The Water Tank area in Tangail town, one of the main mass-killing grounds during the Liberation War in 1971, is finally getting due recognition after over 50 years of the country’s independence.
Tangail sari weavers and traders are so far disappointed with the low turnout of wholesale buyers at Karatia market in Tangail sadar upazila as they had hoped to make good sales on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr this year.
The traditional craft of making shital pati mats in Tangail is facing a severe threat due to the shortage of raw materials and rising production costs. The lack of necessary capital has made matters worse for the craftsmen involved in this ancestral profession.
The only digital X-ray machine at 250-bed Tangail General Hospital has been lying inoperative for over five years, depriving patients of its service.
Park Bazar, the main kitchen market in Tangail town, has been in a sorry state due to lack of renovation work for long, causing huge sufferings to the buyers and sellers.
Patients at Tangail’s 250-bed General Hospital have been struggling to receive adequate healthcare services due to an overwhelming number of patients and a shortage of staff, including doctors.
Mulching method, a modern farming technic for producing quality vegetables and fruits, is gaining popularity among farmers in Tangail region nowadays.
Farmers in Nagarpur upazila of Tangail have achieved success in growing potato and maize together on the same land.
The last nail is getting hammered in the coffin of Shyamababu’s canal in Tangail town. After more than half of the town’s main canal was converted into a central drain nearly three decades ago, now drain construction on the remaining part of the canal has also started. Through this, the 128-year-old canal is going to end its life, leaving the ancient town in fear of environmental disaster.
A Tk 3,020 crore government project to popularise cultivation on big plots of land with the help of modern agricultural tools has seen little success in the last two years.
Tangail’s cinema hall business began in 1950, with Lebu Chowdhury constructing Rawshan Talkies in a secluded corner of the then small town.
The cutting of the red hillocks in Tangail continues. With the help of people with political influence, soil traders are allegedly cutting and levelling the hills every day.
Even two years after the deadline, the construction of a bridge in Hugra of Tangail Sadar upazila has not been completed, causing immense suffering to thousands of people.
For the first time in Bangladesh, the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has succeeded in growing coloured cauliflower on an experimental basis.
In the 90s, Zakir Hossain Topu, a man from Tangail’s Aag Elasin village, went to the US to study alternative medicine. After completing his education, he returned to his village and started working with different herbal items, including black cumin, trifola (amloki, horitoki and bohera), and moringa.
Minarul Islam, a beekeeper of Shyamnagar in Shatkhira, set up his bee colonies next to the vast mustard fields of Tangail Sadar’s Gala area for the fourth time in November.
Khadiza Begum, came to Khulna Medical College Hospital on December 30 from Satkhira’s Shyamnagar, with her six-year-old son Siam, who was suffering from high fever and shortness of breath.
Acute traffic jams have turned the lives of the Tangail city dwellers miserable, thanks to lack of necessary roads and poor planning and management of the authorities concerned.
Dr MA Samad is rated as one of the best kidney disease specialists in the country. He wakes up early in the morning and attends to hundreds of patients at the Anwara Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondi of Dhaka.
Illegal sand extraction is going on unabated along Jamuna river in Tangail’s Bhuanpur upazila. Locals fear that unless authorities intervene in time, this will lead to erosion in the upcoming rainy season.
The Tangail municipality, established in 1887 during the British era, has no waste management system. As a result, garbage is being dumped at different points under the open sky.
Tangail’s red-clay hillocks are being razed indiscriminately, creating an imbalance in the ecosystem and destroying biodiversity in the region.
The construction of a school building in Tangail’s Basail upazila has not been completed in three years, hampering the education of the school’s children.
Thousands of residents in Tangail’s Basail upazila have been suffering for a long time after a bridge over Jhenai river has remained completely broken for several years.
Cassava farmers in the Madhupur, Ghatail and Sakhipur upazilas of Tangail are enjoying bumper harvests of the crop, which has changed the fortunes of many in the fertile, hilly region.
