Jhalakathi

Jhalakathi: BNP campaign hurt by attacks

Picking a comparatively new face for Jhalakathi-2 and attacks on the candidate have hampered the BNP's election campaign in the constituency, comprising Sadar and Nalchity upazilas.

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

Road crashes claim 4 lives

Four people, including two schoolgirls, were killed and seven others injured in road crashes in Cumilla, Dinajpur and Jhalakathi yesterday.

December 20, 2018
December 20, 2018

Jhalakathi: BNP campaign hurt by attacks

Picking a comparatively new face for Jhalakathi-2 and attacks on the candidate have hampered the BNP's election campaign in the constituency, comprising Sadar and Nalchity upazilas.

November 22, 2017
November 22, 2017

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.

June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016

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.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

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.

March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016

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.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

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.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

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.

March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Jhalakathi land office set on fire

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