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96 families evicted from Karatoa river banks in Panchagarh

-- December 23, 2019 21:03:03

PANCHAGARH, Dec 23 (UNB): Over 96 families were evicted from the banks of the Karatoa River in the Tulardanga area in Sadar Upazila on Monday in a drive conducted by Upazila Administration to free the...

Noakhali gunfight leaves drug trader dead

-- December 23, 2019 11:58:06

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Goni Miar Doroja area of Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali district on Monday. The deceased was identified as Monir Hossain, 36, so...

Students demand justice for Sumona in Thakurgaon

UNB December 21, 2019 16:17:40

Students of different schools and colleges on Saturday staged demonstrations and blocked Chaurasta intersection area for two hours in Thakurgaon district town demanding justice for their one of their...

People throng roadside pitha shops as winter bites

UNB December 20, 2019 18:34:04

With the onset of winter, the roadside pitha shops in Lalmonirhat not only give people something warm and delicious to nibble on but also provide seasonal labourers a much-needed livelihood. People t...

Father dies, daughter injured in Jashore road crash

-- December 20, 2019 14:02:47

A man has been killed and his daughter critically injured after being run over by a bus in Satmile Gohata area on Jashore-Jhenaidah road in Sadar upazila of Jashore district. The deceased was identif...

Khulna, Tangail people feel the chill of winter

A Correspondent December 20, 2019 01:00:22

KHULNA, Dec 19: With the beginning of Bangla month of Poush, Khulna district is suddenly facing bone shaking cold. In the southwestern part of the country, cold wave and dense fog have led normal lif...

Tomato farming creates hope among marginal farmers

Our Correspondent December 20, 2019 00:59:34

GOPALGANJ, Dec 19: Grassroot farmers of Sadar upazila in the district are delighted over the present market price of tomato. According to Gopalganj Sadar Upazila Agriculture Office sources, a total o...

Construction of most Boro crop protection structures yet to start

Our Correspondent December 20, 2019 00:58:39

SYLHET, Dec 19: Construction of most of the structures for Boro crop protection could not be started in Sylhet region although it was reset for December 17 by the Water Development Board (WDB), offici...

Road crash kills man in city

-- December 19, 2019 14:19:37

A man was killed after being run over by a bus in city’s Asad Gate area on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Ashrafuddin Dewan, 60, a resident of Mirpur area hailing from Gazaria...

Youth dies in Magura road crash

-- December 19, 2019 12:01:06

A young man was killed and another person was injured when a truck hit a motorbike on Magura-Boalmari road over Sheikh Hasina Bridge in Mohammadpur upazila of Magura on Wednesday night. The deceas...

Netrakona railway station in poor condition

Our Correspondent December 19, 2019 00:09:25

NETRAKONA, Dec 18: Netrakona railway station is in a poor condition. The station has been facing various problems, including small platform, no electricity at the night, leaky roof on the platform and...

C’nawabganj DAE eyes to grow Boro on 46,800 hectares of land

-- December 19, 2019 00:07:17

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Dec 18 (UNB): The local Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) says it is optimistic about Boro cultivation on 46,800 hectares of land this season to meet a production goal of 2,1...

Panchagarh growers expect 10m kgs tea this year

-- December 19, 2019 00:06:48

PANCHAGARH, Dec 18 (UNB): Tea growers in the district expect the highest-ever tea production of 10 million kgs (10,000 tonnes) this year against last year's 8.1 million kg, thanks to favourable weathe...

Schoolgirl dies in Chandpur road accident

-- December 18, 2019 11:42:12

A schoolgirl was killed and four others were injured after a truck hit an auto-rickshaw at Joyhari area in Shahrasti upazila of Chandpur district on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Mohn...

Carrot growers happy over market price

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 17, 2019 23:54:19

BOGURA, Dec 17: Carrot growers in the district are happy over the present market price of their produce. A good number of farmers have attained financial solvency by growing carrot in winter. The De...

