Mirza Shakil

July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021

Embracing life as it is

After the birth of Jagannath Sheel, his parents Gopinath Sheel and Anna Rani shocked as the boy had no hands.

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

Farmers in a pickle with unsold cattle: Blame pandemic for low demand

Ever since the beginning of July, Abul Hossain, a livestock farmer based in the southwestern district of Bagerhat, has been patiently waiting for buyers for the three bulls he reared over the past...

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Panic grips riverside villages

Erosion hits hard the riverside villages in Mirzapur upazila in Tangail as the water levels of Jhenai and Bangshi rivers increase due to onrush of water from upstream and non-stop heavy rains for...

June 27, 2021
June 27, 2021

Pineapples of Madhupur: Tainted with excessive chemicals

Pineapples grown in Tangail’s Madhupur are known to be delicious, but most farmers this time are using excessive hormone to grow bigger fruits and ripe them ahead of time.

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

Tangail brush makers losing out for lockdowns

An apparent lack of coordination and disconnect with state initiatives is causing brush makers of a small village in Tangail to lose out to the Covid-19 fallouts and competition from China.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Once turbulent Dhaleswari now cropland

The dried-up bed of once turbulent Dhaleswari river at different places in Tangail is being used for cultivation. Local farmers are using the river beds for cultivating different crops including...

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

Tangail Sal Forest: Two-thirds gone as greed at play

The Sal Forest in Tangail is shrinking fast as mindless grabbing and tree felling continue, threatening the existence of this natural treasure and pushing its flora and fauna towards extinction.

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

A nightmare 668 metres long

People and transports are facing immense sufferings moving through the intersection of four separate roads due to lack of repair works in a small stretch in Sagardighi Bazar area of Tangail’s...

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

On the road to collective turnaround

Bithi Akter, a housewife from Doyakandi village under Deulabari union in Tangail’s Ghatail upazila, was struggling to maintain the five-member family with a meagre income of her day labourer...

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

The orchard of hope: Brothers change family fortune

As the household’s only bread earner, Abdur Razzak, a rickshaw puller by profession, could not bear the educational costs of his kids, besides looking after a five-member family. His sons, Jewel,...