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Blood for sale

Blood for sale

Sadiqur Rahman reveals the kind of problems faced by patients and their family members at the DMCH when bags of blood are urgently required On July 23, Mamun, a carpenter from Shalbari in Gazipur, brought his wife Tamanna to the Gazipur Sadar Hospital after she fell ill and fainted. The duty doctor suggested that the patient was likely suffering from […]

Tales of the Olympians

Tales of the Olympians

by Xtra team Ever since the ‘Rio Olympics 2016’ was kicked off last week, the feats and accomplishments during the various games have already caught the attention of global audiences. But, besides sports, the human stories of some of the athletes are also making headlines.    From warzone to pool History was made as refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini made it […]

Allure of the forbidden

Allure of the forbidden

Ahmed Shatil Alam explores the probable reasons behind the easy accessibility of porn sites from Bangladesh despite a promise by the Telecommunications and Postal state minister to block all such sites in April In April, a news was reported by the national media quoting the state minister for Postal and Telecommunication ministry advocate Tarana Halim that within a week all […]

For a better tomorrow

For a better tomorrow

Rakibul Azam Rana learns about the contemporary issues and technologies influencing our environment after visiting the 21st Environment Fair The crowd at the ‘21st Environment Fair 2016’, held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre from July 31 till August 4, seemed genuinely interested in the technology and exhibits being showcased by 63 entities in nearly 100 stalls. Each stall had […]

Driver attention alert

Driver attention alert

Mahfuzul Haque writes about the technology that can reduce the number of road accidents in the country Road accident has been a pressing problem in Bangladesh though few measures have been taken to curb this menace. Every day on the roads across the country, a large number of people are killed or injured due to road accidents. Besides reckless driving […]

Marooned and starving

Marooned and starving

PHOTOS  by Sony Ramany The ongoing flood in the country, caused by heavy rainfall and on-rush of water from India, has submerged croplands and marooned several lakh people in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Bogra, Gaibandha and some other northern districts. During a visit, a team from New Age found people, who lost their homes to the flood, moving haplessly to higher grounds […]

Trail of suffering

Trail of suffering

Text by Md Rakibul Azam PHOTOS  by SouravLasker   Being the capital, Dhaka is busiest of all the cities in the country. Commuters of the city have been suffering for the past few months due to the common scenario of road digging due to various purposes by several government departments like Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), City Corporation (CC) and […]

Truth behind the rumour

Truth behind the rumour

Ahmed Shatil Alam tries to find the truth behind the claim of artificial eggs being imported into the country and sold to unsuspecting customers There is an old adage that ‘egg is the poor’s protein source’. In fact, all the three income groups of our country rely on eggs in breakfast or during other meals in the form of different […]

Golden temple of Pakulla

Golden temple of Pakulla

Habib Khan writes about a recently renovated centuries-old hindu temple in Tangail The Sri Sri Radha Kalachad temple was first established in 1195 (Bangla) at Pakullah village under Jamurki union under Mirzapur upazila by social reformer Ram Mohon Saha and Gouro Mohon Saha for local worshippers. Over the past 228 years, the temple has been regularly visited by worshippers from […]

Dirty and proud?

Dirty and proud?

Sadiqur Rahman reveals why most newly placed waste bins across the two Dhaka city corporations are usually empty though trash can be found all around them Responding to a long-standing demand for better waste management in Dhaka city, city corporation authorities of the two parts of Dhaka recently initiated a project to place around 10 thousand trash bins along the […]