The spiraling global prices of food and fuel have hit hard the local market in Bangladesh. The continuous depreciation of the taka against the US dollar has made the situation worse. People now have to spend more for every item, including pulse, oil and egg. People with fixed income are bearing the brunt as their income did not increase keeping pace with the rising spending.
Alongside gold, imitation jewellery is widely worn. In today's Inside Bangladesh, watch where and how these jewellery items are made.
Bangladesh’s export earning has been failing to keep pace with the import bills since the middle of 2021. At the same time, the flow of inbound remittance started decreasing and the taka began losing value against the US dollar.
Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.
Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers used to come forward during these distressing times.
Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the health directorate made promises of importing oxygen from India.
Professor AK Nazmul Karim was the only Bengali founder of the Department of Sociology at Dhaka University when it was formed in 1957. On the century of his birth, The Daily Star speaks with renowned sociologist Anupam Sen
At the beginning of 20th century, Abdul Jabbar Saudagar, a merchant from Chattogram, introduced a wrestling competition. His intention was to cultivate a sport that would prepare the youth to fight against British rule.