Why demolish the first art school building of East Bengal?

Maheshwarpasha School of Art was founded in 1904 by artist Shashi Bhushan Paul. It is the first art school in East Bengal.

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What are the new Covid prevention measures?

Educational institutes all over the country are to remain closed for the next 2 weeks as a precaution against increasing Coronavirus infections. Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced the...

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Rokeya Shoroni: Where commuters suffer every day

Commuting on Begum Rokeya Shoroni is a test of patience. Large potholes, overflowing sewage, and long traffic jams are a daily hassle on this road. Since the start of metro rail construction in...

Are single-screen cinema halls going extinct in Bangladesh?

Every district town and divisional city in the country has movie theatres. Around 80% of the industry’s workforce have changed professions in the last 10 years. Most of the cinema hall owners have...

Woven garment exports hit record high in Dec 2021

Bangladesh has ramped up its woven garment exports in recent months. The garments industry exported goods worth USD 1.86 billion in woven garments in December 2021 -- the highest recorded amount....

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Are brokers stealing money meant for the stock market?

Regular investors of the stock market usually buy their shares from brokerage houses. People usually deposit the money in these houses in good faith to place orders to buy shares. But some brokers...

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

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...

Is importing oxygen enough?

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...

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Can Buriganga be saved from all the polluters?

For the last 15 to 20 years, Buriganga River's water has been thick black like burnt engine oil. In 2000, the oxygen level in Buriganga’s water was 0.2%, and after 2019 that level went down to...

Kolkata Coffee House: A birthplace of ideas

Casual social gathering is an integral part of Bangalee lifestyle. One of the most famous of the adda places is the Coffee House of Kolkata.

148-year-old Kolkata tram still running strong

Carrying a heritage of 148 years, Kolkata’s trams are still going strong. In today’s modern life, the trams connect us to the past and uphold tradition. With the passing of ages, the horse-driven...

Winter cakes in Dhaka

Winter cake or pitha is a long-standing Bangalee tradition. It was an integral part of Nabanna festival (celebration of harvest season's arrival).