Mirza Shakil

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Congestion around Bangabandhu Bridge: Gridlocks await northbound Eid journey

Eid holidaymakers heading for northern districts might get caught in gridlocks on both sides of the Bangabandhu bridge due to the expansion work on a 25km stretch of the Elenga-Rangpur highway.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

Once there was a river

Once upon a time, the turbulent Bangshi river used to be one of the important rivers in central Bangladesh. However, the river is rapidly losing all its might and glory due to the filling up of its banks, mindless pollution and illegal grabbing.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

‘Entertainment’ at the cost of cropland

The Forest Department is set to excavate an artificial lake at Amtali in Madhupur National Park to attract tourists, despite objections from the local ethnic minorities who fear this would damage their livelihoods and culture.

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Peanut emerging as a major cash crop

The ever popular peanut has maintained a steady uptick in consumption for many years now, turning it into a major cash crop for local growers, especially those in char areas along Jamuna River in Tangail.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

413-year-old Atia Mosque needs urgent renovation

upazila has been in a dilapidated condition for long due to lack of care and maintenance.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

BSCIC fair in Tangail fails to live up to expectations

An ongoing fair in Tangail to display products of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) has been far from being able to draw buyers and visitors as per expectations, frustrating participants.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Sumis suffer in silence

In a chilly winter morning, a teenage girl was busy serving customers with tea at a roadside stall in Tangail Sadar upazila’s Khudirampur area.

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Tangail water tank: Mute witness to 1971 massacre

The land surrounding the water tank behind the Tangail Circuit House was turned into a killing field by the Pakistani occupation forces during the Liberation War in 1971.

February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022

Long-awaited project to complete finally

After repeated revision of deadlines and costs, the long-awaited Joydevpur-Elenga Highway project is finally nearing completion and even at a slightly lower expenditure.

February 15, 2022
February 15, 2022

Rains ruin raw bricks

While rain can be a blessing in providing life-sustaining water, recent showers have turned into the bane of many brick manufacturers’ lives for their use of traditional kilns.