'No other workplace like Holey Artisan'

When Shishir Bairagi clocked in to start his shift at Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 he had no idea what was waiting for him – a nightmare that would continue to plague him, in more ways than on ...

Brainwashing from madrasa to private university

Terrorist infiltration in North South University and several other private universities became the talk of the town after the Gulshan Holey Bakery attack. Suspicion arose also after it was revealed ...

Atheist-theist issue appears on ninth grade examination of Vocational Education Board

The country’s Vocational Education Board has given rise to a controversy after the atheist-theist issue was included in a ninth grade final exam question, following in the wake of a string of co ...

Atheist-theist issue in questionnaire

The Vocational Education Board has given rise to controversy in a latest bid by dragging the atheist-theist issue into the questionnaire of the terminal examination of ninth grade, amid a string of si ...

Are you sure you’re not the next target?

The killing of bloggers has now become a common thing. At first, everyone had been vocal against these killings, but with time, these voices have faded. The outburst of fiery anger that followed Rajee ...

BSTI: No harmful ingredient in Maggi

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) authorities have declared that Nestle’s Maggi and four other brands of noodles, manufactured in Bangladesh, were not harmful. The regulatory ...

Suhrawardy hospital compounds in the grips of hawkers

Many of the state-owned hospital compounds in the capital have become the ideal place where vendors operate makeshift stalls to sell a variety of mostly household products. Illegal drug trade is al ...

Parties, not candidates, on voters’ minds

In the current political landscape, the electorate still cannot think outside Awami League and BNP. People still consider the party when voting, not the candidates. The fact that the Jatiya Party ( ...

Women and young voters could swing the city polls

The women and the young voters, who make up a large share of constituents in both south and north parts of Dhaka, are set to play a key role in determining the next mayors of the country’s capit ...

Sudden traffic diversion cripples part of the capital

City dwellers yesterday faced unexpected traffic gridlock as major thoroughfares in Mohammadpur and Mirpur areas were set off limit without any apparent reason.  Many roads had ‘diversio ...

Udisa Islam

Udisa Islam is Senior Reporter at the Dhaka Tribune.

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