Mirza Shakil

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Rising demand, price of jute entice farmers

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. 

September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022

Development, but at what cost?

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.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Sugarcane production on the decline

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.  

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

In the end, it’s the children who suffer

By the bank of Jamuna river stands Char Chandani Government Primary School in Tangail’s Bhuapur upazila.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Chemically-tainted pineapples: The farmers’ perspective

Despite being delicious, pineapples grown in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila have grabbed media headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last few years.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Hills lost to greed

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.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Gang-rape, robbery on moving bus: Witness recounts horror

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.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Slow progress in BREB solar pump project

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. 

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022
July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

Spreading light in remote area

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.