Sushanta Ghosh

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

BNP Barishal Rally: Permit stuck in mess over venue name

Complications have arisen over the BNP's seeking permission for its November-5 rally venue in Barishal city, as the party did not use the venue’s official name.

October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022

"Sitrang creates favorable condition for hilsa breeding"

Hilsa experts have said that cyclone Sitrang has created a safe environment for the propagation of the fish even though it has caused heavy destruction in the coastal areas.

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

Growing supply tamps down hog plum prices

If you travel through the canals of southern Barishal, particularly those in the Pirojpur and Jhalkathi districts, you will see hog plum fields on either side with trawlers and trucks filled with the fruit passing alongside.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Good catch plunges hilsa prices despite high export

The price of hilsa has decreased by around 10 percent in Barishal markets due to higher than usual supply of the fish netted from the Bay of Bengal and various rivers.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Padma Bridge opens door to opportunities

The dream of establishing road connectivity between the southwestern part of Bangladesh and the capital city came true after the opening of long-waited Padma Bridge in June.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Afra yet to know that her father’s no more

Five-year-old Afra still doesn’t know that her father has passed. She knows he is in Dhaka. However, she was surprised to see such a crowd at her residence, Abul Kashem, her uncle told The Daily Star.

August 2, 2022
August 2, 2022

Violence in Bhola: Police file cases against 600 unnamed

At least 675 people have been accused in two cases filed over Bhola clashes that left one BNP activist dead and scores injured.

July 8, 2022
July 8, 2022

Barishal launch services see passenger rebound before Eid

Use of launch services in Barishal declined by up to 50 per cent in the first seven days after Padma Bridge was inaugurated but the situation has since changed thanks to an onrush of Eid home-goers.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Padma Bridge breathes hope into southern farmers

Farmers and traders of agricultural products in Barishal, Jhalakathi and Pirojpur are counting the days until June 25, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially open Padma Bridge, as the resulting increase in connectivity will ensure better prices for their produce.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Dredging of 7 Canals: BCC, WDB at loggerheads

A conflict has arisen between two government agencies over re-excavation of seven important canals flowing through Barishal city, postponing the work.