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Battle on the virtual scape

Battle on the virtual scape

Cricket has been a passionate sport for people all across the world, especially for the South Asian population which presently has five countries that played in the Cricket World Cup 2015…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Living dangerously

Living dangerously

The shipping ministry imposed a seven-month long ban on the plying of risky passenger carrying vessels on eight routes in the danger zone of Meghna and Tetulia estuaries and coastal areas…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Protection at your fingertips

Protection at your fingertips

Two students from the computer science and engineering department of a private university in Chuadanga have developed a mobile phone app called ‘Self protect’…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Against the virulent scourge

Against the virulent scourge

It was in 2009 when a type of seasonal Influenza H1N1 virus, widely known as swine flu, struck Mexico and some other countries. Nearly 203,000 people were killed worldwide, spreading a panic that gripped all countries including Bangladesh…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Wiles of the wicked

Wiles of the wicked

By capitalising on the hardship of poverty in a society where two-thirds of the extreme poor people are still living outside the social safety-net, some sects of unscrupulous politicians are engaging poor children in criminal activities…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Hostage to renal diseases

Hostage to renal diseases

Mohiuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, a private businessman, and his family had thought that he will survive from the deadly kidney disease with which he has been affected for more than five years till last year. But, the middle aged, Feni-based businessman died as both the kidneys were badly damaged…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Against odds

Against odds

Even disability cannot obstruct some people of Bangladesh from being involved with cricket, where the sport is considered as the most effective way to unite the whole nation…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Life of a potter

Life of a potter

The village Sirajdikhan of Dhaniapara is known as the community of potters. Throughout the year, except during Baishakh, these potters are busy with their trade that fulfills the demand of nearby areas. They sell the items at different shops and fairs…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Pearl inside an oyster

Pearl inside an oyster

Who hasn’t heard these unforgettable lyrics sung by Sachin Dev Burman: ‘O prem Jamunai hoito keu dheu dilo dheu dilore/Akul hoia dukul bujhi bhanglore’.? In this particular song, SD Burman’s voice and the melody touch the soul…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Farce of trade unions

Farce of trade unions

Before the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed on April 24, 2013, causing an outcry for labour safety and compliance, only 152 garment labour unions were registered with the joint directorate of labour since the country’s independence…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
A decade of Bengali Wikipedia

A decade of Bengali Wikipedia

February has always been a month of respect, pride, protests and festivities for Bangladeshis as this is the month when the struggle for our Bengali language reached its pinnacle in 1952…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
‘We are dreaming of a day when everyone will have the opportunity to access Wikipedia so they can learn in their own languages, even without internet access’

‘We are dreaming of a day when everyone will have the opportunity to access Wikipedia so they can learn in their own languages, even without internet access’

According to Alexa, a commercial web traffic analytics, Wikipedia is among the six most visited websites in the world. The site has managed to sustain such traffic over the years despite being a knowledge-based website…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Bouncing back

Bouncing back

For those living in the vulnerable char areas of the Kurigram district, life is a constant struggle without sufficient food, shelter and the basic necessities needed to survive…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Verbal abuse against women

Verbal abuse against women

One of my favorite lines from the book ‘A Reader in Peace Studies’ just came to my mind- if one husband beats his wife it is violence, but if 100 husbands beat their wives in a country it’s called structural violence…

March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Without a paddle

Without a paddle

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the necessity of proper measures and departments in Middle Eastern countries that need to be ensured before sending female workers to these countries, where assaults on foreign…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Never-ending sorrow

Never-ending sorrow

Family members of cook Md. Sohrab Hossain (60) and ticket counter supervisor Abul Hashem Mridha Hashu (55) have hired engine-boats to continue the search for these two, who have been missing since the ferry ML-Mostofa 3 capsized in the Padma river on February 22…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
The corruption of innocence

The corruption of innocence

The Bengali book, Lash Kata Ghar, looks more like a magazine than a story-book for children.
The anthology of ghost stories for children is currently on sale at a book stall of Shishurajya Prokashon in the children corner…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Curtain of life

Curtain of life

Scientist Faruq Bin Hossain Yamin of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute has found a way to save lives of passengers and public transport even after petrol bombs are hurled at it…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Wedding bells marred by political turmoil

Wedding bells marred by political turmoil

It was 28 years old Habibur Rahman’s dream to have an eventful and exciting celebration of his wedding in which all his close and distant relatives, all his friends, acquaintances, colleagues and neighbours will attend and participate in the festivities…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra
Jatiyotabad, Shamprodayikota O Janaganer Mukti

Jatiyotabad, Shamprodayikota O Janaganer Mukti

Jatiyotabad, Shamprodayikota O Janaganer Mukti is a book by eminent writer, educationist and Dhaka University professor emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury…

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · New Age Xtra

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