Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

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, unaware that life, as he knew it, wouldn’t be the same anymore.

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 company.

February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022

RU Student Faruk Hossain Murder: Bruises gone, trauma remains

It has been twelve years since the gruesome murder of Rajshahi University student Faruk Hossain in the early hours of February 9, 2010.

February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022

Won’t back down, no matter the cost

An utter tragedy struck 13 years ago. Still only a ninth-grader, Rajshahi’s Sheuli Akter was married off owing to her family’s unimaginable struggle with poverty.

February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022

Road-crash tragedies stalk his family

Munira Akter, mother of Rajshahi University student Mahmud Habib Himel, could not shed any tears seeing the coffin of her only son, but her blank eyes made everyone around her choke up.

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

Buried in borrowings

Fishing expenditures have gone up in Rajshahi due to the recent hike in fuel prices, lowering the daily income of fishers in the division by at least Tk 75 during this season.

November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021

Hasan Azizul Huq laid to rest

Eminent writer Hasan Azizul Huq was laid to rest on the premises of Rajshahi University Central Library at 3pm yesterday.