Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | ePaper

Smart schools to make education easier

FOR the first time in the country, the government on November 15 introduced the 'Smart School' at Pirpur village of Alokdia Union Parishad in Chuadanga Sadar Upazila spending Tk

Combating terrorism: Familiy members must keep an eye on their loved ones

OVER 66 percent of the female terror suspects in the country got involved in militancy being influenced by their family members, mostly their husbands, according to findings of the

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Brick kilns on farm land :We have seen many newspaper reports on how brick kilns are being set up without following the proper procedures and plans and even without

The Brexit saga will go on for years

Denis MacShane :Far from uniting Britain after the bitterly divisive Brexit referendum vote when just 37 per cent of the total British electorate voted to leave the European Union,

Women’s reproductive safety

Caroline Hickson :In Sicily, the prosecutor of Catania has ordered the trial of seven doctors in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Cannizzaro Hospital on a charge of

Media-military relations : Bangladesh perspective

Noor Islam Habib :Media are most powerful element of the society in the modern day world. It can influence on an event the individual, groups or national policy formulation

The stalemate in Rohingya repatriation

THE initiative to repatriate Rohingya refugees has been stalled until 2019. The repatriation and relocation programmes are revised due to general elections by the year ending. The repatriation of the

Four killed in Narsingdi: Who will take responsibility?

FOUR people were killed and 50 others injured in two separate clashes between two factions of locals in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi on Friday last. Of the dead Tofayel Rana

UNESCO in fund crisis

Rebecca Root :This week, it emerged that the United Kingdom's aid chief, Penny Mordaunt, had suggested withdrawing the country and its £11.1 million ($14.22 million) in funding from the United

Improvement of primary healthcare system

Paurvi Bhatt :Last year, our team challenged ourselves to engage differently with our global health and noncommunicable disease partners. We chose to engage in design thinking - not to create

Humanitarian disaster in Yemen’s war

Rayhan Ahmad Topader :Yemen's war is far more complex than a Saudi-Iranian, Sunni-Shia conflict. Yemen was ruled for a millennium by Zaydi Shia imams until 1962, and the Houthis were

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Youth leadership missing in politicsThroughout our history, young leaders and activists were the vanguard of all nationalist movements that eventually resulted in the independence of Bangladesh. Most of those who

Not extra fees, it’s extortion from SSC examinees

ALLEGATIONS abound about students across the country being charged extra fees, far beyond the government-set amount and defying a High Court directive, for appearing in the Secondary School Certificate examinations

US-China trade war : An opportunity for BD to expand businesses and attract FDI

THE ongoing trade war between the US and China has created a better opportunity for Bangladesh, especially for garment sectors. The exporters have been receiving a greater number of work

Outbreak of Hepatitis E Virus in Bangladesh

Rifat Zafreen :HEV is Hepatitis E Virus, which is one of the five known viral hepatitis caused by Hepatitis E virus. This HEV spreads usually through faucal contamination of drinking

Democrats’ victory new challenge to Republicans

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir :The retaking of the House by the Democrats will soon allow them to exercise checks and balances and stop the Republicans from going down a slippery slope.

Worries over CO2 emissions from wildfires

Navin Singh Khadka :Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO2 emissions, scientists warn. That could mean attaining the Paris climate agreement's goal of keeping

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Rural development a must There are a number of different types of development that every country needs-social, economic, in its governing institutions, etc. Bangladesh is a developing country that has

Find out the root cause of decreasing primary students

WHEN the authorities claim cent percent enrollment in primary education, a shocking picture was surfaced where number of student in primary schools is decreasing day by day. In 2013, some

Pro-people police is the demand of time

THE Police Investigation Bureau (PIB) has unveiled the mystery behind a spine-chilling crime where a middle-aged woman passenger was killed inside a running bus at Ashulia in the outskirts of

Is co-operative shining or declining?

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :The cooperative movement began in Europe in the nineteenth century, primarily in England and France. The industrial revolution and the increasing mechanization of the economy transformed

Rohingya will not be forced back to Myanmar

Al Jazeera :Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled Myanmar, citing rape, murder and arson, will not be forcibly repatriated, Bangladesh's Rohingya Relief and Repatriation Commissioner has said."No one will

Youth should be made aware of energy consumption

Latha Narasimhan :Formation of clubs, holding of seminars and workshops on environmental issues, awards for sustainable efforts, competitions to encourage eco-friendly activities and school initiatives towards recycling waste and recyclable

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Simplify tax payment systemIncome tax is the second biggest source of revenue for the government, according to our national budget, second only to Value Added Tax. Taxpayers have long complained

Only condemnation not enough, ensure safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar

US Vice-President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's strongest condemnation about Myanmar's treatment towards Rohingya Muslims. He told Aung San Suu Kyi that "persecution" by Myanmar's military was "without

Give emphasis on public transport, don't encourage personal vehicles

THE automobile industry has been enjoying a good time for at least four years due to the increase in disposable income of a quarter  and easy financing from banks

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Ensure safe travelling for woman :A video showing policemen harassing a young woman went viral on social media recently. Two policemen were seen in the footage stopping an auto-rickshaw

Seizing the window of opportunity to rethink Brexit

Sandra Khadhouri :The UK government is paralysed by Brexit as it reaches decision time over whether to agree a messy compromise or crash out with no deal. In the

The EU-Japan trade deal

Fredrik Erixon :The new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will give an economic boost and help European firms access markets that are technology-rich and can pay for innovation. It is

Global effort to end malaria epidemic

Olivia Ngou :The current picture of malaria should concern us all. For the first time in more than a decade, global malaria cases increased and reductions in malaria deaths