1d ago| Opinion

Beware UN food systems summit trojan horse

Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with...

1d ago| Opinion

Is covid-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers?

Pregnant women and lactating mothers have not been included in the Covid mass vaccination programme in Bangladesh since the beginning, and the rule is still in force.

1d ago| RMG NOTES

We need safety net for garment workers

After all the talk of “bouncing back better” in our industry during the past 18-months, we are still failing the people who make our clothes.

1d ago| In Focus

'It was like the morning after a nuclear attack'

The following is the field report on trip to Jessore, Khulna, Chalna and Kushtia submitted by Hendrik Van der Heijden, Economist, Pakistan Division, the World Bank, dated June 23, 1971.

1w ago| In Focus

The Dhaka Muslin Industry

The subject of this paper is the old muslin industry of Dacca [Dhaka] and its neighborhood. I shall not deal in this article with the Muslins produced here with British yarn.

2w ago| In Focus

The China wave in literature

At the Hay Dhaka Literary Festival of 2012 the celebrated Indian writer Vikram Seth, after reading some of his fine translations of Chinese poetry, remarked that he found it odd that his fellow...