Emran Hossain

A hospital for poor

The Sarkari Karmachari Hospital could be an inspiration for our policymakers in designing healthcare services for our garment and expatriate workers and their families.

Who to blame for 'lapses' in first autopsy?

The necessity for exhuming the body of Sohagi Jahan Tonu for a fresh autopsy has raised questions over the investigators' sincerity in probing the murder.

Heavy vehicles still using risky bridge in Savar

It was around 3:30pm. A brick-laden truck was crossing the squeaking and rattling Bhakurta Steel Bridge over the Turag river in Savar.

No charges pressed yet

Three years have passed since Tanwir Muhammad Taqi, a bright teenage boy, was brutally murdered in Narayanganj, but investigators

Happiness In Sharing

Imagine that you are at work, and right through your window you see the sun setting far away, shedding orange light on the world's third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga.

It's Pak carnage with US supply

Less than two weeks before Bangladesh's Independence, the then US President Richard Nixon had called Henry A Kissinger twice on December 4, 1971, asking if warplanes had been sent to Pakistan.

The night of horror

A heavy rain on the night of March 29, 1971 uncovered parts of two mass graves on the Dhaka University campus, according to a US diplomatic cable sent from the erstwhile East Pakistan.

Killers 'used a bus as cover'

Killers of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi, who was shot dead in Rangpur's Alutari village on October 3, appeared to have used a bus as a

No stranger to controversy

For Zahir Uddin Sardar, the memory burns like fire.

Injured boy improving

Taj Hossain alias Sourav Mia, who was shot by a lawmaker in Gaibandha a week ago, is getting better every day.

Offenders being fleeced right under DMP's nose

Two youths are overcharging traffic violators right under the nose of Traffic West Division taking advantage of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMP) newly introduced fine payment system, which some say is proving troublesome instead of easing sufferings.

Nat'l mental health instt a gigantic mess

Undergoing treatment at a psychiatric hospital, Riad astonished his family when the 14-year-old said he would take medicine only if he was allowed to smoke marijuana or drink alcohol afterwards. He was finally given sedatives and put to sleep.

Boast appeared a hoax

Police did not employ any security expert to monitor the electronic surveillance boasted in their multilayer security arrangements during this year's Amar Ekushey Boi Mela.

Question marks over charge sheet

The charge sheet in Narayanganj seven-murder case has been dubbed "flawed" by legal experts.

Nur Hossain, his aides directly helped Rab

Rab men abducted and executed Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam and six others with direct assistance from Nur Hossain and

Riddle over number of CCTV cameras

Varying accounts on the number of CCTV cameras installed for keeping the Pahela Baishakh celebrations under watch have caused confusion over the actual police surveillance.

Twelve threats from Farabi since 2012

Prof Ajoy Roy, father of slain writer Avijit Roy, failed to elicit any positive response from police when he had lodged a complaint a year

Of a 'crazy'man, 2.5 katha land

Habibur Rahman Jewel, 45, has developed a symbiotic relationship with his birthplace. It is a small 2.5 katha plot in the capital's Gendaria where an old, tin-shed house once stood. What remains of it now are piles of dust, brick chunks and rubble all around.