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Novel Corona Virus has created tremendous negative impacts

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The ongoing Novel Corona Virus covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented economic and social crisis in Bangladesh. The substantial progress in household income and poverty reduction during the last few decades is in a risk of being eroded due to income losses of the poor. The observed consequences of a sharp decline in demand for ...

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Pak-China-Taliban Nexus: A latent threat

  By Matiar Chowdhury: The broad contours of nexus between China, Pakistan and the Taliban are now visible in plain sight after the militant group has gone public in welcoming Beijings role in Afghanistans reconstruction and guaranteeing that anti-China insurgents are rooted out of the country. In an interview with the South China Morning Post (SCMP) last week, the Taliban’s ...

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Negative Effects of Social Media Addiction on Children

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :   Social networking websites made our lives significantly easier when it comes to keeping in touch with those we care about even if they happen to live across the world from us. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and a dozen of other apps and websites with the elements of social interaction, are used every single day by children ...

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VALLEY BLOSSOMS: JAMMU & KASHMIR MARCHING AHEAD

By Matiar Chowdhury:   “After August 5 2019, Kashmir has starting treading towards a new path. Kashmir which was affected by terrorism, will now emerge as a model in the near future. In the past, protest calendars were distributed among the locals for organising strikes. Now, they know that there is transparency in the system and accountability. It is among ...

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CCP gets further into bed with the Taliban

    By Matiar Chowdhury:   For centuries, Afghanistan was a crossroad for trade that linked Asia to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. But, advances in infrastructure technology have rendered it largely superfluous in modern times. Thus, as China’s Communist Party (CCP) initiated its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Afghanistan was not included. The other factors contributing ...

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China’s relationship with the Taliban poses an enormous risk

  By Matiar Chowdhury:   The Taliban says it sees China as a “friend”. It has assured Beijing it won’t tolerate Uighur separatists. But China has its own problems with Afghanistan. The future of Afghanistan hangs in the balance. Whichever way it falls will send shockwaves around the world. With US intelligence agencies predicting the Afghan government will collapse within ...

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Eid ul Azha and third wave of Covid-19

  Rayhan Ahmed Topade:   The Eid ul Azha is one of the two major annual Islamic holidays. It is marked by social and religious gatherings where Muslim families and friends unite to pray together and give alms, especially in the form of sacrificed animal meat.As the Covid-19 pandemic continues into its second year, it is imperative to observe the ...

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Sunshine Break Is Back For British Holidaymakers

By Shofi Ahmed:   Touching down on dazzling sands. Beside the warm turquoise sea that mirrors the azure sky is just days away for millions of British holidaymakers. Travel rules are getting relaxed for the double jabbed Brits. As soon as from July 19, they will be able to return from countries on the amber list without spending 10 days ...

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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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