Md Aminul Islam

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Small fish with big potential

The Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) has conserved and improved 37 domesticated varieties of freshwater fish over the past 30 years, bringing hopes that endangered breeds can be preserved to satisfy both local and global demand.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Will their thirst be ever quenched?

There seems to be no let-up in the sufferings of the Hajong people for pure drinking water. The century-old suffering of the indigenous people living in Netrakona’s Kalmakanda upazila is yet to be mitigated despite umpteen pledges of the public representatives.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Price hike of fish feed keeps farmers in trouble

The rising cost of fish feed has dealt a fresh blow to thousands of aquaculturists in Mymensingh who had only just started recovering from the coronavirus fallout as transportation and other facilities returned to normal after economic activities resumed.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Boro on 700 hectares submerged

Hundreds of haor farmers in Sunamganj, Netrakona and Kishoreganj are left distraught after about 700 hectares of paddy fields became inundated in the last four days.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Farmers turn to sunflowers for a decent profit

Farmers across Bangladesh are more inclined than ever to cultivate sunflowers as an alternative to traditional paddy crops that do not offer much profit.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Feeding the unfed

Nree Foundation, a voluntary organisation based in Sherpur, has been serving daily lunch to the unfed people since August last year to alleviate the impact of coronavirus pandemic. The programme titled “Food for the Hungry” has come as a respite for the destitute.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

Brahmaputra dying a slow death

For the longest river in the country, the Brahmaputra is in quite the awful state. Years of rampant river grabbing and sand lifting has put its existence in such a crisis that even its tributaries are in danger today.

November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021

Bringing animals back from the edge

Netrakona’s Durgapur upazila is home to a forest area that stretches across both sides of the border with India. Also known as Susang Durgapur, it plays host to a diversity of wild animals.

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021

Mymensingh stuck in gridlock

Long queues of cars, buses, rickshaws and motorbikes -- an inseparable image associated mostly with life in metros -- like Dhaka and Chattogram. However, traffic jam, these days, has become a regular phenomenon in the somewhat small divisional city of Mymensingh as well.

October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021

An ancestral profession lives on

Some 200 families of Bade Majhira village in  Muktagacha upazila of Mymensingh have been making a living by making fishing rods. This has been an ancestral profession of these families for around a century.