Farmer

He acts before they are lost

Seeing Yusuf Molla's collection of paddies, one is likely to reminisce about the famous verses of Jogindranath's poem “Kajer Chhele”: “Dadkhani chal, mosurir dal, chini-pata doi...”

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Of a farmer with passion for education

Abdur Rashid is a marginal farmer revered and respected for a completely different role he has been playing for the last nine years in the remote village of Lalmonirhat's Dakkhin Dalgram...

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

He acts before they are lost

Seeing Yusuf Molla's collection of paddies, one is likely to reminisce about the famous verses of Jogindranath's poem “Kajer Chhele”: “Dadkhani chal, mosurir dal, chini-pata doi...”

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

A culture of disdain for farmers

Most farmers in this country are cash-strapped but they are not by any means unsuccessful or less civilised than the rest of the community.

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

Dried up Teesta hits livelihood

“We used to have bumper crops here,” says farmer Mahir Uddin of Char Kalmati village in Lalmonirhat. “The Teesta River used to flow year-round but nowadays there's not enough water in winter...

August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015

Let's take nation to 'new heights: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a new campaign 'Start-up India, Stand up India' to promote bank financing for start-ups as he focussed his Independence Day address on promotion of...

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

6 killed, 6 missing in cyclone ‘Komen’

At least six people have been killed and six missing in Cox’s Bazar, Patuakhali and Bhola, coastal areas of Bangladesh, with cyclone ‘Komen’ waiting at Bay to make landfall.

March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

A breakthrough in the development of temperature- resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe

March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015

Farmers underpaid, shortchanged by traders

FRUIT and vegetable growers, given their limited staying power with perishables, are among the hardest-hit in the economy .