Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

Writing was on the wall

Most of the patients who started overwhelming the coronavirus unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in the third week of May were from the frontier district of Chapainawabganj.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

‘Painful to watch patients gasp for air’

“They groan and cry out just to get some oxygen. Most of them can do nothing but wait for a patient to get better and be released from the hospital, freeing up a bed. Watching the patients gasping...

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Cry for ICU beds at RMCH

On May 31, Niamat Ali (70) of Naogaon’s Niamatpur upazila, who was suffering from breathing complications, died while waiting for ventilator support at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital’s (RMCH)...

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Recommendation for Lockdown: Mango gets in the way in 7 districts

Despite the health directorate’s strong recommendations for strict lockdown, officials in seven districts of Rajshahi and Khulna divisions opposed its enforcement right now, saying it will deal a...

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

NBR seeks bank info on former RU VC

The National Board of Revenue has asked different banks to provide it with detailed financial information of former Rajshahi University vice-chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan and four others of his...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Patients rush to Rajshahi as district hospitals struggling

With district-level hospitals unable to provide adequate facilities, Covid-19 patients have been rushing into Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the divisional headquarters.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Misplaced priorities?

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken up a Tk 850-crore project for constructing flyovers at five more locations in the city, but has skipped the city’s most traffic-congested area, Shaheb Bazar.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Ensure budget support for farm industry in north

The national budget for fiscal 2021-22 should include measures that will help sustain the rich agriculture industry in the country’s northern districts, according to various economists and...

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Reckless recruitment racks up RU budget

In the last 10 years, Rajshahi University’s annual expenditures has risen by Tk 278.67 crore.

May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021

Mango harvest begins in Rajshahi, will hit markets in a week or two

Mango cultivators began harvesting the fruit from today following the scheduled date as instructed by the local administration.