Society

The Digital Insecurity Act?

  The government has churned out yet another freedom-curtailing law for the parliament to legislate. The Cabinet approval of the updated draft Digital Security Act (DSA) came at a time when rampant abuse of the ICT Act, particularly of Section 57, Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Enayetullah Khan invited to join conference in Paris on fake news

  UNB and Dhaka Courier Editor-in-Chief Enayetullah Khan has been invited to join a roundtable conference on fake news to be held in Paris on February 15 next.   Member of Senate of France Nathalie Goulet extended the invitation to Khan to join Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Broadening and deepening relations in the 21st century

  Switzerland and Bangladesh have been fostering good relations for decades. For many years, contacts primarily revolved around development cooperation efforts. As important as that field is, our goal must be to move ahead and broaden bilateral relations between our two Thursday, February 8th, 2018

“Whitewashing” Genocide in Myanmar

  Although the genocide of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has gathered greater media attention in recent months, there is no indication that the international community is prepared to act in any meaningful way, thus leaving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The liberation of Mirpur

  For more than two decades, the Pakistani rulers used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress the Bengalis who sought justice and equality from them.  But the most brutal, ugly, desperate, and vicious form of aggression occurred in our history Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Japanese singer Miyavi coming to meet Rohingyas

  UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, also Japanese musician and actor, Miyavi will be visiting Bangladesh and will meet Rohingyas living in camps in Cox’s Bazar district this week.   “I can tell you for sure, he’s coming. But I don’t want to give the Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Challenges for LGBT, gays and lesbians in Bangladesh

  Tourists’ most popular guidebook, Lonely Planet, advises gay travellers to be discreet in Bangladesh, and warns that homosexuality is illegal in Bangladesh, and homosexual acts are punishable under Bangladesh law with deportation, fines and/or prison.   In December 2008, Bangladesh was one Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Corporal punishment is an invention of hell

  Saturday, January 13th marks the seventh anniversary of the banning of corporal punishment in all Bangladeshi schools.   It doesn’t matter from which angle you view corporal punishment; it isn’t pretty. It serves no useful purpose whatsoever, but causes untold damage by Thursday, January 11th, 2018

GNOBB’s conference on biotechnology held

  A two-day “International Conference on Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ISBHA 2017)” was held on December 29-30 at Dhaka University’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban.   Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) has organised the conference for the third time to Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A meeting of minds

  Shikkhalok, an education bulletin published by CDIP (Centre for Development Innovation and Practices), an NGO, organized a get-together of writers and artists at its head office in Dhaka on 28 December 2017. This bulletin on education started it journey in Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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