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Gone unpaid for 7 months, 142 Bangladeshi health workers in trouble in Libya

Dhaka, Feb. 19 -- As many as 142 Bangladeshi doctors, nurses and other health professionals are living in dire conditions having received no salary for seven months after travelling to Libya drawn by ... Read More


With fewer options after supply halt, stent price reduction fails to benefit patients

Dhaka, Feb. 4 -- The government's decision to fix prices of stents, commonly called heart rings in Bangladesh, has apparently backfired, leaving patients with cardiovascular diseases and their familie... Read More


Once touted as a game-changer, Nagar Paribahan makes no difference to Dhaka's public transport chaos

Dhaka, Jan. 28 -- Launched with high expectations by Dhaka's two city corporations two years ago, Nagar Paribahan promised to bring order and ease to the chaotic realm of Dhaka's bus services. It also... Read More


Bangladesh dengue outbreak continues as Aedes survives winter

Dhaka, Jan. 13 -- A prolonged monsoon and rising temperatures were blamed for the worst outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Bangladesh last year, but the deadly disease has continued its bout e... Read More


Ministerial comings and goings in Sheikh Hasina's cabinet

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- In what is being seen as a fresh start for her new government after a massive election victory, Sheikh Hasina has dropped 30 members of her outgoing cabinet from the new one. They i... Read More


Dhaka is covered with posters, banners much before election campaign

Dhaka, Dec. 11 -- Using posters or banners to seek votes or nomination before the formal start of the campaign is a breach of the electoral code of conduct, but Dhaka has been covered with such materi... Read More