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Trail of suffering

Trail of suffering

Text by Md Rakibul Azam PHOTOS  by SouravLasker   Being the capital, Dhaka is busiest of all the cities in the country. Commuters of the city have been suffering for the past few months due to the common scenario of road digging due to various purposes by several government departments like Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), City Corporation (CC) and […]

Truth behind the rumour

Truth behind the rumour

Ahmed Shatil Alam tries to find the truth behind the claim of artificial eggs being imported into the country and sold to unsuspecting customers There is an old adage that ‘egg is the poor’s protein source’. In fact, all the three income groups of our country rely on eggs in breakfast or during other meals in the form of different […]

Golden temple of Pakulla

Golden temple of Pakulla

Habib Khan writes about a recently renovated centuries-old hindu temple in Tangail The Sri Sri Radha Kalachad temple was first established in 1195 (Bangla) at Pakullah village under Jamurki union under Mirzapur upazila by social reformer Ram Mohon Saha and Gouro Mohon Saha for local worshippers. Over the past 228 years, the temple has been regularly visited by worshippers from […]

Dirty and proud?

Dirty and proud?

Sadiqur Rahman reveals why most newly placed waste bins across the two Dhaka city corporations are usually empty though trash can be found all around them Responding to a long-standing demand for better waste management in Dhaka city, city corporation authorities of the two parts of Dhaka recently initiated a project to place around 10 thousand trash bins along the […]

Exploding cars

Exploding cars

Ahmed Shatil Alam reveals the real reasons behind the increasing number of CNG-fuelled car explosions in the country On April 14, on the day of Pahela Baishakh, a horrific incident took place at Ashulia in the capital. An explosion occurred at Delta CNG Filling Station at Nayarhat on Dhaka-Aricha Highway claiming two lives including the owner of the car and […]

Frequently occurring disasters

Frequently occurring disasters

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the recurring gas explosions in the capital and the ways through which these can be prevented Last Friday, Bangladeshis were shocked by the news of a gas explosion in an apartment in Uttara of the capital. Over the next few days, three out of five members of the family passed away after succumbing to severe […]

When the numbers don’t add up

When the numbers don’t add up

Namira Hossain writes about Dyscalculia, the disorder related to numbers and calculations During the years that we spend shielded from the trials and tribulations of real life behind our school desks, it often appears that there are two types of people in the world of classrooms. There are those who can rattle off long lists of multiplications in their heads […]

The writer’s block

The writer’s block

by Raphy Islam I do not know if I should call myself a writer but for this piece of writing, let’s assume that I am one. My grounds behind saying this is simply, because after all the ways the education system can take out the fun of reading and writing through academic pressure, I still write frequently because I love […]

Practical-oriented curriculum, industry relevant teaching, motivating and dedicated faculties are needed to build skilled and innovative workforce of a country

Practical-oriented curriculum, industry relevant teaching, motivating and dedicated faculties are needed to build skilled and innovative workforce of a country

Kamarudin Hussin, chairman of Public Universities Vice-Chancellors and Rectors Committee of Malaysia and also the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis’ shares with Mohiuddin Alamgir, during his visit to Dhaka recently Around the middle of last year, Malaysia adopted ‘The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education)’ and set a goal for 250,000 international student enrolment in Malaysian institutions by 2025, more […]

Boost for the golden fibre

Boost for the golden fibre

Jute industry experts explain to Sadiqur Rahman why a recent government move to half jute product export will be beneficial for the sector and the nation in the long run It is widely known that non-biodegradable polythene, used indiscriminately for packing purposes in the country causes serious environmental pollution. The used polythene bags and plastic materials not only block the […]