Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

March 28, 2022
March 28, 2022

Farmers’ suicide: Accused ‘on the run’

The deep tube-well operator, who is being held responsible by the family of Santal farmer Abhinath Mardi for instigating his suicide in Rajshahi’s Godagari Wednesday, has gone into hiding, said...

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

Irrigation water crisis in barind: Small farmers in a vicious trap

Amid lax monitoring by the authorities, many deep tube-well operators have been depriving small farmers in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and Naogaon of their fair share of water for irrigation.

March 25, 2022
March 25, 2022

Irrigation water: Back against wall, Santal farmer dies by suicide

A farmer in Rajshahi’s Godagari upazila died on Wednesday after he and his cousin drank pesticide, police said.

March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022

Wall Collapse: Father finds son only to see him die

A 35-year-old man died and four others were critically injured as a wall collapsed at a construction site in Chhoto Bongram area of Godagari, Rajshahi, yesterday morning.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Ingenious indigenous innovation

Fourteen years ago, Kabuljan Begum developed an environment-friendly oven to keep herself and her family safe from air pollution caused by open-fire ovens.

March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022

800 litres of soybean oil hoarded!

When a consumer went to buy soybean oil yesterday afternoon, a grocer at Hadi’s intersection in Rajshahi city denied him.

March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022

Tales that need to be told

It was a dark summer night of April 2, 1971. Everyone was tucked away in their homes because of the ongoing curfew. On that silent night, a twenty-one year old Shoven Kumar Roy went to bed early,...

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

An example of religious harmony

For the first time in 47 years, a British-era temple has been reopened for prayers in Rajshahi city’s Khojapur area on Tuesday night.

February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022

8,000 books gone in 4.5hrs

A huge crowd of readers gathered at Rajshahi’s Circuit House yesterday, amid a sea of books. The book fair -- Pustak Poth -- did not expect that it would have to welcome so many people.

February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

Forged docs using Rajshahi mayor’s name used to swindle $78,893 from Korean company

Forged Rajshahi City Corporation documents -- with the name of Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton -- were used for signing a deal worth $10.12 million for procuring eight fire trucks from a South Korean...