Archive for August, 2015

Rain-soaked difficulties

Rain-soaked difficulties

Continuous rain, in the form of thunder storms and showers in Dhaka and across Bangladesh, has resulted in water-logging, landslides, flash floods and other problems. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their experiences during the rainy season.         Sobre Jamil August 4 I have painful experience of water logging. In Sylhet it rains a lot around […]

When a fraud calls

When a fraud calls

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about the different ways fraudulent gangs are using mobile phones to dupe unsuspecting citizens  Different gangs of swindlers are using the mobile phone to trick people into paying them money. Some gangs use the element of surprise and fear by posing as spiritual maestros or ‘Jinn er badshah’, while others play on the greed of people […]

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Bangladesh is the proper example in Asia on how to tackle disasters effectively

Kaat Boon, an architectural engineer and involved with Belgium-based humanitarian action team Build-UP, is currently working as the shelter research consultant with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Boon talks to Sadiqur Rahman about the necessity of improved shelter methods   You have visited a number of disaster prone districts of Bangladesh. Do you think the […]

Natural cold storage

Natural cold storage

Mahfuzul Haque visits the first natural cold storage facility in Namo Bhadra of Rajshahi No electricity is required to run this cold storage. Instead the natural storage will preserve the agricultural produce through the process of vaporisation. To help the farmers preserve perishable items such as potato, tomato, onion, and ginger at cheaper rates, the natural cold storage which uses […]