Zyma Islam | The Daily Star
  • Zyma Islam

  • 10 Minute School: Hounded by threats, trolls

    During a time period that has seen an unprecedented rise in cases filed under the infamous Digital Security Act, the digital sphere is more unsafe than ever before.
  • Is foul play the new normal?

    You may have already seen the social media campaign ‘#payup’, asking Kardashian sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner to pay up their suppliers in Bangladesh. You may have also read about British brand, Debenhams, which is asking for a whopping 90 percent discount on products from 40 suppliers in the country. What you may not know is that these are only two of at least 1,931 brands which have either delayed, put on hold, or straight-up cancelled their orders since the onset of Covid-19, as per data received from the BGMEA.
  • gonoshasthya kendra

    BSMMU Trial of Gonoshasthya Kit: Report justifies its usefulness

    While Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua verbally spurned the Rapid Dot-Blot test developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra last Wednesday, calling it “ineffective in detecting Covid-19”, the full report justifies and recommends its use as an antibody test.
  • Digital Security Act

    Health Sector: When critiquing courts danger

    Has asking questions about, commenting on, or critiquing the health sector, and the agents responsible for it, become tantamount to an activity for which one can be punished and even arrested?
  • Denied treatment by her hospital, young nurse dies

    A 22-year-old nurse of the capital’s Ibn Sina Hospital died in front of its emergency unit allegedly after being refused admission yesterday.