The New Nation

Oggatonama: Saga of nameless faces

The social realities of expatriate workers have been an unexplored terrain in the Bangladeshi film and television scene, until now. “Oggatonama” (“The Unnamed”), Tauquir Ahmed's fourth directorial venture is aptly titled, for the nameless faces that make their journey by the millions overseas represent the marginalised, both at home and abroad.

protestsZika infects 10 Bangladeshis in Singapore

At least 10 Bangladeshis in Singapore have tested positive for Zika, alarming thousands of migrant workers in the Southeast Asian country in which 115 people have been infected so far.

thompsonCity needs more of these

Shafiqur Rahman had been looking for a toilet for half an hour. A man with prostate issues, he had to urinate frequently and was desperate. He eventually found a mobile toilet near Motijheel Petrol Pump.

educationA Rajuk peon worth millions

He is just a member of lower subordinate staff (MLSS) at the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), but Mobarak Hossain enjoys the luxury which many honest first grade officers can only dream of. The total amount of proprieties owned by Mobarak and his wife Shahina Parvin Shahin is worth Tk 2.53 crore, of which Tk 1.38 crore has been amassed illegally.

snowThe end of colourful peafowl

Karim mama used to display bird feathers just across our school gate. He only had feathers of one kind -- long and spatula-tipped wire-like vivid feathers.

accidentSecurity must not slacken during Eid holidays

The home ministry yesterday asked the law enforcement agencies to stay alert so that security at the diplomatic zone and key-point installations do not get relaxed during the Eid vacation.

firefightersCommendable job by girls

Female students of a high school in Bhaluka upazila have repaired the dilapidated portion of a road to get relief from sufferings they were facing on their way to school.