Laltanlian Pangkhua

One festival, myriad celebrations

One of the most significant and biggest social festivals for the indigenous communities of the Chattogram Hill Tract is the three-day-long Biju

1m ago

An empty promise; of books without teachers

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accords of 1997 promised primary education in the mother tongue for indigenous children. In response, the Bangladeshi government implemented a national education policy in 2010. This policy initially brought hope to parents of indigenous communities, as textbooks for five indigenous communities -- Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Garo, and Sadri -- were designed and distributed across schools in 2017 as part of the project.

2m ago

Despite good yield, growers not all smiles

In hopes of higher profits, pineapple farmers in Rangamati had planted saplings of the summer fruit this winter.

3m ago

Making furniture from rubber wood

Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, under the guidance of Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC), has initiated the manufacturing of furniture from rubber wood in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila.

3m ago

Noornabi’s floating vegetable garden

A lake dotted with hundreds of fishing trawlers. But there’s one that stands out. Its rooftop isn’t just a platform for nets and tools; it’s a vibrant green oasis.

4m ago

Sumedh shines in mushroom farming

Oyster mushrooms can be seen blooming out of cylindrical containers in a small straw hut with a thatched roof. A family is invested in plucking the ones that are ready for harvest, while a young man checks for the ones that are yet to bloom.

4m ago

In CHT, solar smile comes at a cost

In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the government-run CHT Development Board undertook a Tk 217 crore project to bring the entire CHT area under electricity coverage.

5m ago

Blockade taking a toll on tourism

The tourism industry of Bangladesh has been hit hard by the ongoing political unrest as people are unwilling to travel for fear of violence amid strikes and blockades across the country, according to businesspeople.

6m ago
April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024

One festival, myriad celebrations

One of the most significant and biggest social festivals for the indigenous communities of the Chattogram Hill Tract is the three-day-long Biju

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

An empty promise; of books without teachers

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accords of 1997 promised primary education in the mother tongue for indigenous children. In response, the Bangladeshi government implemented a national education policy in 2010. This policy initially brought hope to parents of indigenous communities, as textbooks for five indigenous communities -- Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Garo, and Sadri -- were designed and distributed across schools in 2017 as part of the project.

February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Despite good yield, growers not all smiles

In hopes of higher profits, pineapple farmers in Rangamati had planted saplings of the summer fruit this winter.

February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024

Making furniture from rubber wood

Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, under the guidance of Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC), has initiated the manufacturing of furniture from rubber wood in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila.

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

Noornabi’s floating vegetable garden

A lake dotted with hundreds of fishing trawlers. But there’s one that stands out. Its rooftop isn’t just a platform for nets and tools; it’s a vibrant green oasis.

January 24, 2024
January 24, 2024

Sumedh shines in mushroom farming

Oyster mushrooms can be seen blooming out of cylindrical containers in a small straw hut with a thatched roof. A family is invested in plucking the ones that are ready for harvest, while a young man checks for the ones that are yet to bloom.

December 7, 2023
December 7, 2023

In CHT, solar smile comes at a cost

In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the government-run CHT Development Board undertook a Tk 217 crore project to bring the entire CHT area under electricity coverage.

November 7, 2023
November 7, 2023

Blockade taking a toll on tourism

The tourism industry of Bangladesh has been hit hard by the ongoing political unrest as people are unwilling to travel for fear of violence amid strikes and blockades across the country, according to businesspeople.

October 17, 2023
October 17, 2023

Jhum taking a turn from its traditional past

Farmers in the hilly areas of Bangladesh, who practise a traditional form of cultivation known as jhum, are pleased to be getting good yields of paddy this year despite the unfavourable weather conditions.

August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023

Prethindra shines against all odds

A youth from a remote village in Khagrachhari becomes a beacon of success and inspiration for his community after being recommended for appointment in the administrative cadre of the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination results published recently.

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