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The Daily Star July 09, 2019 A recipe for a public health disaster It seems like no food product in the market is immune to contamination. Photo: Star Nahela Nowshin Going by numerous recent news reports, we have good reason to be worried about the state of food safety in the country. One would think […]

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The line between patriotism and nationalism Mark E Andersen for Daily Kos Community Sunday July 07, 2019 65 Comments 65 New When I was nine years old, the United States of America was celebrating its bicentennial. With it being so soon after the Vietnam War and Watergate, America was not really in the celebrating mood. […]

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Nurturing the dynamism of multilingual students ILLUSTRATION: RAMISA ROB Abu Saleh Md Rafi Forget English; our students aren’t even acquiring Bangla up to the required standard.” This was the sentiment of Education Minister Dipu Moni, who recently expressed her frustration with the lack of proficiency of students in both Bangla and English. And her feelings […]

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Bangladesh bans sea fishing for all, affecting half a million people Daily Ittefaq Saturday 22nd June 2019 The June-September monsoon is the peak fishing season in the Bay of Bengal for more than half a million poor Bangladeshi fishers. But this year, their wooden boats are still moored along the coast. For the first time, […]

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The Daily Star July 01, 2019 Bengal 500 years ago Bengal economy viewed in the light of Tome Pires’ observation by Momtazur Rahman Tarafdar Momtazur Rahman Tarafdar (1928-1997) Medieval Bengali poems and foreign travellers’ accounts give us the impression that in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Bengal was prosperous–her seaborne trade and a diverse mix […]

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The Daiky Star , জুলাই ০৩, ২০১৯ মৃত ব্যক্তির ভোটদান ও ‘করণীয় কিছু নেই’ সমাচার প্রধান নির্বাচন কমিশনার নুরুল হুদা। ছবি: সংগৃহীত  গোলাম মোর্তোজা ‘কোথায় যাই, কার কাছে যাই’- মহাদেব সাহার জনপ্রিয় কবিতার লাইন একটু পরিবর্তন করে বলা যায় ‘কোথায় যাবে, কার কাছে যাবে’? ভরসার জায়গা কোথায়? বলছি বাংলাদেশের জনগণের কথা। বহুবিধ প্রশ্নের ৩০ ডিসেম্বরের […]

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The Daily Star  July 04, 2019 Extrajudicial killings is no answer SOURCE: WWW.EARTH.COM Aiman R Khan A country’s justice system has the responsibility to lawfully try any person accused of a crime, not the law enforcement. A person charged with an offence is supposed to be tried by the court of law until he is […]

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How to not do humanity  Ramisa Rob  Dhaka Tribune  July 2nd, 2019 Complicit through inaction? Murder by any other name is still murder It’s a trend that, after someone is hacked to death, social media gets all syrupy with utmost disillusionment. We protest against injustice, we demand that officials take action so that no one […]

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The Daily Star  July 03, 2019 CONSUMER RIGHTS VIOLATIONS Why filing complaints is absolutely necessary Consumers should play their part to protect their rights. Photo: Rashed Shumon Naznin Tithi I assume there is hardly anyone amongst us who has never felt cheated after buying a product or taking a service in exchange for money. On many occasions, […]

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The Daily Star  July 02, 2019 Rohingya crisis: The long view Can the displaced Rohingyas return to their homeland anytime soon? Photo: REUTERS/DANISH SIDDIQUI Mohammad Zaman There is no dearth of opinion on the Rohingya repatriation issue with political leaders, scholars, and even ordinary people all weighing in with their own views. Given the current […]

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The Daily Star July 02, 2019 Miscarriage on the rise: Effects of climate change in coastal Bangladesh While the western world is arguing whether climate change is manmade or natural, its effects are already being felt, especially in countries like Bangladesh. Photo: Maruf Hasan Dr Maruf Hasan Most people felt the temperature this summer was […]

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Barriers to environmental justice  Rizowan Ahmed Dhaka Tribune  July 1st, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Is the country’s justice system failing to protect the environment? The world is facing an environmental problem — the increase in air pollution, deforestation, climate change, and other problems are threatening the existence of the world as we know it. The problem […]

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