Mintu Deshwara | The Daily Star
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    Moved by FB video, UNO pays 8th grader’s education fees

    Eighth grader Poli Malakar was sobbing. She feared that she might not be allowed to sit for the model tests as she had tuition due. It was the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) who eventually paved the way for her to sit for the exams.
  • Green cat snake lays eggs

    An endangered green cat snake, sheltered at Bangladesh Bonyo Prani Sheba Foundation in Sreemangal upazila of the district, laid four eggs there on Monday, much to the enthusiasm of foundation officials as well as locals.
  • Tea gardens brewing discontent

    The contract made between tea workers and tea garden owners expired last year. They spent the last two years fighting for their minimum wage to be increased from Tk 85 per day to Tk 230. This would have brought their monthly cash wages from Tk 2,550 to TK 6,900, which is approximately equivalent to the minimum wages of the ready-made garments sector.
  • Sand lifting puts bridges at risk

    Two important bridges over the Monu river and a nearby embankment in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar are at risk due to extensive riverbed sand extraction just 500 metres from the bridges.
  • People suffer as approach road awaits repair

    The approach road to Nolujur bridge in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj collapsed on December 6 in 2017 but has not been repaired as yet.