Mahbubur Rahman Khan | The Daily Star
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  • Eid cattle Markets: Fear of Covid influx looms

    The government’s efforts to protect the proverbial heart of the country, its capital, from a worsening Covid-19 situation could be foiled by the influx of people from riskier districts to cattle markets in the lead-up to Eid-ul-Azha.
  • China Vaccine ‘Vero Cell’: Green light for human trial in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has approved the human trial of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in the country, a move experts say will help develop skills needed for producing the vaccine locally.
  • ‘Fear’s gone for good’

    For years, a fear of eviction chased labourer Md Anis as he had been living as an illegal occupant at a khas land once owned by zamindars of Manikganj.
  • Not the Banglabazar it once used to be

    A few yards south of the capital’s Bahadur Shah Park, near Sadarghat terminal, is a bend where you will find the age-old Banglabazar Government Girls High School and missionary-run Heed International School. And surrounding them is a long series of book stores and stationery shops, where students and their guardians would throng to on a usual day to buy books, pens and pencils.
  • Tk 23,000 almirah bought for Tk 96,000

    A steel almirah typically costs about Tk 23,000, but the authorities of the 250-bed TB Hospital in the capital bought 100 such items at Tk 96,000 each, according to an Anti-Corruption Commission enquiry.