Mintu Deshwara

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Endangered by engines

Deaths of rare and endangered species of wildlife under the wheels of vehicles and on train tracks are rampant in Moulvibazar’s Lawachhara forest.

June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021

Tea workers reject minimum wage proposals

Tea garden workers have rejected the recent minimum wage recommendations of a government-led tripartite body.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

Rose tea brings fresh taste

In a first for the country, rose tea recently joined the white and yellow blends for sale in local markets.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Where canal runs through a river!

An LGED project to excavate a six-kilometre-long and 100-foot-wide channel in the middle of a river -- 15 kilometres long and roughly 600 feet wide -- is causing an outcry from residents of...

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

A mayor’s motive

The destruction of Borshijora Eco-Park -- a protected forestland spread out on 326.07 hectares of land near Moulvibazar stadium -- by the hands of the town mayor has brought to light the question...

May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021

Moulvibazar pvt tea garden authorities cut down 1,000 trees in local village, residents say

The authorities of a private tea garden allegedly cut down around 1,000 trees at a punji (village) in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila without permission from Forest Department.

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Rubber industry suffers from low prices

The rubber industry in Sylhet is facing tough times due to a continuous fall in prices.

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Tea Workers’ Day: 100 years of a forgotten tragedy

These days, Shamnarayan Goor doesn’t do much other than sitting on the porch of his hut and watching the day go by, over the hilly terrain of Lungla Tea Garden in Sylhet.

May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021

250-bed Habiganj Sadar Hospital: Tk 30-cr building lies useless without manpower, equipment

An eight-storey building was built for it at a cost of Tk 30.25 crore, but the 250-bed Habiganj Sadar Hospital has yet to start its operations after more than four years of its inauguration.

May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021

Nearly 500 families breathing easier after closure of polluting factory in Habiganj

Residents near Ekhtiyarpur canal in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj can now finally breathe a sigh of relief after a factory in the vicinity was shut down for polluting the environment with...