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Myanmar Military’s Addiction to Political Power

  Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a vast country of 676,550 sq. km. or 261,217 sq. miles on the north-east coast of Bay of Bengal. Basically it is between Bangladesh and Thailand though it has also long common border with India and China. Its population is only about 49 million. Majority are Buddhists. Next large population is ethnic Bengali ...

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Bike stunts, races turn Hatirjheel risky

A good number of youths are involved in motorbike stunts and races in the city’s Hatirjheel areas, turning the most beautiful hangout place into a risky zone of accident.  Hatirjheel, the most charming hangout place in the city, has turned into a place of panic for general public due to the risky bike stunt by some errant youth groups, people ...

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Caught in the crossfire

The wanton killings never seem to stop. A bomb attack recently on refugees inside their own homeland in Syria led to the ghastly deaths of 68 children in Aleppo. There were haunting visuals of weeping journalists and aid workers working in vain to save at least some of the babies. In the dystopian nightmare that Syria has become, nobody knows ...

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How Bangladesh Makes Second-Class Citizens

The Museum of Independence in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The country has, in the past, placed no restrictions on dual citizens, but a new law is changing that. Credit A.M.Ahad/Associated Press For most of my life, I had one, troublesome passport. It was green, for one thing, even though the leather cover was titled “People’s Republic of Bangladesh.” My green passport made ...

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Al Gore and Bangladesh PM spar over coal plants in the Sundarbans

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, star of the upcoming An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, has come out against the hugely controversial coal plants under construction in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a buffer for the low-lying country against rising seas and worsening storms. During a forum hosted by economist Thomas Friedman at the World Economic ...

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Rokeya varsity VC takes move for mass recruitment

Begum Rokeya University (BRU) Vice-chancellor Prof AKM Nurun Nabi, who has already earned bad name for ‘massive corruption’, has started mass recruitment process at the fag end of his tenure. The BRU VC is desperately trying to complete mass recruitment to illegally make fortune as his tenure will expire on May 5, sources at the university told daily sun. Documents ...

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In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant

In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines? Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity. So why are they dragooned into rows and made to sit still while they are ...

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Khaleda should wait until search committee delivers

If Khaleda Zia is sincere in ensuring that the next general election is inclusive, free and fair, she then must extend her fullest cooperation with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Unfortunately, the BNP leader is far from playing her role as the country’s main out-of-parliament politician. The trouble with her is that she has always misunderstood any good gesture from the ...

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The one pocket challenge

Having a home in Dhaka was once or is still a big dream for many middle-class families. But living in a city like this should not be a dream in any way. Why should one make his or her life miserable by chalking out a long-term plan to live in the lousy air and crazy crowds of Dhaka – the ...

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Donald Trump’s executive order means he is now officially gunning for Muslims

Donald Trump is now officially gunning for the Muslims. On Friday, he signed an executive order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. The order is nothing short of a Muslim ban by another name. It is cruel and callous, espouses positions contrary to the professed values of the United States, and will certainly produce ...

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