Anwar Ali | The Daily Star
  • Anwar Ali

    Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

  • Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital

    No dedicated doctors, staff for ICU at RMCH

    When the season’s first nor’wester hit on the afternoon of April 4, the thought of a potential power blackout made Mokarram Hossain worried as he was attending to his brother Muhibullah Bahar at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
  • Tk 12.16-cr canal running dry most of the year

    The much-hyped surface water irrigation project of Sormongla canal in Rajshahi’s Godagari upazila, implemented by Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) at a cost of Tk 12.16 crore, has been fumbling without water for the past ten years.
  • Groundwater abuse takes toll on Barind

    When Matiur Rahman first ventured into fruit farming in Chapainawabganj’s Jhilim union in 2011, the major obstacle he had to meet head on was the ongoing water crisis in the northwest.
  • Small businesses left alone amid pandemic

    Small businesses, which are considered the lifeline of the economy, had hoped that the government would take care of them to help them stay afloat when it announced a countrywide lockdown and a gigantic stimulus package to protect the economy and the people from the coronavirus disease in March last year.
  • 17 killed in deadly road accident

    A deadly crash on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway left at least 17 people dead, 11 of whom were burnt to death after one of the vehicles caught fire.