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    KU: a student’s perspective on the five-point demand

    Atid Turja | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    Authorities of Khulna University recently expelled two students for their involvement in a protest during January 2020. When three teachers expressed solidarity with the students, they were also released from their duties. Atid Turja, a student of the university shares his experience and elaborates on their demands

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    Protests to protect ethnic minority community lands

    Nahid Riyasad | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    Protests erupted in different parts of the country on the last week of January were members of ethnic minority communities and rights activists demonstrated demanding land rights to ethnic minority communities. Protesters pressed a seven-point demand that includes bringing an end to the eviction of ethnic minority people from their land in the name of protecting reserve forest, eco-park or national project, writes Nahid Riyasad

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    Stories of female entrepreneurs

    Nasir Uz Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2021

    In recent years, some enterprising females have taken control of their future which created opportunities for themselves as well as others to become financially independent. Nasir Uz Zaman writes about some of the successful female entrepreneurs

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    Routledge Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh: book launched

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 06:35pm on January 30, 2021

    The book launching ceremony of Routledge Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh (2021) was held on Saturday virtually

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    Ethnic minority youths demand rights to land

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2021

    Ethnic minority student and youth organisations took part in a demonstration on Wednesday protesting at a government order that seeks eviction of ethnic minority people.

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    COVID-19 vaccination: things we should know

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 12:00am on January 31, 2021

    With the initiation of the COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh, ordinary people of Bangladesh are speculating a lot of things. Many of them are not sure about the vaccination and are concerned about their safety. MD Talebur Islam Rupom writes about vaccine politics

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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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