Zyma Islam

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

ICU occupancy galloping

Compared to June 1, the number of beds occupied at hospitals in the capital more than doubled as of yesterday, showing how fast the health crisis induced by the Covid-19 is deepening across the...

June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021

Rights custodian not doing it right

The National Human Rights Commission could not resolve nearly half of the cases filed with it over the last decade.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Border Hospitals Tackling Covid: Understaffed, under stress

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to unfold in bordering districts, with some put under lockdown to put the brakes on the transmission, major hospitals in those districts totter due to a shortage of...

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

The allure is a free pass to extort

For the past month, every lamppost, electric pole and balustrade in the neighbourhoods in Dhaka-14 constituency was strung up with technicolor posters of at least 33 politicians vying to be the...

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

The brawl over Ivermectin

As Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the country, doctors are once again mulling over Ivermectin as a possible answer. However, controversy continues to follows this drug.

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients charging at will

Desperate and discomposed, they would arrive at the doors of private hospitals to get treatment for Covid-19.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

No cushion for Middle Class

One story that went viral last month was that of Narayanganj’s Farid Ahmed, who had called the national hotline seeking relief but was deemed “too rich” to get any government aid.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

RMG Fire and Building Safety: Brands off the hook from today

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh expires today, but only two clothing retailers have so far agreed to renew their contract.

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Rozina In Jail: ‘Leaked video delays bail’

The state asked for more time, and time is what they got yesterday, as Metropolitan Magistrate Md Baki Billah postponed deciding on Rozina Islam’s bail until next Sunday.

April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021

Jobs taken, benefits too

After Dragon Sweaters’ Dhaka factory closed due to the pandemic last year, former garments worker Abdul Kuddus had to sign away rights to half of his termination benefits.