There was once a time when great leaders were produced by student politics in this country. The glorious history of student politics is still remembered with reverence and affection. Sadly, the present condition of student politics in Bangladesh has earned the same amount of loathing and distrust. Students have seemingly become mere tools of politics in the educational institutions, rather than great-leaders-in-the-making. This situation raises a burning question: will the glorified part of…Continue
Added by Abid Azad on January 20, 2012 at 19:46 — No Comments
A weak-long fair 'Madhu Mela' marking the 188th birth anniversary of great sonnet poet Michael
Madhusudan Dutt will be started from tomorrow at his birthplace Sagardari under Keshabpur upazila of Jessore district in Bangladesh.
Jessore district administration has chalked out an elaborate programme marking the occasion.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs Advocate Promod Mankin will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest. Local lawmakers, Muktijodha Central…
Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 20, 2012 at 18:06 — No Comments
A daylong ‘Nature Festival’ will be held in Narayanganj in Bangladesh on Saturday with a view to creating awareness among people about environment and nature.
Bangladesh Paribesh Bachao Andolan (Bapa), Eastern University and Subarnagram Foundation will jointly organised the festival at Bangladesh Folk Art and Craft Museum in Sonargaon.
Artist Mustofa Monwar, columnist Kamal Lohani and cartoonist Rafiqunnabi (Ranabi) and director of Bangladesh Folk Art and Craft Foundation…
Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 20, 2012 at 18:02 — No Comments
DHAKA, Jan 19: A massive employment generation campaign appeared to have largely reduced poverty in parts of
northwestern region with residents there now declining to be dubbed 'monga-stricken' people.
For decades, a large part of greater Rangpur and neighbouring areas were exposed to extreme poverty with people
sitting idle for want of income generating works, a scenario that had earned the region the status of being the monga-prone area.
The scenario began…
Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on January 20, 2012 at 17:12 — No Comments
Get ready for some exciting news everyone!
The Data Journalism Awards (DJA) are now accepting submissions! With over EUR 40,000 in prizes, you do not want to miss this opportunity.
The DJA's are organized by the Global Editors Network, implemented in…Continue
Added by Hanna McLean on January 20, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
By Rodica Pricop in Bucharest
Following President Basescu’s surprising announcement about the withdrawal of the Healthcare Law, we have found out the ingredient that can convince the authorities to open a dialogue with the people from which they have distanced themselves so much in the last three years. Deaf and dumb to the dramatic daily reality, the authorities only lowered their tune when feeling their chairs shaking.
Since 2009 until last week, the privileged partners of…Continue
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Dhaka, Dec. 20 - It is fair enough to claim that I am well travelled and exposed to different cultures and traditions but for the first time in my many errands in different parts of the world I feel like a real non-native.
It is my first time to be in Bangladesh, a South Asian state that was formerly East Pakistan until it claimed its independence on December 16, 1971. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) to the far southeast and…Continue
A little over a year after the Arab uprisings in the Middle East began, fears that Turkey's southern periphery could be descending into sectarian polarisation -- even conflict -- are mounting.
Syria and Iraq, two countries whose internal problems could have spill-over effects on the entire region, are of particular concern to Turkey.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has gone so far as to warn that increasing polarisation in sectarian-fragile Syria and rising Sunni-Shia…Continue
Added by Alakbar Raufoglu on January 17, 2012 at 22:38 — No Comments
LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A public trial was held at the Laghman Provincial Governor’s compound Jan. 9, for two Afghan citizens arrested in November for possessing more than 2,000 lbs. of ammonium nitrate. Defendant Shah Qand was sentenced to six years in prison for violating Article 23 of the…Continue
Added by Naweed Yousufi on January 16, 2012 at 10:37 — No Comments
ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -Local villagers in the
Zharay District have recently become more involved in the security of
their own areas. Soldiers in Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd
Infantry Regiment have actively promoted an incentive initiative in the
Zharay District, which provides a reward to locals that helps increase
safety in the District by turning in weapons, Improvised Explosive
Devices and providing information on insurgent…
Added by Naweed Yousufi on January 16, 2012 at 10:28 — No Comments
On the evening of November 12th Sgt. Adam Lundy found himself in the ROLE 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield (KAF). Just two hours prior, Lundy, an Alliance, Neb. native, was on patrol in the western side of Panjwa'i District, when his platoon struck several IEDs. Suffering multiple shrapnel wounds, he was MEDEVACed to Role 3 medical facility for further assessment. In spite of having received shrapnel wounds to his face, arms, and torso, he was listed in good condition and was able to walk…Continue
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Interesting debate developed out yesterday in the…Continue
Added by Mr. Laszlo Keki on January 13, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments
SINGAPORE, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Catherine Ashton, the European Union's High
Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the
European Commission, has hailed the integrity of Malaysia's judiciary system in
light of its verdict to acquit Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge.…
Added by TENGKU NOOR SHAMSIAH T ABDULLAH on January 10, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments
Last year, President Traian Basescu was accusing European leaders of lacking the courage to tell their nations that the welfare state was dead. Romanians, insufficiently educated about their rights and lacking a strong civic sense has stoically endured the austerity measures pushed by Cotroceni and the government with IMF’s contribution and has not resisted cuts and the gradual restriction of fundamental rights (equal access to education, medical services, justice etc.) as other nations…Continue
Added by Rodica Pricop on January 10, 2012 at 9:39 — No Comments
I would only to like inform that my new post End Game Approaches on Nuclear Iran
was published today in my main…Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 10, 2012 at 2:43 — No Comments
Another 8 days old year is here. The one we adored recently with funfair, while we were soaked with whiskys, beer, chicken and sea foods we also went on shopping spree buying from toys to gift cards and chocolates.
Well i dont know how you welcomed 2012 and good bye 2011, some did this by spending at least half of their total savings on food and drinks, toys and gift cards but i did it with care, reflecting on how i will hope not to carry over old characters to the new…Continue
Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on January 8, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
Dhaka, Jan. 06 - The transport system in Dhaka is not something you will find in Lusaka, Zambia or any other part of the world.
Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city has an acute shortage of transport. The road network is limited. It seems there are as many modes of transport as is the population. The road is as chock blocked as the various transport objects available in this city.
Movement from one place to the other is not easy at all. It takes…Continue
Added by Sanday Chongo Kabange on January 6, 2012 at 10:31 — No Comments
The murder of Sarah Scazzi was covered by the Italian press obsessively since the opening of the case.
With the national and local press increasingly taking over the task of the police authorities, no one knows yet who was responsible for the murder and three people are currently being investigated after spending several months in jail awaiting trial.
The Italian media circus did not stop here and today the national daily CORRIERE DELLA SERA published a photo gallery of the…Continue
By Malik Usman Aziz
The persistent prolonged dry spell has rendered standing wheat crop in Taxila and adjacent areas of this Potohar region vulnerable to a slow growth and disease attacks causing great resentment among the farmers. As an unexpected dry spell is posing threats to the standing wheat crop in Taxila, and Hassanabdal which is un-irrigated (arid) area has exposed thousands of wheat growers to threats…Continue
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