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  • Rohingya boat capsize a tragic and needless loss of life

    The tragedy that unfolded on Tuesday is as disturbing as it was preventable. The local authorities, as well as UN agencies and other international organisations, are perfectly aware of a transnational human trafficking network that preys on vulnerable refugees and often traps them into a life of bonded labour and slavery. Despite this, very little has been done to dismantle this network.
  • University teachers must be given due respect as well as benefits: Professor Abdul Mannan

    The proposed pay scale of public university teachers and the suggested VAT on private universities are two issues that have recently rocked the education sector of the country. In light of these issues, Upashana Salam and Naznin Tithi spoke to the incumbent chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Abdul Mannan, and former chairman of the UGC, Professor Nazrul Islam, respectively, about ways that challenges faced in higher education can be meted.
  • The justification of imposing VAT is not very strong: Professor Nazrul Islam

    The proposed pay scale of public university teachers and the suggested VAT on private universities are two issues that have recently rocked the education sector of the country. In light of these issues, Upashana Salam and Naznin Tithi spoke to the incumbent chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Abdul Mannan, and former chairman of the UGC, Professor Nazrul Islam,respectively, about ways that challenges faced in higher education can be meted.
  • Salahuddin in India

    READERS RESPOND

    It's a government-made drama
  • Professor Dr. Raunaq Jahan

    'One of the best ways to tackle extremists is to ensure space for non-violent and democratic opposition'

    Democracy has never functioned very well in Bangladesh.
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