Zyma Islam

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

N’ganj Factory Fire: All hope lost for 24 families

The bodies of 24 of the workers who died in the Hashem Foods factory fire last month were handed over to their families yesterday.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

Red tape stymieing biomed inventions

As the pandemic raged on for the last year and a half, the inventor’s wheels also kept turning.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Trapped in Kurdistan

The horrifying tales of Bangladeshi women being trafficked, more often than not, take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Hospitals stare at tougher time

The Covid pandemic has entered a phase where hospitals across the country are being pushed to their limits.

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

Built to crumble

It began with two things -- good intentions and a plan flawed to the core.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

From toil to tail end: At least 16 children missing in Rupganj factory fire

At least 16 children are missing -- and possibly dead -- in the fire at Hashem Foods Ltd. All of them were working at the factory.  

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Nasal cannula crisis now proving fatal

The deaths of at least 16 Covid-19 patients at hospitals across the country last week, reportedly due to a shortage of oxygen, shone a light on the extent of the oxygen crisis.

July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021

Rt-Pcr Test in Dhaka, Elsewhere: Disparities wide, worrying

Nearly 70 percent of Bangladesh’s RT-PCR testing facilities, needed for accurate diagnosis of Covid-19, are based in the Dhaka division -- a worrying discovery seeing that the epicentre of the...

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Labour Courts: Hassles outweigh remedy they give

On average, labour courts take ten times more time to pass a judgment than they are legally allowed.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

ICU occupancy galloping

Compared to June 1, the number of beds occupied at hospitals in the capital more than doubled as of yesterday, showing how fast the health crisis induced by the Covid-19 is deepening across the...