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21 August Grenade Attack: Eyewitness Journalists
August 21 carnage

August 21 blast through the eyes of journalists on spot

It happened 14 years and 48 days ago. Perpetrators attempted to assassinate Awami League President Sheikh Hasina carrying out a grenade attack on a rally on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka. The attack took place on August 21, 2004 that left 24 dead and scores injured.

  • household vegetable gardens

    Flood-proof farming

    When seasonal floods reach her village of Betil Char in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj, 60-year-old Joygan Begum knows what to

  • Budget: Prices up, prices down

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposes changes to duties on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.

  • Jamdani Sari fair

    Jamdani fair in Dhaka ahead of Eid

    Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) organises a Jamdani fair at the National Museum in Dhaka, targeting the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

  • Bangladeshi Parrot lover

    Feathery friends

    You might have already come across a man roaming around with a yellowish bird on his shoulder in Hatirjheel area of Dhaka. Nazmul Houqe Khan Sumon, a bird lover, has been raising five birds like his own children.

  • Iftar items in Puran Dhaka

    Iftar items in Chawkbazar: To eat or not to eat

    With the beginning of Ramadan, Chawkbazar, in Puran Dhaka, becomes even busier than usual. The market bustles with shoppers from all localities while traders display a variety of iftar items from afternoon.

  • Our environmental saviour?

    As global concerns continue to rise with 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags being produced every year around the globe, a number of eco-friendly companies come up with a seemingly wonderful idea: biodegradable bags.

  • Channel i presents Lux Super Star

    A Tale of Two Stars: Mantasha and Brishti

    Winning the country’s biggest talent hunt show ‘Channel i presents Lux Super Star’ is not an easy task. It requires talent and hard work to win titles, tiaras and sashes. This year, an aspiring Fine Arts student Mim Mantasha bagged the coveted title at a glamorous event held at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre on May 11.

  • anti-drug war

    15 more killed as anti-drug crusade goes on

    At least 15 more suspects are killed as the countrywide anti-drug crusade continues to draw more blood, mounting a heap of 123 bodies in the last 16 days.

  • In conversation with the sensational Pritom

    Young, talented and trending – Pritom Hasan carves a unique place for himself in our music industry, especially among the young urban crowd. In a conversation with Star Showbiz, the rising star he talks about his passions, inspirations and what drives his music.

  • summer in Bangladesh

    Unusual summer this year

    Summers in Bangladesh are usually unforgiving as the mercury keeps on rising throughout the season, but not this time. This year, the summer is unusual, with relentless rains and thunderstorms dominating most part of the season from March to April.

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