Mirza Shakil | The Daily Star
  • Mirza Shakil

  • Bananas rotting in orchards

    Until the coronavirus crisis hit the country, banana grower Shamsul Alam was confident about making a profit of Tk 20 lakh to Tk 70 lakh from his banana plantation in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila.
  • Covid-19 Fallout: Over 1 lakh Tangail sari weavers need urgent aid

    Over 1 lakh handloom and power loom workers, the ones that weave the famous Tangail saris, are in dire need of help after they went out of work since their factories were shuttered nearly a month ago amid the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.
  • Three crumbling bridges posing threat to community

    The three out of the five Bailey bridges, constructed in the 90s, on Kalihati-Borochowna road in Kalihati upazila are now in a ramshackle state.
  • Tangail transport workers suffering

    Several thousand transport workers and their families in Tangail have been passing days in hardship since bus services were suspended on March 26.
  • Earning from leftovers

    Md Rafiq Miah had like everyone else suspended operations at his home-based garments production workstation in Tangail’s Mirzapur following recent government directives on containing the novel coronavirus.