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Three poems of Rishika Jabeen

One Day The Star Will Rise Once AgainOne day the star will rise once again,The cloud-sea will have huge waves,There will be the kingdom of clouds and a flying Pegasus,There will be many rainbows in the sky. In the night, the sky will twinkle with many stars.  The sky will be colorful

Aladdin’s Lamp and Amassing Huge Wealth by Ruling Party Leaders

As the days are looming, details of wealth are coming out for aspirants of 10th Parliament. Members those got elected in the 9th parliament and also contesting in the 10th parliamentary election have submitted their wealth report to Election Commission (EC) and magnitude of their declared

Death of a War Criminal

Cheers of “Joy Bangla” filled the air as hundreds of Bangladeshi Canadians gathered in Toronto’s east end in a tightly-packed community centre on Monday.They were not just celebrating the independence of their home country, but the execution of a war criminal in Bangladesh last

Corporal punishment is a pseudonym for abuse

At what point, when hitting a child, does it become physical abuse?Some parents and schoolteachers see no relationship whatsoever between the two.‘A good smacking,’ some will even argue, ‘won’t do the child any harm.’ (Wait for it...) ‘It didn’t do me any harm’.I’m of

‘Evils’ apparently impeding country’s democratization

There are some inevitable questions, taken as proof for democracy, are yet to be answered in the context of Bangladesh. Like what is it happening in the political arena in the name of democracy? Is it all about just the practice of universal suffrage? Where democracy, a rule of the people

Ending Violent Political Campaign in Bangladesh

Today is Human Rights Day. Theme of this year is, “20 Years Working for Your Rights”. It was in December 1993 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) created the mandate of High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights. It has been 20 years since the

Bangladesh: Turmoil may see return of Terrorism

It is about time that the United States Congress realized that the current political turmoil in Bangladesh may see a return of terrorism to Bangladesh. Eradication of terrorism from the country was one of the top priorities of Sheikh Hasina when she took over prime ministership in 2009.

Building too many walls and not enough bridges

It was Newton who once said, “We build too many walls and not enough bridges”. Politicians in our county are exactly doing this. Recent reshuffle in the cabinet is unlikely to build bridges between rival political parties.  Only noticeable change is emergence of additional number of

Jamaat exposed!

NEW DELHI: As his SSC examination results were not good, Jamaat Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah secured admission in BSc Pass course at Rajendra College, Faridpur in 1969. His father Maulana Abdul All was Faridpur District Jamaat President. Islami Chhatra Sangha unit was

Teaching Medium of Pvt Varsities in BD: Overcoming the Debate

What should preferably be the language of teaching at private universities in Bangladesh has long become a debatable issue. English is the ‘official’ language in most cases--if not in all. But is it ‘okay’ with the students? And what about the teachers?Learning foreign languages

Transhumanism: The future of mankind

DHAKA: Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations and this change happens in the genetic level which primarily manifests as diversity and in the long run this gives birth to a new species. We, Homo sapiens also have come

National Interest: Dear Narendrabhai

You want a Bengali speaking Af-Pak or a liberal, secular Bangladesh? You can decide now WHY am I not addressing this appeal to adarniya Advaniji or my old friend Sushma first? Or to dear Rajnathji or Arun (Jaitley), even though I might have known all four of them more closely than you,

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