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Dr Borhanuddin Khan passes away

Eminent educationist, litterateur and art-critic Dr Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir has passed away this morning due to old age complications at his Gulshan residence in the city.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Dr Borhanuddin. In a condolence message, the prime minister said the working life of Ek...

Coronavirus

By Sir Frank Peters

They say “every cloud has a silver lining”, which means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect.

Amirul rewarded for biotechnology inventions

Campus Report

A Bangladeshi young researcher Dr Md. Amirul Islam shows the new hope of light to mitigate the shortage of food and food security. By inventing the new genetic of food and biotechnology, the researcher wants to lead the world through his new invention.

Currently Dr Amirul Islam has been working as a research fellow at the University dé Sherbrooke, Quebec in Canada for last 2 years with the arena of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, where he is working to develop a novel semiconductor based photonic biosen...

Bangabandhu would be so proud

Sir Frank Peters

2020 is the centenary year of Bangabandhu’s birth and the 9th Anniversary of the banning of corporal punishment in Bangladesh schools and madrassahs – both significant in their own right. Bangabandhu (1920/03/17 – 1975/08/15) was a member of an elite group of men who changed the course of history and indelibly carved his name in marble. Among others to have done so were Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Michael Collins, John F. Kennedy, and more recently Nelson Mandela, to mention a few. Of all his many outstanding attributes, the one that gets my five-stars admiration and loudest applause is his abhorrence of corporal punishment. Like all learned men, it made no sense to hi...

Bangladesh’s performance a ‘development surprise’

Tasneem Siddiqui

Pakistan is a country which is always in crisis — some of the crises are endemic, others temporary. Starting with the crisis of legitimacy and identity — whether Pakistan is a Muslim country or an Islamic state — to questions of provincial autonomy, civil-military imbalance and perpetual allegations of rigged elections, we are always in a state of uncertainty and confusion. A corollary of this predicament is that even after 72 years, we have not been able to find our ...
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