Shaheen Mollah

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Cattle markets in city: Buyers increasing, prices still high

The sale of sacrificial animals gathered pace in the capital’s cattle markets two days before the Eid-ul-Azha yesterday, although traders were charging higher prices compared to last year.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Cattle sales yet to pick up steam

With only two days remaining before Eid-ul-Azha, selling of sacrificial animals is yet to gain momentum at markets in Dhaka.

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

Covid fear loses way in cattle markets

The government’s condition of maintaining health guidelines for allowing cattle markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Safety takes a back seat at cattle markets

Even though the cattle markets in the capital were scheduled to start from Saturday, they are already witnessing large crowds as not only traders are bringing in sacrificial animals, people are...

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

It’s more than just lack of food

To live off the streets of Dhaka is not merely living in hunger, it also comes with an immense lack of security. For the “tokai” -- a child waste picker -- living in the capital, hunger and...

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

‘Get us out of here. Please help!’

“Get us out of here. Please help!” These were the last words Liton heard from his sister-in-law Jahanara Begum when he called her on Thursday evening.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Lives taken, dreams shattered

Abul Kashem, 45, used to drive buses owned by others for 25 years and dreamed of one day owning his own bus.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Living on medical wastes

Md Rasel, a 27-year-old peddler, regularly visits hospitals and diagnostic centres in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area to collect recyclable medical wastes.

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

They are called “untouchables”

26 years ago, a young Md Riajuddin came to Dhaka, from Mymensingh, to make a decent living.

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Run-up to Lockdown: Madness, again

The same old pictures of thousands of people leaving the capital have returned as the country braces for another lockdown.