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  • inclusive development

    We need inclusive development

    Watching TV talk shows nowadays has become tantamount to listening to people trumpeting development projects taken or being taken by the government.

  • Old Dhaka Chawkbazar chemical warehouses

    Of mortality and unlearned lessons

    If you Google “Tragedies in Bangladesh,” you will see a multitude of news articles popping up about disastrous mishaps where factories have collapsed, burned, or had a major industrial machinery explode, and claimed the lives of tens to hundreds to thousands of workers and passers-by who were unfortunate enough to be around the area of disaster. And many of these are just the ones in Dhaka city.

  • Indian fighter jet

    Dark clouds of conflict

    The ongoing tension between India and Pakistan is taking a dangerous turn. The Indian air force crossed Pakistani airspace and carried out strikes against alleged terrorist training camps within Pakistan-administered territory, followed by Pakistan's own airstrike.

  • Bangladesh Biman airlines hijack bid

    From a 'gun' to a 'toy gun' to a 'plastic pipe'

    In today's world, airport and aviation security is tight that incidents of plane hijacking have almost ceased to occur. After September 11, 2001, when an airplane was hijacked to carry out the devastating attack on the World Trade Centres in New York, USA, aviation security across the world has been tightened even further.

  • Imran Khan has taken a leaf out of Josh Malihabadi's book

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a leaf out of the great Urdu poet Josh Malihabadi's book.

  • Student movements and the culture of dissent

    After a long and agonising wait, we are finally going to witness the election of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) on March 11.

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Muibur Rahman

    The voice of revolution

    March of 1971 is a historic month for us because beginning March 1, the course of history of one Pakistan changed very fast. In the first general election of Pakistan since it was created in 1947, the Awami League (AL) led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won 167 seats out of 169 constituencies of East Pakistan (seven reserved seats for women), of a total 300 seats in the National Parliament of Pakistan.

  • Healthcare In Bangladesh: Women to lead the way

    Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the government of Bangladesh was proactively focusing on improving the healthcare scenario of the country. A series of awareness advertisements were aired on national television, focused on educating women about nutrition, vaccination, pregnancy and neonatology.

  • ‘Women's right to make decisions is paramount'

    ‘Women's right to make decisions is paramount'

    Cooperation between Bangladesh and the Netherlands in different sectors goes back over half a century. This year, the

  • The untapped potential of women in water resource management

    The untapped potential of women in water resource management

    The International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed this year with a call to build a gender-balanced world. The day is an occasion