Arun Bikash Dey | The Daily Star
  • Arun Bikash Dey

  • Test numbers fall but positivity rate higher

    In the week before the enforcement of the strict lockdown on April 14, Chattogram’s rate of infection was hovering around 12 percent to 20 percent. But in the days since then, the rate has jumped up.
  • Standing by starved strays

    Animal lovers in Chattogram have been busy arranging and distributing meals for stray cats and dogs -- who have been starving as shops and restaurants remain closed -- to different areas of the city and adjacent areas.
  • Struggling to make ends meet

    Before the pandemic, rickshaw-van puller Ramjan Ali used to earn Tk 300-400 by mainly transporting furniture. But his worst times started from April 5, when the government announced the lockdown, which compelled shops to remain shut.
  • Mad rush to leave Ctg amid lax monitoring

    People were seen rushing out of the port city, facing almost no hindrance yesterday, the last day before enforcement of a weeklong lockdown throughout the country. Although the government asked residents to not move from their location, initiatives from the administration to compel people to comply with the directive were absent on the roads.
  • Demolition of ‘leaning’ building starts in Ctg

    Demolition process of a five-storey tilted building in Chattogram city started in the afternoon yesterday.