Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Recommendation for Lockdown: Mango gets in the way in 7 districts

Despite the health directorate’s strong recommendations for strict lockdown, officials in seven districts of Rajshahi and Khulna divisions opposed its enforcement right now, saying it will deal a...

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

NBR seeks bank info on former RU VC

The National Board of Revenue has asked different banks to provide it with detailed financial information of former Rajshahi University vice-chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan and four others of his...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Patients rush to Rajshahi as district hospitals struggling

With district-level hospitals unable to provide adequate facilities, Covid-19 patients have been rushing into Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the divisional headquarters.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Misplaced priorities?

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken up a Tk 850-crore project for constructing flyovers at five more locations in the city, but has skipped the city’s most traffic-congested area, Shaheb Bazar.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Ensure budget support for farm industry in north

The national budget for fiscal 2021-22 should include measures that will help sustain the rich agriculture industry in the country’s northern districts, according to various economists and...

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Reckless recruitment racks up RU budget

In the last 10 years, Rajshahi University’s annual expenditures has risen by Tk 278.67 crore.

May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021

Mango harvest begins in Rajshahi, will hit markets in a week or two

Mango cultivators began harvesting the fruit from today following the scheduled date as instructed by the local administration.

May 8, 2021
May 8, 2021

Ex-RU VC’s Tenure: Recruitment rules violated freely

Thursday’s chaos on Rajshahi University campus can be attributable to the lack of effective steps after a government report mentioned that bribery, questionable recruitment and financial...

May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021

All for money?

Outgoing Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan violated a ministerial embargo by appointing 137 teachers and staffers on his last day in office yesterday, giving rise to daylong...

May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

Ponds eating up crop fields

A farmer in Rajshahi’s Paba upazila, Motahar Hossain sees his land waterlogged most part of the year -- preventing him from cultivating paddy with water even encroaching into his home.