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Does communal aggression have a political root?

At present, there seems to be a massive lack in teaching the value of mutual respect in our education system. There is also no place for protest or criticism in the society. The existing political...

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Mahaa Wagyawai Powe festival celebrated in Bandarban

The second largest festival of Buddhists, “Mahaa Wagyawai Powe”, was celebrated in Bandarban. According to Buddhists, on this day, Gautam Buddha instructed the Bhikkhus to preach their religion for...

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Why is Dhaka-Ctg expressway cancelled?

After spending Tk 100 crore, the Dhaka-Chattogram Expressway project has been cancelled. On the other hand, a 225km long railway line will be built spending Tk 93,000 crore, which will allow one to...

Price hike weighs heavily on public

Prices of essentials are on the rise. The increase in the price of onion in India and price of oil in the international market has affected respective prices in Bangladesh as well. To that has been...

NRB Bank involved in stock market scandal?

Recently, NRB Bank bought shares at high prices and sold them at a lower price. Although the bank incurred losses because of this, others benefited through the unethical trading practice that put...

Record breaking hike in LP gas prices

On October 10, 2021, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission increased the price of LP gas by Tk 226 per 12kg cylinder unit, a new record in retail price. Now consumers have to spend Tk 1,259 for...

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers...

Is importing oxygen enough?

Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the...

No events on Lalon’s death anniversary

No programmes are taking place this year on Lalon’s death anniversary. Local administration has prohibited public gatherings on the occasion due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Artisans busy making musical instruments for Durga Puja

Around 20-25 families in Tangail's Babnapara are carrying on the family tradition of making percussion instruments like dhak, dhol, tabla and khol. Coronavirus pandemic and recent lockdowns...

Munshiganj’s traditional craft of mat weaving at risk of being lost

Around a hundred families in Munshiganj are still keeping the tradition of mat, locally called pati, weaving alive. Each and every mat has a story woven in itself. And it appears as if these tales...