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Locally produce medical devices slash treatment costs by 25%
Locally produce medical devices slash treatment costs by 25%

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Locally produce medical devices slash treatment costs by 25%

Under the dynamic leadership of Moushumi Islam, managing director of Promixco Ltd, has made significant strides in policy development for the medical device industry. It would not be overpraising if it would say that it was the MD whose determined afford resulted in inclusion of the medical devices and equipment industry in the National Industrial Policy 2022.

Independence Day celebration now turns into a commodity
Independence Day celebration now turns into a commodity

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Independence Day celebration now turns into a commodity

Mujahidul Islam Selim is a veteran leftist politician from Bangladesh. He was a former president of Bangladesh Communist Party and has been associated with left-leaning politics since his student days. He played a significant role in the Liberation War of 1971 and served as the president of a student union. In independent Bangladesh, he was elected as the vice president of the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) in its first election after liberation. He studied economics at Dhaka University. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1993, he has held various leadership positions within the Bangladesh Communist Party, either as the general secretary or president. Currently, he serves as a member of the Central Committee of Bangladesh Communist Party. Recently, he discussed various trends and transformations regarding the celebration of Independence Day in an interview with Rahat Minhaz, Assistant Professor of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Jagannath University. On March 23 in 2024, the interview took place over Zoom.

Large pavilions; great authors not respected
Large pavilions; great authors not respected

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Large pavilions; great authors not respected

Poet Russell Ashequi has been immersed in the world of poetry for almost three decades, starting his journey amidst the turmoil of the anti-autocracy movement in the 1990s. Recently, he has embarked on a self-reflective journey in crafting an epic poem.

The oppressed's struggle sparks betrayal within me
The oppressed's struggle sparks betrayal within me

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The oppressed's struggle sparks betrayal within me

Mohon Raihan, poet, organizer, and freedom fighter, is renowned for his poetry that reflects love for nature and rebellion. He was born on August 1, 1956, in Diarpachil village in Sirajganj’s Khoksha Bari. He joined the six-point march at the age of 10, unknowingly. He became conscious during the uprising of 1969. Such a person was bound to join the liberation war. Without any hesitation, he joined the war effort at 15. In 1975, he enrolled at Dhaka University to study Bengali literature. He was associated with all the contemporary talented poets and writers as a companion. He had been writing poetry since childhood, but now he immersed himself in literary movements. He has not only been a direct witness to many memorable and epic events of independent Bangladesh but has also played a leading role in many cases. He was in the forefront of the anti-autocracy movement. He has been imprisoned several times in his life. At one point, he became disheartened with the country's politics and the literary world and withdrew himself. He contributed to healthcare. He is the founder and chairman of the Saul Heart Center. Recently, his life journey, literary spirit, and national sentiment have been discussed in an interview with Views Bangladesh. Kamrul Ahsan and Mahfuz Sardar conducted the interview.

Nobel literary works cannot be concessional
Nobel literary works cannot be concessional

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Nobel literary works cannot be concessional

Bangladesh has emerged through an unprecedented mass movement and people's war. The country has now crossed 52 years since Independence, counting one, two, three. We celebrated the golden jubilee of Independence in stately splendor. But how far has Bangladesh progressed as a country in these 52 years? Bangladesh has come a long way in art, culture, literature, intellectual practice, and intellectualism. Rahat Minhaz, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Jagannath University, had a detailed conversation with eminent intellectual and thinker Salimullah Khan on these issues. The critical parts of that conversation appear here in sequence. Episode 4 today:

Very few are genuinely progressive and non-communal by heart
Very few are genuinely progressive and non-communal by heart

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Very few are genuinely progressive and non-communal by heart

American expatriate writer couple Jyoti Prakash Dutta and scientist and poet Purabi Basu recently came to Dhaka. The 'Views Bangladesh' team went to their residence in Shantinagar, Dhaka, to hear about their writings and philosophy at the twilight time of their lives. The poet Girish Goiric and novelist Ranzit Sarker and co-editor of Views Bangladesh Mahfuz Sardar had a long conversation about the writer couple's literature, philosophy, politics, etc.

Youngsters are like clay, but it takes a skilled potter to shape them
Youngsters are like clay, but it takes a skilled potter to shape them

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Youngsters are like clay, but it takes a skilled potter to shape them

One of the leading prose writers of Bangla, Syed Manzoorul Islam, is an educationist, literary critic, and fiction writer. He taught at Dhaka University for more than four decades. Currently a professor of English at the University of Liberal Arts (ULAB), he is also a member of the National Museum and the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Board of Trustees. The educator recently spoke to Views Bangladesh about the capacity of the young generation and Bangladesh's education system. Interviewed by novelist and journalist Ranzit Sarker.

Views Bangladesh may create a new trend in media
Views Bangladesh may create a new trend in media

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Views Bangladesh may create a new trend in media

Professor Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique was born in Dhaka on October 23, 1953. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University and presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh News Agency (BSS). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum. Recently, he talked with Views Bangladesh about the education system in Smart Bangladesh. Economic writer M A Khaleque and assistant editor of Views Bangladesh Girish Goiric interviewed him.

We are now in a dark age in the literature of Bangladesh In Arabic, it is called Ayame Jahiliyat
We are now in a dark age in the literature of Bangladesh In Arabic, it is called Ayame Jahiliyat

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We are now in a dark age in the literature of Bangladesh In Arabic, it is called Ayame Jahiliyat

The state called Bangladesh has emerged through an unprecedented mass movement and people's war. The country has now crossed 52 years since Independence, counting one, two, three. We celebrated the golden jubilee of Independence in stately splendor. But how far has Bangladesh progressed as a country in these 52 years? Bangladesh has come a long way in art, culture, literature, intellectual practice, and intellectualism. Rahat Minhaz, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Jagannath University, had a detailed conversation with eminent intellectual and thinker Salimullah Khan on these issues. The critical parts of that conversation appear here in sequence. Episode 3 today:

1971 Dhaka University in my eyes
1971 Dhaka University in my eyes

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1971 Dhaka University in my eyes

Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury is an eminent educationist, well-known fiction writer, essayist and columnist. In 1971, as a teacher of Dhaka University, he witnessed the Bengali non-cooperation movement, the horrific genocide on the night of March 25, and various events. Apart from this, he observed the events of Dhaka University as a timeless witness. He spoke about the memory of 1971, left-wing politics and various issues in an interview with Rahat Minhaz, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Jagannath University.

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