Sohrab Hossain

Our Correspondent, Patuakhali

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Mung bean cultivation expanding in Patuakhali

Idris Ali, a farmer of Kartikpasha village in Patuakhali’s Dumki upazila, has been cultivating mung beans after harvesting Aman paddy for about 20 years now.

December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022

Waste of Tk 13 crore

The government has constructed a fish-landing station at a cost of Tk 13 crore in Mohipur area of Patuakhali’s ​​Kalapara upazila, but it has not been operational even after a year of its inauguration.

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

Nipa palm molasses, little-known but has immense potential

People have been producing molasses from nipa palm trees—popularly known as Gol Pata trees—for several years in different villages Kalapara upazila, including Nilganj, Nabipur, Mithaganj and Pakhimara.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

No school in sight in isolated Char Kashem

While she had no access to formal education, Saleha Begum, a resident of Char Kashem and a mother of six, dreams of sending her children to school. But that dream is yet to be fulfilled since not a single school exists in the char.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

The launch ride from hell

On one fine winter evening, exactly a year ago, a launch named MV Abhijan-10 left Dhaka for Barguna around 6:00pm, with over 600 on board, although there was room for only 420.

December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022

Kuakata witnesses influx of tourists

Travel-enthusiasts, holidaymakers and tourists are planning to rush to various vacation spots across the country during an upcoming three-day holiday, which includes the weekend.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Higher coal prices add more woes for brickmakers

The price of coal in Bangladesh has flared up by some 78 per cent over the past year, hitting Tk 32,000 per tonne at present compared to Tk 18,000 per tonne previously, as depreciation of the local currency against the US dollar has made imports costlier, according to industry people.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Living in uncertainty: Jyotsna longs for a place to call home

Although her name is Jyotsna, which means a moonlit night, her reality is the exact opposite. There is only uncertainty in her life. After spending three years in jail with her mother, Jyotsna stepped into Patuakhali orphanage at the age of seven.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Taltali’s dried fish market unfazed by inflation

The demand for dried fish from Barguna’s Taltali upazila seems unencumbered by rising inflation as the region is supplying some 150 maunds to markets across Bangladesh each week amid the ongoing production season, according to traders.

November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022

Passengers bear the brunt on 2nd day of water transport strike

Passengers across the country are facing hardships for the second consecutive day due to a strike called by water transport workers.