Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Milk prices rise but farmers see little benefit

Although processed milk prices are rising at the retail level, farmers are yet to see any benefit as there is no sign of an increase on their end.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Scarred by horrid memories, yet no recognition: Pabna's Demra residents still vividly remember May 14 massacre in 1971

According to freedom fighters, this massacre by the Pakistan army was the biggest to occur in Pabna. The army along with their local collaborators targeted villages with Hindu population.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Litchi production to hit record high

Litchi cultivation is on the rise in Pabna, where the seasonal fruit now plays a vital role in agro-economics as farmers in the district are likely to get record production due to the favourable weather conditions in early summer.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Pabna traders yet to get expected Eid sales

After enduring two years of coronavirus-induced losses, shopkeepers in Pabna were eying good sales in the ongoing month of Ramadan as people buy all types of goods as part of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

When bullets couldn't pierce bravery: No recognition yet for martyrs, survivors of Pabna's 'Dab Bagan' fight

The Pakistan army had occupied Nagarbari Ghat, an entrance to North Bengal on April 9. They marched into Pabna on April 10, setting fire to houses beside roads. In retaliation, the EPR, police and Ansar moved to the north and set up 30 to 40 bunkers on both sides of Paikarhaat village to fight against occupational forces.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Congestion around Bangabandhu Bridge: Gridlocks await northbound Eid journey

Eid holidaymakers heading for northern districts might get caught in gridlocks on both sides of the Bangabandhu bridge due to the expansion work on a 25km stretch of the Elenga-Rangpur highway.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Handloom weavers a hair’s breadth away from collapse

Handloom weavers in Sirajganj are in anything but a festive mood ahead of Eid this year as rising raw material costs coupled with poor sales have brought many to the brink of collapse.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Onion farmers in a tight spot for poor prices

Although onion prices were excessively high just one month ago, farmers in Pabna are now struggling to recover production costs due to a supply glut following this year’s harvest.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Sirajganj industrial park set for further delay

Having already faced several cost revisions and deadline extensions, an industrial park of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Sirajganj is on way to be delayed by yet another year.

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

Of coercion and collusion!

A private company has been coercing farmers to sell cropland to set up a power plant at Bhabanipur village in Hemayetpur union of Pabna Sadar upazila, locals have alleged.