Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

MP beat me up and it was all planned

College Principal Salim Reza admitted to a probe committee that he was indeed assaulted by Rajshahi lawmaker Omor Faruk Chowdhury at the latter’s chamber more than a week ago, according to two individuals who were present when Salim was talking to the committee members.

July 14, 2022
July 14, 2022

Tale from a hundred years ago

An ancient stone with inscription on it has been found at Natore’s Madhnagar village recently, bearing the history of a 155-year-old “Rath Jatra” festival.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

‘Mango train’ suspended for lack of cargo

A train service from Chapainawabganj to dedicatedly bring the region’s seasonal bounty of mangoes to Dhaka has been cancelled on running for just 11 days this season.  

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

BRRI Dhan-81 fails to live up to expectations

Production of BRRI Dhan-81 witnessed a sharp decline in Rajshahi during this boro season for bad weather and calamities.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Noted physicist a victim of land grabbing

Due to the negligence of local authorities, a man got the opportunity to occupy a strip of land of his neighbour -- renowned physicist Prof Arun Kumar Basak.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

Fruit bags promise high quality mangoes

The special method of growing mangoes inside multi-layered bags with wax on the outer surface may not pose any potential health hazards for end consumers, but the additional cost makes the fruit costlier, according to market players.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Old age allowances grossly inadequate

Shamsul Huda, a beneficiary of the government’s social safety net programmes, lives in a rickety little tin- shack in Noboganga area under Paba upazila of Rajshahi.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Bad weather hampering Boro harvest

Rice yield is likely to dwindle to some extent in eight districts of Rajshahi division during this Boro season due to bad weather during the harvest period, officials and farmers said.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Akib’s fishing baits being exported to Asia and Europe

H Ataur Rahman Akib started fishing when he was four and he was largely focused on his hobby and making baits until 2018.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Soybean oil crisis: Govt cracks down on hoarders

An annoyed Shovon Das was walking home with a five-litre bottle of soybean oil from Shaheb Bazar in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon. He had paid Tk 985 for it even though the government set the price at Tk 760.