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DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – I

  F R Chowdhury   We all know democracy means “government of the people, by the people and for the people” as stated by Abraham Lincoln. But there is more to it. There can be no democracy without freedom of expression, human rights, equal treatment and fair justice. There must be rule of law. However, rule of law should not ...

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February, and massacres

  By Fatema Miah Bengali Language remembrance Month of February fell hidden under Valentines assassination punishment. February the 2nd English calendar Month is full of Massacre tales draws attention to the Past stories of assassinations.  Now February highlighted with Valentine s Day.  After the long and heavy celebration of Christmas followed on New Year. From January people settle down to work ...

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The Risks of Journalism in Bangladesh

  A weeks prior I need composed an article regarding “digital journalism under threat in Bangladesh” when 35 online news portal has barred down by the government. In fact, not only digital journalism but entire journalism and journalists are in risk in Bangladesh. This year 5 years remembering of journalist couple Sagar-Runi. We haven’t seen any significant progress of their ...

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Jeremy Corbyn hit by new turmoil as top aide Simon Fletcher quits over Labour’s lack of direction

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest aides is quitting over Labour’s direction under its embattled leader, the Evening Standard has learned. Simon Fletcher is standing down as Mr Corbyn’s campaigns chief, which will plunge the party into further turmoil. Labour insiders said the senior party strategist had grown increasingly concerned because his early hopes of a fresh direction for the party had ...

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Sculpture exhibition at the residence of the British High Commissioner

The garden of the Residence of the British High Commissioner, HE Alison Blake, provided the setting for a solo exhibition of sculpture by Arham-ul-Huq Chowdhury ‘Hard Emotions’, dramatically arranged and lit, so that the changing shadows and perspectives and the contrast with the foliage added further depth and contrast to the emotions portrayed in and evoked by the works themselves. ...

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Tony Blair: debilitated Labour is facilitating a disastrous Brexit

Tony Blair has accused a “debilitated” Labour party of allowing a disastrous Brexit to happen, as he called for a cross-party political movement to oppose leaving the EU. The former Labour prime minister turned on his own party, saying there was inadequate opposition to Theresa May’s pursuit of Brexit at any cost. “The debilitation of the Labour party is the facilitator of Brexit. ...

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University applications ‘depends heavily on where you live’

    17 February 2017 Teenagers’ likelihood of applying to university depends heavily on where they live, according to new figures. The study, by the Press Association (PA) news agency, showed London had the highest application rate of 47%, while the South West had the lowest at 32%. It found four times as many teenagers in Wimbledon, south London, applied ...

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7 government colleges in capital are now affiliated with Dhaka University

16th February, 2017 0   Seven government colleges in the capital have been affliated with Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday under the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Education Ministry. The decision came into effect following a meeting of the principals of the colleges with DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the lounge adjacent to VC ...

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Government widens opportunity of higher education, says Education Minister Nahid

16th February, 2017   Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said the government has extended the opportunity of higher education across the country for all students. “Students are easily receiving higher education as we have expanded facilities for higher education up to the upazila level,” he said. He came up with the statements while addressing at a function at ...

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Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistani shrine

17th February, 2017   KARACHI: At least 70 people died Thursday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said, in the deadliest attack to hit the militancy-plagued country so far in 2017. The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement carried by the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Sunni Muslim jihadist group. ...

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