Nilima Jahan

Reporter/Feature Writer at Star Weekend, The Daily Star; Loves nature, arts, music and eating a lot of spicy foods. She can be contacted at nilima.jahan@thedailystar.net.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

Notarising child marriage!

Fatema Begum of Kalyanpur slum, locally known as the “Kalyanpur Pora Bosti”, got married to Md Mohsin in March, this year.

August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021

Country’s lone human tissue bank serving in silence

When Shreyon Paul suffered a second-degree burn to his back, doctors at a local hospital were not sure if the nine-year-old would ever fully recover.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine: A costly dilemma over pregnant women?

The government is yet to decide whether to vaccinate pregnant women despite a WHO recommendation to that end and an alarming rise in the number of pregnant Covid-19 patients.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Never called back to work

A few weeks ago, the photo of 65-year-old Asiya Begum -- a house-help who was walking for two hours, wading through ankle-deep water, to reach her home at Hemayetpur from her employer’s house at...

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day: Drowning remains dominant reason of child deaths

Contrary to popular belief, the most dominant cause children’s deaths in Bangladesh is not malnutrition or diarrhoea.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

‘Bhalo’ bridges gap for small cattle farmers

Two years ago, Obaidul Huq quit his teaching job at a private school in Dhaka out of frustration and decided to go back to his village home in Kurigram’s Buribari union.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

World Population Day: Sylhet wakes up to family planning

At 26, Bina Roy, a tea garden worker at Khejuri Tea Garden of Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar, is already a mother of four after getting married at 16.

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Evidence Act: Experts laud govt move to scrap section

Rights activists and legal experts welcomed Law Minister Anisul Huq’s announcement about removing from the Evidence Act a provision allowing “negative” remarks about the character of a rape victim...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Activists, rights bodies incensed

The attitude of some lawmakers towards women has become a matter of great concern, said women’s rights activists as well as organisations working for women’s rights and empowerment yesterday.