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Bangladesh and its position in the environmental protection indicator index

Saaif Rasul

After some improvement in environmental protection, Bangladesh's position has gone down again. Bangladesh ranks 16th out of 180 countries in the Global Environmental Protection Index published last week. Earlier, in 2020, Bangladesh was ranked 162nd on the list. This position in the list shows that the situation in Bangladesh is rapidly deteriorating on important issues such as environmental health, ecosystem, biodiversity, and climate change. The global report was ...

UAP L&HR batch 26 farewell held

UAP L&HR batch-26 farewell was held on May 31, 2022, at the Central Plaza of the University of Asia Pacific. This institution is located at the 74/A Green Road, Dhaka

On May 31, 2022, after a trying wait of four years, the UAP L&HR students who were in batch 26 were finally able to join together for a farewell. In order to properly commemorate the event of the Batch's farewell, each and every student in the department contributed a significant amount of work, and their excitement and energy made it possible for the programme to be carried out.

The chair of the event was Dr Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky, Head of Department, Department of...

50 people killed in Sitakunda fire

The BM container depot at Sitakunda, which is located in Chittagong, has become a graveyard as a result of the horrific fire. On Saturday night, at about 11 o'clock, the fire got started. Last night, after almost 25 hours of fighting, the fire was finally brought under control. In the meantime, the fire claimed the lives of a total of fifty individuals. Nine of them were firefighters or other members of the Civil Defense. It is estimated that around five hundred people were hurt. This terrible blaze has burned massive amounts of imported and exported goods, covered vans and lorries, and chemical storage facilities along its path. The horrifying nature of the scenario caused the individuals in ...

Days after school shooting, gun group holds convention in Texas

Just a few days after a lone teenage gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children and two teachers, the National Rifle Association will proceed with opening its annual convention on Friday in Houston. This comes just days after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. On Friday, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott planned to make a personal appearance at the conference to give an in-person message; however, he has decided not to make the presentation and instead fly to Uvalde. However, former President of the United States Donald Trump is still set to give a speech at the three-day event that the gun rights lobbying organisation is hosting. The police in Texas are being grilled on their actions, and the amount of time it took them to rush to t...

BSL-JCD clashed again at DU

Large student organizations BSL and JCL clashed again on the premises of Dhaka University. The incident took place at around noon on the DU premises. On Tuesday, tensions were high on the Dhaka University (DU) campus over a clash between the BCL and the Chhatra Dal. Leaders and activists of different units of the Chhatra League were very vocal about this protest procession. The central leaders and activists of the Chhatra League demanded that the leaders and activists of the Chhatra Dal par...

Transparency in EVM wafting over the electoral air

The electoral process, the Election Commission, the counting of ballots, and the manner of obtaining votes are all coming under more scrutiny as the election date approaches. This has led to an increase in the amount of debate and criticism around these topics. These issues cover most of the talks of all the political parties in Bangladesh. Although the familiar people of Bangladesh feel comfortable voting on the ballot, voting is mostly done in this manner from the union level to the mayoral election. However, the effectiveness of this method is not less but much more. The current ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, considers the EVM voting system convenient for many reasons: the digital voting system, reduced time-lapse, faster data collection, and quick release of election resu...