Mohsin Milon

Energy price hike: Likely rise in potato storage rent worries Jashore traders

Potato farmers and traders of Jashore and surrounding areas are worried as cold storage owners in the region have hinted at raising storage rates following the hike in energy price.

Jashore farmers all set to ship cabbage to Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan

The farmers in Jashore Sadar upazila are all set to export 20 lakh pieces of cabbage to Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan from the region for the first time.

Flower growers in Jashore eye Tk 35cr sales

Flower farmers in Gadkhali union of Jashore are expected to rake in about Tk 35 crore in the upcoming sales season, which begins with new year celebrations followed by Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day and International Mother Language Day.

A business to give back

In the small Kazipara village of Jashore’s Sadar upazila, people even from the poorest of the families are now being able to afford beef amid continuous price hikes of commodities.

A rare treat: Locals of Jashore village buying beef in instalments

Low-income families at a village in Jashore can now buy beef -- a luxury often beyond their means -- by paying in instalments, thanks to the initiative of four friends.

Flower growers eye higher sales ahead of festivals

Flower growers look to turn around from the pandemic-induced losses by making higher sales as demand is rising ahead of Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun, the first day of the spring season, and International Mother Language Day.

‘I don’t want anything from anyone’

“Begging is disgraceful and I feel ashamed of begging,” said Shukur Ali, 30, who was born with congenital deformity which does not let him walk. Despite having a pair of deformed legs, he runs a four-member family with his own income.

Transport strike affects export, import

The transport operators’ countrywide strike yesterday affected export and import of goods at a time when businesses have been attempting to make a recovery from the fallouts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Losses piling up for flower growers

Sumon Biswas cultivated roses and Gerbera daisies on four bighas of his land in Gadkhali village of Jhikorgacha upazila in Jashore district.

Jashore’s flower growers expect sales boom this month

Traders at Gadkhali flower market in Khulna’s Jashore district aim to register sales of about Tk 25 crore from three upcoming events -- Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day and International Mother Language Day.

‘Wonder girl’ reaches for the stars

Out of all the limbs in her body, only one arm is functional. And in that arm, only three out of four fingers work properly.

Port users’ protest halts import from India through Benapole

Import from India through Benapole remained suspended since yesterday morning, as the port’s users and stakeholders went for protesting India’s restriction on exports from Bangladesh.

No cheer for flower growers

Pahela Baishakh celebrations are never complete without flowers. Be it for decoration, presenting a bouquet to someone special or gracing the hair of women and children alike, flowers are an indispensable part of the spirit of the festivities.

Hobby turns to profit

It is not so easy to move something from a hobby to a business. But Farzana Yeasmin of Jashore town has turned it into profit with a measure of her entrepreneurial spirit.

One man’s mission to protect trees

Equipped with a pry bar, hammer, hook, some clothes and a blanket on his bicycle, Md Abdul Wahid Sardar sets out on his mission to remove nails from roadside trees in Jashore.

Mizanur and his innovations

With institutional education up to grade eight, 48-year-old motor mechanic Mizanur Rahman is now quite the story of his town Sharsha in Jashore.

Jashore date palm sap collectors active as winter approaches

Date palm sap collectors, locally known as gachhis, are passing busy time for preparing the date trees for the purpose in different areas of Jashore district as the time for getting the winter delicacy is likely to start a bit earlier this year.

Jashore farmers succeed in growing turmeric

Favourable weather conditions for turmeric cultivation this year in Jashore are making farmers hopeful of reaping a good harvest.

Jashore Rape: Fourth accused yet to be identified

Police are yet to determine if the unnamed accused in a case filed over raping a woman in Jashore on early Tuesday is SI Khairul.

Locals speak up against SI Khairul

The husband of the Jashore woman, who was raped allegedly by a police officer and his informant, was planning to open a shop with Tk 1.5 lakh the family arranged by selling a piece of land.

Jashore Rape: Fear of backlash held me back

The Jashore woman who was allegedly raped by a police officer and his “source” in the early hours of Tuesday has said she did not name the cop for fear of repercussions.

Malta farming sees success in Jashore

Delicious fruit malta sees successful cultivation in Keshobpur upazila of Jashore.

Bangladesh’s ‘cricket bat village’

With Bangladesh participating in the ongoing World Cup at its birthplace in England, cricket fever has spread all over the country. However, a number of workers in a factory located in Mistiripara village of Narendrapur union in the Sadar upazila of Jashore district

A girl of indomitable spirit

Although she was born without three limbs out of the four, her indomitable spirit to pursue education could not be hindered.

