Mostafa Shabuj

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

‘Logo Land’: Bangladeshi author Amit Biswas on logos of the Netherlands

Logo Land  (Lecturis, 2021), a new book by Bangladeshi author Amit Biswas, takes a look at the origin and meaning of logos, exploring the depths of shapes, colours, and forms in the municipality logos in the Netherlands. 

January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

Fistful of rice: A food bank formed by women from minority communities

Around 5,000 women, mostly from the minority communities, are finding self-sufficiency with every passing day.

January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022

Bangladeshi cyclists secure Guinness record 

A team of Bangladeshi amateur cyclists bagged a Guinness world record by cycling 1600 km distance in 48 hours.

December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Factory fire kills five in Bogura

Five workers died in a fire that spread through three acres of a disposable plastic factory in Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila yesterday.

November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021

Cashew nut processors in trouble for dearth of raw materials Higher import duty also blamed

Cashew nuts processors in Bangladesh are staring at a grim future because of a shortage of raw materials and higher import duty – an ominous sign that can stymie the growth of the budding industry and render thousands of workers jobless.

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

Only Tk 50 shy of life?

Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital authorities yesterday formed a four-member committee to investigate the death of a boy allegedly due to removal of his oxygen mask by a hospital employee for not getting a “satisfactory tip”.

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

‘We don’t have a future’

In Taliban’s first news briefing since their return to power in Kabul, the group’s spokesperson said the new regime would be “positively different” from their 1996-2001 stint, which was infamous for deaths by stoning, girls being banned from school and women from working in contact with men.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Silence of the river

Fishermen of Majhipara village look to the Akhira for their livelihood, but since October 17 they have been unable to answer the river’s call even though they need its bounties desperately.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

‘I want to commit suicide, but can’t leave my mother alone’

Since Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, Nargis Nayeel Sadat, 22, a business entrepreneur and women activist based in Kabul, is on the run along with her mother to save their lives after a Taliban court found her guilty. 

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

The 14-year-old who crossed the Bangla Channel

Fourteen-year-old Rabbi Rahman, a tenth grader from Bogura, is the youngest Bangladeshi swimmer to cross the Bangla Channel in the Bay of Bengal. He secured the first place in the 15th Fortune Bangla Channel Swimming competition in November last year, amongst 40 contestants of different age groups. It took Rabbi only 3 hours and 20 minutes to cross the 16.1 km channel from Teknaf jetty to St Martin’s Island.