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Beggars’ Rehabilitation: Govt failure writ large

Feroz, 13, leaves Habib from time to time in his makeshift wheelchair outside the High Court Mazar gate and disappears into the distance. The young boy was hired seven days ago to wheel around Habib -- who earns his living by begging.

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

Glue-sniffing: childhood lost on the streets

Children huddled in a corner huffing plastic bags is a common sight in Dhaka. Though rehabilitation efforts are needed urgently, the authorities that should be concerned only seem to be shifting the responsibility from one to other, while the children continue to suffer on the streets.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Beggars’ Rehabilitation: Govt failure writ large

Feroz, 13, leaves Habib from time to time in his makeshift wheelchair outside the High Court Mazar gate and disappears into the distance. The young boy was hired seven days ago to wheel around Habib -- who earns his living by begging.

September 23, 2017
September 23, 2017

Flood-hit people's plight not over

For the last 42 days, the Water Development Board's dyke has been Delwar Hossain's home.

March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015

Helping the homeless

Veronika Scott, a design student finds a way to help the city's homeless: a coat which turns into a sleeping bag - which she wanted to employ homeless people to make