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Early curfews at women’s dormitories: An outdated practice
“I used to work with a theatre group, and on most days, rehearsals would take at least 9.30 PM to be over.
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Too many engineers?
Growing up in a Bangladeshi family, consider yourself lucky if your family members or relatives never pressured you into pursuing engineering as a career. Consider yourself luckier if they never,
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The confusion about self-sufficiency in food grains
Since the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country the principal objective of its agricultural policy has been the attainment of self-sufficiency in food production. The tragic experience of the
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Search body-picked names should be made public: discussion
Former election commissioners and eminent citizens said at a discussion on Wednesday that the names of persons whom a search committee would recommend to the president for appointment of the
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Effective mechanism needed to stop illegal migration
BANGLADESHIS coming to be among the top three nationalities to cross the Mediterranean Sea or land borders to enter Europe, without valid papers on life-threatening journey, raises a number of
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Opportunity to study LLM in the UK via the Mishcon de Reya Scholarship
Mishcon de Reya is a leading London law firm, located close to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). It was founded in 1937 and currently employs more than 1000
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5 ex-SUST students granted bail
A Sylhet court on Wednesday granted bail to five former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) who were arrested from Dhaka on charge of sending money to
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Bangladesh
'Action against cops for attack on SUST students, if allegation is true'
The police attack on the protesting students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) was being investigated and action would be taken against those involved, if the allegation is
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Crashes claim 9 lives in two districts
Four female workers of Uttara EPZ died when a train hit a battery-run three-wheeler in Nilphamari Sadar upazila yesterday, while five people were killed as a bus rammed a CNG-run
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Sylhet city produces 54 tonnes of plastic waste every day
Around 54 tonnes of plastic waste was generated daily in Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) last year, according to a new study. “Of the plastic waste, the most used single-use plastic
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Stocks end flat after volatile trading Stocks ended flat in the red on Wednesday after volatile...
Stocks ended flat in the red on Wednesday after volatile trading as investors mostly followed the ‘wait-and-see’ approach amid rising virus cases in the country. Meanwhile, Union Bank’s shares halted
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Canada-Bangladesh Joint Working Group to form joint committee
Canada-Bangladesh Joint Working Group has planned to form a joint working committee of the two countries to brand Bangladesh in Canada for boosting both investment and trade...
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International
Boris Johnson says he will not step down
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he had no intention of resigning over a series of lockdown-breaking gatherings at his Downing Street office and residence, pledging to get
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Russia holds military drills before four-way Ukraine talks in Paris
Russia held military drills on Wednesday and deployed more forces and fighter jets to Belarus for exercises next month as officials prepared to sit down for four-way talks in Paris
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India's jobs crisis exasperates its youth
Srijan Upadhyay supplied fried snacks to small eateries and roadside stalls in the poor eastern Indian state of Bihar before COVID-19 lockdowns forced most of his customers to close down,
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US funding to WHO fell by 25pc during pandemic
US financial contributions to the World Health Organization (WHO) have fallen by 25 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic, provisional data show, with Washington's future support to the United Nations
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US approves $2.56b in military sales to Egypt
Two lawmakers who have been critical of US arms sales to Egypt said Tuesday that Egypt has not met the conditions required to remove the suspension on the frozen $130
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Biden warns Putin with sanctions as West steps up Ukraine defenses
Psaki and other officials did not name specific countries or companies but said they included a broad range of suppliers, including sellers of liquefied natural gas (LNG)
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Technology
Journalists and social media must collaborate to combat misinformation
The relationship between journalism and social media is crucial to the public’s right to information and media organisations should work with social media companies like Facebook to combat misinformation and
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YouTube to explore NFT features for creators
YouTube is exploring features for its video creators to capitalize on non-fungible tokens, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday, becoming the latest tech company to tap into a digital
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Walton rolls out a new model of its ‘Toronggo’ Wi-Fi router
Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited has launched a new model of its ‘Toronggo’ dual-band Wi-Fi router in the market. The 1200 Mbps router, modelled as 'WR15', features 4 high performance 5
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How to avoid overspending on computer motherboards
A computer’s motherboard is the heart of the machine that connects all other components together, and getting the right motherboard is one of the most crucial parts of buying a
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Sport
Medvedev mounts astonishing comeback in five-set thriller
Men's title favourite Daniil Medvedev fought back from the brink of a shock exit on Wednesday to reach the Australian Open semi-final and keep his dream of a second Grand
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Tsitsipas, Swiatek reach Australian Open semi-final
Stefanos Tsitsipas stormed into his third Australian Open semi-final with a blistering straight-sets victory over Jannik Sinner on Wednesday.
