Pinaki Roy

April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

Food stock now only 4.62 lakh tonnes

With only around 4.62 lakh tonnes of grains in the public food stocks, one of the lowest in years, the government has moved to procure paddy, rice and wheat from local farmers and millers at prices...

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.

March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021

World Water Day: Cry for water in the south

Roksana Khatun moves aside dirt and floating leaves from a pond, slowly lowers her earthen pitcher into it and fills it with around 20 litres of water.

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

Dying in silence

The 14 languages declared endangered over two years ago remain in various stages of decline as the number of users diminish, with experts calling for extensive measures from the government to...

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The last of the Kharia speakers

Since her husband Abrahm Soreng died two years ago, 70-year-old Veronica Kerketa doesn’t get the chance to talk in her mother tongue at home. None of her children or grandchildren speak the Kharia...

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Brick Kilns in Khulna’s Dumuria: United they kill rivers

The Bhadra, once a free-flowing river in Khulna’s Dumuria upazila, has been turned into a narrow canal over the years, thanks to encroachment by brick kilns run by local influential people,...

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Sangu Reserve Forest: Left exposed to human greed

A vast number of century-old trees have been felled by loggers at a remote reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary in Thanchi of Bandarban in the last two months, and as seen in satellite images,...

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

A train to massacre

It was past midnight at Saidpur Rail Station. In the dim light, mostly Hindu Marwaris and some Bangalees from all walks of life could be seen standing beside the platform. Tense, even those who...

December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020

Part of river now MP’s

A ruling party MP has filled up more than 54 acres from the Buriganga river and wetland to construct a power plant and a private economic zone in Basila, according to a government probe report.

November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

Future not coal power

Coal-fired power projects are on the chopping block as the government finally plans to give up its obsession for the dirty energy over rising coal import costs and environmental concerns.