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Grain stock needs immediate attention

Despite the Covid-induced adversities affecting the economy in many ways, there was a sense of respite for the government in respect of food security. Such a sense was prompted mainly by the bumper Boro production. The authorities looked quite complacent about the volumes of rice and paddy set to be...

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Protecting the vulnerable

United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock has painted a bleak picture of the humanitarian overview of the planet. So bleak the year ahead looks that, he admits, 'if we get through 2021 without major famines that will be a significant achievement'. In fact, he has expressed his apprehension of...

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Covid vaccines: Are we ready?

A few global biotech research institutes and leading drug-makers have proved soothsayers wrong and come up with effective Covid-19 vaccines much ahead of projections. People's attention is now more focussed on effectiveness and availability of vaccines than on raging second wave of the deadly pathogen. A sense of urgency is...

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Students continue to suffer

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a disaster for education as online education seems to be of no use both for students and teachers across Bangladesh. There are some areas in the country where mobile phone network is hard to get let alone uninterrupted internet facilities. Many students, who are lucky...

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Children's addiction to screens

Children are often quite fussy when it comes to eating and parents constantly find it difficult to feed them. So, what do we tend to do? We nowadays turn on television or hand them a smartphone while eating. Undoubtedly, it serves the purpose. While watching YouTube rhymes, cartoons or playing...

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Stimulus for frontline health workers

During the Covid-19 pandemic, frontline health care workers had served us at the risk of their own lives. Some caught the virus at times with fatal consequences.According to the Bangladesh Medical Association, a total of 2,876 physicians, 1,973 nurses and 3,276 other health workers were infected while treating coronavirus patients....

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