Manzoor Ahmed | The Daily Star
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  • Covid-19 response: What is still missing?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has struck a bold and inspirational note, as the leader of the nation must, in her impromptu remarks on March 29 while receiving contributions to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to support the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
  • How education can continue in this time of crisis

    In an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus infection, all educational institutions were ordered shut from March 18 to 31. Now it has been extended to April 9;
  • Incubator of democracy or lessons to subvert it?

    The first election of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) in 28 years was held on March 11, 2019. Nearly 40,000 students were registered as voters.
  • Poverty and Exclusion

    The poverty rate in Bangladesh in the fiscal year 2018-19 was 20.5 percent, announced Planning Minister MA Mannan on December 16, citing the latest projection of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  • 21st century skills and the 4th Industrial Revolution

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently said, “It is not only Bangladesh, the whole world will need skilled manpower… and for that we have reformed our education system, giving priority to vocational training.