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    Govt must give second thought to apparel factory reopening

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 04, 2020

    THE apparel sector has been at the centre of public attention since the early days of COVID-19 outbreak for a lack of regard for worker...

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    Another climate alarm bell?

    by Shams-Il Arefin Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2020

    THE weather pattern in Bangladesh has rather been interesting lately. The entire months of February and March had barely seen any rain in Dhaka,  temperature...

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    The virus doesn’t but the powerful do

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2020

    LOUD and angry, the child’s voice reverberates along the Dhanmondi streets. Unlike the other cries, this one quickly recedes before I can turn on my...

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    Govt response sidesteps worker health safety concerns

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2020

    MAY Day tells a bleak story of workers in Bangladesh amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Tens of thousands of workers in formal and informal sectors have...

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    Increased infection hardly lends logic to slackening measures

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 03, 2020

    A VISIBLE lack of public concern apparently stemming from complacence of a sort about the novel coronavirus situation seems to be largely consequent on the...

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    COVID-19 exposes healthcare system vulnerabilities

    by Shama Obaed | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2020

    IF YOU cast your mind back a few months and imagine someone telling you that within a few months, schools will be closed indefinitely, all...

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    No reason for govt to leave cleaners out of COVID-19 package

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2020

    THE government’s decision to leave out cleaners of the city and municipal authorities from the compensation package announced for employees who are risking their lives...

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    Govt must ensure full April wages for apparel workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 01, 2020

    THE announcement of the minister of state for labour and employment that workers in the apparel factories that remained closed in April — because of...

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    Lenin, today

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 30, 2020

    LENIN, whose 150th birth anniversary was on April 22, teaches lessons crucial in this capitalism-ravaged world that witnesses murder at a mass scale with the...

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    It is not Bangladesh’s responsibility alone

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 30, 2020

    ABOUT seven hundred thousand Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh since August 2017 and about four hundred thousand have lived here in phases since the late 1970s....

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