Reportage

Old age—the story of long life, love and joy

  Shohagmoni Rajbhar, a 105-year-old woman walks in the labour lines of Moulvi Tea Estate in Maulvibajar Sadar Upazila with an air of elegance. Everybody in the labour lines knows her and respects her. Retired as pattiwali (tealeaf picker) 30 years Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Ashraf Ahmed’s travels through writing

  Ashraf Ahmed, a prominent Bangladeshi biomedical scientist living in the USA, is a powerful storyteller. He writes stories in Bengali, based on his colourful experiences in life. The stories contain materials that promote science education in a simple language and Thursday, January 18th, 2018

World this week

  Baby milk scare forces product withdrawn from shelves A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, including Bangladesh, according to reports of agencies. Twelve million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled from these countries, the Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Nation this week

  Ride-sharing services get the cabinet nod The cabinet has approved “Ride-sharing Service Guidelines 2017” validating the operations of app-based transport services like Uber and Pathao. There is a provision in the guidelines that the service providing company and its drivers would Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A teacher’s worth

  When will policymaking reflect the value of having good teachers?   It remains surprising that the teachers who are not under the government umbrella of “Monthly Payment Order” (MPO) facility have been fighting for their rights since time immemorial. The latest episode Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Into the heart of Buddhism in Bikrampur

  Nateshwar holds prospect of emerging as a world heritage site   Nateshwar excavation site of Vikrampura Buddhist archaeological location has all the potentials to emerge as another world heritage site in Bangladesh.   It has got a unique combination of religious and culturally-important structures, Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Making France Great Again

  The word is out - under Emmanuel Macron, French diplomacy is back with renewed vigour and chutzpah on the international stage. Witness Macron’s eagerness to throw himself, and hence the republic, into the mix across the contours of international relations. Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Courage is contagious, killing Mithun cowardice

  Throughout his life, cut short by a cowardly attack, Mithun Chakma stood firm by his beliefs. If what man believes is reflected in his social media profile then Mithun is a case whose Facebook cover proclaimed it loud and clear Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Polythene bag prevails for lack of suitable alternative: Experts

  Though there is a ban on it, the manufacturing and use of polythene shopping bag keep growing across the country as the authorities concerned have failed to come up with a suitable alternative to the hazardous object over the last Thursday, January 11th, 2018

World this week

  Wild, wild weather It was a week of wild weather, from Australia to North America. The eastern US is experiencing record-breaking low temperatures while in Australia, the city of Sydney has had its hottest weather in nearly 80 years. The US Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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