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    Redefining development during pandemic in Bangladesh

    Md Niamot Ali | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2020

    While discussing the definition of development, Md Niamot Ali argues that Bangladesh needs to redefine the definition of development for the post-COVID scenario. It involves...

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    Wake me up when September ends

    Maisha Tabassum Mona | Updated at 06:15pm on May 18, 2020

    Maisha Tabassum Mona talks how the COVID-19 is affecting youths’ social life, future of education, family and love relationships

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    Epidemics as the silent policy maker

    Ridwanul Haque | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2020

    Taking past epidemics and pandemics and authorities responses into account, Ridwanul Haque talks about political economy of epidemics

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    Freedom of thought, conscience and of speech in Bangladesh

    Nafiul Alam Shupto | Updated at 04:45pm on May 14, 2020

    In the last week, a number of thinkers, cartoonists, journalists have been arrested and sued under the Digital Security Act 2018 which drawn criticism from...

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    The power of narratives in the face of COVID-19

    Nousheen Sharmila Ritu | Updated at 12:00am on May 10, 2020

    Narratives shapes our thinking process and dictates the collective psyche of a nation. We have to recognise available scopes and opportunities in this predicament to...

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    How to survive in a ripped-off society

    Emon Sahariar | Updated at 10:10pm on May 06, 2020

    State mechanisms are becoming increasingly authoritarian serving the interests of the ruling elites. It seems like societies are functioning only to serve the greed of...

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    On the politics of pandemic

    Raihan Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2020

    Pandemic is political and COVID-19 has appeared not only as a public health hazard but also brought economically and politically conditioned crises. The increasing privatisation,...

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    Cuba and Vietnam: wise utilisation of limited resources to tackle COVID-19

    MD Talebur Islam Rupom | Updated at 07:30pm on April 29, 2020

    Developing countries such as Cuba and Vietnam with socialist or communist state structure and philosophy are successfully handling the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the roles...

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    COVID-19 catastrophe, capitalism and policy alternatives for the future world

    Md Nazmul Arefin | Updated at 12:00am on April 26, 2020

    The COVID-19 is giving us a chance to rethink the future world. It teaches us that the future cannot be always reliably calculated by science...

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    Unlocked tea-workers during lockdown

    Mikha Piregu | Updated at 10:05pm on April 22, 2020

    When the government announced countrywide lockdown to cut the spread of COVID-19, most of the industries were kept outside of the decision and tea workers...

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