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State-owned banks

Party men at the helm of bank boards again

The government has been recruiting party men as directors to the boards of state-owned banks flouting rules.

Party men at the helm of bank boards again

High-ups want to visit 9 countries to observe passport, visa issuance

The standing committee on the home ministry wants to observe the passport and visa issuance activities at various foreign missions.

High-ups want to visit 9 countries to observe passport, visa issuance

Death in foreign lands

Ill-fated expats missing last tribute from families

Israil Bhuiyan from Brahmanbaria died in Iraq on 23 September and his family applied to the Wage Earners' Welfare Board on the following day to bring back his dead body

Ill-fated expats missing last tribute from families

Interview: Akter Mahmud

'Dhaka can be made more livable'

Urban planner Akter Mahmud, in an interview with Prothom Alo, speaks about various aspects of Dhaka's Detailed Area Plan (DAP).

Akter Mahmud

Gazprom to drill Bhola gas wells for additional Tk 1.32b

Eriell Oilfield Services, the company which Russia's Gazprom uses on contract, has proposed to drill the gas wells at 24 per cent less the cost than Gazprom

Bhola gas field

Bangladeshis in the forests of Bosnia

Hungry, hapless, beaten and bruised, Bangladeshi refugees and asylum seekers roam the forests of Bosnia in the hope of finally reaching Italy, France or any other European country

Bangladeshsi asylum seekers in makeshift plastic-sheet shelters in Bosnian forests

Livability

Dhaka's upscale areas, downscaled amenities

With an increase in population density and violation of the rules, civic amenities are dwindling in even Dhaka's planned areas like Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Baridhara and Uttara

Dhanmondi area is becoming more of a commercial area than a residential one

Uncertainty over life and livelihood: People leaving coastal areas in Bangladesh

The most important thing that came up while looking for solutions to the problem of habitation of people in coastal areas is a sustainable and permanent embankment

A family dwelling on an embankment as river erosion destroys their home following the damage of a coastal embankment along the Bay in Satkhira. Kurikahnia, Ashashuni upazila, Satkhira on 28 September 2020

Women migrant workers return scarred and suffering

The return of women migrant workers has increased by 14 times compared to last year. Many of them return scarred and suffering

Women migrant workers return scarred and suffering

Wildlife

Pathways damaged, elephants being killed

There were 500 elephants in the country at the end of the last century. The number was 263 in 2019. About 55 per cent of the elephants are in Cox’s Bazar

Pathways damaged, elephants being killed
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