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Prevailing digital divide makes education a hoax

MOST guardians in the city complained that many educational institutions are asking for a huge sum of money for online classes, reports our daily on Thursday. The guardians are much worried regarding participation of their wards in online classes for unusual pressure from the institution  to pay monthly fess and other expenses . As Covid-19 pandemic situation made most of the city dwellers financially crippled, education for children of middle and lower-middle-income families in the city seems to be a nightmare. The online classes have now become t...

DU teachers accused of plagiarism

Dhaka University (DU) authorities have found proof of plagiarism in a joint article of two of its teachers and formed a tribunal to determine their punishment. 

The decision came at a meeting of the university syndicate, after the probe body dealing with the matter submitted their report three years after its formation. In the academic world, plagiarism by students is a matter of concern, while plagiarism, a form of stealing and the temptation of other works, rarely perpetr...

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...

Eradicating illiteracy by 2014 has been made an utter failure

THE government is still far from its election pledge “eradicating illiteracy” made 12 years ago. The ruling party made the promise to eliminate illiteracy by 2014 but the statistics show that around one in every four people is still illiterate in Bangladesh, even though the AL-led government has been in power for three consecutive terms. In 2008, the literacy rate was 48.8 per cent which increased to 74.7 per cent in 2020. The government statistics also show that there are disparities in the literacy rates between rural and urban areas.

Educationists said that giving less priority to illiteracy became part of Bangladesh’s political culture while the promises made to the public are usually linked to election campaigns designed to sway ...

Ocean governance with the neighbours a must

The Bay of Bengal has emerged as a ocean governance with the neighbouring countries vital prospect of blue economy for Bangladesh if the country takes the full advantage of its sea resources like gas, fish and shipping. Some foreign countries and companies have grabbed the opportunity as reported in media. The reasons that Bangladesh lags behind in this sector are mainly due to its lack of expertise and policy regime, the report says. bdreports24Blue economy encompasses the sum total of all economic activities associated with the oceans, seas, h...

‘My home’ not to be blared with fake housing cos

Undoubtedly it’s a dream of all the city dwellers to own a home. To realize the ‘my home’ they usually go to different housing companies and the brokers who most of the times deceive them. So, ‘dream of my home’ only remains a far cry for the inhabitants of Dhaka city teeming with more than 1.2 million people. While the government is not capable of meeting the accommodation demand of the city people, they have to rely on those tricksters engaged in housing business only to making quick buck, not for the minimum benefits of the city residents. bdreports24-300x214...
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