Wasim Bin Habib

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Social safety net to widen

The allotment for other social protection programmes may go up to Tk 65,000 crore, up 41.47 percent year on year.

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Left out in their hour of need

The government could not spend two-thirds of its around Tk 25,000 crore cash-food support packages for the poor and vulnerable, frontline health workers and low-income farmers in the last year...

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Pandemic to be budget mainstay

Keeping in mind the possible impacts of the second Covid-19 wave, the government is going to attach top priority to vaccination, economic recovery, and life and livelihood of the poor in the...

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

Lockdown Fallout: City poor barely on govt’s mind

Over the last couple of weeks, Abdus Sobhan, a day labourer in the capital, saw his earnings drop to almost nothing.

April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021

35 lakh families to get cash aid

The government is going to provide another round of cash assistance to nearly 35 lakh poor families facing income losses and hardship amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

News Analysis: Have we learnt any lesson?

The government’s decision to increase ICU beds in 10 public hospitals in Dhaka to treat a rising number of critical Covid-19 patients is certainly a step towards the right direction.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

‘Lockdown’ exists only on paper

The ongoing restrictions to curb the Covid-19 surge across the country are showing signs of failure everywhere.

April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021

News Analysis: Slow response brings us here

In the first week of last month when the country started seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, healthcare experts sounded alarm, urging the government to take immediate measures to rein in...

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination: Effective also in economic terms

An intense and sustained vaccination campaign can play a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s future economic benefits up to more than 10 percent of its current GDP, according to a new report of the World...

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

News Analysis: Are we doing our part?

The record of daily cases of Covid-19 got shattered yesterday and deaths from the deadly virus have been climbing every day. Hospitalisation is soaring as well. But the situation on the streets...