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Being a Bangladeshi woman in tech

Being a Bangladeshi woman in tech Pride despite the prejudice SOURCE: TWITTER Tanzeem Choudhury When I was 12, my music teacher in Bangladesh groped my breasts when my parents were not home. It is easy to see how egregious this behaviour was, and to clearly label such an individual as a “bad actor”, as indeed […]

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah scored half-centuries to help their side post 247 all out in 46.1 overs before the host scored 251/8 in 48.1 overs Bangladesh made a losing start in their New Zealand tour as they lost their first practice one-day match against a New Zealand XI by two wickets at Bert Sutcliffe Oval […]

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Syed Ashraf’s sister Zakia Noor Lipi elected uncontested from Kishoreganj-1 Awami League candidate Syeda Zakia Noor Lipi has been elected uncontested in the election to the Kishoreganj-1 parliamentary seat previously represented by her brother late public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam. Returning Officer and Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury on Sunday said Zakia Noor […]

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Planning minister MA Mannan, deputy minister for education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, Centre for Policy Dialogue chairman professor Rehman Sobhan, Campaign for Popular Education executive director Rasheda K Choudhury, Bangladesh Medical Association former president Rashid-E-Mahbub, CPD distinguished fellow Mustafizur Rahman and CPD executive director Fahmida Khatun are seen holding a newly launched book titled ‘State of […]

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Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen meets his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Friday. — BSS photo Bangladesh wants a ‘safe haven’ for the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Rakhine state by ensuring their safe, secured and dignified repatriation under the monitoring of India, China and other ASEAN nations. ‘We want a […]

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The Daily Star February 11, 2019 YABA, CHARITY hand in glove? Monammed jamil Khan Bodi spends over Tk 1.5cr a month among the poor in Teknaf to keep his empire ‘peaceful’ Awaiting free rice distribution by Abdur Rahman Bodi, widely known as a patron of yaba trade, hundreds of women and children gather in Chowdhury […]

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No visible progress in Sagar-Runi murder case in 7 years  Md Sanaul Islam Tipu Dhaka Tribune   February 10th, 2019 Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi Collected Sagar Sarwar was the news editor of Maasranga TV channel while Meherun Runi was the senior reporter of ATN Bangla Seven years have elapsed since the gruesome murder of journalist couple […]

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Lead, pesticides, antibiotics found in milk  Afrose Jahan Chaity and Mehedi Al Amin Dhaka Tribune February 10th, 2019 Representational photo Bigstock Govt survey finds high levels of contaminants in dairy products The National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL) has found high levels of contaminants in dairy products in a recent survey. The study, titled “Detection of heavy […]

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The Great Language Movement of Bangladesh: Some Reflections Taj Hashmi*    10 February 2019 The “Language Movement” of erstwhile East Bengal/East Pakistan – presently, Bangladesh – was more than a language movement, it was a cultural-political movement for Bangladesh. No wonder, even after the Pakistan Constitution of 1956 had guaranteed Bengali as one of the […]

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Involve jobless youth in development Prothom Alo Editorial Feb 09, 2019        The general economic division of Bangladesh’s planning commission has put forward a rather dismal picture of the country’s youth. The report shows that 29.8 per cent of the young people aged between 15 and 29 neither have jobs nor do they study. A […]

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Inclusive democracy key to inclusive growth: Rehman Sobhan Prothom Alo English Desk | Feb 10, 2019       Chairman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) professor Rehman Sobhan has observed that inclusive democracy is needed to achieve inclusive growth. “If you want inclusive growth, you’ve to have inclusive democracy in your process,” he said while addressing […]

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No end of extrajudicial killing in sight Tipu Sultan . Dhaka | Prothom Alo   Feb 10, 2019       Extrajudicial killing in the name of “crossfire” and enforced disappearance have emerged as the key challenge to improving human rights situation and establishing rule of law in the country, rights activists say. This challenge, according to them, may further […]

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