S Dilip Roy

Illegal sand extraction plagues Dharla, two other rivers

Illegal stone and sand extraction has caused severe erosion in three transboundary rivers -- Dharla, Singimari, and Saniajan.

3w ago

‘It may collapse any time’

The 50-metre bridge over the Ratnai River between Marichbari and Kalirhat on the Bhelabari-Durgapur road in Aditmari upazila, Lalmonirhat, has been in a dilapidated state for four years.

4w ago

Library with 15,000 books on verge of collapse

A village with its own library, that too with a collection of around 15,000 books, is a wonderful, yet rare feat in our country’s context.

1m ago

Buri Teesta to get a new life

To rejuvenate the Buri Teesta river in Kurigram and save the riverside people from bearing the brunt of extensive floods during monsoon, the Barendra Multipurpose Development Authorities have begun excavation work in the river.

1m ago

Mother to 74 orphans

With a vow to change the lives of as many orphaned children as she could, Bilkis Banu built the Golap Khan Shishu Sadan at College Para area of Nageshwari upazila, Kurigram.

1m ago

Boro production: Labour shortage worries farmers

Farmers in districts under Rangpur division are facing an acute shortage of farm labourers amid the ongoing hot spell

1m ago

Tobacco cultivation: 30,000 northern families at health risk

Widespread cultivation of tobacco leaf in northern Bangladesh has raised concerns about occupational health hazards.

2m ago

For the poor of the Teesta shoal, Chal Bhaja has become an iftar staple

Many make the mistake of thinking it is a traditional iftar item in the area but it is a part of their iftar menu due to sheer poverty

2m ago
June 2, 2024
June 2, 2024

Illegal sand extraction plagues Dharla, two other rivers

Illegal stone and sand extraction has caused severe erosion in three transboundary rivers -- Dharla, Singimari, and Saniajan.

May 27, 2024
May 27, 2024

‘It may collapse any time’

The 50-metre bridge over the Ratnai River between Marichbari and Kalirhat on the Bhelabari-Durgapur road in Aditmari upazila, Lalmonirhat, has been in a dilapidated state for four years.

May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024

Library with 15,000 books on verge of collapse

A village with its own library, that too with a collection of around 15,000 books, is a wonderful, yet rare feat in our country’s context.

May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

Buri Teesta to get a new life

To rejuvenate the Buri Teesta river in Kurigram and save the riverside people from bearing the brunt of extensive floods during monsoon, the Barendra Multipurpose Development Authorities have begun excavation work in the river.

May 3, 2024
May 3, 2024

Mother to 74 orphans

With a vow to change the lives of as many orphaned children as she could, Bilkis Banu built the Golap Khan Shishu Sadan at College Para area of Nageshwari upazila, Kurigram.

May 1, 2024
May 1, 2024

Boro production: Labour shortage worries farmers

Farmers in districts under Rangpur division are facing an acute shortage of farm labourers amid the ongoing hot spell

April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024

Tobacco cultivation: 30,000 northern families at health risk

Widespread cultivation of tobacco leaf in northern Bangladesh has raised concerns about occupational health hazards.

April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024

For the poor of the Teesta shoal, Chal Bhaja has become an iftar staple

Many make the mistake of thinking it is a traditional iftar item in the area but it is a part of their iftar menu due to sheer poverty

April 9, 2024
April 9, 2024

Mustard growers in Rangpur unhappy with price

Around two lakh mustard growers in five districts of Rangpur division are unhappy with the market price.

April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

Local shoemakers struggling amid low demand

Ahead of festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, and Durga Puja, local shoemakers like Dhaneshwar Chandra Rabidas, 50, usually pass a busy time making handmade shoes, some even customised to the buyer’s preferences.

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