Sumon Ali

A man is sleeping here

It was 2:00am in Dhaka. The bone-chilling winter breeze was blowing ferociously.  The roads were quiet. A few trucks occasionally sped through the capital’s deserted streets. This reporter noticed a man trembling  inside  a plastic bag, trying his best to seek refuge from the cold amidst the eerie atmosphere, near Panthapath intersection.

It’s unlawful, a violation of human rights

The incident where an accused BNP leader was seen cuffed and fettered during his mother’s namaz-e-janaza in Gazipur has touched off outrage among rights activists and citizens.

It’s December, why is dengue still around?

The number of dengue cases and fatalities have been much higher in December this year compared to that of the last four years, according to data from 2019 to 2022.

It’s December, why is dengue still around?

The number of dengue cases and fatality have been much higher in December this year compared to the last four years, according to the data analysis from 2019 to 2022.

Now they fear to go back home

Activists of BNP and its associate organisations who joined today's rally in Dhaka expressed fear that they might face backlash from the ruling party men after returning home.

Controlling population or raising inequality?

Criticising the new Detailed Area Plan (DAP), a group of experts and stakeholders have claimed that the middle class will become poorer and the rich will get richer if the DAP is implemented.

Dengue patients higher in Rohingya camps than in rest of the country

A total of 39 people have died from dengue in the country so far this year.

Tk 58 minimum retail price of per kg rice at Karwan Bazar

In the wholesale market, the price of rice has come down by Tk 1 to Tk 2 per kg, but remained unchanged in the retail market.

Fining journos up to tk 10 lakh: Not all in press council on board

The Press Council Act-1974 is being amended with a provision of fining a journalist up to Tk 10 lakh for participating in illegal activities.

No chance of acid rain caused by hydrogen peroxide: Experts

Experts have said there is no chance of acid rain from the hydrogen peroxide which diffused in the air after the explosions and fire at BM Depot in Sitakunda of Chattogram.

‘Mismanagement, benefits to traders destroying our sugar mills’

Moshahida Sultana, associate professor at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in Dhaka University, has been doing research on the sugar mills in Bangladesh since 2015. In a conversation with Sumon Ali of The Daily Star, she talks about the state of the sugar mills and the country’s sugar production.

How prepared is Bangladesh to deal with monkeypox?

Around 80 monkeypox patients have been identified in 11 different countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning that more cases may be detected. It said it was still trying to learn more about 50 other suspects without naming any countries.

A mother's love: Flies to Libya, brings back abducted son

Shahinoor Begum left no stone unturned in the search for her kidnapped son even though everyone told her that there was no hope.

‘Dhaka rivers will be pollution-free before Bangabandhu's next birthday'

National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) Chairman Dr Manjur Ahmed Chowdhury today said that all rivers surrounding the capital will be pollution-free before the next birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Food ministry officials’ trip to UK, Turkey: No one knows how much it’ll cost

An 11-member delegation of the food ministry is due to go on a ten-day tour of the UK and Turkey from March 8 but no one knows the schedule and budget yet, raising questions about the need for the trip when the government is watching its expenditure for the pandemic.

Filed case as those helping SUST protests with money are Jamaat-Shibir men: Sylhet Tanti League leader

A case has been filed against 145 unidentified people and the detained five former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology for donating money to demonstrating students on campus demanding the resignation of the vice-chancellor.

Covid situation in bangladesh: Things can get out of hand fast

With the health directorate reporting 2,458 new Covid cases yesterday, the highest in four months, experts warned that the pandemic situation, fuelled by community transmission of Omicron variant, may get worse fast.

High-tech vessel shines hope on hilsa research

Researchers now have gotten an opportunity to promote hilsa production in the country, thanks to the introduction of a high-tech vessel by the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute.

Example of miscarriage of law, order

Monoranjan Hajong, the father of traffic police sergeant Mohua Hajong, lost one of his legs after getting hit by a car on December 3 at the capital’s Chairman Bari area.

84.6 percent university students faced mental health crisis during pandemic: Study

At least 84.6 percent university students faced mental health problems during the pandemic, as per a recent study.

No let-up in dengue deaths

Leaving a 40-day-old baby behind, Tabassum Shahirin died of dengue yesterday morning while undergoing treatment at Enam Medical College Hospital.

‘Stop the blame game, take responsibility’

Certain areas within the jurisdiction of the city corporation require intensive care when it comes to Aedes mosquitoes. They need to be cleaned, fogged, and sprayed regularly -- something the city authorities have failed to do. Some experts say this is the prime reason behind the rise in this year’s dengue cases.