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.
Their names had become synonymous with fear.
He tried to make a living by venturing into seasonal crops, grocery shop and cattle farming after returning from Kuwait in 2007. But all of Mofijur Rahman Mafi’s endeavours were in vain.
Onion seed growers in Faridpur, one of the largest onion-producing districts, expect bumper yields this year thanks to favourable weather.
Raw jute prices hit a new high as the natural fibre traded for as much as Tk 5,300 per maund (one maund equals 37 kilogrammes) at local markets in Faridpur, the biggest producing district, as...
After her father died, around two years ago, Rimu came to the capital from Jamalpur and started working at a readymade garment factory.
Jute prices have doubled to hit Tk 4,000-4,200 a maund in Faridpur, the biggest grower of the fibre in Bangladesh.
Even after losing both his arms in an accident, Kamrul Sheikh, 34, used the sheer power of will and determination to bounce back and change his own fate.