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Beirut Blast: Beyond Belief

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- I sat upright tensed as I viewed the unfolding headlines with horror and disbelief. This was the night of 4th August 2020 as every news channel carried the news of the deadly explosi... Read More


Russia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is less than meets the press release

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- In a startling and confusing move, Russia claimed today it had approved the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, as the nation's Ministry of Health issued what's called a registration cer... Read More


Reforming the police

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- Extrajudicial killing of Major (retd) Sinha Rashed Khan by some bad elements in the police force is not an isolated case; there is, in fact, a pattern. This pattern of brutal inciden... Read More


Rooftop Gardening: Way to Release Stress and Promote Health during Pandemic

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- The detrimental effects of coronavirus is affecting the livelihood, career, education, and overall lifestyle of numerous people worldwide. Failing to cope up with the pandemic conseq... Read More


Bangla youth wins ICC award

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- Young Bangladeshi graphic artist Muktadirul Islam Jafir is one of ten top designers to win a prestigious award from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC has been rewardi... Read More


The Unforgettable Col. Jamil

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- There are people one works with who do not create any impression. They are just the run of the mill type individuals. One forgets them once they are separated. But then there are a f... Read More


Remembering Toni Morrison

Dhaka, Aug. 7 -- Toni Morrison, a novelist, short-story writer and also the award-winning author of 11 novels whose writing expressed the life of African American women, died August 5, 2019, at the ag... Read More


In a horrific instant, a burst of power that ravaged Beirut

Dhaka, Aug. 7 -- As black smoke billowed into the sky, Shiva Karout stepped out of his gym with his colleagues and customers to watch. His gym, Barbell House, sits just across the coastal highway from... Read More


A 'gunfight' too far

Dhaka, Aug. 7 -- The circumstances surrounding the killing of a retired army major on July 31, the eve of Eid ul Azha in the country, are by now well-known, although there is no official version of ev... Read More


Sheikh Kamal: The tale of a tragic hero

Dhaka, Aug. 7 -- If Sheikh Kamal had lived until now he would have been in his seventies, an age which was quite desirable as per the LEB (Life expectancy at birth) in Bangladesh. But that did not hap... Read More