy Bentham, an 18th century British philosopher said that "publicity is the very soul of justice". The media, by ensuring the right Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Holding court

  The point at which the media and judiciary interact constitutes one of the most fascinating aspects in a democracy. Not to mention, a vital one too. The degree of independence enjoyed by each of these institutions can serve as a Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Change needed in taxing policy to discourage smoking

  Anti-tobacco campaigners have demanded introducing a “specific tax” on tobacco products with the increase of tax rate from the upcoming 2017-18 fiscal, aiming to cut tobacco use in Bangladesh.   “Tobacco taxation is very complex and a non-pragmatic system in Bangladesh, which Thursday, May 11th, 2017

UNWTO Meet in Chittagong

  An opportunity to showcase Bangladesh’s tourism potential   Bangladesh is blessed with the potential to become an attractive tourist destination due to its impeccable natural beauty, warm hospitality and of course historical sites. Bangladesh, situated between India and Myanmar with the entire Thursday, May 11th, 2017

‘We cannot afford to be unprepared’

  Dr David Nabarro, candidate to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has outlined his immediate actions if successful in the election on May 23.   “We cannot afford to be unprepared for the next global emergency,” he was Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Breaking Barriers

  When people say that “autistic kids - or kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or any other disability – are special,” they mostly say it out of sympathy. However, these kids are really special. They are special not because they Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The strange death of Raudha Athif in Rajshahi

  It is now more than a month since the Maldivian Vogue model Raudha Athif, aged just 21, was found dead in her Islami Bank Medical College (IBMC) dormitory in Rajshahi, in circumstances that can only be described as unnatural. More Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Hasina, Modi, Mamata: The Triangular Tryst with Trust

  For a neighbour, one would rather have a friend than an enemy. That would stand to reason. An enemy would always be perceived as a potential trouble maker, a persistent source of threat. But a friend could also be demanding. Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Teaching autistic children to dress themselves

  Getting dressed is an easy and simple task for the average child and most 5-8 years old kids understand the concept. But it is one of the hardest tasks for the children with autism as they don’t understand the procedure Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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