Flower growers look to turn around from the pandemic-induced losses by making higher sales as demand is rising ahead of Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun, the first day of the spring season, and International Mother Language Day.
Chest Disease Clinic and Hospital (CDCH) in Faridpur is plagued with manpower crisis and necessary equipment shortage for a long time, much to the suffering of the patients.
Truckers and bus passengers are suffering immensely as ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia ferry route is being hampered due to shortage of ferries for the last 19 days.
At least three out of eight ultrasound machines, which had been lying idle for years at different government health complexes in eight upazilas of Faridpur, have gone out of order.
The price of raw jute has fallen by about Tk 500 per maund (37 kilogrammes) at local markets in Faridpur district, thereby depriving farmers and traders of higher profits, local sources said.
Jute growers in Faridpur are overjoyed by the good prices for raw jute currently being offered in the local markets.
It’s just 200 metres of road but it is a key part of a thoroughfare that has been in appalling state for a year in Bhanaga municipality of Faridpur.
Right under the authorities’ noses, unskilled drivers have been operating unregistered speedboats on the Padma’s Shimulia-Bangla Bazar route for over a decade.
Twenty-six people were killed as a speedboat capsized after it crashed into a sand-laden bulk carrier in the Padma river in Madaripur yesterday.
Onion seed producers in Faridpur fear a lower than expected harvest this time as droughts, swarming caterpillar attacks and low pollination have hampered cultivation this year.