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    How far is the implementation of the tourism policy?

    Abir Hasan | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    Bangladesh government has reformulated the National Tourism Act 2010 with some major changes taken based on the previous policy of 1992 to make the policy effective and create employment opportunities in the tourism sector. Ten years have passed and the policy is yet to be implemented properly with several shortcomings, writes Abir Hasan

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    BSU stands for expelled ULAB students

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    Activists of Bangladesh Students’ Union formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Saturday demanding the withdrawal of the expelling order of two students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

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    Youths show red card at resort in Chimbuk Hill

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    Students and progressive youth organisations in Chattogram protested at the construction of a five-star hotel at Chimbuk Hill, Bandarban yesterday.

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    Dhaka Comics turns nine

    Tanjim Ul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    Dhaka Comics started their journey in 2013 with a view to tell the stories of our own culture with a global standard visualisation. With already 78 titles under their belt, they are now focusing to spread their comic across the country and dreaming of reaching around the world. Tanjim Ul Islam writes marking their anniversary

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    Trajectory of Salil Chowdhury’s protest songs: the making of an artivist icon

    Humayun Azam Rewaz | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    November 19 is the birthday of legendary Indian composer, lyricist, poet and writer Salil Chowdhury. Marking the day, Humayun Azam Rewaz writes about Salil’s protest songs

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    Unique lifestyle of Marma community and the impact of COVID-19

    Mongsaimarma and Dr Sweuokrai Marma | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    When the entire world is ravaged by the COVID-19, many indigenous communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts have deployed age old methods to contain the disease and stop the spread among their communities. Experts are also emphasising on a strong immunity system to combat the disease. Mongsaimarma and Dr Sweuokrai Marma talks about how Marma community’s lifestyle and food habits are boosting their immunity system and help fight the COVID-19 disease better

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    The trial of the Chicago 7: a reflection on jurisdiction and oppression now and then

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2020

    The 2020 film ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is the story of the legal proceedings of 7 protesters who took stand against the Vietnam War in 1968. There were no rules of ethics within the walls of the Chicagoan courtroom, which uses the antics of a politically-motivated prosecution with a politically complicit judge. Historically, the commoners have collectively come together to prevent any wrongdoing but it is the system which always aims to demolish such act even if it costs lives of their people, writes MD Talebur Islam Rupom

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    ULAB holds curriculum integration programme

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 04:35pm on November 21, 2020

    The department of English and humanities of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh held the first session of its third curriculum integration programme virtually on Saturday titled ‘The Normal, the Abnormal and the New Normal’. Dr Azfar Hussain, Grand Valley State University, Michigan and a visiting summer distinguished professor of ULAB, delivered a lecture in the programme. The lecture title was ‘The Normal, The Abnormal, and the New Normal: How do we explain the world we live in?’ He drew on Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Edward Said, among others, to demonstrate how the categories are all interconnected. ULAB pro-vice chancellor professor Shamsad Mortuza introduced the speaker to the participants, said a press release. Participants from both local and international universities attended the virtual programme followed by a question and answer session.

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