Habibur Rahman | The Daily Star
  • Habibur Rahman

  • Guava rotting in garden as demand falls amid Covid-19 pandemic

    Believe it or not, guava is selling at Tk 5 per kg at the wholesale markets in Pirojpur, Jhalakathi and Barishal districts.
  • Pirojpur boat sellers in utter despair

    The fall in production of guavas and hog plums has affected the sale of boat significantly, leaving the boat sellers in utter despair amid coronavirus outbreak in Nesarabad upazila of the district.
  • Locals receiving ‘wrong treatment’ amid pandemic

    Many ordinary people are compelled to receive ‘wrong treatment’ from so-called local doctors amid the pandemic. In some cases, such treatment has even led to the death of the patient.
  • Regular flooding a woe for them

    Over three thousand people of Togra and Umedpur villages beside the Kacha river in Indurkani upazila under Pirojpur are suffering as no permanent embankment was made to protect them from regular tidal waves after super cyclone Sidr destroyed an earthen embankment there on November 15 in 2007.
  • No Baishakhi fair this year, earning eludes potters

    The ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus has brought added worry to the potters, especially earthen toy makers in Pirojpur, as the items made for sale during the Baishakhi fair will remain largely unsold due to ban on gatherings to check the infection.