Jhalakathi | The Daily Star
  • 2 cops held for kidnap

    Two policemen and a woman were arrested yesterday for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a person and realising ransom for his release.

  • Children used as horse jockeys in southern Bangladesh

    Although the inhuman use of children as camel jockeys is being banned in the Middle East, a similarly cruel practice is going on in Jhalakathi and its neighbouring districts.

  • Sher-e-Bangla's home lies neglected

    The one-storey dilapidated brick structure surrounded by trees at Saturia village in Rajapur upazila of Jhalokathi is more than just a decade-old edifice.

  • AL MP flouts rules, seeks votes for party nominees

    Violating electoral law, a ruling Awami League lawmaker in Jhalakathi yesterday sought votes for party-nominated chairman candidates in the union parishad polls scheduled for Tuesday.

  • A long, hard journey

    Seventy-year-old day labourer Md Altaf Hossain from Nokathi village in Jhalakathi's Rajapur upazila has seven children, none of whom studied even as far as the Secondary School Certificate except one of his sons, Md Nasiruddin. Economic hardship made education elusive for the family but Nasiruddin, now 24, was determined. Unable to rely on financial support from home for his tertiary studies, Nasiruddin turned to pedal power.

  • It’s all in the mind: The story of a ‘disabled’ Tuhin (video)

    He comes to the school early in the morning, takes classes and leaves after everybody. His students are ready to follow his words and they feel bored if he is absent for a day. He is Tuhin, a primary school teacher who cannot stand or walk because of polio in his childhood, 34 years back. Overcoming physical challenges, he has made himself close to the heart of teachers and students alike at the West Sitki Primary school in Kathalia under Jhalakathi.

  • Jhalakathi land office set on fire

    Miscreants set fire to a land office in Jhalakathi Sadar upazila, burning down important documents of the office