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Impact of Social Media on Teenagers

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader: In modern life, social media is developing fast. It is used by many people all over the world. Social media is especially very popular among the young. However, there are many young people who cannot control themselves and are addicted to social media. Addiction to social media has many serious effects, including poor study habits, living ...

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CONGRATULATIONS, INDIA

By F R Chowdhury:   Born in British India in 1945, I came across two more nationality changes automatically. The first was the independence of Pakistan and India in 1947 when I became an East Pakistani. The second was in 1971 when East Pakistan became an independent country named Bangladesh. Then in 1991, I applied for a job in the ...

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“The Departing Legacy of Anne Main”

  By: Abdus Hamid:   Whilst we celebrate the Conservative Party’s landslide victory on Thursday 12th December, we must pause to reflect on the loss that Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB) has personally incurred by losing its Founder President Anne Main. Anne Main lost her St Albans seat which she held for over fifteen years and failed to be crowned ...

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Climate challenge requires collective action

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The Climate Risk Engines are purpose built to compute hypothetical future risks to a modelled representative asset (synthesized with engineering data) designed to represent property and infrastructure. The system enables each such asset to be stress-tested against a wide range of extreme weather and extreme sea events typical of its location. A range of future-looking scenarios ...

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Social Justice and the Global Economy

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Economic justice is a component of social justice. It is a set of moral principles for building economic institutions, the ultimate goal of which is to create an opportunity for each person to create a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life. The concept of economic justice intersects with the ...

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Transforming Middle East peace’s

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Recent violence and rising tensions in the West Bank are fuelling a climate of hatred and fear, driving both Israelis and Palestinians further away from a resolution to the conflict, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process has said. The steady deterioration of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between ...

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Discrimination at work

  Taslim Ahammad:   Workplace discrimination is a major concern in today’s business community. Increase in cultural and gender diversity in the workplace has obligated employees from different ethnicities and backgrounds to work together for meet the goals of the business. Usually, different people have a tendency to lead to misunderstandings, and result in conflict and discrimination. Therefore, employers have ...

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Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media  and formal education

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Education does not exist outside of the social or technological contexts in which it is located. Thus, it is little surprise that both users and developers are proposing and exposing teachers and students to new affordances of social networking tools. In addition, researchers are beginning to understand and appreciate the learning designs and value that ...

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Sustaining democracy in disaster

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: The major players in the international community have accepted the outcome of January’s elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the name of stability. In doing so, they have failed the Congolese people. Moreover, they have fallen short of the aspirations of the UN’s sustainable development goals, which call for accountable and inclusive institutions. ...

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WE ARE SERIOUSLY CONFUSED

F R Chowdhury:   In British India certain provinces were given self-rule. It was an eye wash to delay the freedom of India. The state concerned had a parliament or assembly to keep the elected members busy discussing various matters. There was also a cabinet to give public speeches. But the real power remained with the governor exercised through the ...

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