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    Epidemics as the silent policy maker

    Ridwanul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    Taking past epidemics and pandemics and authorities responses into account, Ridwanul Haque talks about political economy of epidemics

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    Unmasking the fear of death with Tolstoy

    Nayan Sayed Jibon | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    During this pandemic when we’re feeling the anxieties of infection and death, The Death of Evan Ilyich (1886), by Leo Tolstoy gives us the message of our capacities to respond to the fear of death in ways we never knew we could. It reminds us that, fear isn’t real. Human, as a species, is not defined by fear. We are a hope and a faith-driven species that seeks to live life to the fullest and not die, writes Nayan Sayed Jibon

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    Social distancing for the disconnected

    Sakib Rahman Siddique Shuvo | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    Currently, there are more than 70 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. As the COVID-19 is bringing the world to its knees, the refugees are ome of the most vulnerable people because of their conditions. Sakib Rahman Siddique Shuvo talks about their plights

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    Freedom of thought, conscience and of speech in Bangladesh

    Nafiul Alam Shupto | Updated at 04:45pm on May 14, 2020

    In the last week, a number of thinkers, cartoonists, journalists have been arrested and sued under the Digital Security Act 2018 which drawn criticism from the concerned quarters of the citizens. It may be argued that it is rather unconstitutional to legitimate laws like Digital Security Act 2018 to confine freedom of expression of the citizens. The government should stop harassing the free thinkers and instead they should consider the criticisms, work on it to uphold their administrative transparency, and materialise the constitutional pledge to safeguard freedom of thoughts, conscience, and of expression, writes Nafiul Alam Shupto

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    Rise of a hungry panther with reference to Franz Kafka’s ‘A Hunger Artist’

    Muhammad Kamruzzamann | Updated at 09:05pm on May 13, 2020

    f we had a vision, then things could have been different; our fights could have different. Instead of fighting for food, we would have been fighting for a better living condition, healthcare and education. Muhammad Kamruzzamann narrates his experience of the current situation in reference to Franz Kafka and Rafik Azad

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    Existing law to fight COVID-19

    Benajir Anjum Chandni | Updated at 08:55pm on May 13, 2020

    Benajir Anjum Chandni talks about the effective enforcement of the Infectious Disease (Prevention, Control and Elimination) Act, 2018 and argues that implementing this law in coordination with concerned authorities could mitigate the crisis situation

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    The impact of COVID-19 in tourism and hospitality industry of Bangladesh

    Abir Hasan | Updated at 08:45pm on May 13, 2020

    COVID-19, a variant of novel corona virus, is the most buzzed word in the whole world these days. Almost all business sector of the world...

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    Private university students' concern

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2020

    Since the declaration of temporary closure of all educational institutes in mid-March, students’ academic lives are faced with many uncertainties. The talk of effectively offering lessons online is publicly debated. For private university students, the question of online classes raises a set of other concerns including increased educational expense, lack of students’ representation in decision making during the COVID-19 outbreak, Nahid Riyasad writes