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Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

OUR CORRESPONDENT, KHULNA 2021-01-19 14:59:49

Hossain Sardar is a hearing-impaired farmer. He has cultivated eye-catching colourful plums in Khulna’s Dumuria. Each of his plum trees bears two to four maunds of fruits, which he is now wholes...

First-ever tax collection from undisclosed assets in Magura

First-ever tax collection from undisclosed assets in Magura

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2021-01-17 14:45:36

Tax has been collected from undisclosed assets for the first time in Magura. In 2020, a total of 72 clients paid tax on their undisclosed assets and the tax amount is over Tk 10 million, said officia...

Crude bomb blast during municipal polls injures three in Feni

Crude bomb blast during municipal polls injures three in Feni

-- 2021-01-16 16:40:52

Three people including a policeman and an Ansar member were injured as a crude bomb was exploded at Gonipur Government Primary School polling station in Dagonbhuiya upazila during the municipality ele...

Kurigram shivers in cold wave

Kurigram shivers in cold wave

UNB 2021-01-15 17:30:56

The hustle and bustle of everyday life in Kurigram came to a halt on Friday as a mild cold wave swept across the district. Subal Chandra Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Agricultural Meteorologi...

Huge silt on Sunamganj haor lands affects Boro cultivation

Huge silt on Sunamganj haor lands affects Boro cultivation

OUR CORRESPONDENT, SYLHET 2021-01-14 13:28:00

Farmers in Sunamganj haor areas are counting the labour cost of huge silt on their lands while preparing them for Boro cultivation this year. They are already in trouble due to late and slow recessio...

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

-- 2021-01-10 14:05:53

Two people were killed and three others injured when a bus plunged into a road side ditch on Satkhira-Khulna highway at Bhairabnagar in Tala upazila of Satkhira district on Sunday. One of the decease...

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

-- 2021-01-09 21:49:27

The Agriculture Department has fixed a target of producing 115920 tonnes of potato in the current Robi season in Jamalpur. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources to...

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2021-01-08 13:03:11

Farmers in Magura are expecting a bumper production of mustard due to government support and favourable weather this year. According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magura, a total of 1...

Bumper production of quality honey expected in Bogura

Bumper production of quality honey expected in Bogura

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2021-01-07 11:23:32

Honey farmers are expecting a bumper production of quality honey, due to favourable weather, in Bogura this year. The quality honey to be produced in the district could be worth Tk 100 million, accor...

Baby born with two heads in Magura

Baby born with two heads in Magura

-- 2021-01-06 16:24:31

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads at Jahan Private Hospital in Magura district, doctors said on Wednesday. The baby's mother, Sonali Begum, and her husband Palash Molla, a farmer,...

Rangpur farmers hope bumper sweet potato output

Rangpur farmers hope bumper sweet potato output

-- 2021-01-05 18:47:47

Farmers have already exceeded the fixed farming target of sweet potato by 9.14 per cent and are expecting its super bumper output in Rangpur agriculture region during the current Rabi season. Officia...

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

PABNA, ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-04 11:12:49

Handloom units in Pabna are facing closure as weavers are now left with little money to run them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Weavers say they have not been able to sell their woven clothes at fair...

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-01-03 15:38:34

Prices of winter vegetables have plummeted in Rajshahi, causing worries among vegetable farmers in the district. According to farmers, some of them got satisfactory prices of winter vegetables during...

IU student ‘commits suicide’

IU student ‘commits suicide’

-- 2021-01-03 12:46:43

A female student of the Department of Law and Land Management at the Islamic University reportedly took her own life at Adarshapara area in Jhenaidah sadar upazila on Saturday evening. The deceased w...

Three die after ‘drinking excessive liquor’ in Rajshahi

Three die after ‘drinking excessive liquor’ in Rajshahi

-- 2021-01-02 18:05:51

Three youths, who reportedly drank excessive liquor on the 31st night, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Faisal, 28, son of Ainul Islam of...

Migratory birds flock to Karnaphuli, no step to protect guests

Migratory birds flock to Karnaphuli, no step to protect guests

Nazimuddin Shyamol 2021-01-02 11:31:31

Migratory birds from Siberia and other cold regions have started flocking to the banks of the Karnaphuli River and the seashore in Chattogram after the onset of winter. The hill areas, sea beach and...

