Pinaki Roy

Chief Reporter, The Daily Star

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Rice pricier even in peak Boro season

The prices of rice rose by Tk 8-10 per kg over the last two weeks even though it is the harvesting season and there is ample supply of paddy.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

‘Sustainable resilience need of the hour’

With a call to generate and allocate necessary global funding for LDCs (Least Developed Countries)faced with natural disasters, the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 ended yesterday in Bali, Indonesia.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Bangladesh’s progress commendable

Praising Dhaka’s initiative to reduce disaster risks for people with disabilities, speakers yesterday said reducing risks for all is easy to talk about but difficult to implement, but Bangladesh is showing the world how to do so.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Bangladesh role model for disaster management

Over the decade, Bangladesh has earned a name as a role model for disaster management despite being one of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable countries.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

Prepare for pressure on rice

While the government is banking on a good harvest of Boro paddy to bolster its grain stock, experts fear a sole focus on local production may not help ensure the country’s food security in the foreseeable future.  

March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

Int’l day of action for rivers: 100 acres of the Buriganga still occupied

Nearly 100 acres along the two banks of the Buriganga river remain filled up even after installation of  boundary pillars.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Climate change harsher on women in coastal areas

In May last year, 40-year-old Sunita Das, from Gatirgheri village of Khulna’s Koyra, lost her home to cyclone Yaas. More than 50 villages in Koyra were submerged, and around 45 metres of the flood control dam of Shakbaria river in Gatirgheri were washed away at the time.

March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022

Karuna, a pioneer in seed preservation

Sitting in her narrow yard, Karuna Mandal was sorting watermelon seeds. Nearly a hundred plastic and earthen pots, wrapped in polyethene and full of different kinds of seeds, lay in front of her.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

Mapping the mangrove forest

Only a few people have both knowledge of and love for the Sundarbans.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

Chinese proposal for CTG: Metro rail in return for stake in ‘smart city’

A Chinese company has proposed building a metro rail line in Chattogram and reclaiming land from the sea to build a 60-square km “smart city” in exchange for a share of the latter.