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[WATCH] One woman’s initiative to feed thousands in Bangladesh
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[WATCH] One woman’s initiative to feed thousands in Bangladesh

Nafisa Anjum Khan, in a CNG autorickshaw loaded with various foodstuffs and daily essentials, goes about the city looking for those who don’t have food at home.

  • What if social distancing is not an option?

    It’s a melting pot of activities. Children are playing on the alleys, groups of youths are playing dice, adults gossiping on the street, and opened shops are crowded by both buyers and onlookers.

  • Skipping meals to survive the shutdown

    It was a depressing Tuesday for Kanchan. For breakfast she had leftover rice from the previous night, and did not eat a single morsel till dusk. She then prepared a meal for that night and the next day, calculating and measuring so she has enough food for the days to come.

  • Sabina not allowing virus get in the way of her training

    Bangladesh women’s team captain Sabina Khatun was not letting the coronavirus pandemic get in the way of her training as she was seen working on her game in a video she posted on Facebook.

  • WATCH: Nearly 4000 Ctg City Council cleaners at coronavirus risk

    Nearly 4,000 cleaners under the employment of the Chattogram City Council are working with the risk of contracting coronavirus looming over their hands. The Chattogram City Council informed The Daily Star that almost 10 tonnes of waste from the clinics and hospitals in the city are sifted through by these workers without any protection.

  • (Watch) Homebound rush raises fear of coronavirus spread

    The government has repeatedly been asking people to stay home in a desperate attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. It also announced closure of all public and private offices to make people stay indoors.

  • Our preventive measures in the time of Covid-19

    The only thing we know for sure about COVID-19 is that we don’t know enough about it yet.

  • coronavirus covid 19

    1 more person dies of coronavirus, death toll now 5 in Bangladesh: IEDCR

    One more person has died of coronavirus, taking the total death toll in the country to five, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said today.

  • (WATCH) Coronavirus: how to stay safe

    Three Bangladeshis have been infected with the coronavirus inside the country so far. Health experts, however, say it is still far from an outbreak in the country.

  • A Beautiful Path

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we have Aparna Ghose with us. Thank you for giving us your time.

  • (WATCH) Pabna people’s fond memory of Bangabandhu

    As the nation observes the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the people of Pabna feel nostalgic because of his association with Nagarbari ferry terminal and ‘Mujib Bandh’, a flood control embankment along Padma and Jamuna rivers.

  • Coronavirus fears: DU, CU, Buet, 4 other universities suspend academic activities

    Authorities of seven top public universities have suspended all academic activities aiming to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Tamim focuses on improving ‘team culture’

    The newly appointed Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal requests everybody to keep their patience on him. The let-hander also promises to focus on the ‘team culture’ as he believes that this is the area where he can improve and bring success on the field.

  • UNB File Photo of Ashkona Hajj camp

    34 more Italy returnees taken to Ashkona camp

    At least 30 Italy-returnees, out of 142 who were quarantined at Ashkona Hajj Camp, have been protesting outside the camp claiming “mismanagement by the authorities”.

  • The Musician’s MUSE

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are here with Kona. Kona, you have been releasing hit songs on the regular. Do you release the songs on ‘YouTube’?

  • UNSUNG WOMEN: Kohinoor Begum and her foodbank

    Kohinoor Begum's foodbank initiative is an inspiring lesson in community leadership. She is one of the nine "Unsung Women" awarded by The Daily Star this year.

  • Screening flimsy at 5 land ports

    Despite growing concern over the spread of coronavirus, health screening of incoming travellers remains lax at the country’s five busiest land ports.

  • Fire destroys 200 shanties at Rupnagar slum

    Around 200 shanties have been damaged as a blaze swept through a slum in Dhaka’s Rupnagar area, police have said.

  • Cashing in on cricket mania

    Abdul Latif Bepary, who passed away in 2012, was said to be the country’s first carpenter to produce cricket bats.

  • Century-old British cemetery

    Century-old British cemetery in Moulvibazar

    'In Loving Memory of My Husband', wrote British citizen JCG on one of the five nameless gravestones at the Dunstone Cemetery, located 16 kilometers from Sreemangal, Moulvibazar.

  • 'Am I a thief? Why should I be ashamed?'

    A lot of speculations have been going around regarding Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s captaincy and his place in the team, especially since he led Bangladesh to an eighth place finish in the World Cup last year. However, while Mashrafe is open to criticism regarding his poor performance, he did not want any questions to be raised regarding his self-respect.

  • ‘Freedom of assembly is my right. Society needs to give it to me.’

    The first female National Professor and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Sufia Ahmed has had a long, illustrious career in academia and beyond.

  • Tony Dias

    Tales Of Friendship

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are joined by Tony Dias. Even though you came to Bangladesh for such a short period, you still made time for us. Thank you for that, Tony. What made you come visit Bangladesh?

  • Language Movement in Pabna: Two heroes still not recognised

    In 1948, when Dhirendranath Dutta’s proposal to recognise Bangla as one of the state languages of the then Pakistan was rejected in the parliament, protest raged like fire all over the erstwhile East Pakistan.

  • A Test for Bangladesh to turn things around!

    Test cricket hasn’t really worked out for Bangladesh in the recent times. Tigers have managed to avoid an innings defeat only once in their last six matches. The only time the Tigers were able to avoid a defeat by an innings and more during this period was when they were thumped by 224 runs by rookie Afghans in September last year.

  • LOVE online: Mithila & Srijit

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, I am joined by Srijit Mukherji and Rafiath Rashid Mithila. I would like to thank the both of you for giving us your time. How do you maintain a long-distance relationship?

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    One year of Chawkbazar fire: Families, locals demand compensation

    A mass signature programme is held in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area demanding compensation for the families of the 71 victims of the devastating Chawkbazar fire.

  • World champions welcomed back with open arms

    February 12th has a lot of significance around the world since it is the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Darwin Day, International Day of Women’s health, and was also recently declared as “Hug day”. But 12th of February 2020 also became significant for Bangladesh as the country welcomed back their World Cup-winning of U-19 cricket team home with arms open wide.

  • Life Onstage

    Rafi Hossain: Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today, we are here with Sarah Zaker. In 2018, ‘Nagorik’ held their 50th anniversary, and to celebrate it, they announced that they will be holding a festival which would focus on new artists.

  • Can our rivers be saved?

    Bangladesh experiences both positive and negative developments in the case of rivers. Good developments include the High Court’s judgement declaring rivers as a “legal entity”; new energy that the government displayed in freeing rivers from encroachment; combating pollution.

  • Dr. Saif-Ud-Dowla Khan

    We hosted the Bhasha Festival for the first time last year on the 9th of February. We held it then because it is the month of the International Mother Language Day.