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The Weaver and the Munia

The Weaver and the Munia

I love watching Baya Weaver (Babui) birds in their nests. They are ferociously energetic and constantly bringing nesting materials, building and upgrading their nests or chasing each other. Recently I had the opportunity to watch them in action after many months and got a surprise.

  • Two construction workers electrocuted

    Two construction workers were electrocuted at Narayanganj city’s Naluapara area on Monday night.

  • 550 illegal structures knocked down

    The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has kicked off an eviction drive to demolish illegal structures beside the national highway from Baghabari to Hatikumrul area in Sirajganj.

  • Travel ban imposed on whip Shamsul, two more lawmakers

    A Dhaka court has imposed travel ban on six people including Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury and Bhola-3 Awami League lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, in order to investigate their links with amassing wealth beyond known sources of income.

  • HC confirms death for sacked cop, 2 others

    The High Court yesterday confirmed death penalty of three persons, including a sacked police constable, for killing nine-year-old Abu Sayeed for ransom in Sylhet in 2015.

  • AL wins 73pc chairman posts

    The ruling Awami League has won 73 percent chairman posts in 204 Union Parishad polls held in the first phase on Monday.

  • ‘Violence weighs heavier on indigenous women’

    While violence against women increased nationally over the pandemic, the burden weighs heavier on indigenous women, said speakers at a conference yesterday.

  • Morning showers drown Dhaka again

    Copious seasonal showers led to waterlogging and traffic congestion in several parts of the capital on Tuesday morning, washing away the tall claims of monsoon preparedness by the civic bodies.

  • 30 children die daily from drowning: study

    Drowning accounts for 43 percent of deaths among children between the ages of one and four in Bangladesh, found a recent study.

  • ‘Ban battery-run rickshaws, easy bikes in Dhaka’

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday asked Dhaka Metropolitan Police and the city corporations to be strict in banning easy bikes and battery-powered rickshaws in the capital.

  • Three-wheeler drivers take to the streets in Barishal

    Drivers of battery-operated three-wheelers yesterday protested against the government’s recent announcement of banning the vehicles.

  • Omi amassed millions from human trafficking

    Tuhin Siddiqui Omi, who was arrested following an attempted rape and murder case filed by actor Pori Moni, has trafficked several hundred people abroad and amassed huge money and wealth at home and abroad, said officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday.

  • Tofail Ahmed to give away all his property to charity

    Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed, lawmaker of Bhola-1, has announced that he will donate all his movable and immovable property to Tofail Ahmed Foundation.

  • Bangladesh in top form due to proper planning: PM

    Bangladesh has been one of the top three performers on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index due to the government’s prudent planning with specific directions, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday.

  • Three killed in M’singh road crash

    Three people were killed in a road accident at Lobonkotha area on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka upazila yesterday morning.

  • USAID launches $17m clean energy project

    USAID has launched a $17 million clean energy project, Bangladesh Advancing Development Growth through Energy (BADGE), aimed at expanding Bangladesh’s access to affordable clean energy and support clean energy entrepreneurship.

  • Ctg river police hurdled by manpower, logistics crises

    Activities of river police in Chattogram region are being severely hampered due lack of manpower and water vessels.

  • 15mm rain submerges parts of Dhaka

    Torrential monsoon rain swamped many parts of the capital yesterday, disrupting public movement and triggering traffic chaos.

  • 16 members of two teen gangs held in Dhaka

    The Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have detained 16 members of “teen gangs” from different parts of Hazaribagh and Darus Salam areas of the capital on Sunday.

  • Administration of Pfizer shots begins in city

    The Directorate General of Health Services yesterday started administering Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines at three centres in Dhaka. Around 9:30am, the campaign was inaugurated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • It was ‘factual error’; no evidence found

    The forgery case filed against Aparajita International proprietor Sharmin Jahan was a matter of factual error, a police probe report has found.

  • ‘Repeal draft gazette, reform wage board’

    The gazette notification of minimum wage for the workers involved in tea garden sector should be repealed, demanded speakers at a consultation meeting yesterday.

  • Change of plans for building a new TSC

    Dhaka University’s Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) is set to be built anew, in line with directives provided by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • MG Mohiuddin passes away

    Freedom fighter MG Mohiuddin Ahmed, former deputy general manager of Bangladesh Krishi Bank, has passed away. He was 72.

  • Marina Yasmin no more

    Marina Yasmin Chowdhury, sponsor director of Prime Bank and vice-chairperson of East Coast Group, breathed her last on Saturday.

  • Triple Murder in Capital: Mother forced her to ‘anti-social activities’

    Mehjabin Islam Moon killed her parents and sister in Dhaka’s Kadamtali area as she was forced into “anti-social activities”, police said yesterday, quoting her.

  • Death of Doctor: Three physicians sued

    Prof Dr Mamun Al Mahtab Shwapnil, chairman of Hepatology department at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), and two other doctors were sued for the death of Dr Mohammad Towfiq Enam.

  • Allocation for hygiene insufficient: speakers

    Insufficient allocation and lack of focus in the budget will hinder the hygiene sub-sector, which remains a key priority for Covid-19 and the SDG Goals, speakers at a post-budget press conference said yesterday.

  • Recruits of former RU VC at it again

    For the second consecutive day, a number of the 137 staffers at Rajshahi University, who were unlawfully recruited by former Vice Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan, obstructed campus operations with their demand to allow them to join their posts.

  • 12-Year-Old Wrongfully Charged of Murder: Five lawyers challenge trial

    Five Supreme Court lawyers yesterday filed a criminal revision petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the legality of the trial proceedings at the Juvenile Court in Bogura, in connection with a case where an underage boy was accused of murdering his eight-year-old brother.

  • ‘Inoculate us, now’

    Migrant workers, who are stuck at home after coming from Kuwait on holiday, yesterday urged the government to immediately inoculate them with Covid-19 vaccine approved by the Gulf country to make way for their return to workplace.