Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Open forum

Separated bicycle lanes vital for safe transportation during COVID-19 pandemic

After 66 days of lockdown, Bangladesh reopened of all offices, business and transport on a limited scale on 31 May, even though the spread of Covid-19 in the country shows no sign of slowing down. Most employees joined their workplaces with fear and anxiety. The resumption of business

Challenges and considerations in overpowering COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

After the independence in 1971, Bangladesh has suffered with numerous natural disasters, critical issues of governance systems, and development challenges. In turn, the country has bounced back from the situations strongly in most of the cases, and since the early 2000’s the country has

Recommendations for public transportation systems after Covid-19 pandemic

On March 26, Bangladesh imposed a travel ban on all modes of transports including rail, road, air, and waterways, except for emergency vehicles across the country to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, the government continued the shutdown of public transports until May 30 in keeping

Sharing Responsibly: When Media Illiteracy Can Kill

Media literacy has always been a comedy inducing topic around the country, but the advent of Covid-19 has given it a completely new dimension. It is sometimes hilarious when that uncle from last generation shares an article about an interview with coronavirus unironically, but readers of

COVID-19’s Story: Research Expectation versus Our University

Last week I was telling my more youthful brother in college, the opprobrium and awful viewpoints of infectious coronavirus disease 2019, already prevalently known as COVID-19.   At that time, he inquired me, "can't your varsity (University of Dhaka) discover coronavirus medicine?"

Causes of Global Catastrophes 

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has since caused a large scale COVID-19 pandemic spreading to more than 209 countries, territories and two international conveyances with more than 1,346,500 infected cases and more than 74,600

COVID-19: Science vs. Politics

It is unusual to have breakfast at home on a regular working day, as we’ve always left home before 7.00 am. Under the lockdown here in Kuala Lumpur, we are having our breakfast at home nowadays. In one of these fine morning during breakfast our youngest son, who is now 7 years old,

How the World Look Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic will change the world forever. Like the fall of the Berlin Wall or the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the coronavirus pandemic is a world-shattering event whose far-ranging consequences we can only begin to imagine today. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a

Lockdown Bangladesh, Dhaka  --- now!

There has been a debate over what should have been or what decisions were taken later than sooner. It is not the time to debate. It is time to take quick steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. This is most important because our mega projects like the Padma bridge

Develop your skills for own benefits

A university is an institution of higher education and research that awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education. University life is very gorgeous, entertaining and colorful for most of the

The champs return with a lesson for the senior Tigers

We are the champions! It is like saying once again “we are the victors” like in 1971. It is an unparallel joy even for those who hardly understand the game of cricket. Whether it is Under – 19 or not, but it is the world champion that matters most. Welcome home boys and

Where is the anti-pollution life saving measures?

I was editing a copy on air pollution and shivered with the thought of my death by suffocation or intoxication. It is worse than smoking as air pollution gives us no choice to save ourselves, while tobacco inhalation is a personal choice. Look at the cigarette packets which are

Why choose a date on a holy day?

I find it funny to see that how one of the country’s most important, if not respected, could invite unnecessary trouble and wastage of national energy--- students screaming, religious bodies condemning and our police engaged in ensuring security.  The most recent one is all the

India’s NRC, CAA and ties with Bangladesh

It was a different India during my recent trip to the neighboring country on a pilgrimage to the shrine of one of Islam’s greatest saint’s, Hazrat Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty (RA) in Ajmer Sharif. There is a special love for Kolkata and also New Delhi as India to me meant these two

BREXIT debate, chaotic political situation and tit bits of 2019 UK elections

The 2019 United Kingdom general election will be held under the provisions of the Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019 on Thursday 12 December 2019, two and a half years after the previous general election in June 2017. It will be the first UK general election to be held in

Children used for hazardous work knowing about consequences

Majority of child employers are aware of the consequences of hazardous child labor. Yet they use children for doing potentially life-threatening work.  They do not know specifically about child labor related laws and policies and its provisions. They employ children for domestic work

Climate change in Bangladesh and effects

Climate is the average weather condition that prevails over a longer period of time in a given area. For example, average temperature, average precipitation, average sunshine etc. Climate change is any change in the long-term condition of climate variables such as temperature,

Boy & Girl in Ocean-Atmosphere Coupling

El Niño and La Niña El Niño- Little Boy and La Niña- Little Girl come from Spanish word also known as the Christ child. The fishermen of South America mainly the Peruvian used this term around 1600s. El Niño is familiar as an unusual warm water (warm phase) of equatorial Pacific

Suggestions for Comprehensive Medical Education in Bangladesh

No physician's education would be complete without an understanding of the role played by behavioral and social factors in human health and disease, knowledge of the ways in which these factors can be modified, and an appreciation of how personal life experiences influence

BIMRAD – A Light of Good Hope

Like all other nations, Bangladesh also keeps continuing dreaming of economic emancipation and fostering well-being of the people through comprehensive development. In recent parlance of short-term goal of the country, it may be coined as the ascendency to a ‘middle-income country’.