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Coordinated efforts needed to face climate challenges

Coordinated efforts needed to face climate challenges

Agriculture Minister Mohammed Abdus Shahid has said that since Bangladesh is one of the countries to be hit and affected badly by the climate change impacts, academics, researchers and scientists should have coordinated efforts to face the emerging challenges. Agriculture is now a challenging sect


Full-swing Boro procurement going on in Magura

Full-swing Boro procurement going on in Magura

A boro procurement drive is going on in full swing in the district, giving a boon to Magura farmers. Farmers are enjoying the drive in the district. On the other hand, a reasonable rate is expediting the drive in the district. Official sources informed that they started the boro procurement drive

RAB arrests two with Buprenorphine injection ampules

RAB arrests two with Buprenorphine injection ampules

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two suspected drug peddlers along with 1240 ampules of Buprenorphine injection from Dinajpur’s Sadar upazila on Wednesday. The arrestees are Jahangir Alam, 28, Mostafizur Rahman, 24. RAB-13 Deputy Director (Media) squadron leader Mahmud Bashi

Commuter train derails in Gazipur

Commuter train derails in Gazipur

A carriage of a Turag commuter train headed to Dhaka derailed near Gazipur’s Dhirasram Rail Station early on Thursday. The accident occurred at the outer signal of the rail station. Around 8:30 am, the Turag commuter train took on passengers again and set off for Dhaka while leaving the carr

Surma dredging at a snail's pace

Surma dredging at a snail's pace

The Surma river dredging project has not seen significant improvement in work in the wake of allegations of irregularities against the authorities concerned. Local people and environmental activists have raised allegations of irregularities against the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). T

Trishal: A notorious accident black spot

Trishal: A notorious accident black spot

The 20-kilometre stretch of Trishal upazila on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is considered as a hotspot for road accidents in the region. On the other hand, the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway which extends over 120 kilometres is one of the top-listed accident-prone routes across the country. According t

Female Ansar member dies while performing Upazila polls duty

Female Ansar member dies while performing Upazila polls duty

An Ansar member died while performing election duty in Ullapara Upazila Parishad of Sirajganj district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Shahida Khatun, 34, wife of Sakawat Hossain of Charia Dakshinpara village under Salonga Thana of the upazila. Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of S

Worker dies after pickup overturns in Bandarban

Worker dies after pickup overturns in Bandarban

A labourer was killed and seven others were injured after a pickup van overturned in Badratila area of Faitang Union under Lama Upazila of the district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Md Jahangir, 22, resident of Chakria of Harbang Lalbridge area of the district. The accident occurre

Two children drown in Ctg’s Banshkhali

Two children drown in Ctg’s Banshkhali

Two children drowned in Banshkhali upazila of Chattogram on Wednesday. The deceased were identified Romaisa Jannat, one and a half year old daughter of Abdullah Al Mamun Faisal of Chhnua union and Abir, 2, son of Abu Hamid of the ward No-4 under Banshkhali municipality. Locals said Romaisa fell i

Truck hits, kills two in Pabna

Truck hits, kills two in Pabna

Two youths were killed as an oil-laden truck ran over them in Sujanagar upazila of Pabna on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Kamrul Islam (38) of Char Sujanagar in Sujanagar upazila and Abdul Mannan (40) of Masjidpara area of the same upazila, as per UNB reports. Police and witnesse

Palm shells get dearer amid scorching heat in Khulna

Palm shells get dearer amid scorching heat in Khulna

Sales of palm shells have surged in Khulna city amid the sultry summer heat that made public life unbearable. Throughout the nine upazilas of Khulna district, people are seen on both sides of roads, offering baskets filled with palm shells to get respite from the extreme heat. The prices of the s

Woman, two children found dead in Mymensingh crop field

Woman, two children found dead in Mymensingh crop field

Police have recovered the bodies of an unidentified woman and two children buried in a paddy field at Trishal in Mymensingh. Locals said they called police after noticing body parts being dragged and eaten by cats and dogs at Kakchor Noyapara village on Tuesday. Shamim Hossain, an additional supe

Over 1.6m sacrificial animals ready for Eid-ul-Azha in Khulna

Over 1.6m sacrificial animals ready for Eid-ul-Azha in Khulna

About 1.62 million sacrificial animals are available against the demand of 1.107 million animals for Eid-ul-Azha in the division. Department of Livestock Services (DoLS), Khulna, Director Dr Mohammad Lutfar Rahman told BSS that this year the demand for sacrificial animals is around 1.107 whereas l