Sohrab Hossain

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

20 tonnes garbage dumped at riverside daily!

All the garbage produced across Patuakhali town are dumped on the bank of Lawkathi river, contributing to serious environmental pollution and subsequent health hazard.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Padma Bridge to strengthen Patuakhali’s fishing industry

Patuakhali, a southern district on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, annually produces about 1.23 lakh tonnes of fish, of which 36,000 tonnes are consumed locally while the remainder is sold in different parts of the country.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Kuakata tourism to boom once Padma bridge opens

Kuakata, home to the second largest beach in Bangladesh, is already visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists each year but their numbers could increase seven-fold once the Padma Multipurpose Bridge is officially opened, according to local businesspeople.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Rakhines cast aside for tourism conquest in Kuakata

Kuakata, the country’s second largest sea beach, is being turned into a tourist destination without a structured plan, kicking out the native Rakhine population in the process.

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

A prelude to extinction

Seven points in the junction of Tentulia, Agunmukha and Buragauranga estuaries in Patuakhali are one of the breeding grounds of the indigenous pangas fry in the country. The points have been declared as sanctuaries for breeding and migration of the indigenous species of pangas.

April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022

Barishal farmers bet on watermelon

Farmers in Barishal division have bet on watermelon cultivation to help overcome the economic challenges brought on by Covid-19, such as losses incurred in growing other crops, as they are getting good prices this season.

March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022

Halting river route to build bridge

Since Friday morning, navigation on Galachipa-Dhaka river route has remained suspended for constructing a bridge over Lohalia river, adjacent to Patuakhali town.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

Kuakata abuzz with tourists once again

Kuakata, a town in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali, has become a hotbed for tourism once again as visitors are flocking to the popular seaside destination for much-needed rest and relaxation amid the receding coronavirus crisis.

March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022

Gangamati Reserve Forest in Kuakata: Akashmani trees under attack

In the reserve forest in Kuakata’s Gangamati area, around 10,000 Akashmani trees were planted in the 2008-09 fiscal year. It has since come to be known as the natural wall of the sea.

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

The son that will never return

He had promised his mother he would come back and build her a new home. On his word, she dreamed of a better life provided by one of the three sons – the lone bread-winner of the family.