Nilima Jahan

Reporter/Feature Writer at Star Weekend, The Daily Star; Loves nature, arts, music and eating a lot of spicy foods. She can be contacted at nilima.jahan@thedailystar.net.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Never called back to work

A few weeks ago, the photo of 65-year-old Asiya Begum -- a house-help who was walking for two hours, wading through ankle-deep water, to reach her home at Hemayetpur from her employer’s house at...

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day: Drowning remains dominant reason of child deaths

Contrary to popular belief, the most dominant cause children’s deaths in Bangladesh is not malnutrition or diarrhoea.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

‘Bhalo’ bridges gap for small cattle farmers

Two years ago, Obaidul Huq quit his teaching job at a private school in Dhaka out of frustration and decided to go back to his village home in Kurigram’s Buribari union.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

World Population Day: Sylhet wakes up to family planning

At 26, Bina Roy, a tea garden worker at Khejuri Tea Garden of Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar, is already a mother of four after getting married at 16.

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Evidence Act: Experts laud govt move to scrap section

Rights activists and legal experts welcomed Law Minister Anisul Huq’s announcement about removing from the Evidence Act a provision allowing “negative” remarks about the character of a rape victim...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Activists, rights bodies incensed

The attitude of some lawmakers towards women has become a matter of great concern, said women’s rights activists as well as organisations working for women’s rights and empowerment yesterday.

June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021

Ending Hazardous Child Labour: Tk 284cr project in a shambles

More than three years ago, the government had taken up a project with the aim of eliminating hazardous child labour from Bangladesh by 2020.

June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021

Female Entrepreneurs: Stimulus schemes hardly reach them

Thirty-year-old Dipali Nokrek made a career out of doing one thing -- making people look beautiful.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Tax rebate proposed for employing transgender people

To ensure employment, standard living, and social and economic integration of members of the transgender community in Bangladesh, the government has proposed to enact special tax incentives in the...