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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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Brexit: High drama in Brussels and London

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The EU’s plan to offer the UK an extension until 31 January 2020 is expected to be put on hold after Boris Johnson threatened to pull the Brexit deal if Jeremy Corbyn rejects a general election. Sources said the dramatic developments in Westminster needed to be fully understood and the choreography in Brussels could change. ...

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EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT EXCEPT THE ACC

  F R Chowdhury:   We have an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to deal with corruption. Corruption does not mean monetary/ financial corruption alone; it also includes other forms of corruption. Nepotism and favouritism are also corruption. If the commission works in full force then corrupt officials should be scared of indulging in corruption. Country should be free of corruption. If ...

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Bangladesh – I am so proud

By Naz Islam: My recent visit to Bangla-desh was incredible, a truly memorable experience to last a lifetime. I visit Bangladesh relatively frequently, at least once or twice a year, but my visit in September 2019 will always be the most eventful and remarkable. For those of you who don’t know, I am involved with the Conservative Party here in ...

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Global diplomatic influence.of Saudi Arabia

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major actor in Middle Eastern as well as global politics. The kingdom has justified this proactive foreign policy approach as a necessary response to force Shiʿa powerhouse Iran to scale back its presence in Arab countries and to keep Iranian power under check. Lately, the kingdom is pursuing policies ...

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Solihull Muslims; the Pakistanis and execising disgraceful  haram forbidden nature Infected into Bengalis too 

  Fatema Miah:   When some UK people are showing phobia symptoms of disliking  Islam, what is said to be islamophobia, already by then I have devastatingly broken down, destructed, my huge and vast  andurance capacity smashed down,  crushed  up to minuet atomic dust pieces, my tolerance and it’s engine mechanism blown off,  and made to clasp down by Pakistani ...

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The Fallacies are apparent in society and political sphere. 

Fatema Miah:   I couldn’t refrain from recalling fallacies (bias types)  are unignorablly apparentl in society and in the current political affairs. People studied fallacies in school and A level in English, Fallacies are taught in depth, per Critical Thinking is complementary part of the Qualification that scemed into educational plan  In A Level English.  Logic and wisdom is thoroughly ...

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The phenomenon of good leadership

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:   Values are the guiding principles in our lives.  Leadership occurs within the context of core values. Leaders guide and facilitate others to make a positive difference in their own lives and to contribute to a larger good. Values inform the application of leadership qualities as the competencies of leadership are activated learned, developed, and practiced  within ...

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