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PM’s Brexit plans leave Britain look like a ship of fools

Sean O’Grady Do you sometimes wonder how low Britain’s stock can fall? Not in GDP, the size of her armed forces or the “soft power” of cultural influence. Those have been on the slide, relative to other great powers, since about 1870. No, we’re talking here about the simple dignities of diplomacy and plain old-fashioned good manners. Smooth and harmonious ... Read More »

Never to fly again

M ZAHIDUL HAQUE The sky was clear The sun was shining A dazzling morning! Everything was perfect No fear of any turbulence The pilot was in relaxed mood Navigating me in his full confidence. I was in a maiden flight, From New York to London Feeling proud to be A Queen in the sky! Then so many winters passed With ... Read More »

Pancheshwar high dam: Expedite works

Early finalisation of the detailed project report of the Pancheshwar high dam will bring benefits for both Nepal and India It has been 23 years since the much-hyped Integrated Development of the Mahakali Barrage including Sarada Barrage, Tanakpur Barrage and Pancheshwar Project, known as the Mahakali Treaty, was signed between Nepal and India in February 1996. It came into force ... Read More »

Suicide mistake should not multiply

Suicide is a touchy issue. Only people with tender mental state take recourse to suicide for their inability to absorb shocks. Yet it’s considered a crime. In some areas, Muslim religious leaders refuse to say janaza funeral prayer of suicide victims. A failed suicide attempt may invite prosecution. I would love to relay a piece of advice I heard Dr ... Read More »

Nakshi Kantha in ZEE Bangla TV sans Poet Jasimuddin mention

I have been watching Bengali serial Nakshi Kantha in ZEE Bangla TV. It is the love story between Sabnam and Yash which has enticed me to watch this TV serial. Anyone can write on the theme but it is morally wrong to steal the theme without any acknowledgement of the famous epic by Jasimuddin’s Nakshi Kanthar Math yet the title ... Read More »

বিশেষ বার্তা-চট্টগ্রাম-৮ স্বতন্ত্র প্রার্থী

আমি এমদাদুল হক চট্রগ্রাম ৮ আসনে ইনসানিয়াত সমর্থিত স্বতন্ত্র প্রার্থী। আমার আসনে ক্ষমতাসীন দলের নজিরবিহীন সন্ত্রাস ও একচেটিয়া কেন্দ্র জবরদখলের মাধ্যমে নির্বাচনের নামে মারাত্মক প্রহসন সংগঠিত হয়েছে। Read More »

Tributes to my teacher A. R. Khan

From my boyhood and till the present, I’ve sat in front of so many persons–in our home, in the schools, college, universities; and in lecture rooms in order to learn to read, write, listen; and speak, and to learn to improve my life. I’ve not learnt enough yet to lay a claim that I don’t need to learn any more. ... Read More »

Paper Writing Services Try Impressive Author Lucky-Essays

Who do you need to select the university assignment from? While you are essay writing, it is very important you choose to do matters the correct way. If you do not, the outcomes may be harmful. Then chances are you will get yourself discouraged at school rather than acquiring the grades you require or presume, perhaps even gaining declining your ... Read More »

Joining the freedom flotilla

Dear Friends and Family, I am due to join the al-Awda (The Return) Freedom Flotilla to Gaza this week on its last leg from Europe to Gaza. She has started her journey from Norway on the 70 Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba and this journey is highly symbolic. The Nakba is the Arabic word for Catastrophe which started in 1948 ... Read More »

Attention: Members of GW Editorial team

It seems the way you publish articles in your website, is not the proper way of publishing something online. Especially when it comes to columns or op-eds, the online publishers (like you) should credit the authors in a more appropriate manner so that they and other prospective authors are encouraged to submit articles to publishers (like you). It seems Ms/Mrs ... Read More »

Your help may enable student Nayeem get well again!

Dear Editor, Mahmudul Hasan Nayeem, one of our meritorious post-graduate and socialite students suddenly attacked by a rare neurological disease–Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome (GBS) which has made Nayeem speechless and paralyzed! Currently he is undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka. Read More »

Cauvery issue: Few random thoughts

In most of the rivers, it is all about taking from Shyam and giving to Ram. Both are users, and it is only a question of how much I have with the resources dwindling. With extensive ground water over extraction, and building of check dams, maybe at the end the upstream user may have an advantage. Many of the dams ... Read More »

Asia needs nuclear energy for clean and reliable electricity

” Asia needs nuclear energy to meet its economic, energy and environmental goals” according to Agneta Rising, Director General of World Nuclear Association, who was speaking at the Sustainable Energy Technology Asia 2018 conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Nuclear energy is growing rapidly in Asia. Over the last five years nuclear generation in Asia increased by 35%. Read More »

Ensure fitness of CNG three-wheelers

Dear Editor, Recently while I was passing through the old airport road I witnessed a terrible incident at the turning point near Jahangir Gate; a CNG run auto rickshaw suddenly made a hard brake as its front tire was seen disappeared and the auto came to stand still piercing through the black carpet of the road. It could be a ... Read More »

Congratulations, Hon’ble President!

Heartiest congratulations to Honorable President Abdul Hamid on his re-election as the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for a second consecutive term. During his last term, President Abdul Hamid has earned great reputation and respect for his simplicity, patriotism and true leadership. Read More »

Tech develops faster than humans can learn to handle it

New York – According to the White House, by 2018, 51 percent of STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. However, the number of tech employees has not increased along with the number of jobs available. Why? The answer is simple: lack of relevant education. The White House maintains that just one quarter of K-12 schools offer high-quality computer ... Read More »

Climate Science: 2018

As per program outline, a review will be made in 2018 on the progress of the Paris Climate Agreement on how much accomplishments the signing countries have made towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions to holding the average global temperature to 1.5 to 2 degree Celsius. A special report is expected to be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ... Read More »

Concerns among Bangladeshis in New York

After the blast in New York’s Manhattan Bus Terminal, there has been concern among the Bangladeshi people living there. The anxiety spread out when the police said that the detainee was a Bangladeshi. The person named the attacker Akade Ullah The 27-year-old young man, Brooklyn said New York Police Commissioner James and Neil A local explosion took place near Eight ... Read More »

Standard Bangla should be used everywhere

In little over two months, we will be recalling the sacrifices of 21st February with compassion and respect from our heart. Those who sacrificed their lives for establishing Bangla as the state language in 1952, will be remembered and respected by all on that day. Read More »

Create opportunity for emerging student leaders

There is no Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) election for 27 years though it is a nursing ground of for preparing national leaders of the country. Not only DUCSU election, other university students’ union elections do the same but none of these elections is being held for a long time. Read More »

Role model Bangladesh!

Shiekh Hasina reiterates that Bangladesh is a role model of development. From the newspaper, we knew that one came in 30 minutes from Sylhet to Dhaka by air but it took four hours from the airport to the city. Read More »

Plight of Rajshahi-Dhaka train passengers

We started a journey from Rajshahi station at 7:40 am by Silk City Express Train on Saturday 2, 2017 but when we reached Dhaka, it was about 3 and a half in the afternoon. It was a government holiday so we did not have to go to our office on that day. But usually, we miss the office and the ... Read More »