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Where do we stand?

2024-04-07 00:00:00

World Health Day 2024

Every year, WHO celebrates 07 April worldwide as World Health Day. Each year, the theme focuses on the pressing health issue of the time. This...

Bangladesh startups plug healthcare gaps to deliver

2024-04-07 00:00:00

World Health Day 2024

World Health Organization (WHO) ‘s mantra for the year 2024 is ‘My Health, My Right.’ This is driven by the fact that at least 4.5...

Addressing health challenges and the need for awareness

2024-04-07 00:00:00

World Health Day 2024

In Bangladesh, where healthcare concerns are diverse, World Health Day is particularly significant due to the high out-of-pocket spending on healthcare. Insufficient government spending on...

Hope for home fades out

2024-03-27 00:00:00

State of Real Estate & Allied Industries

Hope of middle-class people for home fades out for exorbitant prices of key construction materials. And realtors lament to see real-estate business plummet for apartment...

Steel sector steering rough course

2024-03-27 00:00:00

State of Real Estate & Allied Industries

Steel-makers in Bangladesh have invested huge sums of money amid growing demand for the key construction materials over the years concomitant with the country's massive...

From an importer to an exporter

2024-03-27 00:00:00

State of Real Estate & Allied Industries

Bangladesh's ceramics sector holds the potential to grab a greater slice of the global market share but for some hurdles not insurmountable. Much of the...

Rising demand for gated communities in country

2024-03-27 00:00:00

State of Real Estate & Allied Industries

Dhaka City has seen a rise of gated communities since 2021, and the number has rapidly increased, especially in the post-Covid-19 period. Home buyers now...

The ethos of Independence Day

2024-03-26 00:00:00

Independence & National Day 2024

A celebration of Independence Day is a going back to the ethos of the struggle for a free Bangladesh. It is not about a mouthful...

Revisiting the Liberation War

2024-03-26 00:00:00

Independence & National Day 2024

As the non-cooperation movement against the Pakistani military regime gained momentum in March 1971, many in the eastern wing of the then Pakistan felt the...

Bravest sons of the soil

2024-03-26 00:00:00

Independence & National Day 2024

In Dacca Platoon, we met people we knew from Dacca University. Notable among them was Aziz, a former Vice President (VP) of Dacca College Students...

Finding solace in the month of mercy

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

"Ramadan away from parents" - many of us are at the stage of life where our Facebook feed keeps showing shared posts with this caption....

Lessons and blessings of Ramadan

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

The importance of Ramadan is emphasised in the Quran and Hadith, highlighting its profound impact on a believer's life. In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:183), Allah says,...

The tradition lives on in this digital age

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

As usual, Emran Hossain went home after closing his shop. It was the last working day before Eid, so he was excited, though tired. He...

Tips on health checks during Ramadan fasting

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

Ramadan fasting, a religious must-do for Muslims, can pose some risks of chronic diseases. Many rely on medications to maintain health. They follow a dosage...

Burgeoning Sehri culture in Dhaka city

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

One week into Ramadan, things become both easier and harder simultaneously. On the one hand, you have acclimatised somewhat to the holy month's rhythm --...

Ramadan food habits around the world

2024-03-21 00:00:00

Ramadan Special 2024

Ramadan is a holy month of spiritual reflection. A central practice throughout this month that emphasises discipline, compassion, and appreciation is fasting from sunrise to...