Shaheen Mollah

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

New Market clashes: Behind the scenes story

Heated arguments and brawls between the shopkeepers of New Market area and Dhaka College students are nothing new. Over the years, the city dwellers suffered their share when both the parties locked into running battles and violent clashes -- most of the time over trivial matters.

April 29, 2022
April 29, 2022

Edible oil: Supply crunch worsens crisis

The retail prices of non-bottled and bottled soybean and palm oil have gone up by Tk 10-15 per litre overnight due to a supply crunch in the aftermath of Indonesia’s export ban on crude and refined palm oil imposed on Wednesday.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Another life cut short by violence

Justice may remain elusive for Mitu Akter, wife of shopkeeper Morsalin, who died early yesterday from the head injuries he suffered during the New Market clashes on Tuesday. But her main worry now is how to survive with her two children.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Not an inch of his body spared

It was when they unclothed Nahid Hossain’s dead body for post mortem examination that the morgue staff realised how horrifyingly he had been beaten to death by the sparring Dhaka College students and the New Market shopkeepers.

April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022

More woes for low-income people

The rising prices of essentials ahead of Ramadan has dealt a fresh blow to the people with limited income.

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

Mosque water the only alternative

It takes Anwar Hossain, a 60-year-old cook at a mess in the capital’s Farmgate, about an hour to make a trip to the nearest deep tube-well, get 10 litres of water, and return home.

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Subsidised essentials: OMS can’t keep up with queues

Nasima Begum, in the advanced stages of pregnancy and carrying her two-year-old, was waiting for over two hours at the designated point in the capital’s Kazipara Bus Stand for a TCB truck to arrive with daily essentials.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Edible oil prices: Consumers yet to reap benefits of VAT cut

Even though the government on Monday partially removing VAT on edible oils, consumers have yet to get any relief as traders have not reduced prices as of yesterday. 

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

How are the poor coping with price hike of essentials?

No matter how hard Md Shaon, a day labourer, and his wife, a domestic help, work, their attempts fall short against the skyrocketing price to make ends meet for their family of five.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Soybean oil price: Slipping out of reach

A crisis of edible oil, particularly soybean oil, has hit the domestic markets amid retailers and wholesalers stocking up and refiners slowing down delivery, as prices of essential commodities keep climbing in the international market.