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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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    Korean soft power: strategies of globally cultural, branding and economic influence of BTS

    Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2020

    South Korean all-boys’ band BTS is an international sensation in the last few years and they are successfully popularising Korean culture creating socio-economic impacts worldwide. MD Talebur Islam Rupom talks about different dimensions of their popularity

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ULAB students protest against expulsion of two students

    New Age Youth desk | Updated at 06:42pm on November 17, 2020

    On Tuesday, students of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a rally in front of its permanent campus in Ramchardrapur, Dhaka protesting against the expulsion of two students for ‘tarnishing the image of the institution.’ Protesting students however claim that the two students, Mahmood Sadaat Ruhul and Raihan Atique, were expelled for their involvement in the on-going movement demanding 50 per cent tuition fees waiver during the pandemic COVID-19; ensuring and allocating devices and high-speed internet for online classes; cancelling all activity fees, and laboratory fees and a student-friendly schedule.

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    Here, I never feel at home

    Faria Rashid | Updated at 04:30pm on November 17, 2020

    Dhaka — a city that never made me feel home — neither as a little girl nor as a full-grown woman. It’s dangerously unsafe, where I can never freely roam. Not only for the muggers but also for the strange gazes.

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    Struggles of apparel workers during the pandemic

    Nasir Uz Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2020

    Readymade garment workers who lost their jobs or did not get regular wage during the pandemic COVID-19 are passing the days in utter hardship. Talking to the workers Nasir Uz Zaman writes about these struggles




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