Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
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  • Teknaf, the valley of ‘gunfight’

    At least 87 people have been killed in 48 incidents of “gunfights” involving Teknaf police alone between August 1, 2018 and August 1, 2020.
  • Why was my son killed?

    “Why was my son killed? If he had broken any law, they could have shot him in the leg or injured him or made him surrender or taken him to the police station for interrogation. But why was he murdered?”
  • Covid-19 Testing: Lab relying on volunteers

    Four months into the pandemic, a major coronavirus testing facility is still functioning with volunteer technologists who have begun to go on strike demanding payment.
  • Dhaka Slums: Where Covid is curiously quiet

    Something strange is happening in the capital’s slums -- Covid-19 cases are hard to come by.
  • Pardoned abroad, punished here

    It was a small piece of news published on June 6, hardly noticeable in the slew of coronavirus coverage -- 219 migrant workers deported from Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have been sent to jail on charges of “tarnishing the image of Bangladesh”.