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Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
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Mr. Pakbir is a political and current affairs analyst of Daily Observer. He excels is political and democracy research. He is the founder and Chief Editor of Mohammadi News Agency (MNA) and Editor of Kishore Bangla, a well-known magazine for the teenagers and children of Bangladesh. Alongside he is acclaimed for his social works in improving the lives of underprivileged children and Vice-Chairman of Democracy Research Center (DRC).
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Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Lack of covid-19 alertness & safety measures threatens progressCovid-19 pandemic has shattered the lives of the global population throughout the world since January last year. This deadly virus was first identified in March, 2020 in Bangladesh and since then, the Bangladeshi people have gone through several measures like; lockdown for months. Till now around 8,000 people have died and over 5 lac people ...
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City corporations in charge of Dhaka canals raises hopes and doubtsAmong several problems, which Dhaka citizens encounter everyday, waterlogging during the monsoon season remains a severe one. There are many canals and even few rivers inside and surrounding Dhaka to contain the additional rain water. But those canals and riversides are mostly illegally grabbed or fully filled with garbage and hence lost water flow. Dhaka ...
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Optimisms & opportunities mark 2021 as old threats remain2020 was a very challenging year for the whole world. It was not being called the year from hell for nothing. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic turmoil, war and refugee situation, fundamentalism, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, fragmentation of international institutions, political division and tribalism and many things else marked the year 2020. Many of these adversities may ...
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Let Covid-19 vaccine become the property of peopleAround 81 million people got infected and 1.8 million died from COVID-19 throughout the globe till now. This pandemic brought the whole world to a halt in 2020. While we were expecting this deadly virus to elope soon, new variant of the COVID-19 virus is shaking the world. Several countries are adopting strict lockdown again, ...
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Nationalism: Key to secular and progressive BangladeshFor any state, secularism remains important to instil the idea of development at all tiers. On different occasions, we have seen the violation of this widely used concept in Bangladesh. Not only our country but also most of the countries of the world can be accused of destroying secularism on different contexts. Here the prime ...
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Bangabandhu Sculpture: Controversy, conspiracy and our progressI was a participant in an instant speech competition during the late '70s at my college. When my turn came, I randomly got my topic "What will you do if you were the President of Bangladesh?" Considering the context of that time, I suggested digging canals to ensure water flow, eliminating illiteracy and ensuring ownership ...
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History of Bangladesh and required caution to avoid alterationWe sometimes feel frustrated that however we try to protect the real history of the independence of our beloved Bangladesh, somewhat it faces distortion. On many occasions, we had to take shelter of pen and paper to protest against those who try to demean our greatest achievement in 1971 under the visionary leadership of the ...
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City environment and upcoming dry season challenges in BangladeshEvery citizen of this country wants a peaceful travel throughout the cities as they roam for different purposes every day. But extreme air pollution, dirty surroundings and lack of safety and security makes it very hard to have a pleasant journey in the cities of Bangladesh. The scenario is worst at the capital city Dhaka ...
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Buses torched: Vandalism during covid-19 will haunt the citizensIt was like a 'Déja vu' last Thursday when in a span of few hours 9 buses were set on fire on the streets of our capital Dhaka city. As many as nine buses were set on fire in the four hours though no casualties were reported. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina questioned the motive behind ...
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Joe Biden and hope for a different democracyFormer vice-president Joseph Robinette Biden Jr has been elected the 46th president of the United States after a battle of votes. He has defeated President Trump to become the next president of the United States and received the record number of votes on his way to the US presidency. With more than 75 million votes, ...
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