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Rokeya University student Abu Saeed laid to rest

Rokeya University student Abu Saeed laid to rest

Abu Saeed, a student of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, who was killed in Tuesday’s clash during protests over quota reform, was laid to eternal rest after a namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayer) at his ancestral village in Pirganj Upazila in Rangpur. Hundreds of people participated in the funer


Woman turns self-reliant through flower gardening

Woman turns self-reliant through flower gardening

PABNA, July 16: A housewife has become a successful entrepreneur who earns a good sum of money every month from her flower garden she made on the rooftop of their house in Ishwardi municipality of the district. Jannatul Ferdous Juthi, wife of Enamul Haque Babu of Madhya Arunkhola village, has made

1,200 families become homeless in Rajshahi

1,200 families become homeless in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, July 16: As many as 6,000 people from 1,200 families at Chakrajapur Union of Bagha Upazila of the district have become homeless as the Padma riverbank erosion has turned alarming. Locals said three government primary schools have been relocated to other places due to the serious erosion.

Dhol Kalmi on verge of extinction

Dhol Kalmi on verge of extinction

Dhol Kalmi, a herbaceous plant whose stems can be used to make paper, is on the verge of extinction from the district. Once it grew extensively in fields and on roadsides and canal sides in all remote rural areas of the country. Dhol Kalmi flower that blooms throughout the year attracts public at

Green chilli price goes haywire in Magura

Green chilli price goes haywire in Magura

Green chilli price has become extremely prohibitive in Magura in recent days, reaching as much as Tk350 per kilogram. Although the common cooking item has become costlier in the markets, the growers are being deprived of their expected returns due to its price manipulation by influential middlemen

Flood situation may improve in northeastern region

Flood situation may improve in northeastern region

The overall flood situation in different low-lying areas of northeastern region of the country may improve in 24 hours commencing 9 am on Monday, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. The Brahmaputra-Jamuna Rivers are in a falling trend, which may continue in next 72 hours, as per

Five jailed for illegal sand extraction from Jamuna

Five jailed for illegal sand extraction from Jamuna

A mobile court on Sunday sent five people to jail for 6 months each, over illegal extraction of sand from the Jamuna river in Sirajganj. On a tipped-off, a mobile court led by Sirajganj Sadar Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate SM Rokibul Hasan, raided the Crossbar Dam-1

Peasants start T-Aman farming to recover from flood fallout

Peasants start T-Aman farming to recover from flood fallout

Farmers have started cultivation of transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy in Sylhet division in a bid to recoup the crop losses caused by the recent and ongoing floods, officials and a number of farmers said. Contacted, additional director of the Sylhet divisional office of the Department of Agricultur

Fire breaks out at Seed godown in Joypurhat

Fire breaks out at Seed godown in Joypurhat

A fire broke out in a fruit and vegetable seed godown in the Muslim Nagar area of Joypurhat district early Sunday. On information, two units of fire service and civil defence rushed to the spot to extinguish the flames after three hours of frantic efforts, according to local media reports. Krishn

Flood situation starts improving in Gaibandha

Flood situation starts improving in Gaibandha

With the fall of water level in all major rivers flowing through the district, the flood situation started improving; however, flood-affected people living on the shoals and river basin areas are still suffering. The official of Bangladesh Water Development Board sources said the water level of th

Gopalganj eyes bumper snake gourd yield

Gopalganj eyes bumper snake gourd yield

Snake gourd farming is gaining popularity among farmers under Sadar Upazila of the district as they are getting lucrative profit from the cultivation of the agri produce. A total of 40 acres of land have been brought into 'Asha & Rasni' snake-gourd cultivation with a production target of 128 tonne

Woes mount as rainfall, runoff deluge vast areas

Woes mount as rainfall, runoff deluge vast areas

Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall and water from the upstream have inundated vast areas in Gangachara and Kaunia upazilas of Rangpur district during last couple of weeks, multiplying sufferings of the local people. Several thousand families have been marooned while Aman paddy seedbeds, vege