Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

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.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

Ex-RU VC’s Tenure: Recruitment rules violated freely

Thursday’s chaos on Rajshahi University campus can be attributable to the lack of effective steps after a government report mentioned that bribery, questionable recruitment and financial...

May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021

All for money?

Outgoing Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan violated a ministerial embargo by appointing 137 teachers and staffers on his last day in office yesterday, giving rise to daylong...

May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

Ponds eating up crop fields

A farmer in Rajshahi’s Paba upazila, Motahar Hossain sees his land waterlogged most part of the year -- preventing him from cultivating paddy with water even encroaching into his home.

April 24, 2021
April 24, 2021

Unity is strength

While experts have been urging speedy improvement of Bangladesh’s worrying child marriage rate, some civil society groups have shown the path to resolving the issue.

April 11, 2021
April 11, 2021

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...

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

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...

April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021

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.

April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021

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...