River canals in the southern region of Bangladesh are packed with vendors that have seemingly built their dreams around the production of hog plums, locally known as ‘amra’.
While fishing out hilsa from the sweet river waters have become a rather rare scene, several fishing boats, loaded with the Bengali delicacy, are returning from the sea to several ghats in Barishal.
With the guava season now in full swing, farmers and traders in southern Bangladesh are busy harvesting and selling the fruit from various orchards in the region.
The traffic on the road was quite light and the bus was moving at a speed of 40 to 50mph. It was meant to be a regular morning ride from Bhandaria to Barishal.
The massive fire that broke out in the Sagar Nandini-2 oil tanker in Jhalakathi’s Sugandha river on Monday evening was doused yesterday morning after an 11-hour-long frantic effort.
Incumbent Barishal Mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah is losing all his grip over the city after a new mayor was elected last week.
Voter turnout was as low as 36 percent in neighbourhoods known as strongholds of incumbent Barishal Mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah in Monday’s polls to the Barishal City Corporation, according to centre-wise voting results.
Ruling Awami League activists allegedly assaulted Islami Andolan Bangladesh mayor nominee Mufti Syed Faizul Karim and some of his supporters, and police BGB men used batons to disperse his followers during yesterday’s Barishal City Corporation election.