S Dilip Roy

Tobacco cultivation: 30,000 northern families at health risk

Widespread cultivation of tobacco leaf in northern Bangladesh has raised concerns about occupational health hazards.

3d ago

For the poor of the Teesta shoal, Chal Bhaja has become an iftar staple

Many make the mistake of thinking it is a traditional iftar item in the area but it is a part of their iftar menu due to sheer poverty

1w ago

Mustard growers in Rangpur unhappy with price

Around two lakh mustard growers in five districts of Rangpur division are unhappy with the market price.

1w ago

Local shoemakers struggling amid low demand

Ahead of festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, and Durga Puja, local shoemakers like Dhaneshwar Chandra Rabidas, 50, usually pass a busy time making handmade shoes, some even customised to the buyer’s preferences.

2w ago

Kurigram to perk up with Bhutan’s economic zone

Nur Islam, 70, a marginal farmer in Kurigram, one of the most poverty-prone regions of Bangladesh, was overcome with excitement when he learnt on Monday that Bhutan would be setting up a special economic zone in the area.

3w ago

BSTI sues 105 brick kiln owners

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI)  has filed cases against 105 brick kiln owners in the past three months in Rangpur division for manufacturing bricks below the standard size of 10x5x3 inches.

3w ago

Children’s park now a grazing land

The lone park for children in Lalmonirhat town, established on a land of Bangladesh Railway beside Lalmonirhat Railway Station, is now being used for dumping garbage and grazing cattle.

Six valuable minerals found in Brahmaputra river

The sands of the Brahmaputra river has been found to contain six types of mineral resources, according to scientists of the Institute of Mining, Mineralogy and Metallurgy (IMMM) in Joypurhat. .Their discovery comes nearly five years after the collection of 2,500 tonnes of sand from differ

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

Bhutan plans to set up economic zone in Kurigram

Bhutan plans to set up a special economic zone in Kurigram district in the northern region of Bangladesh.

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

Lalmonirhat-Burimari Highway: A 100km long death trap?

The 100-kilometre-long Lalmonirhat-Burimari Highway has become highly dangerous for vehicular movement.

March 12, 2024
March 12, 2024

High potato price makes farmers happy

Farmers in Rangpur division are happy with high price for their potato harvest this season.

March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024

Cotton growers unhappy as prices fail to meet expectations

Although the cultivation of cotton is on rising as growers look to meet a portion of local demand and reduce dependence on imports, growers are unsatisfied with the low prices of the white fibre on the domestic market.

February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

Cash crop or a curse?

A troubling trend is taking root in the northern region of the country, particularly in districts like Rangpur and Lalmonirhat.

February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024

Cattle farmers stuck between rule, bribery

Dahagram, which used to be a Bangladeshi enclave inside Indian territory, was turned into a union parishad after exchange of enclaves between the two countries in 2015.

February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024

Ganjia Rice: From Brahmaputra shoals to cities

A rare paddy variety, which is cultivated in the remote shoals of  Brahmaputra basin under Kurigram district, is slowly but surely making its marks in the country’s rice market.

February 4, 2024
February 4, 2024

StanChart, Friendship light up char village with solar power

Ratna Akhter, a 15-year-old student of grade nine, previously used kerosene lamps when studying at home in Ghughumari, a remote char in northern Bangladesh with about 2,300 inhabitants.

January 30, 2024
January 30, 2024

40 years without a concrete bridge

In the remote villages of Kantapara, Jhaukuti, Char Gorakmandal, Paschim Phulmati, Jamakuti, and Kalabagan, nestled along the Baromasia river in Kurigram’s Phulbari, stands a 40-foot-long bamboo bridge that has become the lifeline for over 10,000 residents.

January 28, 2024
January 28, 2024

Char People in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat: In grip of bitter cold

Braving the bitter morning cold, Majibur Rahman went to his field in Chinatuli char on Teesta river in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila’s Rajpur union.

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