Mirza Shakil | The Daily Star
  • Mirza Shakil

  • Inmates of Kandapara red-light quarter living in hunger pangs

    Several hundred sex workers at Kandapara red-light quarter in Tangail town have been passing their days in hunger as punters stopped coming due to the lockdown imposed by the government for curbing coronavirus spread.
  • Home stays turned into an advantage

    Coming home on a leave from his Saudi Arabian workplace, Saiful Islam of Tangail could not return for lockdowns imposed for the coronavirus outbreak.
  • ‘Doing more than ringing bell’

    The duties of Harun-or-Rashid, bell ringer cum security guard of Barapusha Government Primary School in Tangail’s Nagarpur upazila, are to perform few simple tasks including ringing the bell during schooltime and keep the institution under watch at the night.
  • Shital pati makers on the verge of extinction

    Traditional shital pati makers in Tangail are on the verge of extinction due to increasing cost of raw materials and drastic fall in demand.
  • Operation Jahajmara: A turning point in the Liberation War history

    Freedom fighters of Kaderia Bahini, led by Major Habibur Rahman, destroyed two Pakistani warships near the confluence of Jamuna and Dhaleswari rivers at Sirajkandi in Bhuiyanpur on August 10, 1971.