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Global warming is likely to be the greatest cause of climate change

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The science is clear. Climate change is real. Climate change is happening now. Climate change requires immediate and ambitious action to prevent the worst effects it can have on people and wildlife all over the world.We know that the planet has warmed by an average of nearly 1°C in the past century. If we are ...

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Worldwide delta variant driving sharp rise

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The variant is related to the Delta, an existing variant of concern, which was first identified in India last year and is thought to have driven the deadly second wave of infections this summer in India.India has classified a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in Europe as a variant of concern”, but it’s ...

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Students are the silent victims of pandemic

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Pandemic has disrupted education systems around the world, pushing the majority of children temporarily out of school. With close to 40 million children enrolled in school, Bangladesh is among the countries most affected by a complete shutdown. With all schools closed for a period of at least two months, the immediate challenge for the policymakers therefore ...

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Is Bitcoin Halal Or Haram?(2)

By Shofi Ahmed: Why was bitcoin created? Let’s hear the purpose behind it from Satoshi Nakamoto, the presumed pseudonymous person who developed it. “The root problem with conventional currencies is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches ...

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Are we an ungrateful nation ?

By Nadeem Qadir:     Almost after four decades, I was confronted with a shameful question by a friend from another country. His questions raised the issues like whether Bangaldeshis were ungrateful and unpatriotic. The other question he asked me if Bangladeshis knew what they really want. In 1984, I was told by a veteran American journalist at the UN ...

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Is Bitcoin Halal Or Haram? (1)

By Shofi Ahmed: Bitcoin is a spanking mathematical software designed as an alternative to fiat or cash currency. For a currency two most important fundamentals are it’s security and growth factor. For bitcoin it’s totally a different case. It’s ownership is secured by an algorithm called ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm). And the growth tends to be achieved through ...

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Global challenges require Global cooperation

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   More than a year has now passed since the mass outbreak of the coronavirus disease at a global level. Now that we are in the second year of the pandemic, it is obvious that the worldwide vaccination effort is essential to decreasing the magnitude of Covid-19’s impact on all aspects of our lives, including our ...

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Human rights and Social Justice Issues facing the World

  Rayhan Ahmad Topader:   The connection between democracy and health runs deep, and it is tempting to tie a country’s political institutions directly to its overall health. A country’s political structure, however, influences essentially every facet of society, including health, and thus interactive and interdependent effects work in multiple directions. Democracy is but one determinant of health. And even ...

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Gaza: ‘World’s Largest Prison’

By Akbar Hussain: We are utterly shocked, traumatized and devastated to witness the heinous scenes in the ‘world’s largest prison’ – Gaza, Palestine, held captive by the Israeli army. The occupied land, which has now become a tiny enclave, has been surrounded by the Israeli forces. For almost two weeks, sound grenades have been fired, wounding many civilians and innocent ...

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