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  • Photo story: Abandoned houses haunt rural Bhutan0

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    • September 19, 2020

    The Third Pole Bhutan’s rapid urbanisation means abandoned houses in the countryside are falling into disrepair – with social, economic and environmental consequences for those who stay An empty traditional house, which has been locked up for more than 15 years [image by: Dawa Gyelmo] Dawa Gyelmo, September 18, 2020 A few kilometres from Dagapela,

  • India: A toxic blend of Bollywood and politics0

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    • September 19, 2020

    The Daily Star       September 19, 2020 Pallab Bhattacharya Seldom has a Bengali actress of Bollywood roiled the politics of three Indian states—Bihar, Maharashtra and West Bengal—for contrasting reasons. That is precisely what is happening after Rhea Chakraborty was sent to jail after being charged in alleged drugs-related cases linked to the death of

  • Bangladesh, India need to work together: Jeffrey Sachs0

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    • September 18, 2020

    Raheed Ejaz 19 September 2020 Jeffrey Sachs Regional cooperation is important to resolve the crisis the world is going through right now, says development economist Jeffrey Sachs. He made the remark Thursday evening as the keynote speaker at the international webinar on “The UN in Times of People’s Needs: Rethinking Multilateralism”, organised by North South

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  • Decoding Nature’s Warning On Environment From COVID 190

    by Shelal Lodhi Rajput    20 September 2020   Introduction The only thing that can remain static with the time is change, the phrase exactly depicts the current situation of the environment. Till April 2019 we can’t even think that we get to see an environment like, that we are witnessing today. Mankind has been

  • BOOK REVIEW: Comparative Political Systems (Bangladesh, Dhaka: Century Publications, 2019)0

      Emdadul Haq: Professor & Chair: Department of General & Continuing Education (GCE), North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010 – till to date Comparative Political Systems, Bangladesh, Dhaka: Century Publications, 2019 xiii+258 pp., 499 Taka, ISBN#978-984-34-5824-7   Reviewed by: Saleh Shahriar, Ph.D.    19 September 2020 According to Aristotle who engaged in the earliest comparative methods

  • AI-Based COVID-19 Apps and Data Privacy0

        by Zaheema Iqbal*    18 September 2020 The unprecedented threat from the COVID-19 has pushed multiple tech giants and public health authorities to leverage Artificial Intelligence and develop various apps necessary to curb the virus across the globe. These AI-based apps helped world economies to trace, test, trial, and treat COVID-19 patients successfully.

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  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

  •  The Rising Scourge of Linguistic corruption in Bangladesh

    By Dr Obaidul Hamid     16 September 2020 In Bangladesh, corruption meaning deliberate financial misuse and misappropriation needs no new debate. For several years in a row, Transparency International has consistently ranked Bangladesh as one among 10 most corrupt countries in the world. What about linguistic corruption? Not many in Bangladesh are aware of the

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