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Cyberbullying a burning issue needs due attention

Shahriar Islam Shovon

In the context of bullying, cyberbullying refers to an act of bullying that takes place on a public online platform. In the era of the Internet, it is a relatively new thing to be aware of. Individuals and groups use the Internet to inflict harm on one another in a malevolent, repeated, and hostile manner, and to coordinate their efforts...

Online Vs in-person class

Rabiul Alam, Dhaka
COVID-19 pandemic appeared as a black swan in the life of South Asian people like other parts of the world. Like other sectors, education was the sector worst hit by the pandemic. For health safety, every government of South Asian countries had to shut down all educational institutions in their respective countries for one year to one and a half years. Time was ticking away. Schools, colleges, and universities had to find an online education system to keep educational activities vibrant. From experiencing an absolute halt in educational activities to the hybrid model of learning, people coped up with the new normal. The task of adapting to this transformation was not easy for ...

Eid celebrations dampened by pandemic

Dr Mohammad Didare Alam Muhsin

The country is going to celebrate the holy Eid-ul-Fitr once again amid the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. While on the one hand, after month-long fasting, people from all walks of life are avidly waiting for celebrating the Eid festivities together with family and friends, there is a fear on the other hand that the infections that has just begun to subside will surge again. The new form of coronavirus that has been rampant in the neighboring country is also eye-...

This is 2020 and everything has changed


Did the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, call up the Prime Minister of Bangladesh? Yes he did! So what's with that? Earlier, when Sheikh Hasina had visited Delhi, we paid her a visit at the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi. On that day envoys from various countries came and congratulated her. Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah told Sheikh Hasina that the Prime Minister had sent his best wishes. Even before coming to Delhi, Imran Khan spoke to her over the phone for about 15 minutes. So what's the big deal about this? This is general diplomacy. An Indian officer called me; he was unwilling to accept the development. His question was, "Alright, did you know that Sheikh Hasi...


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.