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Vision 2021: Issues and Challenges (Concluding Part)

Need Competent Managers, Capable OperatorsFor planning, managing and operating mega infrastructure projects a well qualified, experienced, committed core group of technical and managerial teams are essential. Project teams must own projects and project managers must not leave matters

Vision 2021: Issues and Challenges (Part-3)

Deep Sea PortThe requirement of a deep port has been well recognized for a long since. Few countries like China, UAE, and Netherlands have already shown keen interest. Modern deep sea port with all facilities will not only create huge economic boost for Bangladesh but also will

Bangladeshi judge receives prestigious Intl honour

DHAKA: Supreme Court Justice Muhammad Imman Ali, a living legend of Bangladesh, has been given one of Europe’s most prestigious awards for his invaluable contribution towards the protection of children in Bangladesh.The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), presented

Older is more valuable than Property

Breaking is the normal trend for any structure. But it is not good to see the broken family relationship. At this time, Most of the People possess two homes/families; those are in city and village. Sometimes you heard the other name of village home is grandparent’s home. With the

Horses For the Courses

On the back drop of historic milestones of achieving double White Wash by Bangladesh against arch rival Zimbabwe in Test and ODI series BCB has just released the primary list of thirty players for ICC World Cup 2015. The tournament will be played in completely different cricket

Ebola made 3,700 children orphans

DHAKA: President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, one of the leading independent organizations working for the lives of more than 70 million children in need in the United States and 120 countries, Carolyn S Miles, wrote the article on We are

If kids are our future, why damage them?

THERE is a large family of well-meaning clichés roaming free throughout Bangladesh espousing the need to protect children in different ways.“The children are our future”, they scream loudly, but largely they’re all ignored. Children’s rights are still an illusion.Take corporal

Celebrating the power of tolerance and social harmony

On November 16, the world community will observe the 19th United Nations International Day for Tolerance.  This day highlights the vital contribution of tolerance toward building and sustaining peaceful, harmonious communities that thrive from diversity of thought, religion, and

Girls not brides: Lynne Featherstone

DHAKA: During her visit to Bangladesh, United Kingdom (UK) International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote the following article for her party’s mouthpiece The Liberal Democrats on the issue of ending child marriage. We are publishing the article for

Why Power Grids Collapse?

Bangladesh Power grid experienced a major disaster on Saturday November 1, 2014. While the reasons leading to the grid collapse are under investigation media reports quoting responsible sources indicates that the trouble started when the Bheramara, Khustia substation receiving power

South Asia’s Peace Nobel: symbolic vs pragmatic

This year Norwegian Noble Committee awards peace prize to two South Asian child activists— Malala Yousafzai (being a teenager) and Kailash Satyarthi (working for children). One turns into famous daring to defy Taliban’s drag against women education and may be Noble Committee just

Don't beat a child, Guide him or her

Were the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of life-loving schoolgirl Bristi Das to become a lawyer, a doctor, or a politician? Perhaps even to nudge Sheikh Hasina from her lofty seat one day and become Prime Minister?Allah knows... indeed, only Allah knows.For sure we will never know

How to choose right school for your child

In 21st century we have options to choose public versus privates schools while by Universal Declaration of Human Rights each parent has right to choose the education system that he or she thinks right for the child. When Americans think about private education, what likely comes to mind

Dream Journey Across Amazing Australia

One of our main targets of visiting South Australia was to take a cruise of Murray River .Shuvro booked a day cruise of Murray River in the cruise Ship Proud Marry for 29 December 2013. We were picked from Motel in the morning and other visitors were also collected in a large articulated

Spectacular fireworks on Eid Day

Saturday 2 October was the Eid Day here at Melbourne. Away from relatives, friends and near ones Eid hardly brings the joy that we usually have on Eid. For reasons beyond our control we could not travel to Bangladesh for Eid like other years. Avro could not join us on Eid day as he had

Dream journey across amazing Australia

South Australian Capital Adelaide appeared to us a much more organized well planned city than others. Australians call Adelaide the festival city. The Adelaide city Centre is the innermost locality of Greater Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It is known by locals simply as

MCG Our Dream Destination

Ever since my childhood when I started loving cricket I cherished a dream of watching cricket in Australian Cricket ground especially at iconic MCG. We grew up at Faridpur. Our father and elder brother were well known players and sports enthusiasts’. They always encouraged us in playing

Toronto Cdn-Bd Community agencies and media met

DHAKA: It was Fall, Sept 28, last Sunday, when a group of Toronto Bangladeshi Canadian civil citizens, the editors of local ethnic media and community support service agencies gathered in Toronto Bangladeshi Parents Advisory Committee(TBPAC) and partner agency,  Ontario(Canadian

Dream Journey Across Amazing Australia

We heard about a lot about Philip Island and Penguin Parade   before coming to Australia .We were told about visiting Philip Island to enjoy Penguin Parade ever since we migrated to Australia in 2006. But reality did not permit us to visit it till January 2013 after we returned from a

Gazipur road crash kills mother, hurts son

GAZIPUR: A woman was killed and his son injured critically in a road crash in Konabari College Gate area of the district on Thursday afternoon.The deceased was identified as Nabiran, 44, wife of one Korban Ali, hailed from the area.Police sources said a rashly driven covered van

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