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মারলেন কেন! মারবেন কেন? মিরপুর ১৩ নম্বরে মঙ্গলবার বিক্ষুব্ধ ছাত্রদের বেধড়ক লাঠিপেটা করে পুলিশ। বিমানবন্দর সড়কে গাড়িচাপায় দুজন শিক্ষার্থী নিহত হওয়ার প্রতিবাদ করছিল তারা। ছবি: সংগৃহীত গোলাম মোর্তোজা স্কুল-কলেজের খুদে শিক্ষার্থীরা রাস্তায় নেমে ক্ষোভ-বিক্ষোভ করল, বাস ভাঙচুর করল। এই ক্ষোভের অন্তর্নিহিত তাৎপর্য সংবেদনশীলতার সঙ্গে অনুধাবন করলেন না। করার চেষ্টা করলেন না। পুলিশ দিয়ে তাদের ধাওয়া […]

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We risk our lives every day MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU We have all become a bit too comfortable at the prospect of death As a child, one of the more morbid “time pass” activities I engaged in when I was out with my parents, bored out of my hyperactive 8-year-old mind, was to imagine a hypothetical […]

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This could have all been avoided MEHEDI HASAN Deaths from road accidents have been on the rise lately, but we can work towards solutions There has been a string of road accident-related deaths in our country as of late. Road accidents are nothing new, but each and every country has its own policies and mechanisms […]

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WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Recognise the extent and seriousness of human trafficking Many Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh since August have been subjected to sex trafficking in Bangladesh and India. Photo: AFP Eresh Omar Jamal Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers in their own […]

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Quota issue from an economic perspective Photo: Rashed Shumon Biru Paksha Paul Truth shall prevail against lies and falsehood. And economic truths are often ruthless. They don’t care for human sentiments or short-term political gains. The issue of quota in public service recruitment is basically an economic one and, despite the lull in student protests […]

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The RMG industry has experienced phenomenal growth Rajib Dhar We need to strike a balance between social needs, ability to pay, and macroeconomic issues Revising the minimum wage for garment workers has become an important topic on two counts: Public policy perspective, and political perspective. As part of public policy, it reflects with various macroeconomic scenarios, […]

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Circular fashion: Why and how Bangladesh could take the lead Mostafiz Uddin In the month of May, I was invited to represent Bangladesh at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in Denmark. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit is the most influential summit on sustainability in the fashion world. More than 2,500 international visitors and more than 100 thought […]

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Why facing the voters is important for democracy Photo: Palash Khan Badiul Alam Majumdar The year 2018 is one of elections. A total of five city corporation elections are to be held this year, of which elections in Khulna and Gazipur have already been held. Elections in Sylhet, Barisal and Rajshahi will take place on […]

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Indiscriminate use of drugs: An emerging health concern? Sarwar J Minar Oliver Wendell Holmes, the 19th-century American writer, physician, and dean of Harvard Medical School, once said, “If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity.” Medicine is meant to cure […]

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FREEDOM OF PRESS AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY F R Chowdhury     21 July 2018 It was Wednesday 18-July-2018, I was still on my morning breakfast listening to the TV news. The headline news was about a court verdict that gave £210,000.00 damages to Sir Cliff Richard for breach of his privacy by BBC. The story […]

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Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees PHOTO: PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS Saleemul Huq In the run-up to the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in its 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015, one of the most politically contentious issues was whether the limit of the long-term global temperature rise […]

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The fight against addiction  Anna Milovanovic-Fazliu Available, portable, concealable MUMIT M The challenges of treating yaba addiction in women As a photography student in Dhaka, I began researching yaba addiction among women in Bangladesh. I met with girls and women at various stages of addiction and treatment; from those who hesitated to call themselves addicts, […]

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