Partha Chakrabortty

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...

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...

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...

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...

July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020

Community clinics provide helpful service in remote areas

The number of patients in the community clinics sees a steady rise as the common people prefer to get health services at the locality instead of going to upazila and district hospitals during the...

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

Treating Salinity in Groundwater: DPHE now trying out nanofiltration in Bagerhat

Thousands of people in five upazilas of Bagerhat -- a coastal district where fresh drinking water is scarce due to high salinity in groundwater -- are once again getting their hopes up on a...

May 8, 2020
May 8, 2020

Farm fish in Bagerhat dying as water level falls

Cultivated fishes including carp and shrimp in a number of enclosures in Bagerhat are dying due to scarcity of water amid the hot weather prevailing for the last couple of weeks.