August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Workers keep toiling on way back to city

As export-oriented factories reopened yesterday with less than a 48-hour notice, workers had to traversed miles on foot to reach Dhaka for a second consecutive day.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

10th Day of Strict Lockdown: All-too-familiar Dhaka

With crowds of factory workers thronging the city, Dhaka wore almost a normal look yesterday as public buses, private cars, CNG-run auto-rickshaws and motorcycles all rolled out on the streets.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

News Analysis: Barely ever on anyone’s mind

It seems the government can’t stick to its decisions when it comes to tackling the pandemic.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Ensure transportation, jabs for workers first

Different organisations yesterday protested the government decision to reopen factories from today. They said it was a very imprudent decision to open the factories without ensuring public transport for workers and their health security.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

‘No decision yet on lockdown extension’

There has been no decision yet on extension of the ongoing lockdown that is set to end on August 5, said State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain. 

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Failing to avail transport, garment workers block Rangpur-Dhaka highway

Garment workers today blocked Rangpur-Dhaka highway for four hours after they failed to get transport on their way to Dhaka, following the sudden decision to reopen export-oriented factories from tomorrow.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Garment workers returning to Gazipur amid lockdown

As the government has decided to allow all export-oriented factories to open from tomorrow, thousands of garment workers are returning to workplaces in Gazipur amid a nationwide lockdown, raising fears of Covid-19 transmission.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

A relatively quiet Dhaka

Compared to other days, roads of the capital were relatively quiet yesterday, the eighth day of the countrywide “strict lockdown”, as it was a weekend.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Almost as if there is no lockdown

Amid the rising number of Covid-19 infections and deaths, the nationwide “strict lockdown” seems to be loosening up as public and vehicular movement on the streets of Dhaka and elsewhere continues to increase with each passing day.

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 the capital’s Lalmatia -- went viral on social media.