Loading...

Search results for: UN

Severity of cold wave worsens in northern districts

-- January 06, 2020 18:58:04

After a little respite for couple of days, severity of the season’s second spell of cold wave worsened on Monday affecting normal life in northern districts of the country. According to officia...

Bogura agriculture at stake as topsoil goes to brick kilns

-- January 06, 2020 17:11:37

Dozens of illegal brick kilns, set up in arable land near schools and colleges, have formed a powerful clique who are removing the fertile topsoil for making bricks, rendering the fields unusable for...

Satkhira’s traditional ‘mele’ mat industry on verge of extinction

-- January 05, 2020 22:07:30

SATKHIRA, Jan 05 (UNB): A crisis of raw materials , low prices of finished goods and availability of cheaper alternatives are pushing the once thriving 'mele' mat industry of Satkhira towards extincti...

Couple held with ‘firearm, Yaba’ in Dinajpur

-- January 05, 2020 17:04:57

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday evening arrested a couple reportedly along with a shooter gun and 100 Yaba tablets at Katla village of bordering Birampur upazila in Dinajpur. The...

Woman burned while basking in fire dies

-- January 05, 2020 10:55:49

An elderly woman who suffered burns while basking in fire died at the General Hospital in Jashore on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Shukurunnesa, 60, wife of late Samsuddin of Raypara...

Barbel fish farming receives a boost

A Correspondent January 04, 2020 23:52:12

MYMENSINGH, Jan 04: Barbel (shing) fish farming in Madihati Para village of Mymensingh Sadar Upazila has received a boost following implementation of the intensive cultivation technique that is set...

Itakhola, Rupban Mura open to tourists

Our Correspondent January 04, 2020 23:51:31

CUMILLA, Jan 04: Cumilla has long been known as a district with a rich history and heritage. The tourist attractions of this district, rich in tourism sector, attract everyone. This time, Cumilla'...

Robbers beat elderly woman to death in Khulna

-- January 04, 2020 16:48:16

Robbers looted gold ornaments from a house killing an elderly woman at Navy-gate area in Khulna on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Kali Rani Sen, 70. The incident took place around...

Satkhira’s ‘mele’ mat industry faces extinction

-- January 04, 2020 12:49:30

Shortages of raw materials , low prices of finished goods and availability of cheaper alternatives are pushing the once-thriving ‘mele’ mat industry of Satkhira towards extinction. &ldquo...

Three die in Lakshmipur road accident

-- January 02, 2020 11:35:37

Three people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Lakshmipur Highway near Polly Bidyut area on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam, 35, son of Nurul Am...

High prospects in interim BARI Sarisa-14 cultivation

-- January 01, 2020 16:47:12

Agriculturists at a farmers’ field day event have said cultivation of short duration and high yielding variety of BARI Sarisa-14 between the time of Transplanted Aman rice and Boro rice farming...

Natore road crash kills one, injures 30

-- January 01, 2020 12:21:11

A man was killed and 30 others were injured in a collision between two buses at Kashiabari Bridge area in Natore Sadar upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Likhon, the assistant of a...

Misuse of public funds detected in Sunamganj

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 31, 2019 21:15:41

SYLHET, Dec 31: Misuse of public funds by some officials at the Project Implementation Office at Shulla upazila in Sunamganj in the name of construction of bridges at remote villages has been detect...

Khulna jute mills workers continue hunger strike unto death

Our Correspondent December 30, 2019 21:11:10

KHULNA, Dec 30: Hundreds of jute mill workers in Khulna region were continuing their hunger strike unto death for the second consecutive day to press home their 11-point demand. Sources said, the wor...

Alampur children’s park likely to open soon

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 30, 2019 21:09:49

SYLHET, Dec 30: At last, the much-desired children park in the Sylhet divisional city suburban Alampur area is going to be formally inaugurated soon. Sources said, it would help meet a long standing...

