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How Magura's Abul Hossen shows pearls grow in ponds

How Magura's Abul Hossen shows pearls grow in ponds

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2020-11-16 12:27:08

That pearls can be produced in ponds is what one Abul Hossein Khan in Magura has made possible. As the government enforced a lockdown across the country in efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in...

Bright prospect of green malta beckons Cumilla farmers

Bright prospect of green malta beckons Cumilla farmers

Our Correspondent 2020-11-15 10:55:22

Green malta is now being cultivated on a large scale in different villages of Cumilla district, raising the hope of better income generation among the growers. The cultivators of the citrus variety f...

Bogura farmers harvest T-Aman, ready field for Robi crops

Bogura farmers harvest T-Aman, ready field for Robi crops

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-11-13 10:24:47

Harvesting of the early variety transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy is now going on in full swing amid much enthusiasm in Bogura district. Marginal farmers and agricultural workers are taking delight in...

Tangail lemon growers fear losses

Tangail lemon growers fear losses

Our Correspondent 2020-11-12 10:46:18

Lemon growers in Tangail district are facing huge losses after their lemon orchards were hit by repeated floods and heavy rainfalls during the current monsoon. Farmers in six upazilas of the diistric...

PRAN-RFL Group likely to generate 5,000 jobs in Rajshahi

PRAN-RFL Group likely to generate 5,000 jobs in Rajshahi

-- 2020-11-10 18:44:58

PRAN-RFL Group’s Varendra Industrial Park at Godagari in Rajshahi, is collecting agro-based products including mango, tomato, olive and guava, based on season, from the local farmers and making...

Three northern districts to produce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Three northern districts to produce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

-- 2020-11-09 18:13:15

Farmers in Gaibandha, Kurigram and Rangpur are going to produce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSPs), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), during the current season. Gan Unnayan Kendra...

Spinach bringing profit for Bogura farmers

Spinach bringing profit for Bogura farmers

Our Correspondent 2020-11-09 10:51:34

Farmers are making a substantial profit from the early winter variety spinach in Bogura district thanks to a bumper yield and fair market price of the vegetable. They are selling each kilogram of spi...

Ex-BCL leader ‘commits suicide’ in Satkhira

Ex-BCL leader ‘commits suicide’ in Satkhira

-- 2020-11-07 12:40:32

A former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Harishchandrakathi village in Tala upazila in Satkhira on Friday. The deceased was identified as Riad Hoss...

Rajshahi student turns pastime into business

Rajshahi student turns pastime into business

Our Correspondent 2020-11-05 09:45:12

RAJSHAHI: It was just out of fancy that Salah Uddin Mamun started to pet four rats of Swiss Albino species at his house in the Kantakhali area of the Rajshahi city. Watching its unprecedented growt...

Fishermen getting ready for deep-sea voyage

Fishermen getting ready for deep-sea voyage

Our Correspondent 2020-11-03 10:39:11

Fishermen have started taking preparation for the sea voyage ahead of the fishing and dry processing season at Dublar Char in the Sundarbans on the Bay of Bengal. They will set sail for remote char a...

Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 18 deaths, 1,568 new case

Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 18 deaths, 1,568 new case

-- 2020-11-01 16:35:26

Bangladesh has reported another 18 deaths and 1,568 new cases of novel coronavirus in last 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 5,941 while the number of infected people is now 409,252. The number of...

Man on seven-day remand for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ in Feni

Man on seven-day remand for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ in Feni

-- 2020-10-30 18:00:07

A Feni court on Friday placed a man on a seven-day remand for allegedly hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims on Facebook. The accused was identified as Mithun Dey alias Piklu Nil, 32, son of Ba...

Fire breaks out at Gazipur shoe factory

Fire breaks out at Gazipur shoe factory

-- 2020-10-26 19:15:49

A fire broke out at a footwear factory at Temgra Bazar in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur on Monday. Senior station officer of Sreepur Fire Service, Mia Raz, said the fire broke out at ‘Rana Footwea...

Moratorium on house building damaging Dunkan Hills

Moratorium on house building damaging Dunkan Hills

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-26 12:07:52

The Department of Environment (DoE) of Chattogram has directed to stop the construction work of Sanmar Properties at the Dunkan Hills in the port city. The DoE also directed Sanmar Properties Limited...

A remote Magura village now  produces malta

A remote Magura village now produces malta

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-26 10:21:58

MAGURA: A remote village Jagdal of Magura is now vibrant with ample Malta(sweet orange). Septuagenarian farmer Waliar Rahman of the village deserves this glorious credit . From his boyhood Waliar h...

