Naznin Tithi | The Daily Star
  • Naznin Tithi

  • Achieving universal literacy status: How far have we progressed?

    Right after the country’s independence, when the literacy rate in the country was 16.8 percent (according to UNICEF), a group of young people in Kochubari-Krishtopur, a village of Thakurgaon, started a movement to make all the villagers literate.
  • Dengue fever

    City corporations’ inaction and people’s woes

    With more than three and a half lakh people already having been infected with dengue fever, as per a report by the daily Prothom Alo on July 23, the dengue situation in the country has gone totally out of control. However, data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) shows that a total of 7,766 people have been infected till July 23 this year. This is because the DGHS only keeps track of data of some particular hospitals and clinics, and those who were infected but did not go to a hospital were excluded from government estimates.
  • Why filing complaints is absolutely necessary

    I assume there is hardly anyone amongst us who has never felt cheated after buying a product or taking a service in exchange for money.
  • The challenges in reviving our jute sector

    It seems that the present crisis in the state-owned jute mills will hardly be over with the Tk 169.14 crore allocated by the government to the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) to pay the workers their dues.
  • Bangladesh Metro Rail

    Striking a balance between development and environment

    Just as a country’s development cannot be sustainable without a properly functioning democracy, development without environmental protection is also bound to fail. While Bangladesh is advancing with its various development projects at a fast pace...