Rape, murder suspect dies in Faridpur 'shootout'

-- December 16, 2019 13:06:00

A man suspected of raping and murdering a disabled teenager has been killed in a shootout with police in Faridpur. The incident took place near a bridge in the city's Rathkhola Launch Ghat around 2am...

Migratory birds start arriving at Benapole water bodies

A Correspondent December 16, 2019 00:13:06

With the advent of winter, migratory birds, though small in numbers, have started arriving at different water bodies of haor and hilly areas in Benapole of Jashore district. But, this year, the numbe...

Paddy procurement process in Jashore goes digital

-- December 13, 2019 16:41:31

The government's decision to procure paddy during the Aman season this year from selected upazilas across the country through a digital app for the first time has drawn a huge response from farmers in...

NGO engaged in illegal banking activities in Rajshahi district

Our Correspondent December 11, 2019 11:07:07

A non-government organisation (NGO) named Small Traders Cooperative (STC) Bank Limited has been engaged in illegal banking activities in Rajshahi. According to sources, the STC procured registration...

Banana farming gains popularity in Naogaon

Our Correspondent December 10, 2019 22:33:16

NAOGAON, Dec 10: Farming of banana is gaining popularity in Mohadevpur upazila of the district as the soil of the area has been proved suitable for cultivation of the popular fruit. Sources at the De...

Students take lessons under open sky for shortage of classrooms

ROVING CORRESPONDENT December 10, 2019 00:02:22

PABNA, Dec 09: Due to shortage of adequate class rooms, the students of Shalikha Government Primary School under Chatmohar Upazila in Pabna district are attending their classes under the open sky. Ac...

Tangail farmers profit from green onion

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 10, 2019 00:01:04

TANGAIL, Dec 09: Early variety of green onion growers of the twelve upazilas of the district are earning a handsome profit by selling their produce, as dry onion price is extremely high at the local k...

Cracks develop in Dacope upazila staff quarters

A Correspondent December 08, 2019 22:15:01

KHULNA, Dec 08: The 37-year- old government residential buildings in Dacope upazila of Khulna have become risky for residents as cracks have developed in different places, including ceilings and beams...

Thieves steal onion from fields!

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 08, 2019 10:26:07

Due to the prolonged price hike, immature onion is being stolen from fields in Bogura, Sirajganj, Pabna and Joypurhat districts. The farmers are defying acute cold wave at night to guard crops, accor...

Meghna launch collision kills one

-- December 07, 2019 11:54:07

A collision between two launches on the Meghna River has left one passenger dead and 15 others injured. The accident, involving Chandpur-bound MV Bogdadia-13 and Dhaka-bound MV Manik-4, took place ne...

Chilmari port yet to start operation even three yrs after inauguration

-- December 05, 2019 22:00:05

KURIGRAM, Dec 05 (UNB): Although three years have elapsed since the formal inauguration of Chilmari River Port, it is yet to see any activities, causing frustration to local people. Sources said a Sh...

Coordinated and evidence based response is key to disaster management

-- December 05, 2019 20:18:39

Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the government of Bangladesh and CARE Bangladesh jointly organised a workshop on Thursday with the...

Robbers loot four cows after killing owner in Rajshahi

-- December 05, 2019 17:43:35

Robbers looted four cows after killing its owner at Daspurkur in Rajshahi early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Majid, son of Abdul Aziz of the area. Mehedi Hasan, officer-in-charge o...

Two die in Manikganj road crash

-- December 05, 2019 11:17:39

A woman and her daughter were killed as a pickup hit them at Nabogram in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj district on Wednesday night. The deceased could not be identified yet, reports UNB. Yamin Uddo...

Patients can’t go to community clinics for lack of roads

ROVING CORRESPONDENT December 04, 2019 21:45:47

PABNA, Dec 04: People in Bhangura upazila of the district cannot get proper services from three community clinics in the area as there are no connecting roads to go to the clinics. Hatgram Community...