Social media in modern world
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed, Executive Editor, The New York Times, Bangladesh National Section : Social media is an epitome of the postmodern world. For their users, social media platforms provide an environment to share and consume images of the “ideal” life. Such images can ...বিস্তারিত
Why should common people suffer for loan defaulters?
Prof Dr Mahbub Ullah, Economist : The defaulters should not be given loans anew. The banks are compelled to hike the interest rates for non-performing loans. Therefore, it becomes quite difficult to lower interest rates. The borrowers have to take loans at high interest rat ...বিস্তারিত
Sexual harassment on roads and public transports in Dhaka: why women need to fight back
Sumaiya Sarwat, Research Assistant, BILIA : To think that in spite of living in 21st century women are being treated as sexual objects and falling victims of unnatural lusts and sexual harassment of a large part of the society is itself a pathetic matter. This is also a per ...বিস্তারিত
Paradox in RMG Sector: Law and Reality
Md. Shahnewaj Patwari, Advocate, researcher and social activist : In a recent report published in the Daily Star on 13 September 2018 titled ‘Poor healthcare plagues RMG units’ stated that Ready Made Garments (RMG) workers are deprived from maternity benefit, also the ...বিস্তারিত
Publishing loan defaulters’ names a good initiative
Dr. Zahid Hussain, Lead Economist, World Bank : It is a welcome initiative to publish the names of loan defaulters. In addition to that, there should have a provision of interim penalty. According to official data, the total non-performing loans (NPLs) reached 10.4 percent ...বিস্তারিত
Fears and fright of abduction spree: enforced disappearance return
Utpal Dutta, Editorial Assistant, The New York Times, Bangladesh National Section : Enforced disappearance the other name of abduction without any evidences, traces predominantly persists from beginning this year. An atrocious activities, dreadful violation of human rights ...বিস্তারিত
When being gay was sheer irreverent, catty fun
Madhavan Narayanan/WION News"Woh kahte hain Indira hatao. Hum kahte hain garibi hatao." (They say 'Remove Indira,' we say 'Remove poverty'). That powerful slogan gave Prime Minister Indira Gandhi-led Indian National Congress a two-thirds majority in the 1971 general ele ...বিস্তারিত
We hold people with power to account. Why not algorithms?
Hannah Fry, British mathematician, lecturer on the Mathematics of Cities and a public speaker/The Guardian, UKAs we delegate technology more responsibility to diagnose illness or identify suspects, we must regulate it Robert Jones was driving home through the pretty tow ...বিস্তারিত
Can Idlib be a milestone for a peaceful Syria?
Markar Esayan, Turkish writer/Daily Sabah, TurkeyWith the West-Russia rapprochement looking uncertain, Moscow moves to warm ties with Asian powers A debate about a cease-fire in Syria in front of the world's press defined the recent summit in Tehran on Sept. 7. The whol ...বিস্তারিত
Adolescence health services available for girls, boys in Bhola
BSSRabeya Momo, a class nine student of Sadar upazila of Bhola district, didn’t attend her classes for one week. Her friends were worried. They were thinking what may happen to Momo. Finally, two friends of Momo decided to visit her home. They went to Momo’s residen ...বিস্তারিত