Sushanta Ghosh

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Mounting Pressure of Covid-19 Patients: SBMCH urges Barishal citizens to volunteer

The Barishal District Coronavirus Prevention Committee and Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) authorities have called upon Barishal citizens to volunteer at SBMCH to help with the...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Uphill battle for oxygen cylinders

Taslima Begum was waiting in queue for an oxygen cylinder at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital’s (SBMCH) Covid-19 unit from 9am to 12pm on Monday. After struggling for three hours, she was...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Guava farmers grow weary of lockdown

Guava farmer Sunil Halder had travelled to Bhimruli village, a famous floating guava wholesale market in Barishal’s Jhalakathi Sadar upazila, to sell about 74 kilogrammes (kgs) of the fruit last...

July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021

Land acquisition for park: Villagers in Barishal constructing structures to receive more money

Several hundreds of people are allegedly rushing to construct concrete structures at a village in Barishal where the government plans to acquire land for a recreational park.

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

Barishal Covid-19 Crisis: More beds, ICU a crying need

As the Covid-19 situation worsens in Barishal city, its residents as well as those from neighbouring districts are facing an acute crisis of ICUs, Covid beds, and oxygen cylinders.

July 3, 2021
July 3, 2021

Hilsa netting in sea continues despite ban

Many fishers in Barishal are netting hilsa despite the ongoing ban on sea-fishing. They are catching the fish, particularly during the night to hide from the drives by authorities concerned.

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

Who will give back 24 yrs of my life?

Tried as an adult when she was just a fifth-grade student, Piara Akhter spent the last 24 years of her life in jail for a murder she says she did not commit.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

Hospital turns filthy as patient pressure surges

Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, the only large medical facility in Barishal division, is in derelict condition as the number of patients continue to swell amid rising Covid-19 infections.

June 26, 2021
June 26, 2021

Covid-19 Fallout: Barishal Shital Pati weavers in a bind

There’s a group of artisans in Barishal who have been making their living weaving Shital Pati -- mats made out of cane -- for hundreds of years. In fact, there are entire villages, like Helencha...

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

UP, Pourasabha Elections: Barishal polls officials voice worries to CEC

Field-level election officials have expressed fear of chaos at the upcoming Union Parishad and Pourasabha elections, stemming from confrontational local politics and factional feuds.