Sohrab Hossain

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

Losses piling up for Kuakata hoteliers

At least 20 of the 30 staffers employed by Khan Palace, a residential hotel in Kuakata beach town of Patuakhali district, have been put on administrative leave due to the ongoing coronavirus...

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

Watermelon farmers, traders fear massive losses

Despite a bumper yield of watermelon in Barishal division, the top producer of the popular summer fruit, farmers and traders fear massive losses because of the new containment measures aimed at...

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

Bridge over Payra river nears completion

The construction of a bridge on Payra river in the Lebukhali area of ​​the Patuakhali-Dhaka highway is set to be complete by July this year.

March 28, 2021
March 28, 2021

1,320MW Payra plant awaits inauguration

A coal-fired Payra power plant of 1,320 megawatts (MW) in Dhankhali area under ​​Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district is awaiting inauguration.

March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021

Disability fails to hold back widow

Physically challenged Rozina Begum was left with two young children when she was widowed six months ago, at only 35 years of age.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

Brighter days glare on Rangabali sands

There was a time when the vast sandy coastline along the Bay of Bengal was considered barren.

February 7, 2021
February 7, 2021

Chemical-free vegetables prove a boon for Kalapara farmers

There once was a time when only one crop was produced across 15 villages in Nilganj union of Patuakhali’s Kalapara upazila due to the high salinity of the soil.

January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

Patuakhali farmers content with paddy prices

Aman paddy growers in Barishal’s Patuakhali district are very pleased with current prices as each maund (about 37 kilogrammes) is fetching about Tk 400-500 more than that last year.

January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021

Kalapara awaits another 1,320MW power plant

Another coal-based power plant is being set up in Dhankhali area under Kalapara of Patuakhali district to generate 1,320 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020

Perching method gaining popularity in Patuakhali

An environment-friendly pest control method called ‘perching’ is gradually gaining popularity among farmers, who are finding the method suitable especially for rice fields.