Shaheen Mollah

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

‘Get us out of here. Please help!’

“Get us out of here. Please help!” These were the last words Liton heard from his sister-in-law Jahanara Begum when he called her on Thursday evening.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Lives taken, dreams shattered

Abul Kashem, 45, used to drive buses owned by others for 25 years and dreamed of one day owning his own bus.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Living on medical wastes

Md Rasel, a 27-year-old peddler, regularly visits hospitals and diagnostic centres in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area to collect recyclable medical wastes.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Run-up to Lockdown: Madness, again

The same old pictures of thousands of people leaving the capital have returned as the country braces for another lockdown.

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

The allure is a free pass to extort

For the past month, every lamppost, electric pole and balustrade in the neighbourhoods in Dhaka-14 constituency was strung up with technicolor posters of at least 33 politicians vying to be the...

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Dreams burnt to ashes

Nazma Begum Swapna has spent half of her life living in Mohakhali’s Sattola slum.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Cops took no steps despite two GDs

After being attacked three times in last six years, receiving numerous death threats, and even after filing general diaries in this regard, Shahinuddin, a trader, was attacked once again on May 16...

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Home-goers unstoppable

The ban on inter-district buses and restrictions on public movement could not stop the mad rush of homebound people, as thousands made arduous journeys yesterday to celebrate the Eid with their...

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

Home rush set to get madder still

Be it on the highways or on ferries, people’s desperate rush to go to their home towns for Eid only heightened yesterday, despite mounting difficulties.