Monday, 04 Mar, 2024

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Is killing of bloggers turning Bangladesh into a fundamental country?

DHAKA: Bloggar Niloy Chatterjee was murdered in his bedroom in Dhaka on Friday noon. His killing is fourth and fifth victim respectively in this year and since 2013 of extremist attacks.According to media reports, he wrote in a blog against religion based extremism.Already Ansarullah

France, Bangladesh celebrating common history

DHAKA: It’s my privilege and great honor to celebrate my first French National Day in Bangladesh, and to address the citizens of Bangladesh and my fellow citizens on this occasion.July 14 is the French National Day. For all of us, French people, this date is known as the Bastille Day,

The Spirit Of Ramadan

Ramadan ul Mubarak, solemnly blessed with humanity & generosity,    A divine guide for cleansing the society,   A proper time to cultivate our morality,The unique month to stimulate our spirituality,An opportunity to get closer to ALLAH Almighty.The habit of our fraudulent business &

Regional Connectivity: Bangladesh Perspective

DHAKA: The opening of doors and windows of Bangladesh all around for linkages and connectivity with next door neighbors and beyond has created opportunity for developing Bangladesh into a regional development hub, economic corridor.Bangladesh is surrounded in almost three directions West,

Water Logging and Grid Lock

DHAKA: Mega City Dhaka experienced diabolic water logging and agonizing grid locks during and after the first heavy monsoon rain of the year yesterday, 11 June 2015. Life almost came to a standstill as most of the roads in central Dhaka went under knee to waist deep water causing immense

Race for Water Odyssey: An Epic is being inked

The World has been experiencing a huge expedition and an Epic is being started writing in the name of Race for Water Odyssey, known as R4WO, without major media attention.Not the Greek hero Odysseus, a Swiss based Ocean Enthusiast Marco Simeoni is the hero of this Epic.In view to draw the

Will It Be Game Changer?

It is now the talk of South Asia. It is now in the headlines of print media, hot news in electronic media in Bangladesh. Prime Minister of India is set for a historic visit to Bangladesh. There are high expectations, many speculations about so many possible and probable agreements of

Ensuring safeguards against sexual harassment

DHAKA: Human beings of the civilized world want to live with happiness and for that reason they have certain rights known as human rights, certain inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being, which are necessary for

Wash hands and save lives

Be kind to yourself… do yourself a favour, possibly save the life of a loved one (if not your own) and wash your hands of the many life-threatening dangers that lurk menacingly and prey on your health 24/7.How? – I hear you ask.Please… pay attention! I’ve just told you… wash

Schools should not be horrific hellholes of fear

While I do not condole vigilante justice, I must admit to enjoying a modicum of satisfaction recently when I learned a schoolteacher had his bike set ablaze by a group of vigilante parents for brutalizing their children.My gratification did not germinate from the violence aspect of what

The Pope asked to correct his error

Corporal punishment is child abuse from its inception. Paddling, spanking, beating with a bamboo stick or by hand… there are no degrees of wrongness in this. They are all equally wrong. Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church and spiritual leader to about 1.2-billion

… and everyone lived happily ever after

A school should be a place of fun and positive learning and not a distribution outlet of emotional, physical, and psychological damageA University of Florida research team is calling for an immediate end to corporal punishment in schools. It underscores that scientific evidence

Stimulants for Freshers! || Emdadul Haque

Generally Afro-Asian people prefer to quote noted personalities in many occasions. Asia and Africa are blessed with many sages such as Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Bangabandhu, APJ Abdul Kalam, Aung Sang Suu Kyi and many others. The stimulant excerpt of

New school vows no corporal punishment

Parents and children in Nasirabad, Khilgaon, are this week celebrating the inauguration of the brand new Iqra Ideal School that comes with a lifetime guarantee – no corporal punishment! Tenacious anti corporal punishment crusader Sir Frank Peters agreed to perform the official

The Day of Judgment According to the Holy Quran

As justice is the main concern of Islam it is necessary that people should get justice in this world and the world hereafter. It sounds natural and logical that everyone should reap what he has sown.The Day of Judgment in the Quran has been also named as the Day of Reckoning, the Day

Overview of Divorce Law in Bangladesh

Divorce is the only legal way for terminating a Marriage other than act of God. The process of divorce is very simple in Bangladesh just in three steps to divorce for both Husband and Wife wanting separation; i) Giving Notice in written, ii) Facing the Arbitration Board, iii) After

A poem by Muhammad Munir Chowdhury

Hoping for better governance (New Year's message to Bangladesh Civil Service members) Better governance should be our mission,  Be judicious in all your action & decision,  Address the problems having spirit of patriotism,  Don't aspire for illegal wealth accumulation,  Work

Anti floor-crossing clauses: Protective or destructive to democracy?

Voting against one’s own party in bill of parliament or resigning from a political party in order to take side of another party in parliamentarian democracy is floor-crossing or defection. Floor-crossing is considered to be a problem for newly democratic country or fragile democratic

NEVER spare the rod and spoil the child

Subjecting a child to corporal punishment in the home or school is no different to peeing against the wind – it all comes back on you. It is a truism that beating a child generates only negative results, but don’t just take my word for it; refer to the mountain of independent

Killing kids in the name of Allah

A boy in school uniform in the morning was in a casket in the afternoon. A boy in school uniform having a life to its fullest in the morning was among 132 coffins kept one after another in the evening. A boy in school uniform a day before was laid to eternal rest the following

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