Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

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A Real Xinjiang

Last week, the deadly shooting incidents at 2 mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand left 50 people dead, including 5 people of Bangladeshi origin, and many injured.  On the same day, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang sent messages of condolence to express their deep

Arundhati’s talk now at Midas Centre

DHAKA:  Indian novelist Arundhati Roy’s talk will now be held at Midas Centre in city’s Dhanmondi instead of at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh. The talk is scheduled begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday (March 5). The registered participants are requested to come half an hour

Plastic found in deepest ocean animals

Animals living in the deepest ocean trenches have been found with plastic fragments in their gut, according to new research published Wednesday showing how manmade pollution reaches into the bowels of the planet. More than 300 million tonnes of plastics are produced annually, and there

Bangladesh originated from movement for Bangla

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said that the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 had its origin in a movement that sought to recognise Bangla as the official language of erstwhile East Pakistan. Those who took part in the Bangladesh liberation movement 48 years ago had one slogan

Posts of Social Media aren’t News

There is no debate now whether the print news paper will stay or survive. Rather the countdown has started when the print news paper will extinct at the spread of the online news paper.   Editor At Large of reputed Singapore based The Strait Times Han Fook Kwang has categorically said

Rohingya genocide and role of international community

Since 25 August, there is a fresh episode of brutally against the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. Within three months, at least thousands have been killed and more than 600,000 fled to take shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh.  This is not something new for the

Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Social Dimensions in Focus

By Towrin Zaman, Lamisa Gias, Tamara Tabassum, Shahrin Mannan and Khaled Arafat Climate change has become one of the most debated topics of this century because of the increasing risk it poses to the sustenance of human race.  The change influences long term footprints and also

Shadow of an Ordinary Human Being

by Serajud Dahar Khan  Translation: Nazam Laila    Full of self-affection, I am just a simple human life  Despite not being pure, I love myself the most.  All day and night, and night and day, I remain self-obsessed  Within myself. I express this in clear phrases

Trump’s speech at UN and upcoming Pandora Boxes

Selina Shireen Sikder: President Trump in his first meeting address the UN assembly. Unlike other leaders there is a harsh voice in his speech at UN. He called President of North Korea Kim Jong-un as “Rocket man”. Trump clearly said “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” (BBC,

Nayakraj// A poem by Mohibul Aziz

Nayakraj       -Mohibul Aziz (A poetic tribute to Nayakraj Razzak who left us on August 21, 2017.) It's you who made me truant, Your films on the screen were my lessons. The boy from the alley, a terrible infant, Started measuring life with new emotions. From 'No

Unearthing Underpinning Flaws of Climate Change: Coal Collusion in Asia

by Kazi Tafsin The top notches of the coal producer countries standing in Asia are China, India & Indonesia; as IEA apprised.  Though they are also being the most vulnerable one for last 50 years but still the affection remains same for coal mining every time at national level

Emerging Socio-political Power of Social media

by Dr Mahfuz Parvez  Social media differ from paper-based media (e.g. magazines and newspapers) or traditional electronic media such as TV broadcasting in many ways, including quality, reach, frequency, usability, immediacy, and permanence.  Social media operate in a dialogic

Plant Endophytic Bacteria for Ecofriendly Agriculture

According to World Agriculture, chemical fertilizer destroys soil friability, microorganisms habitat, encourage plant disease, leach away into our ground water without fully benefiting the plant and so on. Moreover, Chemical fertilizers are primarily made from nonrenewable sources,

Global politics of 1.5 to stay alive

People in Somalia face famine conditions, triggered by prolong drought. About 30 million people in the East African countries are on the brink of undergoing alarming level of food insecurity. Researchers observe the increase in salinity intrusion in Bangladesh by about 26%, leading to

Darkness in me is yours

Darkness in me is yours That just helps shining the light in my core Which is also yours. Darkness and the light that dwell in my heart; That heart is yours I myself is also yours My sorrow and happiness And whatever in between all belong to thee My laughter and

A poem by Md. Fazlul Kader

Darkness in me is yours That just helps shining the light in my core Which is also yours. Darkness and the light that dwell in my heart; That heart is yours I myself is also yours My sorrow and happiness And whatever in between all belong to thee My laughter and

US-North Korea conflict: Is there a war ahead?

The prospect of a military conflict between the United States and North Korea is growing in recent days. Few days back, NBC News issued a report, which stated that the Trump administration was prepared to wage a preemptive strike against North Korea if Pyongyang carried out another

Autism in Bangladesh:Reducing Discrimination Through Innovation

DHAKA: Within the last 5 years, thanks to political support and national education, autism awareness in Bangladesh has grown immensely. Due to a lack of funds and resources, providing full comprehensive evidence-based services for those in need is not yet possible, but with a

Russia to launch the world's largest nuclear icebreaker in 2019

Russia is the only country among the Arctic states that has its own nuclear icebreaker fleet specially built to be used in waters covered by ice year-round. Four nuclear icebreakers and the world’s only nuclear powered transport vessel Sevmorput now operate in Russia under the authority

Economic impact of gender based violence

No country can afford gender-based violence (GBV). In Bangladesh, the costs of GBV are estimated at 2.1 percent of the country’s GDP. Each day, violence stops a girl from going to school and prevents a woman from taking a job, compromising their future and the economic and social