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August 4, 2020

Role of training in women’s empowerment

Any training has its own role to play in individual limitations and thematic issues. Training gives people a new platform to move away from their personal position, where they can independently determine their own life philosophy and position, writes Sumit Banik.

There is an opportunity to know and realize how backward she or the people of her community are. There are some things in training in particular that teach you to think anew, to inspire yourself to change. Training helps everyone to change their own knowledge, skills and attitude. But in the reality of our society, adolescent and young women are more backward. The reasons for their backwardness are deeply rooted in our society. Reflections of patriarchal mentality an...

BSMRSTU master-roll employees start sit-in program

The muster-roll employees of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) held a sit-in program in front of the university administrative building on Monday seeking fulfillment of their two points demand.

Among the two demands one is the payment of their 13 months' due salary and another is making their job permanent. They started the sit-in program only a day after the new vice-chancellor Prof Dr. A.Q.M Mahbub joined. Sheikh Nahid, Bahadur Khan and Ripon gazi remarked about their dema...

Atrocities of Mayanmar yet again proved by confessions of its two soldiers

THE confessions of two former Myanmar soldiers about their involvement in massacres, rape, and other crimes against Rohingyas and their transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) could be a turning point for justice for the Rohingyas. The victims and witnesses to the mass atrocities against the Rohingyas shared their experiences to the UN and other investigators since some 750,000 Rohingyas fled a brutal military campaign in Myanmar's Rakhine State. These confessions could be a turning point for justice for the Rohingyas and helped the ICC as well as global powers to press the Myanmar government to repatriate the ethnic minorities with dignity and citizenship.

In February this year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), wh...

Biden accuses Trump of betraying Americans on coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of betraying the American people, saying he knowingly lied about the deadliness of the novel coronavirus in what amounted to a “dereliction” of duty.

According to newly released recordings of interviews done in February for a book by journalist Bob Woodward, Trump acknowledged he knew how deadly and contagious the coronavirus was but played it down because he did not want to create a panic. With weeks remaining u...