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    Rohingya: inclusion of a new derogatory term in Bangla

    by Nasrin Siraj | Updated at 12:08am on February 21, 2019

    NOVEMBER, 2017. I went for an evening walk with a (female) friend at Agargaon. Different departments of the government are located here....

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    Language and construction of stereotypes

    by Anika Mahin | Updated at 12:09am on February 21, 2019

    WHILE writing about language and construction of image which in itself leads the way to the act of creating stereotypes, a quotation from Ngugi WA Thiong’O comes to mind,....

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    Why was there a battle of Urdu-Bangla?

    by Kaniz Fathema | Updated at 12:19am on February 21, 2019

    SOON after the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, especially after India had taken Hindi as the official language, central leaders of Pakistan wanted Urdu to be the sole state language of entire Pakistan....

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    Can marginalised history be told by middle class?

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:23am on February 21, 2019

    The peasant existed as far as history goes back but the middle class is largely a colonial product....

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    Poverty behind much of child labour

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    Although per capita income of people in the country has increased, socio-economic condition of general people is still very poor....

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    Underage transport workers a serious threat to road safety

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    Underage boys working as driver or assistants on public transports in major cities are a common scene, which reflects the utter disregard for both transport and labour laws....

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    Only law cannot prevent child labour

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    Only law prohibiting child labour is not enough to discourage the poverty-stricken parents from pulling their kids out of education....

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    Hazardous labour hijacks childhood of 1.28m children

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    Poverty still pushes a huge number of children into hazardous labour across the country, depriving them of their rights to a merry childhood...

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    ‘Proportional representation is of utmost importance’

    | Updated at 02:38am on November 29, 2018

    We should consider introducing a proportional representation system for our parliament. This will allow smaller or regional but more people centered political parties to gain...

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    ‘Parliament must be dissolved before elections’

    | Updated at 02:36am on November 29, 2018

    The most immediate crisis Bangladesh is facing at the moment is, I would say, how to hold a free, fair and inclusive election that will be accepted by all stakeholders. Actually, in Bangladesh there are many crises....