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  • Reopening schools

    Since March last year, all educational institutions have been shut due to the pandemic. Finally, there is a ray of hope as the government has decided to

  • Monitor vaccinations

    We finally received a timely gift from India, 20 lakh doses of vaccine for the coronavirus, and are thankful for it. Also, three crore vaccine doses that we

  • Beware of bird flu

    An outbreak of the avian influenza known as bird flu is reportedly spreading across multiple districts in neighbouring India. Fortunately, our ministry

  • Drive responsibly

    As of recently, there has been an increase in the number of motorcycle related accidents on our roads and highways. Unfortunately, many of the

  • Why sex education

    Sexual education is not about encouraging one to have sex. Rather, it teaches one to have a safe and responsible sexual life. It teaches consent and

  • Democracy must be cherished

    The interpretation of democracy by Abraham Lincoln, that it is a government of the people, by the people, for the people, was terribly mistreated

  • Good news on the vaccine front

    On October 5, Globe Biotech, a Bangladeshi company announced that its first vaccine candidate had passed the pre-clinical trial on mice. And on

  • Proper vaccination strategy vital

    Once the vaccine becomes available in Bangladesh, the highest priority for the government will be vaccinating front-line health workers and the most

  • Don’t lose hope

    The future has never seemed more uncertain than it does now. While we’ve learned a lot about Covid-19 and how to live and work through a

  • Help the poor survive the cold wave

    A cold wave sweeping through our country’s northern part for two weeks has brought immense suffering to the people of that region. The bitter

  • Separate lanes for cyclists

    There has been a growing popularity of cycling as a means of commuting, exercise and recreation for some time now. However, our capital wasn’t

  • Adverse effects of violent video games

    There are a number of violent video games out there that people are getting addicted to. I mention this because my younger brother is one such

  • Air pollution in winter

    Air pollution has increased at an alarming rate in the country as winter set in. According to a 2018 report by the US environmental protection agency

  • Understanding the new strain

    WHO announced the new variant of the coronavirus as a normal part of a pandemic’s evolution. WHO officials even put a positive light on the discovery

  • Sanctity of historical sites

    It is disconcerting that many people are not aware of the importance of preserving the sanctity of Shaheed Minar and Liberation War related sites.

  • Climate change conundrum

    It is time to create serious climate change talks on the world stage. Volatile weather patterns and climate change impacts have started eating into the

  • Stop border killing

    Killing of unarmed, innocent Bangladeshis by the BSF on our borders has increased in recent times. Despite repeated assurances by the Indian

  • Every drop counts

    We talk about food wastage, but we do not talk enough about water wastage because water covers over 70 percent of the earth’s surface. Despite the

  • New strain of Covid-19

    British scientists have detected a new strain of the coronavirus which means the existing one is changing its character, which is dangerous. Since it will

  • Address the plight of medical students

    The education sector has been struggling to cope with the reality caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the educational institutions formulated

  • A cervical cancer-free future

    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January to support the WHO Global Strategy to

  • Covid-19

    No signs of Covid-19 receding

    The number of Covid-19 deaths crossed the 7,000 mark recently and yet, we are not following the health and safety guidelines like we ought to.

  • Addressing the challenges of vaccination

    Countries are now openly engaged in competition to approve the Covid-19 vaccine. This may compromise the effectiveness of the vaccine. Tackling

  • Save our rivers

    It’s a pity that illegal occupation of our rivers, canals, and other waterbodies continue to run rampant despite the many directives by the High Court.

  • Recognising our Birangona women

    While the whole nation is overwhelmed with pride at our 50 years of independence, it is hard to believe that we have not yet identified and recognised

  • Dhaka becoming a drug trafficking route

    According to this paper, investigations by the Department of Narcotics Control found that at least 600 kg of amphetamine powder was smuggled out

  • Farewell, legend

    Aly Zaker was a revered name in our cultural arena. Apart from being an eminent theatre and TV personality, he was also one of the trustees of the

  • Air pollution on the rise

    Without effective measures in place, our country’s air is becoming poisonous day by day. When the quality of the air becomes poor, the chances of

  • Men’s reproductive health is vital too

    Reproduction has long been portrayed as a “women’s issue.” But paying attention to men’s reproductive health, like women’s, is also important and it has

  • Save our elephants

    Eleven elephants were killed this year—seven were electrocuted while four, including a three-year-old calf, were shot dead. Most of the killings

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