Medical waste management plant being established in Rajshahi

-- December 30, 2019 17:51:31

A medical waste management plant is being established in Rajshahi city aimed at bringing all the wastes including the risky and harmful ones produced in both public and private clinics, diagnostics an...

Three ‘pirates’ held in Sundarbans

-- December 30, 2019 17:40:24

Three suspected members of a notorious pirate gang were arrested from the Sundarbans by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on early Monday. The arrestees are - Siddiqur Rahman, 34, son of Jumman Ali Gazi,...

Untimely Padma erosion jolts Goalunda villagers

-- December 30, 2019 00:34:26

GOALUNDA, Dec 29 (UNB): An unanticipated dry-season bank erosion by the Padma River is wreaking havoc with the inhabitants of two unions here, taking away over 100 bighas of arable land in the last tw...

Construction of new floor on 22-year-old one-storey school bldg raises concern

ROVING CORRESPONDENT December 30, 2019 00:33:38

NAOGAON, Dec 29: Construction of a new floor on the roof of a single-storey 22-year-old Hamidpur Jigatla Multipurpose High School building under Mahadebpur upazila of the district is going apace trigg...

Boy burned to death in Khulna bakery fire

-- December 28, 2019 20:27:15

A teenage boy was killed as fire broke out at a bakery in Khulna city’s Dalmil intersection area early Saturday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Mynul Haque, 15, son of Tara Mia of...

Sheep farming brings smile for Rajshahi villagers

-- December 28, 2019 17:17:23

Among many others, Abdul Mannan, 48, of Mollapara village under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi has become self-reliant through sheep farming. With his curiosity Mannan had procured two sheep from one o...

Vegetable farming creates employment opportunity for B'baria youths

UNB December 28, 2019 16:26:01

Vegetable farming is creating employment opportunity for previously unemployed youths in Brahmanbaria, changing the scenario in rural areas. Mohiuddin Miah of Mohammadpur village at Ramrail union in...

Families accuse DB of detaining five youths in Jashore

-- December 28, 2019 12:31:02

The Detective Branch (DB) of police has rejected claims that they picked up five youths on early Thursday from Jashore. The young men are – Sohan Hossain, son of Saheb Ali; Shukur, son of Aziz...

Two killed in Kishoreganj road crash

UNB December 27, 2019 17:29:21

At least two people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Kamaliarchar area of Kishoreganj district on Friday morning. The deceased were identified as Faizul Islam Chowdhury, 60, of...

400-foot bridge on Netrakona road now useless for lack of approach road

Our Correspondent December 27, 2019 00:23:52

NETRAKONA, Dec 26: A 400-foot bridge on the Maizpara-Jayanagar road under Kalmakanda upazila in the district has been lying unused due to lack of approach roads.  Sources said the bridge was con...

Healthcare centre in remote Sunamganj area lying almost unused for five years

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 27, 2019 00:22:49

SYLHET, Dec 26: A government-run health facility for female and children has been lying almost unused for over the last five years as no physician has yet been posted there. Even its formal opening...

Naogaon farmers turn to mustard farming

-- December 27, 2019 00:21:32

OUR CORRESPONDENTs NAOGAON, Dec 26: Peasants in Manda upazila of the district are showing interest in mustard cultivation, disheartened by the lower prices of the other crops like paddy, wheat, maize...

Harvest of T-Aman paddy completed in Gaibandha

-- December 26, 2019 16:56:14

Harvest of transplanted (T) Aman paddy, a high valued crop, has been completed in all the seven upazilas in Gaibandha during the current season. Office sources said Department of Agriculture Extens...

Two burn victims die at RMCH

-- December 26, 2019 16:36:08

A minor girl and a mentally-retarded youth, who suffered burn injuries in separate incidents of fire in Sundarganj and Sadullapur upazila of Gaibandha, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH...

Police recover woman’s body in Habiganj

-- December 26, 2019 12:53:12

Police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from a paddy field at Rajiura in Habiganj Sadar upazila early Thursday. On information, police recovered the body around 1:30am, said Md Masuk Ali,...