Partha Chakrabortty

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Risky bailey bridges in Bagerhat need urgent renovation

Fourteen bailey bridges over different canals on two important roads in the district have become very risky and severely dilapidated, causing frequent accidents and disrupting vehicular movements.

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 three years.

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Mobile Kitchen Market: 100 rickshaw van pullers get jobs

A mobile kitchen market has been launched in Bagerhat town’s Swadhinata Udyan yesterday to cater to the people stuck at home during the lockdown.

May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021

Big blow to fish farmers

Fish, shrimp enclosures and other structures in coastal areas surrounding the Sundarbans were damaged by tidal surges and storms due to the impact of cyclone Yaas, causing a loss of over Tk 5 crore.

March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

Forgotten graveyard for unforgettable war heroes

A 1971 mass graveyard remains in shabby state due to lack of maintenance by authorities concerned in Shakhari Kathi village of Bagerhat’s Kachua upazila.

February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021

Chopping a branch you’re sitting on

Incidents of ever-increasing manmade forest fires at the Sundarbans are endangering the unique ecology that thrives in the world’s largest mangrove forest -- the shield against natural calamities in the country’s south-western coast.

December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020

Mongla port getting 4,000-tonne water treatment plant

A surface water treatment plant, costing Tk 25 crore, is being constructed near Mongla port to supply freshwater to port users as well as the crew members and passengers of ships sailing in and out of the port.

December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020

Prawn farmers facing bleak future

Over the last couple of years, export earnings from shrimp, grown mainly in the southwest coastal districts for shipment to the developed economies, have been falling consistently in the face of competition from low-priced vannamei shrimp.

August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020

Kamrul’s success in dragon fruit farming

Many people at Sialkanthi village in Bagerhat’s Kachua upazila are now following a youth’s footsteps as he has successfully cultivated dragon fruit for the first time in the upazila.

August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020

Farming in Bagerhat: Covid-19 could not hold down cucumber growers

When farmers in many areas in the country are struggling to market their produce amid limited access to wholesale markets due to pandemic scare, cucumber growers in five upazilas in Bagerhat are delighted to be able to sell the produce for not just good prices, but right from the field too.