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Alarming crisis: 258 million kids not in schools: UN

UN, AP/UNB, Jan 25 -The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are illiterate, most of them women, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the ... Read More »

US-China ‘Phase One’ trade agreement triggers concerns

By D Ravi Kanth (Geneva) The “historic” and “transformative” trade agreement signed by the United States and China on 15 January 2020 could set a new normal in global trade relations by paving the way for a bilateral dispute resolution mechanism and managed trade between the world’s two largest economies – to the detriment of the multilateral trading system. Read More »

Corporal punishment has no virtues

The greatest birthday present ‘teachers’ and Imams in Bangladesh can give Bangabandhu on his 100th birthday anniversary this March 17, would be to amend their ways, abolish corporal punishment in its many forms, and stop damaging his children – the future of Bangladesh… the supreme assets of the nation. Read More »

Body on general students’ rights wants DU Proctor to resign

Dhaka, Dec 25 – Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad yesterday demanded the resignation of the Dhaka University’s proctor AKM Golam Rabbani for his what they alleged that he has directly help the perpetrators to disappear the CCTV footage of the attack and vandalism on Dhaka University VP Nurul Haq Nur and his associates on Sunday. Read More »