NARAIL: For the love of the captain

People from different districts are turning up in Narail to campaign for Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.

Horror haunts Malopara still

Children in Jashore's Malopara village still have nightmares of people coming to attack them. And with the election on the horizon, panic has spread even among the adults.

Jessore School Teacher: Never late, absent in 31-year career

Every school day morning like clockwork, maths and science teacher Satyajit Biswas is to be seen on his bicycle, commuting the seven kilometres from his Kucholia village home in Jessore's Monirampur upazila to Dhopadi Secondary School.

An unpopular choice

After eight months since its launch, the Khulna-Kolkata passenger train service has not caught on as a route of choice among India-bound passengers.

Muhith rejects NBR claim over BB gold

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has shrugged off the anomalies raised by the National Board of Revenue about the weight and grade of the gold kept at the Bangladesh Bank's vault.

Onion pricier on Ramadan demand

Imported onion is being sold at higher prices in the retail market because of increased demand on the occasion of Ramadan and a lack

Deadlock ends at Benapole

Trade activities through Benapole Land Port resumed Monday night after five days.

Jujube orchards a winner for Jessore farmers

Several varieties of jujube, locally known as kul or boroi, are proving to be a worthwhile crop in Jessore. Around 500 local farmers,

Innovative bridge

An innovative floating bridge, aimed at easing communication from Jhampa village to Manirampur upazila headquarters via Rajganj

Betel nut cultivation a blessing for Narail farmers

Ten years ago, commercial production of betel nut in Narail was a small-scale affair. But good demand and healthy market prices,

Winter cabbages hope of farmers

In Greater Jessore, winter means vegetables. Beans, string beans, chillies, cauliflower, brinjal and tomatoes: the region that fulfils around

Drives rickshaw to complete study

To see him as he pedals down the road, Russel Akram, 18, from Kaikhali village in Satkhira's Shyamnagar upazila, looks like any young

Age-old bamboo artisanship tradition lives on

In Rishipara, a family is hardly a family if at least some of its members aren't engaged in making bamboo goods.

Summer King tomato farming gets popular

Cultivation of Summer King tomato, a variety of tomato that can be grown in the summer, has become very popular in Benapole under Sharsha upazila of Jessore.

Year-round watermelon

After completing his Secondary School Certificate in 1999, Tariqul Islam, from Rahelapur village in Jessore Sadar upazila, took a job at a photo frame factory in Malaysia. Despite the promise of a good livelihood, a future as an expatriate worker wasn't for him.

Dilapidated highway hampers trade thru' Benapole port

The Jessore-Benapole national highway is currently in such a deplorable state that vehicular movement may come to a complete halt anytime, disrupting transportation of goods to and from the country's largest land port in Benapole.

Organic pest control a hit with Jessore farmers

In the villages of Bagda and Majidpur in Jessore's Keshobpur upazila these days, the key word is 'organic'. With chemical pesticides on the nose, over 200 farmers have been using sex pheromone traps to protect their crops from insect attack, with admirable success.

Jessore-Benapole Road Expansion: Century-old trees to stay

The government has decided to expand the Jessore-Benapole highway without felling the century-old trees along the road, apparently

2,700 old trees to be traded for a wider highway

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in Jessore has decided to fell 2,700 trees, many of those century-old, for the widening of

Organic vegetables prove a winner for Jessore farmers

Farmer Ali Hossain from Bodhkhana village in Jessore's Jhikorgachha upazila has dedicated the summer months to producing organically-grown herbs,

Cruel twist of fate

In a tragic turn of events, a father died on Monday, failing to bear the pain of his only son's premature demise in a Kolkata hospital the day before.

Jujube offers good prospects to farmers

Cultivation of jujube, locally known as 'kul' or 'boroi' is on the rise in Jessore's Sharsha upazila, adjacent to the Indian border. With a history of dependable profits that have compared favourably with other crops in recent years, jujube orchards look set to continue to expand.

War hero but not in list

Rabiul Islam, locally known as Borno Mia, who fought against the Pakistani occupation forces and their collaborators during the

Jessore sees Tk 1cr worth of sales in a week till Aug 15

Flowers worth Tk 1 crore were sold at the largest Godkhali market in Jhikargachha of Jessore in only one week till August 15