Partha Chakrabortty | The Daily Star
  • Partha Chakrabortty

  • Bhairab river on deathbed

    Once flowing Bhairab river and several canals in Kachua upazila of Bagerhat are heading towards virtual death, thanks to illegal occupation and garbage dumping for years.
  • Salinity grips 10 Bagerhat villages

    The water of the Baleshwar river in Bagerhat’s Kachua upazila has never tasted salty in 58-year-old farmer Altaf Hossain’s life, until this year.
  • Erosion threatens two Narail villages

    Continuous erosion by the river Nabaganga is threatening the homes and livelihoods of 400 families in two villages of Narail’s Kalia upazila.
  • Risky bridge only means

    Believe it or not, a dilapidated concrete bridge, ‘protected’ with bamboo poles for around three years, serves as the lone means for people of at least 12 villages in Narail Sadar upazila.
  • Bagerhat fishermen worried as hilsa catches poor

    The ongoing hilsa season sees poor netting of the popular fish in the coastal waters, much to the frustration of fishermen and traders of Bagerhat’s KB Ghat.