Partha Chakrabortty

Want to order a boat? Just give a call

Boat makers in Kachua upazila of Bagerhat have turned to digital platforms using their mobile phones to sell dinghy boats, thereby transforming the way to reach out to their buyers.

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Six Upazilas In Bagerhat: Water crisis grips oastal areas

The residents of six coastal upazilas under Bagerhat district are grappling with an acute crisis for fresh water for domestic consumption since the onset of dry season.

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A stinky welcome

Stench of municipal waste lining the roadside welcomes anyone entering Bagerhat city.

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Bagerhat 250-bed Hospital: Services in jeopardy amid acute manpower shortage

An acute shortage of doctors and staff has left patients at the Bagerhat 250-bed hospital deprived of much needed medical care.

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When everything comes in polybags

In 2002, the government banned thin polythene and plastic bags, making Bangladesh the first country in the world to slap such a restriction.

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‘My union is turning into a desert’

The Bangladesh Water Development Board recently dredged a 23-kilometre stretch of Bishkhali river at Badhal in Bagerhat’s Kachua upazila.

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Made in Bagerhat, for Europe

Kept in a row, unique two-wheelers will captivate the attention of any visitor once they enter the workshop of Natural Fiber, a company located at the BSCIC industrial zone near Bagerhat town.

4m ago

Once barren, now a farmers’ haven

Only a year ago, the 7,000 bighas of swampland of Sashikhali beel in Bagerhat’s Shatgambuj union used to be barren due to inflow of water with high salinity from Doratana river through a sluice gate.

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October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023

When a century is not enough

Though over a century has gone by since its establishment, the Government Textile Vocational Institute in Bagerhat, is yet to get a permanent campus.

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

27 UP buildings at risk in Bagerhat

Staffers and service seekers at 27 Union Parishad buildings are at risk of accidents as these buildings in different upazilas of Bagerhat have become dilapidated due to a lack of renovation.

May 20, 2023
May 20, 2023

One ambulance for 300 patients

Although Mollahat Upazila Health Complex in Bagerhat has two government ambulances, only one of them is currently operational. With no intention of repairs or replacement, the other one has been sitting in their garage for the past one and a half years.

April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023

Bagerhat Coastal Unions: Boro destroyed as saline water let into fields

Boro paddies grown by a large number of farmers in Bagerhat have been ruined after some politically influential locals released saline water into the fields for the sake of shrimp farming.

March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023

Will vermicompost replace chemical fertilisers in Bagerhat?

Many Bagerhat farmers are now making vermicompost and using it in place of chemical fertilisers. It is quickly becoming the choice of fertiliser in the district

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Bagerhat shrimp farmers in hot water

A drop in prices coupled with a rise in feed costs have put shrimp and prawn farmers of Bagerhat in a tight spot.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Poor facilities plague industrial estate

The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) industrial area in Bagerhat is failing to reach its full potential owing to the poor road condition, fresh water shortage and inadequate drainage system. 

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Mongla port: Construction of ferry ghat between LPG jetties poses risks

Traders have expressed concern over the construction of a ferry slip between two jetties that are used to unload liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in Mongla Port, the second largest seaport in Bangladesh.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Bagerhat in festive mood ahead of Padma Bridge opening

The countdown is on. Padma Bridge, the largest megaproject of the country, will be opened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday morning (June 25).

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Bagerhat’s Rampal sees massive deforestation due to growing industries

A vast area of Bagerhat’s Rampal upazila is at risk of environmental degradation due to massive industrialisation surrounding the power plant.

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