Wasim Bin Habib

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Harnessing the power of digital health to improve heart care

Monir Hossain found himself in a precarious situation as soon as Covid-19 hit the country in March last year. The 70-year-old businessman from Faridpur has been suffering from heart disease for the...

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

A dawn darker than night

The rumble of truck engines of the 2nd Field Regiment disturbed the evening quietness at Dhaka cantonment. Loaded with 105mm cannons, the heavy-duty trucks began heading from the southern end of...

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Implementation of Mass Vaccination Plan: Govt needs $3.7b in next 2 years

Bangladesh will need an estimated $3.7 billion to inoculate 80 percent of the population against Covid in one and a half to two years and achieve herd immunity.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Shortened versions of SSC, HSC exams likely in Nov, Dec

The SSC examinations will be held in November and the HSC tests in December if the Covid situation improves, the government announced yesterday allaying to some extent worries of around 36 lakh...

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

‘Get us out of here. Please help!’

“Get us out of here. Please help!” These were the last words Liton heard from his sister-in-law Jahanara Begum when he called her on Thursday evening.

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

Faith in mankind reaffirmed

“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that,” said iconic American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

Darkness Befalls: Road 79

With the evening sun going down and the sky turning a dusty pink, a quietness descended at the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, 2016, towards the end of Ramadan that year.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Social Safety Net Spending: Big slice goes to non-poor

In circuses, whenever artists perform the tightrope walking stunt, underneath them are wide nets to prevent them from falling to the ground and avoiding potentially life-threatening injuries --...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

New safety net funds for poor

The government has created two separate funds worth a combined Tk 12,300 crore under its massive social safety net programmes in the next fiscal year for targeted populations and low-paid informal...

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.