Polluted waters in two Sylhet rivers threaten fish, aquatic resources

Polluted waters in two Sylhet rivers threaten fish, aquatic resources

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-01 12:46:34

The Sari-Gowain River is being polluted due to coal mine drainage from the upstream hilly region. It has been revealed in a research by the academics of Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU). The trans...

Magura witnesses 73 rapes in 2020

Magura witnesses 73 rapes in 2020

-- 2020-12-31 13:52:31

Seventy three rape incidents, among other crimes, were recorded in Magura district alone in 2020. The most striking rape incident took place on November 22, when some miscreants raped a housewife&nbs...

Environmentalists demand Sylhet water bodies be recovered

Environmentalists demand Sylhet water bodies be recovered

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-12-31 10:18:31

SYLHET: Speakers at a discussion meeting in Sylhet demanded immediate recovery of the illegally grabbed streams, canals and ponds in the city and taking steps for protecting all the water bodies. The...

Bumper yield of onion delights Rajshahi farmers

Bumper yield of onion delights Rajshahi farmers

-- 2020-12-29 20:05:48

Grassroots farmers in Rajshahi are being delighted because they are getting good yield and the lucrative market price of the newly harvested onion everywhere in the region including its vast Barind tr...

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga

-- 2020-12-28 16:22:58

A cold spell has continued to grip Bangladesh's northern regions for the last 10 days, with the mercury dropping below 8.0 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. Chuadanga recorded the lowest...

26,000 Gaibandha char families to get electricity by June

26,000 Gaibandha char families to get electricity by June

-- 2020-12-27 17:05:40

A number of 26,000 dwellers of remote char areas of river-surrounded three upazilas –Shaghata, Fulchhari, Sadar — of Gaibandha are going to get electric facility by June next, an official...

Honey growers hardly get half the commercial price

Honey growers hardly get half the commercial price

ROVING CORRESPONDENT, PABNA 2020-12-25 13:48:23

Honey producers in Chalanbeel, the vast swathes of wetland in the northern region, are being forced to sell their farm produce at throwaway prices, beekeepers have alleged. They are struggling to rec...

Young men bring tomato revolution in Godagari

Young men bring tomato revolution in Godagari

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2020-12-24 12:57:18

Hundreds of young people in Rajshahi's Godagari, one of the major tomato-producing hubs in the country, have become self-reliant by cultivating tomato, a cash vegetable. Traders from different part...

Brisk sales of winter cake of 'vapa pitha' here and there

Brisk sales of winter cake of 'vapa pitha' here and there

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2020-12-23 14:24:56

As the winter has set in, more than 200 stalls of dhupi or vapa pitha, mostly run by women, have sprung up in different places, especially road crossings and corners, of Rajshahi city. Dhupi or vapa...

Bagmara Bazar sees sales of 12,000 litres of milk a day!

Bagmara Bazar sees sales of 12,000 litres of milk a day!

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA 2020-12-23 12:50:44

A local market in Cumilla's Lalmai witnesses a sale of cow milk to the tune of 12,000 litres every morning. Some 15 milk traders buy the milk from some 2,000 small and medium dairy farmers at the loc...

Aman rice production target exceeds in Rangpur region

Aman rice production target exceeds in Rangpur region

-- 2020-12-22 21:48:28

Braving the coronavirus pandemic, farmers have already exceeded the fixed production target of Aman rice despite massive damages caused to the crop by recent floods this season in Rangpur agriculture...

Illegal fish enclosures obstruct Chitra River flow

Illegal fish enclosures obstruct Chitra River flow

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE 2020-12-21 13:20:37

Fishermen are fishing in the Chitra River by illegally putting up enclosures, which result in disrupting the normal flow of the river in Jashore. Such illegal activity has been going on for so long w...

Tomato farming brings smiles to Rajshahi farmers

Tomato farming brings smiles to Rajshahi farmers

-- 2020-12-20 20:32:58

The tomato farming appeared as a fortune changer for many farmers as it made many peasants solvent in the region this year with also significantly infusing dynamism into the local economy. Sources sa...

Artisans busy preparing kumrabori

Artisans busy preparing kumrabori

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2020-12-20 14:59:11

Financially disadvantaged, more than 500 women artisans in Bogura are busy making kumrabori, a locally made popular food item, this winter season. They have already started selling it too. They say...