Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Plight and struggle of tea workers continue forever

Basanti Bauri, 40, of Moulvibazar works for a renowned tea estate as a “plucker”. Her day starts at 5:00am sharp. After paying homage to the family deity, she prepares food for her three children and husband.

August 2, 2022
August 2, 2022

Danny’s journey of changing lives

When Seeam Ul Karim was born, he brought immense joy to his parents’ life. However, within a few years, he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurological and developmental condition that changed the lives of Seeam and his parents.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

English medium schools: When money matters most

English medium schools have been charging exorbitant admission and tuition fees in the absence of any guidelines and monitoring, making it a constant struggle for guardians, especially those belonging to the middle-income bracket, to continue their children’s education.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

‘Time to look at what we’re doing for our children’

Kamal Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury is a professor of the department of clinical psychology of Dhaka University and programme director of Nasirullah Psychotherapy Unit – an outpatient mental health unit managed by DU’s department of clinical psychology. He has been researching adolescent mental health and juvenile delinquency for decades. Recently he talked to The Daily Star about the sudden rise of criminal behaviour among youths and adolescents.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Why are teachers being targeted?

In the first six months of this year, three incidents of violence against teachers became newspaper headlines, showing a disturbing trend that is contrary to our traditional values of respecting and honouring teachers.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Universal pension starts from 2022-23

A universal pension scheme for citizens aged 61 and above will be introduced from fiscal 2022-23, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday.

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Deprived of nutrition and healthcare

Garment workers are fighting a desperate battle to keep up with price hikes and inflation. Price of every essential is skyrocketing, but the workers wages have not increased a penny, said speakers at a conference.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

East Jurain: Saga of a manmade mess

Ward 53 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) covers most parts of East Jurain’s Muradpur area. According to the 2011 census, more than 27,000 people live in this ward which, according to them, has become probably the worst place to live in Dhaka.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Closed state-owned jute mills: Laid-off workers still not paid arrears

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) could not pay arrears and benefits to all the laid-off government jute mill workers even after about two years.

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

Soaring cost of living: Middle class in a tight spot

Excluded from the government’s social safety net, middle-income families are struggling to cope with the rising prices of basic goods and services.