21 December, 2020

  • Professor Anu Muhammad speaking at the publication of a study on the closure of jute and sugar mills at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 publication of. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Professor Anu Muhammad speaking at the publication of a study on the closure of jute and sugar mills at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 publication of. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Professor Anu Muhammad speaking at the publication of a study on the closure of jute and sugar mills at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 publication of. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Professor Anu Muhammad speaking at the publication of a study on the closure of jute and sugar mills at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 publication of. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    While working in Dhaka’s Secretariat area, designated as a silent zone by the government, a team of researchers from a private university on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 found that the level of noise is much higher than 50 decibels permitted by the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a press conference held at the office of the party’s chairperson in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Monday, Dec 21, 2020.

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a press conference held at the office of the party’s chairperson in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Monday, Dec 21, 2020.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a press conference held at the office of the party’s chairperson in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Monday, Dec 21, 2020.

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a press conference held at the office of the party’s chairperson in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Monday, Dec 21, 2020.

  • The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The staff of the Parliament Secretariat organised a human-chain demonstration outside the parliament building in Dhaka on Monday, Dec 21, 2020 against the vandalism of Bangabandhu’s statue. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A worker dries fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. Of late, the business has been hit by the coronavirus crisis which has forced a pause in exports. Photo: Suman Babu

    A worker dries fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. Of late, the business has been hit by the coronavirus crisis which has forced a pause in exports. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A worker dries fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. Of late, the business has been hit by the coronavirus crisis which has forced a pause in exports. Photo: Suman Babu

    A worker dries fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. Of late, the business has been hit by the coronavirus crisis which has forced a pause in exports. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Worker Manik Mia drying fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. He says the price has dropped to Tk 40 a kg from Tk 120 due to the coronavirus-induced suspension of exports. Photo: Suman Babu

    Worker Manik Mia drying fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. He says the price has dropped to Tk 40 a kg from Tk 120 due to the coronavirus-induced suspension of exports. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Worker Manik Mia drying fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. He says the price has dropped to Tk 40 a kg from Tk 120 due to the coronavirus-induced suspension of exports. Photo: Suman Babu

    Worker Manik Mia drying fish scales on the banks of the river Karnaphuli in Chattogram for export to China, Japan and Indonesia who use the scales to make buttons and ornamental materials for clothing. He says the price has dropped to Tk 40 a kg from Tk 120 due to the coronavirus-induced suspension of exports. Photo: Suman Babu