Malta Cultivation gains popularity in Narsingdi

Malta Cultivation gains popularity in Narsingdi

-- 2020-10-25 16:59:10

The farming of Malta, a juicy citrus fruit enriched with vitamin C, is gaining popularity among farmers in Shibpur and Belabo upazilas of Narsingdi. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official...

Bogura farmers happy with early cauliflower price

Bogura farmers happy with early cauliflower price

-- 2020-10-25 10:52:29

BOGURA: Farmers of Bogura district are happy growing the early winter caulifloweras they are getting fair market price of the crops. A good number farmers of Dupchanchia, Kahaloo, Adamdighi, Shibganj...

Mobile court sends 45 fishermen to jail for catching hilsa

Mobile court sends 45 fishermen to jail for catching hilsa

-- 2020-10-24 21:27:39

A mobile court on Saturday sentenced 45 fishermen to different jail terms for catching hilsa defying a ban in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj district. Chauhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Anisur...

Jamuna erosion panics Bogura people

Jamuna erosion panics Bogura people

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-23 10:09:44

Thousands of families on the banks of the Jamuna River are spending their days in panic and anxiety as various places of arrow protection work has collapseddue to the erosionin Bogura. The correspond...

Tangail farmers find incentive in olive cultivation

Tangail farmers find incentive in olive cultivation

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-21 10:45:50

The cultivation of olive, a seasonal but profitable fruit, is gaining popularity in many areas of Tangail district. Hundreds of farmers have attained financial solvency by cultivating the fruit. Sour...

Fodder crisis hits Bogura farmers

Fodder crisis hits Bogura farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-20 11:48:29

Cattle rearers are facing severe problems due to an acute shortage of feed for their animals after the floodwater has started receding in Bogura. They are being compelled to sell their cattle at chea...

Woman dies in Netrakona road crash

Woman dies in Netrakona road crash

-- 2020-10-19 13:56:06

A woman was killed as a truck hit her in front of a school in Netrakona district town on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Shirin Akhter, 55, wife of Siddikur Rahman, reports UNB. Shiri...

BSCIC estate eyes 5,000 new jobs in Rajshahi

BSCIC estate eyes 5,000 new jobs in Rajshahi

-- 2020-10-18 18:44:09

Development works of the second industrial estate of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) are progressing aimed at generating employment opportunities for more than 5,000 people...

Two sisters killed in Chapainawabganj road crash

Two sisters killed in Chapainawabganj road crash

-- 2020-10-18 16:39:59

Two sisters were killed after a truck ran over a motorcycle carrying them in Sonamasjid area of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Masrufa Begum, 2...

Mother gets back sold baby in Lalmonirhat

Mother gets back sold baby in Lalmonirhat

-- 2020-10-10 17:19:48

A physically-challenged woman, who had to sell her newborn due to poverty, got back the baby with the help of the Lalmonirhat’s Aditmari Upazial Nirbahi Officer (UNO) on Friday. UNO Mohammad Ma...

Nari O Shishu Odhikar Forum announces three-day programme against rape

Nari O Shishu Odhikar Forum announces three-day programme against rape

-- 2020-10-06 21:31:20

Nari O Shishu Odhikar Forum, a platform of BNP, on Tuesday announced a three-day programme in protest against violence against women and children, including inhuman repression of a woman in Noakhali&r...

Fire guts 10 shops, jute godown in Rajbari

Fire guts 10 shops, jute godown in Rajbari

-- 2020-10-06 10:44:24

At least 10 shops and a jute warehouse were gutted in a fire at a market in Rajbari district town on Tuesday morning. Rabiul Islam, station officer of Rajbari Fire Station, said that the fire broke o...

Vegetable market in Jashore volatile

Vegetable market in Jashore volatile

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-06 10:04:37

The vegetable market in Jashore is volatile. Lower and middle class people are afraid to go to the market. Going to the vegetables market with taka two hundred seems to be foolish. According to the...

Illegal sand lifting goes unabated in Brahmanbaria

Illegal sand lifting goes unabated in Brahmanbaria

-- 2020-10-04 16:48:57

Illegal sand lifting in Bilkenduai village in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila is going on unabated, posing threat to a vast track of farmland. Farmers of the village said they are worried about losing the...

Guava cultivation gaining popularity in Tangail

Guava cultivation gaining popularity in Tangail

Our correspondent 2020-10-04 10:27:35

Guava cultivation is gaining popularity in recent time in Tangail district. The tasty summer fruit is now abundantly available in the local markets. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Tangail...