Teacher shortage in local colleges

More recruitment and even distribution needed

It is worrying to note that colleges outside the capital have been badly suffering from severe teacher shortage while the colleges in Dhaka

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Terror attacks on the rise

Devise means to combat extremism

According to the IG police, terror attacks have spiked up in recent years. While the figure is worrying we would have liked to know what is

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Mohammed Shahjahan

What ails the District Councils?

Ours is a democratic country. That's precisely why democracy has been embodied as one of the state principles in the Constitution of

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Amitava Kar

Seesaw inequality

The most commonmisconception about economic inequality is based on the pie fallacy: that the rich always get rich by taking money

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Saleemul Huq

Bangladesh's role in tackling climate change

In the last week of April, nearly two hundred international participants from over forty countries, along with a hundred participants

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Ronny Noor

Economics, not religion

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to The Times of India (March 27, 2016), claimed during a Sunday Times interview

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Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

OPINION: Caught between two states: The Islamic and the United

While there is no gainsaying that there is no ‘physical presence’ of IS in this country, the fact that the terrorist organisation has brought this country under its radar is a matter that the security agencies in Bangladesh cannot overlook.

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Shakhawat Liton

Models of press freedom

Anders Chydenius, an enlightened thinker and politician of the Kingdom of Sweden, had struggled against secret and unaccountable government power...

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Dr. Bjorn Lomborg

The smartest ways to adapt to climate

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world when it comes to climate change.

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Md. Rizwanul Islam

Do government websites have enough public information?

Partial reporting would actually create only a mirage of transparency, missing the opportunity of achieving the full potential of the information which is made available to the public.

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“Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis” (May 4, 2016)

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Relocate unplanned and risky factories

Various small factories (containing inflammable objects such as chemicals and paper) have been haphazardly set up in many places of

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Mosquito menace at airport

Recently, I visited Bangladesh, my homeland. Immediately upon our arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, we were attacked by a

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Water crisis in North Kattali

Despite being a beach area, the inhabitants of North Kattali in Chittagong have been suffering from severe water crisis for the last few

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A death resulted from negligence and some questions

A couple of days ago, I rushed to a government-run hospital with a road accident victim at midnight. The accident took place in front of my house.

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Changing our lifestyle

Motivational interviewing (MI) is about focused conversations with a person, venturing to help her into making a lifestyle change. It is a tool of empowerment that helps a person through structured conversations, helping her to actively talk herself into making a change, rather than only reflect on it.

Who says we're not free?

Last week, Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom...

Can climate gather steam?

When a car spontaneously caught fire in Dhaka last week, allegedly from a heated engine, social media comments invoked the ongoing heat-spell.

May Day! May Day! And Mayday!

May Day 1: Our most common understanding of May 1 being a holiday is that it represents a movement for the establishment of the rights of workers.