Shariful Islam

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Errant cops: Leniency lends them impunity

Complaints about police’s involvement in various crimes continue to pile up thanks to lenient disciplinary measures that embolden errant cops, say criminologists and legal experts. 

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Gazipur road widening: Compensation unpaid, yet work resumes

The Gazipur City Corporation has resumed widening streets and construction of drains and footpaths without compensating those who lost land for the development work.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Dhaka underworld: Top criminals hold the reins from abroad

Several Bangladeshi mob bosses holed up abroad have been pulling the strings behind criminal activities here with the authorities unable to bring them back for trial.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

Tk 2,000cr laundering case: Key suspects cleared of wrongdoing

As members of a powerful syndicate, they allegedly manipulated tenders left and right and took cuts from numerous contracts across government offices in Faridpur.

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

‘Raped, blackmailed and cheated’ in Mauritius

Desperate to lift her family out of poverty, Roksana (real name withheld) flew to Mauritius three years ago to work as a sewing machine operator. 

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Many militants still at large

Sanwar Hossain joined Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in 2000, influenced by none other than the banned outfit’s then supremo Shaikh Abdur Rahman.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Dept of Youth Dev: Investigation finds promotions were illegal

When the Department of Youth Development (DYD) last year prepared a list of 1,175 officers to be promoted to a higher position, Rafiqul Islam Sheikh’s position was 497.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Death lurks at unsafe level crossings

Accidents at unprotected level crossings continue to claim lives as decisions taken at an inter-ministerial meeting around one and a half years back to curb such fatalities remained largely unimplemented.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

Mirpur-10 mired in gridlocks

Mirpur-10 roundabout has become a nightmare for commuters, as parked vehicles, hawkers and garbage have made gridlocks a constant presence there.

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.