Mostafa Shabuj

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Sufferings mount in northern districts

Thousands of flood victims in the northern districts continue to fight for survival with little access to relief materials, and the situation is unlikely to improve today.  

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Rice bran oil makers cut production for export ban

Most rice bran oil industries in Bangladesh have either cut or stopped production since the government slapped an export ban a month ago as the edible oil variety does not have a large consumer base locally.

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Coffee, cashew cultivation expands under DAE project

Coffee and cashew cultivation are rapidly expanding in Bangladesh thanks to a government initiative that aims to meet the growing domestic demand for these two crops.

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Shiuli Shabnam: A woman of many hats

Shiuli Shabnam is making a mark as one of the few female athletes competing at the top level of two different disciplines, while breaking barriers in the male-dominated sporting scene of the country.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Transwoman says uncle trying to grab property, isolating family

For months, relatives and influential locals of the Baropur Talukdarpara in Bogura's Sadar upazila socially isolated a transgender woman's family – allegedly in an attempt to grab their property.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Cattle farmers in north grapple with high feed prices

Farmers and entrepreneurs who rear cattle for meat and milk in the country’s northern districts are currently suffering from an abnormal hike in feed prices.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Price of finer paddy goes up

Prices of paddy, particularly the finer varieties, are on the rise in the producing regions in Bangladesh amid worries of crop damages and lower yield inflicted by the recent flash floods in the haor districts and cyclone Ashani-induced rainfalls.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Farmers not showing interest to sell wheat to the state at lower price

The government is struggling to fulfil the target of wheat procurement from the domestic market this season as growers are not showing interest to sell the food grain to the state at a lower price.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Recovery of vermicelli makers stunted by high input costs

Makers of shemai, a type of roasted vermicelli used in traditional desserts, are struggling to recover from two years of strife caused by decreased demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with higher raw material costs.

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

Crafting a living out of making toys

Nearly 700 women artisans in a village under Dupchanchia upazila of Bogura have been making tomtom and other toys from bamboo, papers, earthen pots, and colours for decades, changing the economic conditions of their families.