Habibur Rahman

February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022

Small income, big contribution

Getting up from bed early in the morning, Sabitri Halder goes to her backyard and takes a seat on the floor to weave floor mats from hogla leaves, a species of aquatic grass.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

BSCIC firms lament absence of direct road connectivity

Annually churning out some Tk 65 crore worth of products, businesses at the industrial estate of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Pirojpur are incurring extra expenses for the lack of direct road connectivity.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Cricket bat making hub battles to stay afloat

The cricket bat making hub that has boomed in the last three decades in Pirojpur’s Nesarabad upazila might soon go out of business as producers have been facing severe losses since the pandemic hit the country two years ago.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Headscarves: Liberalism, secularism and human rights regime put to question

Headscarves are garments mostly worn by Muslim women across the world as per religious obligations. But many educational institutions do not allow headscarves in the campus.

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

Timber trade in Nesarabad sees Tk 1,000cr annual sales

The timber trade that has been running on the banks of the Sandhya river in Nesarabad upazila of Pirojpur for decades has emerged as the largest hub for woods in Bangladesh.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Most of iron bridges in a shambles

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in Pirojpur has hanged signboards on both two sides of each iron bridge on Charkhali-Mathbaria road in the district saying that it is risky.

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Lack of logistics delayed rescue operation

It took around one and a half hours to start the rescue operation for the MV Abhijan-10 launch fire. Fire Service and Civil Defence sources said although they had come to know of the fire within 15 minutes of its origination, they lacked the logistics required to fight it in the water on a cold winter night.

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

MV Abhijan-10 Fire: Locals blame staffers for loss of lives

Locals, who rescued many passengers after MV Abhijan-10 caught fire early on December 24 in Jhalakathi, said most of the lives perished in the tragedy could have been saved had the launch staffers acted responsibly.

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

Launch fire tragedy : It was too much, even for the strongest

Professional duties called numerous people to Jiakul village and neighbouring areas in Jhalakathi. The areas are adjacent to the Sugandha river, where MV Abhijan-10 caught fire early Friday, resulting in 42 deaths and over hundred cases of injury.

December 26, 2021
December 26, 2021

Who will marry off Hafsa now?

Pakhi and Hakim Sharif were done choosing a groom for their elder daughter Hafsa.