Society

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

A leg-up to tea workers

  The tea workers and their communities in Bangladesh face multifaceted difficulties at the workplace and in society. Their rights provided by labour law are not materialized. They remain far behind in education compared to the national level. Poorly paid, majority Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Environmental Pollution in Bangladesh: Its Effects and Control

  The sum total of all surroundings of a living organism, including natural forces and other living things, that provide conditions for development and growth is termed as Environment. Environmental pollution is a burning issue around the globe, where Bangladesh deserves Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Skills Training – Lessons from China

  Although Bangladesh has made huge progress since its wrecked state at independence, including rising economic growth of over 6% and an expanding middle class, it still faces a wide range of enormous challenges – among them the pressing need to Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Bittersweet: Nothing bitter about this sweet spot

  Everyone with a sweet tooth is bound to know of Bittersweet, a dessert lover’s dream destination. Located at the heart of the town in Gulshan 2 and Dhanmondi, it offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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