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El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo Hippo Gustavito killed at zoo

The police and federal authorities are trying to establish who entered the animal's enclosure at night and brutally assaulted him


Maritime security governance prospects in the Bay of Bengal Maritime security governance prospects in the Bay of Bengal

BIMSTEC is well positioned to engage in maritime security cooperation to face the challenges of a changing strategic and economic landscape


100 industries, shopping malls likely to be listed for energy audit 100 industries, shopping malls likely to be listed for energy audit

Some commercial ventures like Bashundhara Shopping Mall and Jamuna Future Park are going to be taken up to conduct energy audit under the Sreda Act


Outcry after Sydney doctor faced with deportation over autistic child Outcry after Sydney doctor faced with deportation over autistic child

Medical fraternity calls immigration department decision ‘reprehensible’ after western Sydney GP Nasrin Haque is told she must leave or be deported


What Facebook Owes to Journalism What Facebook Owes to Journalism

Local news is weak in large part because the business models have collapsed. The main reason: As advertising spending shifted to the internet


American values can defeat Islamist terror American values can defeat Islamist terror

This is not a war on Islam. It's a war between Islamist tyranny and rights like freedom of religion


With its history, G4S should not be trusted to care for vulnerable children G4S should not be trusted to care for vulnerable children

Government is placing the responsibility of care for families waiting to be deported into the hands of a company that has shown itself to be incapable


Girls’ rights hang in the balance in Bangladesh Girls’ rights hang in the balance in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attempted to lower the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 16 years old, raising serious doubts about her commitment


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

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future


Risks on the rise Risks on the rise

Experts suggest for visionary planning, they say a long-term solution is needed to the growing conflict between development and land protection


Let the new Election Commission prove its credibility Let the new EC prove its credibility

Formation of the search committee, a daunting task, gives a relief to Bangabhaban when even the BNP accepted the members of the search committe


All of Islam isn’t the enemy All of Islam isn’t the enemy

Is President Trump trying to make enemies of the entire Muslim world? That could well happen if he follows…


Blaming America First Blaming America First

“You got a lot of killers,” Trump tells Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?” Trump also says he respects Mr Putin


A blow to Myanmar’s democracy A blow to Myanmar’s democracy

The murder of Ko Ni a key member of governing National League for Democracy party, on Sunday, is a serious blow to the Myanmar’s fragile democracy


Girls are faster in taking drugs Girls are faster in taking drugs

According to a UN survey report, drug situation in the country is simply alarming with 87 per cent of the addicts are men and 13 per cent are women


Donald Trump’s plot against America Donald Trump’s plot against America

Trump, employs rhetoric that is reminiscent of Mussolini, and he has professed his solidarity with the worst populists and fascist leaders


Geoengineering Climate Change Geoengineering Climate Change

Geoengineering promises to be exceptionally cheap, making it much more likely than expensive carbon cuts to be implemented


Why China’s submarine deal with Bangladesh matters Why China’s submarine deal with Bangladesh matters

A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean


The Lady and the Rohingya The Lady and the Rohingya

Excessive criticism of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is obscuring why Myanmar's Muslims are persecuted and how to change that


Sexual crime: Schools need to help the girl child speak up for justice Sexual crime: Schools need to help the girl child speak up for justice

The society, schools and the parents need to understand that the victims need to get the sense that it's very important to speak up and go for justice


Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar as prosecutions soar Free speech curtailed in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar as prosecutions soar

Dozens of people have been charged or jailed for allegedly defaming the regime that the Nobel laureate leads, raising fears of continued oppression


The Secret Of Infinite World
The Secret Of Infinite World

That is, people who are dead are just people who were alive but then experienced the transition we call dying


The next migrant wave The next migrant wave

The next wave of migrant will come from Asia-- where nine of the ten countries with the most people living in low-lying areas


Bangladesh need to reduce loss of pollinators Bangladesh need to reduce loss of pollinators

Loss of honey bees and other pollinators could mean not only less biodiverse Bangladesh but malnutrition for millions also


Our schools are no longer safe for the girl child Our schools are no longer safe for the girl child

It's the responsibility of the parents that if a child confides, they should take it as a serious matter and stop turning a blind eye


Children and adolescent in electioneering Children and adolescent in electioneering

Free, fair and participatory election is one of the main pillars of a democratic country. Candidates…


Taskin could hardly be warned Taskin could hardly be warned

Since Taskin's stock delivery has been found legal, and only 3 of his 9 bouncers illegal, he can, at best, be warned, writes Mustafizur Rahman Khan


Nepal crisis and regional politics Nepal crisis and regional politics

I am not sure whether we the South Asians do have particular syndrome as like “The Roman Emperor…


1971 war: Witness to history 1971 war: Witness to history

A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution,…


Does Paris Agreement makes sense? Does Paris Agreement makes sense?

Did the Paris Summit- which is officially the 21st Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol,…


Bangladesh not waiting for the world to save us Bangladesh not waiting for the world to save us

The pledges on reducing emissions submitted for the Paris climate meeting must be measurable and verifiable, writes Sheikh Hasina


Internet Society releases ‘Global Internet Report 2015’ Internet Society releases ‘Global Internet Report 2015’

The Internet Society releases its second Annual Global Internet Report 2015 on the global state of the…


Risking it all Risking it all

On 24th August it was a typical late monsoon morning with some rain in Cox’s Bazaar Fish Landing…


Lack of vaccination cause 80% livestock mortality: study Lack of vaccination cause 80% livestock mortality: study

Viral and bacterial attacks annually kill nearly 67 percent cattle and 79 percent poultry in rural areas…


 APASEN-A British-Bangladeshi organization working for disabilities APASEN-A British-Bangladeshi organization working for disabilities

“My sister Nasima is our queen, we make everything special for her, we treat her very special…


How not to build a road on the beach How not to build a road on the beach

  Why they are building a paved road over the sand dunes, then? It was a question asked by many…


Break-ups hurt women more Break-ups hurt women more

Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person but after a break-up, they are the ones who recover…


Differently Able People and Climate Change Issues in Bangladesh Differently Able People and Climate Change Issues in Bangladesh

Climate change is expected to affect people and the environment due to the increasing number and strength…


Bangladesh Joins the Knowledge Economy
Bangladesh Joins the Knowledge Economy

Bangladesh’s booming economy, growing at a 6 percent annual rate, is driven by its well-known…

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