Bulbul Ahmed

February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020

Chalan Beel fishers cash in on dried fish prospect

Despite good catches after a day’s hard work, fishers in Natore’s Chalan Beel region often had to dump the unsold fish. A little thinking outside the box has changed all that.

January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020

Kumrabori brings solvency to many Natore women

Usually, poor people of the northern district pass their days in hardship between the months of October and February.

May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019

Life passing by in chains

He spent more than half his life, nearly 22 years, being chained to a tree next to a mud hut that belongs to his family.

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

Irregularities tarnish Ashrayan project in Naldanga

The government's Ashrayan project has been lauded for rehabilitating hundreds of destitute people in different districts. But oftentimes the commendable effort has been tainted by allegations...

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

Bridges that bridge little

More than half of the 45 bridges, built in two Natore upazilas a couple of years ago, are not bringing much benefit to the local people.

December 31, 2018
December 31, 2018

No privacy while voting

Jamshed Ali had to cast his vote for “boat” openly in front of the polling officials and agents, which is a blatant violation of the electoral code of conduct.

December 31, 2018
December 31, 2018

Son casts vote on behalf of sick father!

It was 2:42pm when these correspondents entered a voting booth at Lalbagh Government Primary School in Natore sadar. A voter named Mobarak Hossain, 35, told the polling official his serial number -...

December 30, 2018
December 30, 2018

14 agents of BNP candidates detained

Police picked up at least 14 polling agents of BNP candidates in three constituencies of Natore yesterday, creating fear among the party's leaders and activists on the eve of today's...

November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018

Water chestnut farming on rise in Natore, Naogaon

Cultivation of water chestnut (paniphal in Bangla) has increased greatly in two northern districts of the country in the last couple of years.

September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018

Natore's princess poet

For seven generations from the early-eighteenth century, the zamindars of Dighapatia near Natore were landlords of a vast estate,