Shariful Hasan | The Daily Star
  • Shariful Hasan

  • How many Kulsums have to die!

    According to her primary education certificate, Umme Kulsum was only 14-years-old. But to send her to Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker, her passport falsely portrayed her as 25—since that is the minimum age for women to go as labour workers to Saudi Arabia. But the dream that the middleman had sold to Kulsum’s family was broken within a year and a half when she returned to her family as a corpse.
  • How many Kulsums have to die!

    Kulsum died on August 9 this year while undergoing treatment at the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Her lifeless body arrived in the country on September 12. The family claimed that her employer and his son had beaten Kulsum, breaking her legs and arms, as well as injuring her waist. Her eye was also damaged. Merciless as they were, she was left on the street in this miserable condition. Later, Saudi police rescued her and took her to the hospital where she died in a few months.
  • Covid-19 fallout: recruitments stalled, jobseekers worried

    Soon after completing her MBA from Dhaka University last year, Fahmida Khan started looking for jobs. Her first choice was a government job for which the recruitment takes place through BCS exams.
  • Md Sohorab Hossain appointed new chairman of Public Service Commission

    Md Sohorab Hossain has been appointed as the new chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC). He is a former senior secretary to the government.
  • An agonising wait for Rupali Bank’s officer post hopefuls

    Students these days can finish their undergraduate-level education at public universities in Bangladesh in four years but some of them may have to wait another four years before they are offered a job by Rupali Bank.