Kongkon Karmaker | The Daily Star
  • Kongkon Karmaker

  • BCMCL miners living like prisoners

    Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in March last year, the officials, staffers and miners of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) have been virtually leading a confined life inside company premises to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible contagious viral infection in the mining complex.
  • Luck drying up for dried fish traders

    Two months into the second wave of Covid-19 in the country, shutki (dried fish) traders and producers of Rangpur division are yet to recover from the losses they incurred during the first wave of the pandemic.
  • 39 ICU beds in Rangpur division

    Even though Covid-19 cases have been rising alarmingly since the last couple of weeks in Rangpur, there is still no ICU support at the hospitals in six districts of the division.
  • Two jobs and a mayor

    Ignoring the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) Policy 2021, an acting principal of a government college, has been enjoying amenities of two jobs since he was elected mayor of Dinajpur’s Birampur municipality in January this year.
  • Make land ports fully functional

    Budgetary allocation for Rangpur division’s eight districts for fiscal 2021-22 should be adequate to expedite development of the country’s extreme north, primarily known for crop production, said businesspeople, economists and members of the civil society.