Parliamentarians debate today question on expensive Civil Recovery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe House of Assembly is in session today and based on the order paper, there will be a question from Deputy House Speaker, Hon Josephine Connolly about the expenditure on the Civil Recovery process.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Connolly has been critical about the over $1 million spend on the process during the last fiscal year especially in relation to the report that there were no recoveries last year.  The Administration side will also be called on to respond to whether or not there is consideration being given, to insuring public schools.  Among the bills to be tabled are:  the RBC Loan Funding Capital Expenditure, the Control of Drugs Bill and the Flag and Coat of Arms Regulation Bill.last_img read more

Tarique docs disappeared from Shahriar Facebook page

first_imgShahriar Alam and Tarique RahmanState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam claimed on Tuesday that his Facebook page was hacked.And, he added, the post he gave on Monday showing copies of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s passport and application to the UK home office was no longer there.Shahriar’s Facebook post on Tuesday reads, “My Facebook (page) has gone through huge torture overnight. Hacking! The posts have disappeared.”Asked about the matter, Shahriar Alam on Tuesday morning told Prothom Alo that some of his Facebook posts had been vanished as, he insisted, his page was hacked.Addressing a reception in London a few days ago, the state minister told newsmen that Tarique Rahman, who has been living in London since 2008, gave up his nationality by handing over his Bangladesh passport to the UK home office almost four years ago.Following the state minister’s remarks, the BNP challenged and the BNP’s law affairs secretary Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of Tarique Rahman, served a legal notice upon Shahriar.According to the legal notice, Shahriar was asked to say sorry either to the nation or Tarique Rahman. Otherwise, it added, legal action will be taken.Addressing a press conference at his Gulshan house following the legal notice, Shahriar on Monday reiterated his position and said Tarique, his wife and daughters handed over their passports to the UK home office nearly in June 2014.He also said the UK home office then sent their passports to the Bangladesh high commission in London. The passports are now kept at the Bangladesh high commission office.After the press conference, Shahriar Alam posted copies of Tarique’s passport and the application to the UK government.last_img read more

When bingewatching means freedom

first_imgDoes boredom makes you snuggle in your bed and finish a complete season of your favourite TV series in one day? Then, my friend, you’re addicted to binge-watching.Binge watching as a term was often used in the 90’s where the DVD’s comprised of all the seasons of a particular TV show. But now with the coming of Netflix, the prevalence of torrent downloads and YouTube where seasons are available, one is easily able to watch their favourite shows in one go. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’But why is it that some people watch the whole season consisting of more than 10 episodes (half an hour long episodes) in one go? Ayush Madan, a third year college student from Indraprastha University said: “I have the patience to see the whole season in one day. The anticipation of what happens next in the plot of the particular series makes me impatient. It is hard to even wait for the next day’s sun to rise.”For some, priorities are set where they have fixed their time for fun. Akash, an IT professional has fixed half an hour everyday to see his favourite TV show ‘Game of Thrones’. He said: “I do not want to fall sick binge watching TV shows for hours. I love watching the TV series but it is hard to just lay in your bed and watch them all in your laptop. I take my time and watch a TV series like it comes on TV, the only difference being that I pause and play when I like.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWeekends are people’s only hope for some fun as the weekday’s grinding takes a toll on the soul. College students, office-goers and some of the enthusiasts are willing to give up on their sleep to watch certain shows. According to senior Psychologist Dr Vasantha R Patri, parents are to be blamed for such behaviour in their kids. She said: “When the child’s travelling and socialising becomes expensive for the parents and they refuse to send their adult dependent children to explore some other entertainment options, this continuous TV-series watching becomes the source of their entertainment and such exposure makes them addicted.” It is also assumed that some TV shows create a kind of crisis in the heads of those binge viewers after a season ends and the new one is awaited and to this Dr Patri said: “TV show producers always have something new to give to the viewers so that they can get hooked on again and hence it becomes easy for an individual to move on from one TV show to another.”But for a young DU student like Aishwarya, binge watching is the only source of freedom. She says, “I don’t care what people say but I feel a sense of loss when a series ends. Like people are still waiting for a Harry Potter Prequel, I am waiting for my favourite TV show. I don’t like to socialise much and hence my laptop with unlimited internet is my happiness.”last_img read more