Mintu Deshwara

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Plight and struggle of tea workers continue forever

Basanti Bauri, 40, of Moulvibazar works for a renowned tea estate as a “plucker”. Her day starts at 5:00am sharp. After paying homage to the family deity, she prepares food for her three children and husband.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Tea workers’ strike: Owners of tea estates to meet PM tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has invited all tea estate owners to the Gono Bhaban for a meeting tomorrow.

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Demo for tk 300 daily wage: Tea workers vow not to back down

Hundreds of tea workers blocked roads for hours at multiple points of Moulvibazar yesterday, the 12th day of their work abstention, to press home their demand for a daily wage of Tk 300.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Tea workers defiant

Workers of different tea estates in Sylhet, Habiganj, and Moulvibazar continued work abstention yesterday demanding Tk 300 daily wage.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Most tea workers continue protest for pay hike

Many tea plantation workers continued their protest yesterday, disregarding their union leaders’ agreement on the withdrawal of ongoing strike demanding pay hike.

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Tea workers’ wages: Many take to streets again

Demanding a pay hike, tea plantation workers in Sylhet, Habiganj and Moulvibazar blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at least for two hours yesterday.

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

A hub of illegal sand mining

Bunobhir union of Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila has become a hub of illegal sand mining, posing threat to nearby farmlands and damaging the soil fertility in the area.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Was this really a win for tea workers?

“Today, I protest so that I don’t die out of hunger. It’s a protest for our lives, our survival and our rights.”

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Tea workers’ strike continues as no agreement in labour dept’s meeting

The Department of Labour organised a tripartite meeting between owners of tea gardens and tea workers’ leaders yesterday. However, workers’ strike continued this morning as no agreement was reached regarding their demand for an increased minimum wage.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Bridging the fragmented forests

Due to the Dhaka-Sylhet railway and Srimangal-Bhanugach road running through the reserve forest of Lawachhara, many of the critically endangered species have died in accidents while crossing them.