Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- Gopalganj, Jashore and Benapole Correspondents, bdnews24.com

Rain amid the biting winter cold has brought daily life in parts of Bangladesh, including Gopalganj, Jashore and Benapole, to a standstill, forcing people to hunker down at home.

The cold intensified in some areas after light to moderate rain since early on Thursday morning.

The extreme weather conditions hit the poor and the working class hard as their sources of income dried up.

The cold also disrupted loading and unloading operations at Benapole Land Port.

Gopalganj experienced 11 millimetres of rain in a 24-hour count, while the lowest temperature in the district fell to 12.7 degrees Celsius, according to Abu Sufian, chief of the local meteorological o...