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Why do Bangladeshis give saree and lungi as Zakat?

Dhaka, April 6 -- A signboard of Dewan Saree Bitan at Peer Yemeni Market in Dhaka's Gulistan reads, "Zakat's sarees are available here at affordable prices." The salesman said they put it up to remind... Read More


Early Eid shoppers in Dhaka feel price pinch as cost of living soars in Ramadan

Dhaka, March 17 -- Shahabuddin Ahmed left Shah Ali Plaza in Mirpur without any purchases despite his plans to buy clothes for his children. "The prices were prohibitively expensive for my budget. I'l... Read More


Once a hallmark of heritage, Old Dhaka's distinct dialects are slowly fading away

Dhaka, Feb. 21 -- 'Abbey koy ki?' -- The chances of hearing such Dhakaiya turns of phrases are becoming increasingly rare, even in the labyrinthine alleyways of Old Dhaka. Although the 'Dhakaiya Kutt... Read More


How's Tentultala ground in Kalabagan 2 years after halt on plans to build police station?

Dhaka, Feb. 14 -- Amidst protests by citizens around two years ago, the government agreed to turn Tentultala field in Dhaka's Kalabagan into a playground, ditching plans to build a police station ther... Read More


Seesaw standoff: Grown-ups sideline children at Ramna Park's playgrounds

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- Within a year of undergoing renovations geared towards accommodating children, Ramna Park is already showing signs of neglect. The playground equipment is falling into disrepair. Som... Read More