Anwar Ali | The Daily Star
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  • Last trace of Ritwik Ghatak in Rajshahi being erased

    Authorities of a homeopathic college are gradually demolishing the ancestral home of internationally renowned filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak in Rajshahi city’s Miapara area, sparking protests from social and cultural activists across the country.
  • Inaction making situation worse

    State-run Rajshahi Medical College Hospital has coloured-bins at all of its wards for separating hazardous and infectious medical waste from general ones.
  • “Once, we used to live like insects”

    Six years ago, Rolita Murmu, mother of a nine-year-old girl, was struggling under the poverty line.
  • ‘Chose this land over my father’

    By June of 1971, Pakistani forces had occupied most of Rajshahi district’s key installations and were expanding their control to remote areas through mass killings, rape and burning villages.
  • North in Nabanno mood amid concerns

    Amid allegations of meddling in rice procurement process at government warehouses and complaints of low prices of paddy at open markets, villages in the country’s northern districts are abuzz with Nabanno -- a festival of harvest.