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    The tyranny of the forest department in Madhupur

    Nabangsu Chakma | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2020

    On September 14, The Forest Department has cut down a small-scale banana plantation of Basanti Rema, a Mandi indigenous forest dweller. Protesters formed human chains...

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    Let’s break the taboo of menstruation

    Afsana Alam | Updated at 12:00am on September 13, 2020

    Menstruation is a biological process but it is considered as taboo. Afsana Alam argues that to change the situation the first and foremost thing to...

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    Our social norms and values vs the role of law

    Benajir Anjum Chandni | Updated at 12:00am on September 06, 2020

    Benajir Anjum Chandni talks about the existing legal frame of addressing sexual harassments, the loopholes and suggests proper use of the legal tools to ensure...

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    Fascistic tendencies, betrayal and TikTok

    Oliur Sun | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2020

    Unlike the highly regulated media contents, TikTok has contents which cannot be directly regulated by the govt-media-industry complex. Is it this transgressive quality added to...

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    The growth of e-commerce during the pandemic in Bangladesh

    Abir Hasan | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2020

    The ongoing pandemic has locked the entire world inside homes but that does not mean the demands have gone from the market. Merely the shoppers...

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    Sex, gender and sexuality: still tabooed

    Muhammad Kamruzzamann | Updated at 12:00am on August 16, 2020

    In Bangladesh, sex and sexuality is a taboo topic thus deliberate ‘othering’ of different sexual identities are institutionalised. Text books of Bangladeshi adolescents are full...

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    The word freedom is not ours

    Afsana Alam | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2020

    Freedom means equality and justice. Freedom is creating a fearless society to ensure the right to speak, to raise voice, to express the inner feelings....

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    The experience of the pandemic and the Marma community

    Mongsai Marma Nimong | Updated at 12:00am on August 09, 2020

    In the context of COVID-19 outbreak, Mongsai Marma Nimong shares the stories of previous outbreak and the ways Marma community had tackled it historically

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    COVID-19 impact on climate change: a silver-lining to an obvious dark side

    Shafiatul Kubra Mim | Updated at 07:33am on July 26, 2020

    Rich countries have responded to the COVID-19 crisis with all the economic and administrative might indicating all-out response is a matter of political will and...

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    Agriculture sector at distress

    Abir Hasan | Updated at 12:00am on July 26, 2020

    Abir Hasan talks about the COVID-19, its effects on the agriculture of Bangladesh and lack of specific plans and policies in the national budget to...

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