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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

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

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