Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community, ended with the immersion of idols. On the final day of the festival, devotees congregated in puja mandaps to celebrate Vijaya Dashami.
There’s a jumghar library at 1300ft above sea level on the chimbuk hill in Bandarban. A local youth by the name of Yangan Mro developed this jumghar as a children’s library. He named it 'Sangchia Tekra, Sangchia Shontara Kim', which translates to 'telling stories, listening to stories'.
Urban Study Group (USG founder, Taimur Islam, speaks to The Daily Star about his organisation's work and experience.
Bank owners’ corruption and loan defaults are not new in Bangladesh.
The increase in prices of daily necessities has resulted in instability in the country’s markets. In response to this situation, Bangladesh Competition Commission has filed 44 cases against 36 individuals and companies, accusing them of creating an artificial crisis in the market.
Three garment factories of Bangladesh have recently received green garment factory certificate. Now the country has 171 green garment factories, the highest in the world. Applications of 550 more have already been submitted for such licence. But what is actually a green garment factory? How will Bangladesh be benefited with green garment factory? Where does the green garment factory license come from?
Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.
Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers used to come forward during these distressing times.
Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the health directorate made promises of importing oxygen from India.
This year 52 Bangladeshi companies got permission to export hilsa to India during Durga Puja festival.
Teota village of Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj. The memories of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and his wife Pramila are scattered in this village which is located on the bank of Jamuna river. But as time passes, memories are also fading.
Gayatri Kundu was four-five years old when she left Dhaka with her family and moved to Kolkata.