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Healthcare frontliners struggle with stigma in Bangladesh

Novel coronavirus has spread like a wildfire among health workers including physicians, nurses, hospital’s lab technicians and cleaners in Bangladesh. In many districts, almost half of the infected ...

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Solution lies in embracing the new normal

Everything around us has changed, writes Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman, and the only thing to do is adapt an embrace the change. And why not!

Solution lies in embracing the new normal

Omit PEC, JSC and curtail syllabus this year

A huge amount of money, time and energy required to organise PEC and Ibtedayee exams will be saved. We need to keep in mind that organising an exam for 3 million students is a huge task. There won’t ...

Omit PEC, JSC and curtail syllabus this year

Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger

An absence of timely and effective policy responses will exacerbate an already unwelcome increase in the number of people who do not have enough to eat

Volunteers carry iftar meals to distribute among poor people during ramadan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 April 2020.

Novel virus evokes novel concern for rivers

COVID-19 has increased the use of gloves and masks by the citizens significantly. During the lockdown, the solid waste management of the city corporation has become ill-efficient. Most of this used ...

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Migrants returning during pandemic need a special care

Migrants are returning. The foreign ministry has announced that about 29,000 migrant workers will return on Thursday mostly, from the Middle East countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi ...

Migrants returning during pandemic need a special care

Relaxed lockdown: Sense & sensibility is the key

Following the relaxed lockdown, it is as if the entire country has fallen divided into two blocks waging a war of words. And the questions of the century have emerged - to shop or not to shop, to ...

Relaxed Lockdown: Sense & sensibility is the key. Photo: Abdus Salam

Coronavirus: Implications for overseas migrants

All that we can actually be certain of is that we cannot expect good news for the migrants, for their home countries or the destination countries.

Kuwait-bound Bangladeshis must carry health certificate over coronavirus

Factory owners talk of the market, what about workers’ safety?

Social scientist Rounaq Jahan says coordination is vital in the fight against COVID-19

Rounaq Jahan

Production and marketing must be kept up

Over the past few years we have had a steadily growing economy. The social safety net has expanded. The number of ultra poor was on a decrease. Then suddenly calamity struck and the economy faced ...

Production and marketing must be kept up
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