Shaheen Mollah

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Of ‘tantrism’ and trickery

Faruk, a poultry dealer in Karwan Bazar who hails from Laxmipur, got married to his childhood sweetheart from the same village he used to live in. While they were staying in Dhaka, his wife got pregnant with their first child. But then, the couple had an altercation, and his wife went back to the village to stay with her parents.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Further blow to consumers

People struggling to keep up with rising prices of essentials have to spend even more on food since the government hiked fuel prices a week ago. 

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

Diesel driving up prices of vegetables

The recent hike in diesel price increased truck fares by 22-25 percent, leading to rice, vegetables and some essentials to become dearer in the capital.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Towards a breaking point?

The burden of the arbitrary, overnight leap in fuel prices will be borne by the people, and the low-income group and the middle class will feel it in their bones.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Star Investigates: How did a bike accident become an extortion case?

A simple motorbike accident by a teenage boy in the capital’s Mirpur has been turned into an extortion case against eight school and college students for reasons the victim, his family and witnesses cannot explain.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Homegoers get stuck in tailbacks

People going to their hometowns from Dhaka to spend Eid suffered immensely due to shortage of buses, long tailbacks on the highways and delayed trains.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Dhaka cattle markets finally booming

After seeing a scarcity of customers, Dhaka’s cattle markets have started gaining momentum after Juma prayers yesterday, as a huge number of buyers rushed to the markets.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

No clear remedy for a pervasive ill

The Cabinet Committee on Law and Order at the home ministry recently suggested that the legal age determining who is a “child” be lowered.

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022

Journey south easier, north still a hassle

People heading for northern districts to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha in their village yesterday faced suffering for want of vehicles, overcharging and traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway.

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022

Not enough momentum

Dhaka’s cattle markets have not yet seen the expected momentum, just two days before Eid.