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    Soorarai Pottru: hail the brave man

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2021

    This is the story of a highly motivated intelligent man who wants to start a budget airline in India in the early 2000s. Released on Amazon Prime in 2020, Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara, tells Maara’s tumultuous journey and overcoming obstacles on the way of introducing budget airline in India so that ordinary people can also fly, writes Nahid Riyasad

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    Victim blaming: ripe time to introduce sex-education

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    Everytime there is a rape, no matte what, the social tendency to blame the victim dominates the public conversation. The recent rape and murder of a O level student in the capital was no exception.  In this context, feminist organisations have demanded introduction of sex education in high school curriculum. While social change is a long term process, introduction of sex education could be a stepping stone towards that goal, writes Nahid Riyasad

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    Dhaka International Film Festival 2021

    Md Mashiur Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    In Bangladesh where the mainstream film industry is lagging far behind from the international standards not only in using technologies but also in content quality, Dhaka International Film Festival 2021 is making the local audience introduced with the world cine-trends and introducing the world with the local independent and promising film-makers, writes Md Mashiur Rahaman

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    American politics and foreign strategies: effulgence of the dark side of democracy?

    Md Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    The United States account for 79 per cent weapon trade in the world resulting in a USD 143 billion industry on an average per year. The United States exported four times more arms around the globe than the next nine countries combined. So, the USA needs to cultivate wars and conflicts inside a country and across the globe. Otherwise, their trillion dollars arms-based economy will collapse, writes Md Talebur Islam Rupom

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    Journey to Silence: memoirs of a surgeon

    Md Shamshul Arafin | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2021

    The book Journey to Silence is an autobiography of a retired trauma surgeon Ajmal Sobhan, published from the University Press Limited in 2020. Md Shamshul Arafin reviews the book

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    Student organisations express solidarity with protesting KU students

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 03:38pm on January 23, 2021

    Different student organisations held a rally on Friday in front of the Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka expressing solidarity with the two protesting students of Khulna University.

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    The conundrum of free media vs fair trial

    Fariha Anjum | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    Media trials are exacerbating at an unprecedented scale every day.  The impact of such trials in pending cases impedes the process of ensuring justice besides...

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    Sensitising the desensitised: Rafeef Ziadah’s spoken words

    Md Mashiur Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    The poetry of Rafeef Ziadah, who chooses to be identified as a Palestinian refugee, is powerful because of its universality of feelings. The feelings that...

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    Stories of young entrepreneurs

    Nasir Uz Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    In the context of rising unemployment in Bangladesh, some enterprising youth have taken control of their future and created work for themselves and others. Nasir Uz Zaman writes about some of the successful youth entrepreneurs

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    iSocial and VoiceBridge enter into strategic partnership

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2021

    iSocial and VoiceBridge Bangladesh Limited announced their collaboration for strategic partnership and investment on January 12, 2021.