An automated rice mill named Daily Rice Industry Limited has been set up in Tangail’s Icharchala village at Ghatail upazila recently.
BNP leaders have alleged that their activists in Tangail are leaving their homes owing to fear of being arrested in police raids ahead of the December 10 rally in Dhaka.
The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation’s (BSCIC) industrial estate in Tangail has long been gripped by a myriad of troubles, including poor roads and drainage system, according to industry operators.
Fifteen community schools in Tangail’s Basail upazila have remained locked for more than two decades. As activities in these schools are closed, weeds and bushes have taken over the buildings.
Houses, croplands and other important establishments have gone into the Dhaleshwari river at Sahabatpur union in Tangail’s Nagarpur upazila following recent erosion.
Farmer Shahidul Islam of Kukadair village of Gobindasi union of Bhuanpur upazila has cultivated different crops on his 12 bighas of land, after taking loan from local money launderers.
Local sale of saris, especially those made on handlooms by skilled artisans in Tangail renowned for their colours and designs, has apparently gone up marking the upcoming Durga Puja.
Residents of Hatia village in Tangail’s Dashakia union were all alone in their struggle to protect their lives and property from flooding, as the authorities had been indifferent to this matter for many years.
Farmers have been regaining their interest in jute cultivation over the past few years as both the price and demand for the golden fibre are rising at home and abroad.
The once solitary, neat and green Tangail town has turned into a concrete jungle within a few decades after mindless tree felling, thanks to unplanned urbanisation.
Sugarcane production and acreages in Bangladesh have more than halved in the last two decades as farmers find it difficult to generate a steady stream of profit from the crop, official figures showed.
By the bank of Jamuna river stands Char Chandani Government Primary School in Tangail’s Bhuapur upazila.
Despite being delicious, pineapples grown in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila have grabbed media headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last few years.
Many hilly areas in Tangail’s Ghatail upazila have been flattened due to rampant cutting of red clay hillocks by soil traders allegedly supported by local influential people.
Hekmat Ali, the plaintiff of the case filed for robbery and gang-rape on a moving bus in Tangail, narrated the horrifying incident which occurred on the night of August 3.
A project undertaken by Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) to install 2,000 solar-powered irrigation pumps has been advancing at a snail’s pace.
A library was set up at Kachua village in Tangail recently in the name of the late Selim Al Deen, a playwright and theatre artist as well as founding chairperson of Jahangirnagar University’s Department of Drama and Dramatics.
Tensions have been brewing between members of the Garo communityand foresters over pieces of land in the Amtali forest of Tangail’s Madhupur upazila.
With erosion by the river Jamuna taking a serious turn, over 1,000 dwellings and vast tracks of croplands have been devoured in Tangail.
Tangail sari weavers and traders are disappointed ahead of Eid-ul-Azha this year as the people’s decreasing purchasing power coupled with the ongoing flood situation in different parts of the country has led to poor sales, according to market players.
Although pineapple yields in Madhupur upazila of Tangail have been good this year, growers have been left frustrated by a 40 to 50 per cent drop in prices for the highly popular fruit, according to local farmers and agriculture officials.
When the pandemic hit and in-person classes at universities were suspended, Shakil Ahmed, then a final-year student of agriculture department at Noakhali Science and Technology University, had returned home.
A range of red hillocks -- it’s not only a great sight, surrounded by luscious Sal forests, but is also crucial in conserving the biodiversity of the midlands of Tangail and Gazipur.
Red sandalwood or blood sandalwood tree, which recently came to limelight due to popular Indian Telegu cinema “Puspa: The Rise”, has been found in Madhupur forest of Tangail.
After a two-year-long wait owing to the pandemic, Tangail sari weavers have finally been able to dust off their looms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
upazila has been in a dilapidated condition for long due to lack of care and maintenance.
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.
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.