Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

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Antibiotic from breast milk

Including ‘the guardian’, ‘the Times’, ‘Science Health’, several worlds recognized daily and news sites published report in between 21 to 25 January 2016 on newly discovered Antibiotic from Human Milk. Breast milk protein could fight against drug resistance: Protein

Corporal punishment ineffective, damaging, wrong

Corporal punishment (CP) has been much in the news of late, especially in Bangladesh, which this month celebrated the fifth year of its ban in schools to protect its children and the nation’s future. Dr. Ronald W. Pies, MD, professor of psychiatry and lecturer on biothetics and

Religious freedom, pluralism are enduring American values

DHAKA: Religious liberty is an integral factor of American life and has been since our Nation’s founding. Indeed, many of the first European settlements in America were comprised of individuals and families fleeing religious persecution. Not surprisingly, this fundamental right is the

Metro Rail will be a blessing for Dhaka

DHAKA: We obesrve with shock and surprise the  opposition against Metro Rail project by a section of less iformed or motaived  section of students and academia of Dhaka University (DU). The map of the proposed routes suggest a section of the Metro Rail will traverse through Dhaka

A perfect day to stop corporal punishment to children

SIR FRANK PETERS All children should be able to experience the sunrise without the treat of a whipping overcast and clouding their day Teachers change people, people change the world. Unfortunately, both good and bad teachers have this powerThis coming Wednesday, January 13, 2016, is a

9 women envoys against gender-based violence

DHAKA: As women ambassadors representing nine nations, there are certainly a wide range of issues on which we focus. Yet we all vigorously agree on this: the urgent need to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Bangladesh, in our own countries, and across the globe.Studies show

Scottish report condemns corporal punishment

Findings of a study in Scotland this week revealed children who are subjected to corporal punishment could become depressed and violent later in life.According to the report commissioned by non-profit organizations including Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Scotland’s Children’s

Paris Attacks: Double Standard in World Media

Since the new wave of Paris attacks on last Friday, the mainstream media plunged into Paris and covered the heinous terrorist attack that took away 129 civilian lives. The media covered the attacks with utmost importance, making headlines after headlines.This is something we all should

Ireland follows Bangladesh's lead

It’s a sad day for Irish wooden spoon manufacturers. Ireland has just become the latest country to ban corporal punishment in all settings, including homes and schools. Wooden spoons were the most commonly cursed implement used for corporal punishment in Irish homes.Ireland banned

Returning Home with a thrilling experience

DHAKA: Can you imagine how thrilling it is to represent one’s country to other nation, experience a nation that has so many things to offer to the rovers, get exposed to the culture of that country, meeting the local people, have the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of

Technology for displaced: A bridge of hope amid crisis

DHAKA: Abu Zeid, a Syrian refugee, a few weeks ago spoke to The Guardian. He said, “I’ve reached a point where I know I could die at sea and I’m prepared to go even on a piece of wood because life is so hard. The circumstances we’ve been living in for four years until now, we’re

New hope for American kids

Bangladesh has made more advances in the implementation of children’s rights in the last few years than the USA. Bangladesh ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child as far back as August 1990, America still hasn’t, and is the only country in the world that

‘Knowledge for Life’

DHAKA: Today (October 13) is International Day for Disaster Reduction and ‘Knowledge for Life’ is the theme of this year.By resolution 44/236 (22 December 1989), the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated the second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural

Daughter of Democracy and Herald of Change

DHAKA: She gave the nation a new vision – Vision 2021, transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country. She gave Bangladeshis the dream of Digital Bangladesh- a IT based country.Four decades into independence, she has brought solace for 3 million martyrs and their families by

German, French FMs witness climate change effects

DHAKA: Visiting foreign ministers of Germany and France Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius respectively visited Bangshi River at Savar on Monday to experience the effects of climate change on Bangladesh.The trip provided them a firsthand impression of the impact of global

A safe climate future for Bangladesh, and the world

Climate change is no longer a distant perspective for “our children and grand children”; it is an urgent challenge for us, here and now. Every day, somewhere in the world, violent cyclones devastate coastlines, destroying homes and schools; droughts ravage crops and cause water

Why gender equality most critical of all global goals

At the end of this month, thousands of representatives from all over the world will gather in New York. They will witness the launch of the most ambitious universal effort since the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The reshaping and re-stating of the “larger

School Psychologists and Mental Health of Children and Youth || Saima Wazed Hossain

The concept of school psychologists is not well known in Bangladesh. Although in recent years, we have been able to bring the issue of mental health to the fore, making provisions for having psychologists in school is still unchartered territory for us. Given the work they do and the

Comprehensive Approach Needed to Address Disability Issues || Saima Wazed Hossain

Saima Wazed Hossain: Chairperson, National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Bangladesh and Member, Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health, World Health OrganizationBangladesh has ratified the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with

Tigers glorified Bangladesh in 2015

DHAKA: Bangladesh has been mentioned more often in 2015 with dignity and honor than ever before in the world sports arena because of superlative performances by iconic Bangladesh Cricketer Mashrafe led Bangladesh Cricket team. This writer witnessed the admirable tigers’ performance in

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