Sushanta Ghosh

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.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

‘Reckless driving’ claims 10 lives

Ten people, including a nine-year-old, died and 25 others were seriously injured as a bus of Jamuna Line Transport crashed into a tree in Sanuhar area of Ujirpur, Barishal, in the early morning yesterday.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Barishal’s karate kids "want improved infrastructure"

Lokman Hossain has been involved in karate training for more than three long decades now. In the meantime, gold, silver and bronze medals at the national levels have been the result of his hard work and dedication.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Left unused years after construction

It has been three years since two constructed surface-water treatment plants were handed over to the relevant authority in Barishal, but the plants are still not operational.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

Mother, daughter drown as boat sinks 

A woman and her daughter were killed as a boat sank in the Gazaria river in Barishal’s Mehendiganj upazila yesterday noon.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

Slow decline of 100-yr-old craft

There’s a small neighbourhood around 10 kilometres away from Barishal city, which is popularly known as “Tal pakha village”.

April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022

Barishal farmers bet on watermelon

Farmers in Barishal division have bet on watermelon cultivation to help overcome the economic challenges brought on by Covid-19, such as losses incurred in growing other crops, as they are getting good prices this season.

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Same trend, every year

It’s been a week since the two-month ban on fishing in six hilsha sanctuaries, the government’s Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) rice aid is yet to reach the fishermen families in Barishal. 

February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022

2-month restriction on hilsa fishing starts tomorrow

A two-month ban on netting, selling and transporting hilsa in six sanctuaries is set to start tomorrow.