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Impact of Covid-19: Jhalakathi lemon growers feel the pinch

Despite high demand at retail markets where it is selling for good prices, lemon growers are failing to sell the produce at profitable rates due to a drop in the number of interested buyers at Bhimruli wholesale market in Jhalakathi Sadar.

3y ago

Amphan, a bolt from the blue

It’s water, water everywhere. Strong current coupled by the fierce gales has inundated almost everything that can be seen through the eerie darkness. Women and children have been huddled in a boat tied up with a tree in a nearby jungle with men straining every nerve to survive the perilous night by grasping something firm.

3y ago

Dr Manisha to the rescue

As the crisis originating from the coronavirus deepens, people, especially the poor and needy, are looking up to their local leaders to deliver.

4y ago

Shortage of testing kits worry Barishal doctors

An inadequate supply of testing kits to detect the novel coronavirus across Barishal division has become a headache for doctors in the region.

4y ago

‘How I will buy food for my family’: Daily wage earners counting losses during coronavirus outbreak

As some people with more regularised jobs and businesses gradually begin to work from home or enter stay-home modes across the country, livelihoods of low-income people are being hit hard.

4y ago

Demand high, pay low

Coconut grower Shahinur was shocked to see how a single green coconut was being sold for Tk 80 in Barishal city near Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital. But, at her village, in close proximity to the city, she recently sold each coconut to traders for only Tk 12.

4y ago

A noble initiative for fishermen’s literacy

Fishermen of Elisha village and nearby areas in Bhola Sadar upazila can now aspire to be literate as a group of local youths under the banner of East Elisha Foundation, a voluntary organisation, started a school for them.

4y ago

10 years in the making

How long does it take to complete a two-year project for constructing a medical facility? For a government hospital struggling to cope with patient flow, the answer is more than a decade.

4y ago
June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020

Impact of Covid-19: Jhalakathi lemon growers feel the pinch

Despite high demand at retail markets where it is selling for good prices, lemon growers are failing to sell the produce at profitable rates due to a drop in the number of interested buyers at Bhimruli wholesale market in Jhalakathi Sadar.

May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020

Amphan, a bolt from the blue

It’s water, water everywhere. Strong current coupled by the fierce gales has inundated almost everything that can be seen through the eerie darkness. Women and children have been huddled in a boat tied up with a tree in a nearby jungle with men straining every nerve to survive the perilous night by grasping something firm.

April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

Dr Manisha to the rescue

As the crisis originating from the coronavirus deepens, people, especially the poor and needy, are looking up to their local leaders to deliver.

March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020

Shortage of testing kits worry Barishal doctors

An inadequate supply of testing kits to detect the novel coronavirus across Barishal division has become a headache for doctors in the region.

March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020

‘How I will buy food for my family’: Daily wage earners counting losses during coronavirus outbreak

As some people with more regularised jobs and businesses gradually begin to work from home or enter stay-home modes across the country, livelihoods of low-income people are being hit hard.

March 22, 2020
March 22, 2020

Demand high, pay low

Coconut grower Shahinur was shocked to see how a single green coconut was being sold for Tk 80 in Barishal city near Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital. But, at her village, in close proximity to the city, she recently sold each coconut to traders for only Tk 12.

March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020

A noble initiative for fishermen’s literacy

Fishermen of Elisha village and nearby areas in Bhola Sadar upazila can now aspire to be literate as a group of local youths under the banner of East Elisha Foundation, a voluntary organisation, started a school for them.

February 26, 2020
February 26, 2020

10 years in the making

How long does it take to complete a two-year project for constructing a medical facility? For a government hospital struggling to cope with patient flow, the answer is more than a decade.

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Grabbing puts canal on death throes

Once flowing Rajapur canal in Jhalakathi is nearly dead now, thanks to the mindless encroachment and pollution by locals on both sides of the waterbody.

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

BIWTA salvage wing needs salvaging

MV Dudu Mia-1, a clinker-loaded cargo vessel, sank in the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal on December 14 after a head-on collision with a passenger launch. It has not been salvaged yet.

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