Sohrab Hossain | The Daily Star
  • Sohrab Hossain

  • Kuakata beach

    Kuakata's red crabs return to the beach

    A shut-down is being enforced across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus and tourist spots, including Kuakata’s beaches, have also been closed. With human activity at these spots grinding to a halt, nature has found ways to flourish.
  • Poor navigability hampers movement of vessels

    Navigability problem in Lohalia and Kobai rivers, two key channels of Dhaka-Patuakhali river route, remains a nuisance for operators and passengers.
  • Risky boat ride to attend school

    Locals including a good number of students have to cross Boalia canal between Ratneshwar and Panpatti villages in Patuakhali’s Galachipa upazila amid risk on a small country boat locally known as ‘kheya’.
  • Electric poles in the middle of now widened road

    Hundreds of electric poles, now standing in the middle of the road due to widening of a 21-kilometre regional highway in Barguna, causes trouble for vehicular movement, in addition to disturbance in the road renovation work.
  • The Tk 1,042cr bridge over Payra river was the PM’s promise to a little boy

    In 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a promise of building a bridge at Patuakhali’s Mirzaganj upazila over Payra river to a to a class-4 student, who wrote to her with an earnest request.