Golam Mortoza

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

“Went for fuel price hike as I don’t want to exhaust funds”

In the wake of fuel price hike in the country, The Daily Star spoke to Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, to discuss the situation.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Violence against teachers: A sickness caused by deterioration of values

They were never part of the political elite. Neither were they among the wealthy. Yet they were always considered the most revered and respected members of society because they were teachers -- high school teachers in particular.    

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Fully profitable, but with govt subsidies

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) operates with the government’s “alms”, said its managing director Taqsem A Khan while talking about the price hike of water.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Fining journos: ‘No record of press council members disapproving it’

The Press Council Act-1974 was being amended with a provision to fine a journalist up to Tk 10 lakh for offences under the law. Bangladesh Press Council Chairman Justice Nizamul Huq Nasim said the council’s senior journalist-representatives had been consulted with, and they gave their blessings. 

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Will money laundering continue to haunt us?

PK Halder, the former MD of a bank and a notorious embezzler, siphoned off and laundered about Tk 10,000-11,000 crore out of Bangladesh. That’s equivalent to the combined yearly budget of 51 public universities of the country, which is Tk 10,515.71 crore.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Sri Lankan Crisis: A cautionary tale for Bangladesh

Sri Lanka is going through a period of political unrest amid its ongoing economic crisis.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

The tale of one TTE, a minister’s wife and her relatives

TTE Shafiqul Islam fined three passengers who were travelling without tickets. This action prompted the Pakshey Division of Bangladesh Railways (BR) to temporarily suspend him. The punishment was delivered swiftly. So swiftly that Shafiqul had to be informed through a telephone call.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

Helmet cannot hide identity

We have become so heartless that we can now watch video of Nahid Mia getting beaten to death – without any hesitation. Once, we identify the "Helmet Gang" as killers, we reach the decision that nothing will happen to them.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

Brac’s lesser-known gift to Bangladesh: Vaccination push

If one was to list the work Brac, the organisation Sir Fazle Hasan Abed built, has done or how it has contributed to Bangladesh’s development, the task would be next to impossible.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

Brac’s lesser-known gift to Bangladesh: Vaccination push

If one were to explain what work the organisation he built has done or how it has contributed to Bangladesh’s development, the task would be next to impossible; the list is endless. Instead, if we were to ask what hasn’t this organisation done, the answer would be brief though it would take quite a lot of research to find it.