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    520 poor to get houses, land

    Bhola Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on January 18, 2021

    As a many as 520 landless and homeless families, widows and peoples with disabilities in Bhola will get houses and land as gift from the...

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    Urban people suffer amid COVID-19 for poor relief

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on December 08, 2020

    People living in municipal cities across the country are suffering acutely from the want of basic needs amid the COVID-19 crisis, said mayors at a...

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    Buying masks a burden for poor in Bangladesh

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 11:32pm on December 02, 2020

    People who live from hand to mouth said that they were unable to maintain mandatory use of masks for their family members while coming out...

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    Rich-poor gap in edn widens

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on November 10, 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak widened the rich-poor gap in education as students from affluent families completed their syllabuses by attending online classes while many from needy...

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    4m new poor emerge in 20 areas, says UK expert

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on October 27, 2020

    More than four million people have emerged as the ‘new poor’ due to the adverse impact of coronavirus outbreak in 20 municipal areas in Bangladesh,...

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    Partition short-changed the poor

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2020

    BEFORE the advent of free-market policies of 1991, the battle cry of India’s masses fighting poverty and unemployment targeted the big business. ‘Ye Tata-Birla ki...

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    Many Ashrayan villages lost to river erosion

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 11:47pm on September 18, 2020

    At least 215 families provided shelter under Ashrayan Prakalpa, one of the prime minister’s priority projects, became homeless after rivers devoured two villages created under...

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    Digital Healthcare Solutions helps poor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:44am on August 30, 2020

    Digital Healthcare Solutions with the support of UK Aid and under the supervision of Concern Worldwide launched a new campaign titled ‘Amra Nishchinto’ to make...

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    Lockdown costs poor Bangladeshis economically, socially: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:56pm on August 26, 2020

    A new International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh study has found that families with low socioeconomic status, particularly women, experienced financial hardship, food insecurity,...

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    Urban poor starve as food aid suspended

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:46am on July 29, 2020

    The government has suspended the special open market sale of rice introduced to help the urban poor who were force to slash food consumption after...