Dipankar Roy

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

A life marked by displacement

In many ways, Jamuna Mondal’s life has been shaped by river erosion and climate change.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

Enhance support for shrimp farmers, jute mill workers

Various labour organisations and industry experts have urged the government to allocate special funds in the upcoming national budget to help distressed jute mill workers and shrimp farmers survive...

May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021

Big blow to fish farmers

Fish, shrimp enclosures and other structures in coastal areas surrounding the Sundarbans were damaged by tidal surges and storms due to the impact of cyclone Yaas, causing a loss of over Tk 5 crore...

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Khulna sees poor rainfall in two decades

The Khulna region has not seen any rainfall in the last seven months.

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Water crisis grips Khulna city

For the last two months, every morning Helena Khatun, a resident of Moilapota area in Khulna city, wakes up hoping that she will be able to manage enough water for the day.

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Khulna, Barishal traders pleased by customer turnout

Like other parts of the country, shops in the Khulna and Barishal divisions have become inundated with customers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival in Bangladesh.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

Watermelon turning fallow land lively in Khulna

Only about ten to twelve years ago, thousands of acres of land in Khulna would remain uncultivated after the harvesting of Aman rice, but growing of watermelon there did not cross the farmers’ minds.

April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

Salinity in Coastal Areas: Alternative crops ignite farmers’ hope

People living by the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal noticed in March this year that the river’s water had become unusually salty.

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

Watermelon -- a game changer for Khulna’s coastal farmers

The people of Khulna had not even considered watermelon farming just 10 or 12 years ago, when thousands of acres of land would remain uncultivated after the aman paddy season.

April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

TCB trucks fail to meet demand in Khulna city

As the economic effects of the lockdown intensifies, lower to middle income people of Khulna keep finding it harder and harder to meet their grocery bills. In such a dire time, subsidised daily...