Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

Online Birth Registration: Futuristic or farcical?

Naim Ahmed, a father of two, has been struggling to get the new digital 17-digit birth registration (BR) certificates for himself, his wife and children. All of them already have the old 16-digit BR certificates, and passports which were issued against them.

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

Global warming: Bangladesh loses 7b working hours a year

Bangladesh is losing 7 billion working hours annually due to extreme heat exposure caused by global warming, a new study reveals.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Digital birth registration: New system brings forth new hassles

If you don’t have a 17-digit birth registration certificate, get ready for a complex and stressful task to obtain one.

December 11, 2021
December 11, 2021

Over 9,000 job seekers in limbo

Over 9,000 jobseekers have been waiting for final results of their viva for recruitment at a project run by Bureau of Non-formal Education (BNFE), due to delay on the bureau’s part in finalising a key component of the project.

December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021

Never before seen images of carnage, hope and victory

April 11, 1971. Anne de Henning, a French photojournalist in her early twenties, crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border secretly to reveal the plight of the Bangladeshis to the world.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Crushed by rising inflation

“I simply cannot describe what I’m going through,” Tashdiq Hasan says, summing up his current financial pressure.

December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021

Playground only exists on paper

In the western corner of the National Parliament building adjacent to the Mirpur Road in the capital, a signboard with the inscription “proposed playground for children with    disabilities” can be seen erected on a field covered with thick vegetation.

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

Dhaka’s Brahma Samaj: Reminiscent of an enlightened past

In a corner of Old Dhaka’s Patuatuli neighbourhood sits a temple where all faiths are respected, and followers of various faiths join in prayers and ceremonies. The temple belongs to Brahma Samaj, a monotheistic faith that evolved through the reformist movement of Hindu religion during late 18th century.

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Small Businesses Drowning In Debt: Deprived of help for no documentation

Basudeb, who hails from a remote village in Patuakhali, thought he had carved out a comfortable life for himself and his family in Dhaka.

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Depression in Pandemic: Cutting deeper thru the youth

Imrul Kayes, a student of mass communication and journalism at Rajshahi University, was suffering from severe depression.