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Is it a bridge or a suicide spot?

Suicide by leaping from the Postagola Bridge in Dhaka has been a common event for the people and the naval police over the last several years. According to police data, a total of 41 people have committed suicide by leaping from the bridge so far this year. On the other hand, police feel that there are more suicides that have not been recorded.

As per the police sources in Shampur and Keraniganj, there was an average of one suicide each year in 2021, 2020, and 2016. However, there were two suicides per year in 2019 and 2016. There have also been instances of suicide.


Saidpur City

[caption id="attachment_27936" align="alignright" width="105"]         Makama[/caption]

Saidpur is an excellent example of communal harmony. The people here are very emotional and peace loving. So it can be said- Come and see. How peacefully both the inhabitants are living! No malice and no hatred among themselves. There is also the airport attached to the cantonment which is just waiting to be declared as an international airport, which is the most significant and important thing in this town, writes Makama Mahmud Chowdhury.

Females’ drug addiction threat to social fabric

Ria Rahman (not real name), aged 28, landed in trouble as she got addicted to drugs being motivated by her husband. Before marriage, Ria, a resident of Mohammadpur in the capital, knew her future husband as a drug addict. She thought that she would be able to correct him after marriage. But her assumption proved wrong. After marriage, frustration gripped her as relations with her mother-in-law deteriorated due to maladjustment with her.

Youth show Eid kindness to disadvantaged kids

      ------ Sir Frank Peters ----

A revolution to create a better Bangladesh has begun. It’s taking root at grass level in a small village near Gazipur. Nowadays, it’s quite common to hear negative remarks directed towards the youth – and with some justification. More and more school leavers, seemingly, are seen occupying the tattered decrepit seating at village tea shops and exchanging negative views that benefit no one, especially themselves. When truth is depleted, they make up lies just to keep the conversation going and, at times, that can have a more devastating effect on the minds of youth, worse even than Facebook.

Dahala Khagrabari!

Dahala Khagrabari is a geopolitical anomaly. It's a piece of India that until very recently was completely surrounded by a piece of Bangladesh, which itself was completely surrounded by India, which was again completely surrounded by Bangladesh. An enclave is a piece of one country's territory which is entirely surrounded by another country's territory, and the India-Bangladesh border was filled with them before 2015, when they were eliminated by a treaty between the two countries. A second-order enclave is an enclave inside an enclave, and the world has a handful of them. But in the history of the world

Raising ducks changes destiny of Hamid Mollah

The Chinese, even the ancient Greeks believed in ducks as companion of fortune. It might have been a simple belief or a taboo, but for Abdul Hamid Mollah of Ullahpara, Sirjganj, raising duck has symbolized his great fortune. His ‘Molla Hatchery’ has become an icon of overcoming his and many villagers’ poverty and bringing a great esteem of earning an enviable livelihood. A ride off 3 kilometer from Ullahpara town and leaving Bhutgacha bus-stand for a little walk, one will smoothly reach his hatchery at Bhutgacha village, because it is now so known to everybody there. ‘Mollah Hatchery’ is equipped and has the expertise to hatch duck chics from 25 to 28 days. “Islami Bank,” testifies Monsur Ali, a villager and an admirer of Hamid, “has totally changed Mollah’s destiny.” In 2011 Hami...