M Jahirul Islam Jewel | The Daily Star
  • M Jahirul Islam Jewel

  • Dr Manisha to the rescue

    As the crisis originating from the coronavirus deepens, people, especially the poor and needy, are looking up to their local leaders to deliver.
  • Shortage of testing kits worry Barishal doctors

    An inadequate supply of testing kits to detect the novel coronavirus across Barishal division has become a headache for doctors in the region.
  • ‘How I will buy food for my family’: Daily wage earners counting losses during coronavirus outbreak

    As some people with more regularised jobs and businesses gradually begin to work from home or enter stay-home modes across the country, livelihoods of low-income people are being hit hard.
  • Demand high, pay low

    Coconut grower Shahinur was shocked to see how a single green coconut was being sold for Tk 80 in Barishal city near Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital. But, at her village, in close proximity to the city, she recently sold each coconut to traders for only Tk 12.
  • A noble initiative for fishermen’s literacy

    Fishermen of Elisha village and nearby areas in Bhola Sadar upazila can now aspire to be literate as a group of local youths under the banner of East Elisha Foundation, a voluntary organisation, started a school for them.