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Why are the hands that grow paddy neglected?
Farmer-rice-paddy

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Why are the hands that grow paddy neglected?

After bringing their harvested paddy to the market, farmers are becoming increasingly disheartened due to the prices not meeting their expectations. In many cases, they struggle to even cover their costs. Meanwhile, the price of paddy continues to rise, but farmers' hands remain empty.

Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget
Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget

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Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget

The power and energy sector is getting an allocation of Tk 38,799 crore in the budget for next financial year (2024-25).

Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?
auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads.

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Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?

Ultimately, it was Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's initiative that led to the auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads. The prime minister clearly stated that no one should be rendered jobless without providing an alternative means of livelihood. This has temporarily resolved the issue. For two days, auto-rickshaw drivers had blocked the roads in Dhaka. They were infuriated by the sudden restrictions on their movement. Protests by drivers from Mirpur to Rampura brought some roads to a standstill.

Confusion created over recovery of MP Anar's body
MP Anwarul Azim Anar

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Confusion created over recovery of MP Anar's body

The disappearance, murder and recovery of body of Anwarul Azim Anar, a Member of Parliament for Jhenaidah-4 (Kaliganj upazila) constituency from Awami League has created a kind of mystery among the countrymen.

Potential consequences of Raisi's death
Potential consequences of Raisi's death

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Potential consequences of Raisi's death

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have been killed in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran on Sunday. Iranian state TV announced his death on Monday.

One of the largest massacres in a day in world history
One of the largest massacres in a day in world history

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One of the largest massacres in a day in world history

Today is May 20, the historic Chuknagar Genocide Day. During the liberation war, on this fateful day in 1971, the Pakistani occupying army killed more than 12,000 innocent people including women and children at different places of Chuknagar.

Heatwaves, drought lead to decline in mango production
Heatwaves, drought lead to decline in mango production

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Heatwaves, drought lead to decline in mango production

In Bandarban, severe heatwaves, insect infestation, and irrigation crises have led to a decline in the yield of mango orchards. The scorching and rainless weather conditions have caused mango trees to bear fewer fruits. Presently, both small and large mangoes are falling prematurely.

Jhenidah's 'Neel Kuthibari' lies in negligence
Jhenidah's 'Neel Kuthibari' lies in negligence

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Jhenidah's 'Neel Kuthibari' lies in negligence

Due to neglect, the historic 'Neelkuthi' in Jhenidah, once vibrant with memories of indigo production, now sits abandoned, reflecting the fate of many other ancient structures across Bangladesh.

Multifaceted pressures on country's economy
Success of controlled free market economy impossible

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Multifaceted pressures on country's economy

The inflation rate in government surveys is nearing 10 percent. Middle and lower-income groups are struggling to cope with rising expenses. The devaluation of money is rampant, with the exchange rate of the dollar being misused. Over the past three years, the value of the dollar has increased by 30 taka. Alongside a decline in revenue in several key sectors, there's an active stream of income from expatriates, affecting the country's foreign currency reserves

'Kumari' being erased, number of groom's present wives to be mentioned
'Kumari' being erased, number of groom's present wives to be mentioned

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'Kumari' being erased, number of groom's present wives to be mentioned

Law Ministry is set to amend the Muslim marriage registration form (Nikahnama) in line with a High Court directive asking the authorities concerned to shed the term 'Kumari' (virgin) for women from the form. Apart from this, the number of the present wives of a groom should also be stated in the amended form.

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