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    Discipline and punish: the birth of gonoroom and ragging as microfascism

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    The cultivation of desire for domination and exploitation finds itself a land through the ragging culture perpetuated by the activists of fascism in gonoroom or,...

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    Who killed Abrar?

    Nasir Uz Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Recently a student of BUET is murdered by activists of ruling party in a residential hall of the university that shocked the nation. This cannot...

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    A geo-engineered future and its flaws

    Anujit Saha | Updated at 12:00am on October 06, 2019

    Big fossil fuel corporations are investing in what can be called geo-engineering — an engineering process to manipulate the climate. Arguing that Ethiopia’s unprecedented reforestation...

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    Stairway to green Dhaka

    Nafiul Alam Shupto | Updated at 12:00am on September 29, 2019

    Dhaka with a population of over 17 million is an urban space expanding in a lightning speed. Unplanned urbanisation and poor transportation infrastructure is making...

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    Is there any difference between vice-chancellors and party leaders?

    Siam Sarower Jamil | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    Currently voices are rising against a number of vice-chancellors because of their involvement in corruption, nepotism and illegal activities. In most cases, they were appointed...

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    History of 1971: September on Jessore Road

    Md Monirul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    THIS IS that memorable mid-September. Forty eight years ago, like this mid-September Irwin Allen Ginsberg, an American poet composed his famous poem ‘September on Jessore...

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    Should sex education be taught in secondary school?

    Tonni Aktar | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    In the context of rising sexual violence in Bangladesh, Tonni Aktar once again raises the issue of sexual education

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    JU: development, environment and corruption

    Nasir Uz Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    Jahangirnagar University authorities have taken a project which includes the construction of five new halls of residence by cutting down a large amount of trees....

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    Is politics a cool career option for youth?

    Siam Sarower Jamil | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    In the 11th parliamentary elections of Bangladesh, we have experienced the lack of young parliament members. Present social, political, cultural and economic conditions discourage youth...

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    A fight of blue and green against black

    Anujit Saha | Updated at 12:00am on August 18, 2019

    When we think of the earth and environmental initiatives, we are taught to think green. But can we restore the earth to its natural environment...

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