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

Nation this week

  Stranger things The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court accepted the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges. Earlier on December 11, the government had issued a gazette notification on the disciplinary rules of the lower court judges Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Depriving the students

  There is no good reason why elections to DUCSU, or any other public university’s students union, cannot be held. There never was.   “A proud tradition in student politics” is part of the staple that Bangladeshis upto a certain generation would hear Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DUCSU in vicious trap of status quo

  The anti-autocratic movement was in its height the year I got enrolled as a Dhaka University student and started attending classes as a freshman. In those turbulent days of 1987-88 almost every other DU student would rather take pride in Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Curtain falls on 6th Bengal Classical Music Festival

  The sixth edition of Bengal Classical Music Festival concluded on December 30 with the serene flute recital of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.   He performed Raga Lalitha and folk tune and bhajan, much to the delight of the city’s packed Abahani grounds.   The fifth Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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