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Not the end of the road

Dhaka, July 10 -- The decision to shutdown production at 25 state-run jute mills under the Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) by providing 100 percent dues of some 25,000 workers of the mills und... Read More


A budget in the shadow of a pandemic

Dhaka, June 12 -- Amid the coronavirus crisis, writing a national budget presents untold difficulties. Finance Minister A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal played it mostly safe in his proposed document for the 2020... Read More


When dreams turn to horror

Dhaka, June 5 -- In the midst of Bangladesh's battle against the novel coronavirus, which keeps intensifying, the news came as a shock on Thursday, May 28. The family of a Libyan human trafficker had ... Read More


The anatomy of Amphan

Dhaka, May 22 -- On May 13th, an area of low pressure developed over the southeastern Bay of Bengal about 1020 km (635 mi) to the southeast of the important port city of Visakhapatnam in the Indian st... Read More


The search for the dominant strain

Dhaka, May 22 -- While all the storm was going down, the week emerged as the one where Bangladeshi scientists really started getting on the ball, with several more SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced at vari... Read More


Time for reckoning

Dhaka, May 8 -- It is now 2 months since Bangladesh officially detected its first patient infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that surfaced in Wuha, China last December. Since that first ca... Read More


Emerging into the new normal

Dhaka, May 1 -- As Bangladesh, and a number of other countries around the world, began the process of gradually opening up their economies this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said any count... Read More