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Police arrest truck driver, aide over rape of girl in Sirajganj

Police arrest truck driver, aide over rape of girl in Sirajganj

-- 2021-06-23 12:30:33

Police have arrested a truck driver and his aide over allegations of raping a woman on a moving truck in Sirajganj. The girl was subsequently rescued and the truck was seized, police said. Law enfor...

Manpower shortage hampers Chandpur forest office activities

Manpower shortage hampers Chandpur forest office activities

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-23 10:11:32

CHANDPUR, June 22: Lack of saplings of various plants is disappointing the tree and flower lovers of Chandpur. Manpower shortage has been hampering the normal activities in Hajiganj, Shahrasti and...

Brokers, drug addicts exploit patients at CMCH

Brokers, drug addicts exploit patients at CMCH

-- 2021-06-23 10:04:23

CUMILLA: People rush to the blood bank only when critically ill patients need emergency blood. But the blood bank of Cumilla Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) has been accused of trading in life-sav...

31 held while trying to sneak into India

31 held while trying to sneak into India

-- 2021-06-22 14:21:55

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Monday detained as many as 31 people, including women and children, while they were allegedly trying to sneak into India via the Jhenaidah border. All the detainees a...

Teesta engulfs vast tract of cropland

Teesta engulfs vast tract of cropland

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2021-06-22 10:25:43

Serious erosion, caused by upper stream of the Teesta river, engulfed a vast tract of cropland from the very beginning of monsoon under Sunderganj upazila in Gaibandha. The people will lose everyth...

Dragon fruit farming popular in Cumilla

Dragon fruit farming popular in Cumilla

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-22 10:22:52

Dragon fruit cultivation is becoming popular day by day in Cumilla. Besides, the demand for this foreign fruit in the market is increasing. At present five out of 17 upazilas of Cumilla are cultivati...

UP election violence leaves two dead in Barishal

UP election violence leaves two dead in Barishal

-- 2021-06-21 21:50:16

Two people were killed and several others injured on Monday in election-related violence in Gournadi Upazila of Barishal district, police said. The deceased were identified as Mauje Ali Mridha, 65, a...

Road development and repairs cripple life for Cox's Bazar residents

Road development and repairs cripple life for Cox's Bazar residents

UNB 2021-06-20 20:25:56

The condition of the roads in Cox's Bazar city, including bypasses and alleyways, has been ravaged with the arrival of the monsoon season. Potholes are everywhere on the roads. During the monsoon, the...

Father, son electrocuted in Brahmanbaria

Father, son electrocuted in Brahmanbaria

-- 2021-06-20 11:51:20

A man and his seven-year-old son died from electrocution at Haturabari in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Golam Maula, 35, son of Khalek Mia and his...

Intercropping with mango, guava orchards benefits farmers

Intercropping with mango, guava orchards benefits farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-06-20 10:10:20

Inter-cropping inside mango and Guava orchards in various villages under Durgapur upazila is benefitting the farmers financially. Ripon and Khokon, two brothers of the village Raipara of the upazila,...

Naogaon Amrapali being exported to UK

Naogaon Amrapali being exported to UK

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-20 09:07:03

NAOGAON: Meeting the local demand, the popular Amrapali variety of mangoes of the district are being exported to the United Kingdom. The first consignment of the dainty fruit has already left the cou...

Jashore, Kushtia register record COVID cases

Jashore, Kushtia register record COVID cases

-- 2021-06-18 19:16:55

Jashore and Kushtia have reported a record rise in coronavirus cases in daily count with four deaths each. The number of cases reported in Jashore in the 24 hours to Friday morning was 291 after the...

Jute mills workers in Khulna demand payment of arrear salaries

Jute mills workers in Khulna demand payment of arrear salaries

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-18 10:40:34

Two state-owned jute mills workers' organisations at a press conference at the Khulna Press Club on Thursday demanded payment of their arrear salaries and reopening of closed jute mills The angry w...

Young entrepreneur gets success in foreign variety of mango farming

Young entrepreneur gets success in foreign variety of mango farming

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-17 10:37:44

Mofizur Rahman Mafi, a young entrepreneur, has succeeded in cultivating foreign varieties of mangoes commercially in Faridpur. The world's most expensive mango Miyazaki or sun-egg is also in Mafi's g...

Low prices disappoint Rajshahi mango producers

Low prices disappoint Rajshahi mango producers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-13 10:20:42

RAJSHAHI: Mango producers in Bagha, Charghat and Durgapur upazilas of the district are disappointed at the low prices of mango though the production was satisfactory this year amid coronavirus. In Ba...

