Lalmonirhat | The Daily Star
  • The little family with big dreams

    In Bangladesh, people affected with dwarfism are often mocked and the disability is considered limitation and the affected are treated as burden. But this is not one of those stories.

  • Illegal sand lifting poses erosion threat

    Up to 17 times a day tractor driver Nabir Hossain from Kulaaghat village in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila carts a trailer-load of sand away from the Darla riverbed. “Each trailer load sells for up to Tk. 1,400 on the mainland,” he says. Like Hossain many locals earn their keep

  • Bumper crop inflict loss for Lalmonirhat farmers

    Bumper boro rice production should make farmers happy. But farmers in Lalmonirhat are unable to smile because they are compelled to sell their paddy at a price much lower than the production cost.

  • Imam sent to jail for ‘demeaning Islam’

    An imam (religious leader) and two others have been sent to jail in Lalmonirhat over a case filed for allegedly demeaning Islam.

  • Bus-covered van collision kills 4 in Bogra

    Four people are killed and 15 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a covered van on Dhaka-Bogra highway in Sherpur upazila of Bogra .

  • Remote villagers make living from online jobs

    Jahangir Sarker could have been just another unemployed postgraduate the country has so many of. But the zeal within the

  • Gate not opened for bordering people’s annual reunion

    In the bordering village of Gongagach in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat, the border forces open a gate for a few hours every year during the Ganga Puja. This gives relatives, separated by the border, a rare chance to reunite for a while.

  • Huge amount of fertiliser kept out in the open

    A huge quantity of urea fertiliser stored in the open in front of the Mahendranagar Warehouse in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila is at risk of being lost due to rainfall.

  • Frustrated, post-graduate returns all his certificates

    A physically challenged man with sound higher education in Lalmonirhat returned all his academic certificates to the government yesterday.

  • Love for language wins finally

    Some influential local bigots had always stopped others from setting up a Shaheed Minar in Durakuti village of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat.

  • Arifa Akhter, Lalmonirhat

    No fetters could tie her down

    She is unable to do anything with her hands since her birth. But it could never stop Arifa Akhter from pursuing her dreams. Defying all predicaments, the indomitable Lalmonirhat girl sits for her Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. She became the subject of curiosity as she started writing with her legs.

  • Mazibar, a pro-people politician (1941-2016)

    Until he breathed his last early this morning, former Jatiya Party MP Mazibar Rahman thought about the welfare of the people of his constituency-- Aditmari and Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat--from where he was elected MP seven times.

  • Second Teesta bridge misses deadline

    Construction of the 850-metre-long Second Teesta Bridge over the river in Kaliganj of Lalmonirhat is yet to be completed even though a deadline for its completion expired in June last year.

  • PRECIOUS TOPSOIL burnt for bricks

    At least 500 bighas of prime farmland loses productivity in five upazilas of Lalmonirhat every year, as their topsoil is sold to feed around 40 local brick kilns.

  • The piece of land which was once a raging river Teesta

    Man-made intervention in the upstream turns Teesta a wild river in monsoon and a desert in winter.

  • 4 dead in Dhaka, other areas after 6.7 quake

    Three persons die in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Lalmonirhat after a 6.7 earthquake, epicentered in India’s Imphal, rocked Bangladesh.

  • Dried up Teesta hits livelihood

    “We used to have bumper crops here,” says farmer Mahir Uddin of Char Kalmati village in Lalmonirhat. “The Teesta River used to flow year-round but nowadays there's not enough water in winter for optimal agriculture.”

  • Smugglers find easy route

    “For each phensedyl bottle we carry over the border,” says drug mule Robiul Islam, 24, of Lalmonirhat sadar upazila's Mogholhat, “we are paid 20 taka.”

  • [WATCH] Physically challenged man brings hope to helpless women

    Never learning how to walk, 28-year-old Abul Kalam Azad vowed never to get beat down and instead hardened his resolve to “stand his own ground” all his life. It was not easy for him, growing up in the rural town of Lalmonirhat as a physically challenged individual – undermined by the society and often considered a burden.

  • Nation’s 45th Victory Day, but their first

    A hundred voices tuned in to sing Amar Sonar Bangla to mark the first ever Victory Day in the recently dissolved enclaves in the northern district of Lalmonirhat.

  • Lalmonirhat priest gets death threat

    A priest of a church in Lalmonirhat has been threatened with death through a letter.

  • PM introduces 3G at Dahagram

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated 3G network at Dahagram enclaves in Lalmonirhat.

  • 'Missing' Rangpur BNP leader ‘detained’ in Lalmonirhat

    Rapid Action Battalion claims to have detained BNP's Rangpur city unit President Mozaffar Hossain from Lalmonirhat.

  • Leaving back their parents, two sons decide to start a new life (video)

    As part of the process to relocate former enclave dwellers, 130 people of 30 families at five former enclaves of Patgram upazila in the district leave for India through Burimari-Changrabandha route.

  • [WATCH NOW] The blind Teacher

    Fazlul Haque is visually impaired but he is teaching voluntarily at two schools including a govt primary school and a junior high school at the same campus at a remote village Charkhatamari in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila at the Dharla river basin.

  • Freedom's anxious wait over (video)

    As the long wait of almost 70 years approached its end, Nurul Islam was gripped by a sensation he had not felt before - the anticipation of freedom.

  • Landless farmers harvest vegetables on floating farms (video)

    Landless and marginal farmers in Lalmonirhat are planting vegetables on floating farms made on water hyacinth beds in the water bodies in the region. These farmers do not have lands. But they have ideas that has made them owners of virtual farmland.

  • 979 enclave people opt to go to India

    Total 979 people living in Indian enclaves inside Bangladeshi territory will move into mainland India with the implementation of land boundary treaty between the neighbouring countries.

  • BSF kills 1 on Lalmonirhat border

    Indian Border Security Force guns down a cattle trader on Lohakuchi border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat early today.

  • Farmers yield more on vermicompost fertiliser (video)

    Over a hundred of small farmers in Lalmonirhat are living the golden days owing to the yield produced by vermicompost fertiliser.