Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Once a morgue, now a diabetes centre

An abandoned one-storey building of the health department on Abdul Hamid road in Pabna was mostly used to keep dead bodies. But it all changed in 1984 when a few youths came together and turned the ghostly establishment into a facility to treat diabetes patients.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Pabna’s Benarasi Palli being reclaimed by nature!

The Benarasi Palli in Pabna’s Ishwardi upazila has remained inactive since its establishment in 2004 due to a serious lack of initiative among the authorities and weavers involved.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

State-owned sugar mills: Closed to cut costs but continue to incur loss

Six loss-making sugar mills owned by the state were shuttered in 2020 so that they may undergo modernisation and eventually become commercially viable once again.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

A Rooppur milestone

The second and final reactor of the Rooppur power plant will be installed today -- marking the most important development in the construction of the country’s first nuclear power-source.

October 18, 2022
October 18, 2022

Hilsa netting on despite ban

Many fishers in Sujanagar upazila of Pabna are netting hilsa in the Padma river despite the ongoing 22-day ban, enforced from October 7.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Dairy farming sets example in an Ishwardi village

Amirul Islam of Burampur village in Lokhmikunda union under Ishwardi upazila could not continue his academic career beyond the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) level due to his father’s death in 1990.

October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022

Mental healthcare grossly neglected

Pabna Mental Hospital, once considered the most reliable mental-health facility in the country, has seen its service crumble in recent decades.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Death of 3 peacekeepers: Identify the perpetrators

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Central African authorities to spare no effort in identifying the perpetrators who attacked the Bangladeshi peacekeepers and bring them to justice swiftly.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

The journey goes on, but with risks

Those who travel by train between Dhaka and northern or southern districts of the country have to prepare for an ordeal when they reach a century-old rail bridge in Pabna’s Bhangura upazila.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

The champ is getting her dream home, finally

At last, a dispute regarding the prime minister’s donated land for SAFF Women’s Championship  winner Akhi Khatun’s family has been settled.