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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...

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    US launches food aid project in Dhaka

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 08:58pm on July 08, 2020

    A new $7 million life-saving food assistance project has been launched to help the poor households in Dhaka at higher risk of COVID-19.  US ambassador...

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    Parveen Sikder donates cash, food items

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:43am on July 05, 2020

    National Bank director and Executive Committee chairperson Parveen Haque Sikder, MP, has donated cash and relief items to helpless poor people. The distribution programme was...

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    COVID-19 makes 1.64cr new poor: BIDS seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on June 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due...

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    COVID-19 makes 1.64cr new poor: BIDS seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on June 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due...

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