Reportage

‘Quality education crucial for future leaders’

  Education for the future must be a blend of problem solving and creativity    Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Inclusive education sought for persons with autism

  Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka on April 20 underscored the need for inclusive education to include persons with autism, especially women and girls, in the mainstream of education system.   Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC) organised the seminar Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Recklessly humane

  Concerns over what the annual rainy season in this part of the world, the southwest monsoon, may hold for the multitudes of Rohingya refugees who started streaming across the international border last August mainly into three upazilas of border district Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Troubles brewing for Uber?

  Uber is the latest hype in transportation services in Dhaka city. For its promised services and offered comfort, people from middle to high income groups have been using the service from last November when Uber started its service in Dhaka.   Despite Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Empowering the consumer

  Faruq Azam, a government employee, bought a cosmetics product from a city chain shop. He was charged with an additional Tk 36 along with the labelled maximum retail price (MRP). As he reacted about the total price, the shop officials Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Path ahead for writers

  Mankind is passing through a tumultuous time everywhere in today’s world. For the need to lay down a new ideological foundation for making a meaningful progress, human creativity has to be freed, not chained down as it is being seen Thursday, April 26th, 2018

DEPP Innovation Lab’s twelve innovative ways

  The Announcement Ceremony of top 12 Disaster Preparedness Innovations was held on 24 April in “Padma Hall” at Dhaka Club Ltd. premises by Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme Innovation Lab Bangladesh (DEPP Lab BD).   The Lab was officially launched on October Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In memory of Xulhaz Mannan

  It’s a universal truth that death is not a new fad; people die all the time. The tradition has been around since the world began, so we should be used to it and accept it by now. The possibility of Thursday, April 26th, 2018

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
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