Society

Humiliating Greece humiliates the EU

Discussions about the Greek debt crisis revolve around whether Greece should go along the path of the austerity programme scripted by the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF) and be bailed out with fresh loans Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Rajon murder and our social conscience

The murder of Rajon has been a kick in the teeth for the whole nation. It is a howling shame that the 13-year old boy, tied hand and foot like a lamb taken for slaughter, has been brutally beaten to Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ujanchar K.N High School: Educating since 1905

The foundation of the form of academic education we see now in our country was laid down by the British rulers. The zamidars during the British period played an important role in setting up schools, employing teachers and developing education Thursday, July 30th, 2015

World Hepatitis Day 28 July 2015: Knowing the risks to prevent Hepatitis

Bangladesh, like other member-countries of the United Nations will observe World Hepatitis Day on 28 July. Hepatitis is a silent killer, which affects millions of people worldwide that causes acute and chronic liver diseases, kills and disables millions of people Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Eid: Through perspective, through spirituality

Eid being the major religious festival for Muslims is celebrated with colourful and religious air throughout the world two times every year. Although except the mandatory deeds ordained by the Islamic terminology, mood of celebration varies from country to country Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Communalism and the angst of time

The challenges that hinder human civilization from reaching a higher level of excellence must include communal violence. What we call communal violence is the chain of conflicts, riots and other forms of violence between communities of different religious faith or Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Against drugs and trafficking

Every year on June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed as per declaration of the United Nations General Assembly that resolved in 1987. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) select a theme of Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

New report overwhelmingly condemns corporal punishment

An essential ‘wake-up’ report has just been published that should be compulsory reading for every man, woman and child, especially educationalists, not just in Bangladesh, but also worldwide.   The commended report supports the established fact that a nation that turns a Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Friends and neighbours

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Bangladesh was every bit the personal triumph. Modi rounded off his visit over a period of 36 hours from reception to farewell. But it has been of the first magnitude compared to Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Is tobacco use declining in Bangladesh?

There has been a big question from all beginning from a lay person up to a policy maker: “Has the tobacco use been declining in Bangladesh?” If not, then what’s the use of all these policy reforms and movements! This Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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