Porimol Palma | The Daily Star
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  • Rate of strokes very high in Bangladesh

    In rural Bangladesh, twenty six percent of the people aged 40 years or above are suffering from hypertension, and, of them, 21.5 percent have suffered strokes, says a new study on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  • Rohingya repatriation

    Repatriation gets stuck

    Nearly six months have passed since the signing of the Rohingya repatriation deal, but Myanmar is yet to take back a single of the refugees from Bangladesh.
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    Rohingya Influx: Needs of affected locals 'ignored'

    While locals in Cox's Bazar are bearing the brunt of socio-economic and environmental damages due to the massive influx of Rohingyas, their needs are being largely overlooked, said local government representatives and officials of the district yesterday.
  • Caught in a web of toil and torture

    Every day, Rehana Khatun had to toil for hours for a family of 12 near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Despite this, she was not properly fed and allowed to sleep for more than four hours.
  • Save us from destruction

    As a delegation of UN Security Council arrives in Bangladesh today, a Rohingya lawyer and rights activist has urged the UN body