Sohrab Hossain | The Daily Star
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  • red and yellow watermelon

    Seeds for all-year-round red and yellow watermelon developed in Patuakhali

    For the first time in the country, researchers at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) have developed seeds for watermelons that come in two colours -- red and yellow -- and can be cultivated all year round.
  • Coronavirus: Crowded cattle markets pose risk as health rules grossly ignored

    Cattle markets in Patuakhali are now buzzing with buyers and sellers of sacrificial animals ahead of Muslim religious festival Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated in the country on August 1.
  • It exists only in paper

    The pandemic has ruined livelihoods of many hardworking honest people, but it apparently could not stop those who had been repeatedly feasting on public money.
  • Coastal fishermen face triple blow

    Coastal fishermen, especially those fishing at sea, are passing days amid much hardship, facing the coronavirus pandemic, super cyclone Amphan and lastly the ongoing 65-day-long ban on fishing while the compensation provided by the government is too small to meet their requirement.
  • Awful drainage brings woe for Kuakata municipality

    Kuakata municipality in Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali suffers severe waterlogging during the rains every year, thanks to the abysmal drainage system in the famous tourist centre.