Manikganj road crash leaves two bikers dead

Manikganj road crash leaves two bikers dead

-- 2021-06-12 17:30:38

Two persons were killed and another injured after an ambulance hit a motorcycle on the Dhaka-Aricha highway of Manikganj on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Abdul Alim of Pachuria village an...

18 held for violating fishing ban in Patuakhali

18 held for violating fishing ban in Patuakhali

-- 2021-06-12 17:23:36

As many as 18 fishermen were arrested during a river police operation against unauthorised fishing in the Megna River at Rabnabad in Patuakhali. Acting on a tip-off, a river police team conducted a d...

Rice prices up again in Kushtia

Rice prices up again in Kushtia

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-10 11:06:42

KUSHTIA: The price of rice has gone up in the Khazanagar area of Kushtia even in the Boro season. The price of all types of rice has gone up to Tk 2 per kg. Traders claim that unscrupulous people are...

Edward College principal sued for corruption

Edward College principal sued for corruption

-- 2021-06-09 17:16:34

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against the principal of Government Edward College, Pabna Humayun Kabir Majumder on a charge of corruption. Deputy Assistant Director of the comm...

Jamuna erosion threatens 13 villages

Jamuna erosion threatens 13 villages

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-08 11:45:24

Serious erosion, caused by the upper stream of the Jamuna River, has threatened 13 villages of four unions under Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj district. Meanwhile, hundreds of homes and croplands h...

Aurangzeb era mosque needs a facelift

Aurangzeb era mosque needs a facelift

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-07 10:32:45

Renovation work of the newly-discovered historical mosque of Aurangzeb era at Chhoto Soondar village in Rampur union of Chandpur Sadar Upazila has remained suspended for three years- to the surprise o...

Movement of people restricted in two wards of Jashore to curb COVID-19

Movement of people restricted in two wards of Jashore to curb COVID-19

-- 2021-06-06 10:50:41

The local administration has imposed a strict restriction on the movement of people in two wards of Jashore municipality following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases. The local Corona prevention committe...

Road crash leaves two dead in Gopalganj

Road crash leaves two dead in Gopalganj

-- 2021-06-04 22:19:16

At least two people were killed and three others injured in a road crash in Gopalganj’s Kashiani as a microbus and a pickup van collided head-on. The deceased were identified as NRBC Bank minib...

Vermicompost brings self-reliance to Faridpur women

Vermicompost brings self-reliance to Faridpur women

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-04 11:13:54

Tania Parveen of Faridpur has become self-reliant by producing vermicompost, an organic fertiliser. Following her success, many women have come forward to produce vermicompost to change their fortune....

Satkhira under seven-day strict lockdown 

Satkhira under seven-day strict lockdown 

-- 2021-06-03 17:59:09

The local administration has imposed a seven-day strict lockdown in Satkhira district to stem the spread of Covid-19 amid recent hike in infections in the frontier districts. Civil Surgeon Dr Hussain...

Naogaon municipality, Niamatpur upazila under one week lockdown

Naogaon municipality, Niamatpur upazila under one week lockdown

-- 2021-06-02 17:02:25

The local administration has imposed a one week lockdown in Naogaon municipality and Niamatpur upazila of the district to stem the spread of Covid-19  amid the fear of Indian variant of the virus...

Indian variant raises fears among Cumilla people

Indian variant raises fears among Cumilla people

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-02 10:16:20

CUMILLA: Cumilla district covers at least 106 kilometres of Bangladesh-India border areas. There is also a land port in Cumilla. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the movement of people from Bang...

Brahmanbaria woman gives birth to triplets

Brahmanbaria woman gives birth to triplets

-- 2021-06-01 12:06:37

A woman has given birth to triplets, all girls, at a private hospital in the Brahmanbaria district town, doctors said on Tuesday. Sumaiya Akter, wife of Al Amin of Bijoynagar upazila's Mukundupu...

Benapole customs fails to meet revenue collection target

Benapole customs fails to meet revenue collection target

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-01 10:29:42

Benapole Customs House could not fulfil the revenue collection target. In the first 10 months (July-April) of the current financial year, the revenue collection has decreased by Tk 17.34 billion (Tk 1...

Sylhet markets closed as earthquake precaution

Sylhet markets closed as earthquake precaution

UNB  2021-05-31 19:49:26

Sylhet City Corporation shut six markets for 10 days in the city from Monday morning to avoid risks as several quakes hit the district on Saturday and Sunday. Buyers were seen returning from the mark...