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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
Online education: Story of dilemma and stress for studentsCovid-19 pandemic has hurt the world economy very badly from the beginning of 2020. While the lifestyle of global people was hit with enormous uncertainty, the worst effected were the children and teenagers, who were studying at different educational institutes. Education was one of the greatest areas where this deadly pandemic left its negative mark. ...
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Democratic practice and coherence in Awami League are essential for our progressBangladesh Awami League, the largest political party of Bangladesh, is in power for almost consecutive 13 years. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has gone through huge development during this period and there remains a long way to go. Several development projects are ongoing along with ambitious economic goals. And to ...
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50 years of independence: Comprehensive celebration to set new courseWe are eagerly waiting to celebrate the 50 years of our independence on next month. This is going to be the most significant celebration for all Bangladeshi people. This will hold a great tribute towards our achievement in 1971 under the valiant leadership of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect ...
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Banking on Al Jazeera report cannot be an option for BNP-JamaatRecently, a video report of international news channel Al Jazeera on Bangladesh titled as 'All the Prime Minister's Men' has been the talk of the country. The report tried to link Bangladeshi Prime Minister to the brothers of Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed but failed to do so based on the shown proofs. ...
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House for homeless people and tribute to Bangabandhu’s dreamBangladesh will observe the 50th anniversary of its independence on 26 March this year. We are also celebrating 'Mujib Year' marking the birth centenary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which was supposed to end on this 26 March as well. But the government has extended the celebrations of Mujib Year up ...
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US President Joe Biden & hope for a new global dimensionThe flag-bearer of democracy, United States of America (USA), has welcomed its 46th President Joe Biden on January 20. Biden is running on the legacy of the eight years he served alongside President Barack Obama as US Vice-President and has proposed advancing that legacy on key issues like health care and the climate crisis. Prior ...
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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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Responsible words: Imperative for enriching political leadership in BDAs human being, we should act responsible at every steps of our life. This responsibility does not reflect only in our acts or works rather in our speech also. We cannot be irresponsible with our words as that can easily hurt any person or a group. For leaders, it is more important as usually a ...
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Neutrality: A concept to be redefined and realized in electionsNeutrality or impartiality is a word which is related to both human virtues as well as responsibilities. If on different instances of life, we can keep an impartial stance, then that will become part of our virtues. On the other hand, while performing a task if we act unbiased to all stakeholders pushing towards the ...
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Aritri's demise and prospective crossroads for our education systemA school going girl has took her own life on Dec 3. She hailed from a well off family and a renowned school of the country. She was a student of class 9 of Viquarunnisa Noon School and College. Her name was Aritri. She was caught during copying in the exam using her mobile phone ...
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Flouting people in electoral events to hurt democracyHolding an election is not only about the Election Day. Rather it is a set of works conducted through a period of time involving several stakeholders like the political parties, their leaders and nominated candidates, the government, the election commission, the media, the law enforcers, the administrators, the election observers and most importantly the people. ...
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Electoral integrity & key roles of media and election observersWe have often talked about the roles of people, leaders, government, political parties or election commission in elections, especially in a democracy. But the media and the election observers have to also play key roles in such events. With the 11th national election of Bangladesh in a month, different stakeholders have already started playing their ...
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Clashes, violations and doubts mark election milieuHopefully Dec 30 is going to be another landmark in the political history of Bangladesh as the 11th national election is scheduled to be held on that day. Heavy movements and showdowns centering this important political event are going on. Awami League has started its nomination process immediately after election schedule declaration. Jatiyo Oikya Front ...
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Implication encircling the people & the leadersAfter declaration of election schedule on Nov 8, the 11th parliamentary elections on Dec 23 have become a reality in front of the Bangladeshi people. With several twists in the form of huge demands and dialogues, Jatiyo Oikyofront has also confirmed to participate in the much anticipated elections though they have urged to delay the ...
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Imprecise & wide agenda diminishes political efficacy of dialoguesOne word hovering around all the Bangladeshi citizens in recent days is 'Dialogue'. In light of the current context of the national politics as well as the propinquity of the next national election, it was the demand of every stakeholder. This dialogue was supposed to break the ice among the political parties. It was also ...
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Jatiyo Oikyofront: Directionless, rugged & sluggish movementBangladesh has enthralled the world with its uprising as during the last few years we are being considered as a role model of development. It is mostly due to several large projects and bold steps of the current government which have fastened our upward growth in almost all development indices. The whole world has acclaimed ...
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Election manifesto & political parties' accountability to the citizensAll the political parties of Bangladesh are much energized now-a-days eyeing on the 11th National election scheduled to be held within less than three months. Everywhere we are experiencing the hype of the upcoming election. Local markets, tea stalls and any other public gathering places are filled with political discussions especially the issue of a ...
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