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Djokovic to play in Dubai after vaccine controversy: reports
Unvaccinated world number one Novak Djokovic has signed up to play at next month's ATP Dubai tennis tournament, reports said on Wednesday, after his deportation from Australia prevented a tilt
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Australian cricketers nervous about Pakistan tour
Australian cricketers are on edge barely a month before their first tour of Pakistan in 24 years, amid an uptick in terror attacks in the Asian nation, the Sydney Morning
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Once most-hated Real Madrid player is now the most loved one: Karim Benzema's spectacular transformation
Right now in Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is the most reliable name. He is the player who has been leading Real Madrid after the departure of Ronaldo. Although Real Madrid
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BPLJoy, Nahidul lead Comilla to second straight win
Pacer Nahidul Islam, who had exceptional figures of ‘4-1-5-3’ was the architect of the victory
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Denmark's Eriksen starts comeback training with Ajax
Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who went into cardiac arrest at last year's European Championships, is training with Ajax as he seeks a new club, the Amsterdam side said Tuesday.
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Business
Singapore state fund buys UK tech firm for $7b
Singapore’s state investment fund Temasek is acquiring a British tech firm that tests materials in a wide range of industries to ensure they are sustainable, in a deal reportedly worth
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US says chips shortage to persist, will review prices
The US Commerce Department said Tuesday a global survey of semiconductor chip producers and users shows a shortage will persist, sparked primarily by wafer production capacity constraints.
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ICMAB recognises BRAC Bank’s corporate governance for fifth time in a row
BRAC Bank has won the ‘Gold Award’ in ‘ICMAB Best Corporate Award 2020’ for the fifth consecutive time. The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) recognised the
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Editorial
We need logical thinkers now more than ever
For many people, education means sitting in a class and mindlessly repeating what the teacher tells you. But is that really what education is about?
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Metro rail and Dhaka's traffic jams
By putting in place the metrorail alone it would be incorrect for the authorities to expect that the crisis of Dhaka's chronic traffic jams would be solved, say experts. In
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Omicron and difficult choice to make
The biggest challenge of the day for humanity at large is evidently the Coronavirus pandemic. When people across the world, after an 18-month-long ruthless lashing by the Covid-19, were just
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Proposed EC bill doesn’t ensure one’s impartiality
Dr Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (SHUJAN), discusses how the new Election Commission bill undercuts the ultimate exercise of democracy, in a conversation with Zyma Islam of
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The unenviable camaraderie of public university vice-chancellors
I see—and perhaps others do, too—some lights at the end of the tunnel. Reportedly, 35 public university vice chancellors have expressed their willingness to resign from their posts if the
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Entertainment
Will ‘Taan’ pull audiences towards Chorki?
Raihan Rafi has recently been on a roll – presenting one stellar production after another. His recent productions -“Janowar”, “The Dark Side of Dhaka”, and “Khachar Bhitor Ochin Pakhi” have
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Tributes to James: A defining character in music arena of Bangladesh
Innumerable fans affectionately address Faruq Mahfuz Anam as ‘Guru’. The national award-winning rock star is commonly known as James. James, one of the greatest music artists in the country, is
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Spencer portrays Princess Diana in a never-seen-before way
Diana, they can't change, you have to change This line from the movie Spencer probably signifies the life of Princess Diana as a Royal more than anything else. Constantly trying
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Health
Updated Covid guidelines to be published soon
The health directorate will soon publish an updated version of the Covid-19 clinical guideline to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as it is the main reason behind the
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Omicron risk remains very high: WHO
The risk level related to the Omicron variant remains very high, the WHO said late Tuesday, with the numbers of new Covid-19 cases hitting another record high last week.
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