Kongkon Karmaker | The Daily Star
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  • Still reel from shock

    Relatives, neighbours as well as teachers, schoolmates and friends of three schoolgirls who met tragic death along with five other family members including their parents and baby brother in a fire accident at their house in Joypurhat town on Wednesday night, are still reeling from the shock.
  • Life after the attacks

    90-year-old Kamini Bala is one of the oldest victims of the brutal arson attack that destroyed homes of 11 Hindu families in Rangpur's Thakurpara village last November.
  • Love is above all

    'Love is above all'

    Clad in wedding garbs and the garlands they used in their wedding ceremony 18 years ago, a couple in Kaunia upazila of Rangpur celebrated their marriage anniversary, on Monday, in an exceptional manner and for a cause – to remove domestic violence from society.
  • When darkness falls

    Morzina Begum from Daktarpara in Rangpur town works in a bidi factory, rolling cheap cigarettes. Aged 75, it's not an ideal
  • Return train tickets pricey

    Getting return tickets of Bangladesh Railway (BR) has become difficult for Eid holidaymakers in Dinajpur, Rangpur and Joypurhat as most tickets goes to the black marketers allegedly in collusion with some dishonest officials and staff.