• 413-year-old Atia Mosque needs urgent renovation

    upazila has been in a dilapidated condition for long due to lack of care and maintenance.

  • Sand lifting poses threat to century-old bridge

    Unplanned extraction of sand from Dudhkumar river in Kurigram’s Bhurungamari upazila posing serious threat to century-old Sonahat Bridge on the river.

  • Char Bijoy riddled with dead fish

    A new shoal covering an area of ​​about 5,000 acres has sprung up in the deep Bay of Bengal, about 30-km south of Kuakata.

  • Kushtia dam collapses again

    About 100-metre of Rabindra Kuthibari protection embankment on the Padma river in Kushtia has collapsed.

  • Tk 23cr washed back into rivers!

    Over Tk 23 crore was spent only last year to excavate a 65-kilometre stretch of rivers and canals in five upazilas of Lalmonirhat. But most of the excavated earth, piled up on its side, has already made it back to the rivers and canals obstructing water flows.

  • Banana fibre showing export potential

    Two friends in Jhenidah have joined hands extracting fibre from banana plants in Jhenidah Sadar upazila after being inspired by YouTube videos.

  • Traffic movement halted as bridge deck collapses again

    Vehicular movement on Tangail-Aricha regional highway came to a halt as a steel plate of the deck of a Bailey bridge, repaired just a few days ago, on a canal at Tengripara in Nagarpur upazila collapsed again yesterday.

  • Dealing with hurdle for 3 decades

    Several thousand residents of Pashchim Baniary village under Matibhanga union in Pirojpur’s Nazirpur upazila have kept their communication alive by crossing the nearly dead Baleshwar river using a bamboo bridge that the villagers themselves first built over three decades ago.

  • A perennial woe to villagers

    Hundreds of people of eight to ten villages have been suffering immensely due to low approach road of a bridge over a canal at Gotampur village in Rajbari’s Pangsha upazila.

  • Muezzin’s magic in ornamental fish farming

    In the first week of January, I went to Narayanganj’s Araihazar upazila, where fish farmer Mokbul Mollah is doing ornamental fish, also known as colourful fish, farming.

  • Road damaged a week after construction

    Just a week after construction of the three-kilometre portion of an important road in Kishoreganj upazila the carpeting wore away, raising question about the quality of the work.

  • A parched Teesta sees many routes closed

    At least 25 out of 35 river routes in the Teesta river basin area under eight upazilas of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have been closed due to a sharp decline in the water level during the ongoing dry season.

  • Feeding the unfed

    Nree Foundation, a voluntary organisation based in Sherpur, has been serving daily lunch to the unfed people since August last year to alleviate the impact of coronavirus pandemic. The programme titled “Food for the Hungry” has come as a respite for the destitute.

  • Inefficiency in road renovation

    Carpeting got damaged of a paved road stretching from Bijaya of Joychandi union in Kulaura upazila to Kapnapahar Road of Juri upazila even before the completion of the work.

  • Topsoil removal from cropland goes unabated

    Cutting of topsoil from croplands is still going on unabatedly at different places in Tangail, leaving a harmful impact on fertility of land.

  • Children drowning double in Patuakhali

    Child deaths due to drowning have doubled in Patuakhali in one year.

  • Delay in repair work irks locals

    The delay in repairing the banks of the Gogalichhra River, which originated from the hilly area of ​Kulaura in Moulvibazar, affected by three landslides last year has irked the villagers.

  • Saidpur admin grabbing martyred FF’s land: Family

    Saidpur upazila administration has been building new houses under Ashrayan-2 project allegedly occupying land belonging to martyred freedom fighter Solaiman Kha’s family at Laxsmanpur Charakpara village.

  • Harvest delights farmers on shoals

    Cultivation of early varieties of watermelon on remote shoals in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali has brought smiles to farmers. Land after land in Jahakmara and Char Kalagacchia areas is now full with the mellow fruits and the growers are also happy getting good prices.

  • Tobacco cultivation booms in lieu of Boro

    Massive tobacco cultivation is going on in the proposed command area of Barendra Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) at Mahabbat Bazitpara village in Nilphamari Sadar upazila as BMDA is yet to activate full swing irrigation in the concerned project.

  • A self-made man

    Jamir Uddin, a landless and homeless day labourer, applied for a house at a government shelter project in 2018. Following his application, he was allotted a two-room house built on two decimals of land at Andulbaria Ashrayan Project under Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga on June 20, 2021.

  • The legacy of Hajari gur

    It was half-past three in the morning when we started for Manikganj a month ago.

  • Illegal brickfields wreaking havoc on Padma shoal

    At least 51 brickfields have mushroomed in Luxmikunda union f Pabna’s Ishwardi upazila in last five years encroaching vast shoal of the Padma. Apart from this, mindless sand and earth extraction in the area has been going on in broad daylight.

  • The bell ringer of language movement

    The seed of the historic language movement germinated in early 1948 with the people of Pabna staging agitation programmes including enforcement of hartal demanding the rightful place of Bangla.

  • Forest robbers destroy 5,000 trees

    A gang has been mindlessly lifting earth from a reserve forest in Gangamati area adjacent to Kuakata sea beach in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali.

  • UP member Bobita’s fame counterproductive

    When many public representatives draw flak because of their negative activities, some stand apart setting an example to others. Bobita Khatun, a newly-elected member of Mulgram Union Parishad in Pabna’s Chatmohar upazila, has attracted the attention of the netizens.

  • 99 illegal brick kilns run operations in B’baria

    Defying law and posing serious threats to the environment and public health, over 99 brick factories continue to operate in Brahmanbaria.

  • Farmers buying diesel at higher prices

    Farmers living in remote char areas of Brahmaputra river in Kurigram’s Chilmari upazila are buying diesel at Tk 83 instead of Tk 80 a litre.

  • Muazzin’s success in beekeeping

    In the last week of December, 2021, I heard an interesting story of a young man, who has built his dream around the bees.

  • Student’s future flourishes with his roses in Jhenidah

    A student in Harinakundu upazila of Jhenidah has seen the face of success cultivating flowers, especially rose and tuberose (rajanigandha).

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