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    Influential people are becoming ultra-wealthy overnight leading to an extreme margin of wealth distribution between the existing rich and the ultra-poor in our society.

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    Modern day life tends to drain everyone out as we are preoccupied with so many tasks at the same time—study, work, as well as giving time to family.

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    Hardly a day goes by now without fatal street accidents taking place in some part of the country where innocent people are the victims. The lives of people have become so cheap in our country, that if a dozen people die in a road accident there is no one to ensure future road safety and compensation.

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    The score of the Bangladesh team in the first match of the Asia Cup was not enough to win but it did show the immense patriotism and strong commitment of Tamim Iqbal.

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    Nowadays we can judge a person easily by their social media activities. It seems as if we are being controlled by devices—whether it be a family gathering or a vacation with friends—as we are busier sharing the best moments on social media to let people know what we are doing rather than enjoying the trip or spending time with family.

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    Nowadays, technology is commonly available for people of all ages. Both experts and novices feel at ease using new and updated technologies.

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    A few months ago, we had observed that traffic police were checking and tracing cars driving from the opposite direction on VIP road. Government high-ups and other VIPs were found to be responsible for violating traffic laws on a whim. The on-going traffic week is also intended to check whether vehicles have relevant papers.

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    From deconstruction's point of view, binary oppositions had played a very important role to form the western ideologies and most importantly the androcentric attitude had, and still has, its admirers.

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    A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists has been playing the role of thugs since the quota reformation movement began. They have repeatedly attempted different ways to foil this legitimate, peaceful protest.

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    France was crowned world champions. During the time of the World Cup, the world saw different miracles not only in the stadium but also outside the stadium.

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    This refers to a timely piece, “Return to more of the same”, on the secret memorandum of understanding’ (MoU) signed between UN agencies and the Myanmar government. The repatriation process will not be effective as citizenship has not been ensured from the Myanmar government side.

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    RMG brings in almost $30 billion for our economy, contributing more than 50 percent of our GDP while it employs 5 million workers directly and considering the supply chain, more than 10 million people are involved in this trade overall.

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    Bangladesh is under the global spotlight because it is hosting Rohingyas who fled army oppression in Myanmar. Bangladesh has given shelter to around 1,000,000 Rohingyas and more are still coming to Bangladesh. They are staying at different camps in Cox's Bazar, a predominant tourist spot, where they are surviving by cutting firewood to use for cooking and to sell.

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    The whole world on one hand is trying its level best to curb plastic pollution while on the other hand, using and dumping it mindlessly. While solid plastics only(!) pollutes the environment, microbeads are the latest threat to nature, especially for humans. Products which have microbeads include soaps, toothpaste, facewash,

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    Thanks to the June 8 Star Weekend issue on highlighting various environmental concerns across the country. My attention was caught by “Dark flows the river Turag” and “The gradual dying of our rivers” because of my own bitter experience on the Buriganga recently.

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    Practically every day you open your morning newspaper, go through your social media account or catch up on a news portal, chances are that you will read about an attack on a minority group by extremists. These minorities tend to be religious ones with Hindu families being the primary target. Attacks at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria in October 2016 and Thakurbari in Rangpur in November 2017 are recent examples. These incidents keep on repeating themselves because of the lack of punishment for the people involved.

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    Once, we loved Nilkhet because we believed that we could find a rare book there even though it wasn't to be found in famous libraries

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    We know that education is the backbone of a nation. But sadly, in our country things don't quite go as said. The 2018 HSC examination were no different. During the Biology 1st paper exam, a number of

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    I am distraught by the latest news of the deaths of Rajib and Rozina who succumbed to their injuries in gruesome road accidents. Victims of such fatal road accidents regularly appear on social media and newspapers

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    It is not a matter of consideration, nor an act of kindness or sympathy by Myanmar. Rather it is a right of the Rohingya Muslims who have been driven away from Rakhine state inhumanely, breaking all records of atrocities and barbarism the world has ever seen.

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    Recently, an alarming news was published in the media that a coal-loaded cargo vessel has been sunk in the Pashur river very near the Sundarbans area. This is the fourth time a water vessel has gone down in the area, which regularly cause serious environmental loss to the mangrove forest. The Sundarbans are the largest natural barrier protecting the people of the southern part of our country from many natural

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    This is in reference to a write-up on "Is social media inciting violence in Myanmar?" by Maliha Khan published in Star Weekend on April 13 which explained the controversial role of Facebook in ethnic cleansing atrocities committed against the Rohingya by Myanmar security forces and ultra-nationalist Buddhist communities.

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    On April 4, Rajib Hasan, a student of Govt Titumir College, was on his way to class on a double-decker BRTC bus. Standing at the rear gate of the overcrowded bus, his right hand was dangling outside. At the Sonargaon crossing near Panthakunja park, another bus tried to drive through the narrow space between the BRTC bus and the footpath. Rajib's right hand was caught between the two buses, severing it at the

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    Many children are deprived of their basic human rights, with poor health, nutrition, and education, in Bangladesh. In addition, children are exposed to severe forms of sexual, physical and mental abuse at home, in institutions, and other public places. Disturbing video clips appear daily on social media, of a child being tortured inhumanly by a single person or a group of people. Bystanders are just observing or

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    “A campus forever linked to liberation" by Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan in the Star Weekend on March 23 is a laudable effort to glorify the historical monuments of DU. Multilinguist Dr Muhammad Shahidullah had said, "mother, mother language and motherland are favorite and respectable affairs to all". Our mother language, Bangla, was preserved through the historic language movement in 1952 that initiated at

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    March 26 is a historical and glorious day for all Bangladeshis as, on this day in 1971, a new history was created by declaring the independence of this country. Innocent Bengalis took up arms to fight against the injustice of the Pakistani junta who were perpetrating genocide. We are among those people of the world who have had to sacrifice a lot for liberation. Ultimately, we achieved liberty but at the cost of a sea

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    March 17 is a memorable and remarkable day for Bangladesh and Bangladeshis, as on this day in 1920, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was born. He was the dreamer and designer of independent Bangladesh. He struggled for the hopes and rights of the people of this country throughout his life. He raised his voice against the injustice of the then Pakistani junta and tried to achieve the rights of

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    Our country is developing quite fast, except for one thing, gender equality. The men of our country do not yet totally support it but do our women support it fully? In our country, it is thought that women can't do everything like men.

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    Through Nilima Jahan's article, published in the Star Weekend on March 2, we got to know of the misdeeds of the police. Actually, this department is completely corrupt, you cannot hope to get a single service from them without greasing someone's palm—whether you are having your passport made to perform Hajj or want a police clearance certificate to go abroad. Last month, when the “Passport Service Week-

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    As one of the youngest sons of one of the heirs (called the nine sharers) of the Dhaka Nawab family, I thank your correspondent Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan for this story last week. Just recently, when family members on my mother's side went to visit the waqf state in Savar, they were severely abused and chased away by the people living there on disclosure of their family's identity. The Nawabs of Dhaka, even

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