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    Mental Health: is that even an issue for Bangladeshi youths?

    Syed Laden | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2021

    Mental health is one of the most neglected topics in Bangladesh though youths of the country have experienced serious mental health issues. They have difficulties in making decisions, carrying out tasks in a timely and efficient manner, enjoying normal day-to-day life, contributing to society, performing their duties, and living in excellent health. Syed Laden argues that the youths also acquired suicidal tendencies, felt nervous when dragged, took longer to complete tasks, felt tightness and pressure in their heads, and were subjected to various forms of pressure.

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    The Most Dangerous Ways to School: a review

    Shafin Saif | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2021

    The Most Dangerous Ways to School is a documentary comprising 13 episodes. Each episode contains the story of a particular area where going to school sounds like an expedition. They might have to climb mountainous, fight through icy wetlands or swim across the river, writes Shafin Saif

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    IYAFP-Bangladesh hosts e-consultation programme on gender equality

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2021

    International Youth Alliance for Family Planning’s Bangladesh chapter arranged an e-consultation programme ...

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    BUDGET 2021: No reinforcement for youth and education sector

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2021

    National budget for the 2021-22 financial years shows little to no regard for the education sector and for the youth. A manifold increased budget to compensate the lost time of the students due to the pandemic and a solid plan was of utmost importance. Creating an online education-friendly inclusive infrastructure and skill development training for school dropouts could help the country and the economy in the long run. The policymaking authorities certainly think otherwise, writes Nahid Riyasad

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    Locals reject development projects in Madhupur forests

    Jadil Mree | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2021

    During different governments’ period, the local ethnic minority people in Madhupur were evicted from their ancestral land and the forests were destroyed in the name of the national park, eco-park, eco-tourism, firing range and conservation forest. The ethnic people want to live with forests and hills. If there are no forests and hills, the ethnic community people will not exist, writes Jadil Mree

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    Raincoat: the story of a melancholic rainy day

    ASM Riad Arif | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2021

    Raincoat is an Indian drama film released in 2004 directed by Rituparno Ghosh which tells the story of two lovers who were separated by fate and met again one day. ASM Riad Arif writes a review of the film

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    Frogs Umbrella: the story of a mushroom boy

    Syed Laden | Updated at 12:00am on June 13, 2021

    People who start a business as young entrepreneurs are setting themselves up for a lifetime of success. Regrettably, age can trigger societal stereotypes that attempt to portray youth as a liability rather than an asset. People must deal with conflicting social attitudes and other age-related resistance in addition to all of the other pressures that any aspiring entrepreneur must face. Syed Laden talks to the mushroom producer Anowar Hossain Naim about how he trained himself to rise above the fray by learning what to expect

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    COVID-19 and 452 days of lost education

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on June 06, 2021

    When the pandemic Covid-19 hit Bangladesh in early 2020, neither the government, nor the students and teachers community had imagined it to be a long-term situation. A temporary suspension of academic activities turned out to be a 452 days of lost education.  In this context, students of different public universities are demanding immediate reopening of universities. Talking to students and teachers, Nahid Riyasad writes about the tertiary education during the pandemic