Sohrab Hossain

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.

March 4, 2022
March 4, 2022

Where news doesn't reach: Man publishes handwritten paper for remote Patuakhali area

In this day and age of digital printing, the bi-monthly “Andharamanik” is a curious phenomenon. Published by Kalapara upazila’s own Hasan Parvez, the paper is actually handwritten by Hasan himself!

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Forest robbers destroy 5,000 trees

A gang has been mindlessly lifting earth from a reserve forest in Gangamati area adjacent to Kuakata sea beach in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Chanbaru Memorial Library: A source of light

A source of light, Chanbaru Memorial Library has now become a centre of learning for students and teachers as well as for other villagers.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Char Bijoy popular with migratory birds, but hunters turning them away

A new shoal covering ​​about 5,000 acres has sprung up in the deep Bay of Bengal, about 30 km south of Kuakata.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Kuakata hotel business collapses as Covid curbs return

Hotel and motel owners in Kuakata, one of the most popular tourist spots in Bangladesh, are once again paying heavy prices as bookings are being cancelled owing to the latest spike in coronavirus...

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

EPZ to be set up in Patuakhali

Work is underway to set up an export processing zone (EPZ) in Patuakhali centering the Payra sea port.

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

Launch fire tragedy : Hafsa set to get married, albeit with a heavy heart

The eldest daughter of Pakhi Begum and Abdul Hakim, passengers of MV Abhijan-10 who went missing since the tragic launch fire, Hafsa (18) is set to get married on Friday.

December 26, 2021
December 26, 2021

Bodies of twins identified, mother still missing

They were on their way to visit their grandfather’s house in Barguna’s Taltoli upazila. But as luck would have it, four year old twins Samia and Lamia never reached there, as they died in the MV...

December 19, 2021
December 19, 2021

Now landlessness bars Barguna youth’s police job

After Barishal’s Aspia Islam was barred from joining as a police constable, despite passing the written, viva, and health tests, due to being “landless”, this time uncertainty looms over Barguna...