Partha Chakrabortty | The Daily Star
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  • Treating Salinity in Groundwater: DPHE now trying out nanofiltration in Bagerhat

    Thousands of people in five upazilas of Bagerhat -- a coastal district where fresh drinking water is scarce due to high salinity in groundwater -- are once again getting their hopes up on a probable solution to their longstanding water crisis.
  • Farm fish in Bagerhat dying as water level falls

    Cultivated fishes including carp and shrimp in a number of enclosures in Bagerhat are dying due to scarcity of water amid the hot weather prevailing for the last couple of weeks.
  • E-service to ensure hassle-free retirement benefits

    Primary school teachers in Bagerhat will get all the documents and information relating to their post-retirement leave (PRL), retirement and pension allowance online, thanks to the district primary education department’s initiative for hassle-free disbursement of retirement allowance and pension for the teachers.
  • Pure water without filtration device!

    A significant number of residents in six upazilas of coastal district Bagerhat -- where groundwater is unconsumable due to presence of high levels of arsenic and salinity -- are suffering from water-borne diseases this dry season as most pond sand filters (PSF) installed there have gone out of order.
  • Bagerhat fishermen happy as hilsa abundant in winter

    Unlike other years, Bagerhat KB Bazar is flooded with different sizes of hilsa during the ongoing winter, much to the delight of fishermen and traders.