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  • Wake up, you fools

    Wake up, you fools

    When we were children, there were these essays we’d write. My favourites were the ones in which I got to brag about Bangladesh: “Bangladesh has the world’s longest sea beach and largest mangrove forest.” I can’t help but wonder whether my children, 10 years from now, will still get to write that — with the

  • Naked outrage

    Naked outrage

    Last week, in Mumbai’s Malwani area, two teachers of a children’s tutorial class allegedly forced two children of Class II and III to strip and stand naked outside class. The two children had not completed their homework and that was the “reason” for this perverted act. The fact that we have adults in our midst

  • EC must fulfill promise to punish perpetrators of poll violence

    EC must fulfill promise to punish perpetrators of poll violence

    It is shameful that seven people, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed in violence during the second phase of union parishad elections on Thursday. Shubho Kazi Srabon, a fourth-grader at Madhurchar Government Primary School was tragically killed in a shooting after being taken by his uncle to watch the polling process. Around 130 other people

  • Brazil’s Rousseff gets relief from Supreme Court, supporters

    Brazil’s Rousseff gets relief from Supreme Court, supporters

    Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to take a corruption investigation into former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva away from a crusading federal judge, as pro-government protests across the country eased pressure on President Dilma Rousseff. Local television showed tens of thousands of supporters clad in red marching for Rousseff, who has faced growing

  • Unique phone ID scheme a shambles

    Unique phone ID scheme a shambles

    Mobile phones have become a ubiquitous part of our daily life. But little do we know that the phone we use every day might share the same unique ID as the phone being used by a terrorist. The IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a 15- or 17-digit code that uniquely identifies a mobile

  • Myanmar’s ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

    Myanmar’s ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

    Myanmar’s upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party’s new administration. The bill creates the post of state counsellor and would allow the Nobel laureate to coordinate ministers and influence the executive.

  • Kingsley steers BJMC to nervy win

    Kingsley steers BJMC to nervy win

    A solitary strike by Eleta Kingsley propelled Team BJMC to a winning start in the KFC Independence Cup as they edged past Rahmatganj MFS 1-0 in the tournament opener at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Yesterday’s game ushered in the country’s professional football season 2015-16 and it was Nigerian striker Kingsley who attracted all the headlines with

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