Pinaki Roy

June 26, 2021
June 26, 2021

Govt scraps 10 coal power projects

The prime minister has approved a proposal to scrap 10 coal-fired power plants that were okayed earlier.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Food Grains From Local Sources: Govt to buy less despite low stock

In a surprising move, the government has reduced the internal procurement target of food grains for the coming year, even though it had reached its lowest just two months ago in the current year.

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

Food Grains: Govt paid no heed as stock plunged

It was obvious that the price of rice would increase amid the pandemic. No special expertise was required to see it coming.

April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

Food stock now only 4.62 lakh tonnes

With only around 4.62 lakh tonnes of grains in the public food stocks, one of the lowest in years, the government has moved to procure paddy, rice and wheat from local farmers and millers at prices...

April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

Salinity in Coastal Areas: Alternative crops ignite farmers’ hope

People living by the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal noticed in March this year that the river’s water had become unusually salty.

March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021

World Water Day: Cry for water in the south

Roksana Khatun moves aside dirt and floating leaves from a pond, slowly lowers her earthen pitcher into it and fills it with around 20 litres of water.

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

Dying in silence

The 14 languages declared endangered over two years ago remain in various stages of decline as the number of users diminish, with experts calling for extensive measures from the government to...

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The last of the Kharia speakers

Since her husband Abrahm Soreng died two years ago, 70-year-old Veronica Kerketa doesn’t get the chance to talk in her mother tongue at home. None of her children or grandchildren speak the Kharia...

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Brick Kilns in Khulna’s Dumuria: United they kill rivers

The Bhadra, once a free-flowing river in Khulna’s Dumuria upazila, has been turned into a narrow canal over the years, thanks to encroachment by brick kilns run by local influential people,...

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Sangu Reserve Forest: Left exposed to human greed

A vast number of century-old trees have been felled by loggers at a remote reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary in Thanchi of Bandarban in the last two months, and as seen in satellite images,...