All kinds of blame are being thrown around and several students have also been suspended, expelled, shamed, sympathised with for attacking a group of protesting teachers, but the situation at SUST is rapidly becoming the stuff of theatre, even if the genre is uncertain. What began as an internal fight between two groups of teachers has now become a tug of war between various factions trying

The concept of school psychologists is not well known in Bangladesh. Although in recent years, we have been able to bring the issue of mental health to the fore, making provisions for having psychologists in school is still uncharted territory for us. Given the work they do and the impact their work has on the mental well-being of children and youth, it is of the utmost importance they we start

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) massively increased the import tax on raw sugar from Tk 2,000 to Tk 7,000 per ton, and that on refined sugar from Tk 4,500 to Tk 10,500 on August 26, less than two months after the parliament had ratified the 2015-16 budget along with the import duty schedule. The reason apparently is that the domestic sugar mills of the government owned and run Bangladesh

The growing activities of the Maoists in key North Eastern state Assam, which goes to polls early next year, are a matter of serious concern for the government and security establishment. Amid waning of United Liberation Front of Asom’s (ULFA) influence, the CPI (Maoist) is trying to gain a foothold in the state. This constitutes a new security challenge for the government that has been

When we talk about technology and crime, or technological crime, we probably refer to crimes using new technologies, that is information and communication technologies (ICTs). It is very difficult to define, as new technologies continue to emerge and the examples become redundant. In some cities in some countries, burglary is a forgotten thing, thanks to burglar alarms. Closed-circuit

Bangladesh has ratified the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Moreover, pursuant to constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination enshrined in Article 28 of the Bangladesh Constitution, specific laws have been passed to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. Despite these constitutional protections, nearly one million