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Biman starts Ctg-Madina flight

-- October 31, 2019 17:02:10

Bangladesh Biman’s direct flight to Chattogram – Madina was inaugurated at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Thursday. State Minister for Civil Aviation & Tourism Moh...

Electrocution kills man, nephew in Gaibandha

-- October 31, 2019 11:41:50

A man and his nephew died of electrocution at Damodorpur village in Sadullahpur uapzila of Gaibandha on early Thursday. The deceased were identified as Azizul Islam, 45, and his nephew Ujjal Mia, 25,...

Bridge lying unused due to absence of road

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 30, 2019 00:37:32

PABNA, Oct 29: Bridge over the Gazony Beel is lying unused for long time due to absence of link road. It is causeing untold suffering for thousands of commuters at Hatkhali union under Suzanagar up...

Sonu’s dream to become bellwether for Harijans fails

-- October 30, 2019 00:36:35

NARAYANGANJ, Oct 29 (UNB): Sonu Rani Das, the lone graduate from the Harijan community here, wanted to be a teacher to establish her own language, but could not yet materialise her dream. Sonu was ea...

DU students stage sit-in demanding solution to accommodation crisis

-- October 29, 2019 13:43:57

A section of students of Dhaka University on Tuesday staged sit-in in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) residence, demanding an end to the accommodation crisis in the residential halls. The p...

200-year-old Santahar railway station limping for lack of modern facilities

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 28, 2019 20:56:09

BOGURA, Oct 28: Thousands of train passengers at Santahar railway station and junction under Adamdighi upazila have been suffering much due to lack of common facilities and bad shape of the station....

South Korea offers talks to North Korea on Mount Kumgang issues

-- October 28, 2019 13:17:18

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. Seoul's unification min...

Bus, truck collide head-on in Rangpur, killing two

-- October 28, 2019 12:21:13

Two people were killed and another was injured after a bus and a truck collided head-on at Boldipakur on Rangpur–Dhaka Highway in Mithapakur Upazila of Rangpur district on early Monday. The dec...

Century-old dead trees on Jashore-Benapole road to be removed

A Correspondent October 27, 2019 22:16:05

BENAPOLE, Oct 27: The district council is identifying dead trees along the Benapole-Jashore Highway Road for their removal. The removal started jointly with the forest department and the Zilla Parish...

Police recover youth’s body from Cumilla river

-- October 27, 2019 11:34:41

Police recovered the body of a young man, who went missing on Saturday evening, from the Gomti River in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ali, 23...

Pochamaria village - a famed bird sanctuary

Monjuara Khatun October 25, 2019 00:52:39

RAJSHAHI, Oct 22: Not only in winter, but all the year round Pochamaria village under Puthia upazila of the district becomes abode of thousands of birds, both indigenous and migratory, which makes t...

Shatranji now being produced in many areas of Rangpur

Our Correspondent October 23, 2019 21:45:11

RANGPUR, Oct 23: Shatranji (handcrafted rug), a heritage of Rangpur, has already conquered the heart of the people across the country as well as the abroad with its magnificent designs and enchantin...

Woman gives birth to quadruplets in Satkhira

-- October 22, 2019 21:06:13

A woman gave birth to quadruplets at a private hospital in Sathkhira early Tuesday. Woman’s husband Shariful Islam said Runa Parvin was taken to Sadar Hospital on Monday after she went into lab...

Kushtia road crash kills two motorcyclists

-- October 22, 2019 13:52:04

Two motorcyclists were killed and another was injured as the motorbike they were riding fell into a pond at Kuthipara intersection in Khoksha upazila of Kushtia on Monday night. The deceased were ide...

15 fishermen jailed for netting Hilsa defying ban

-- October 21, 2019 17:04:39

A mobile court in Manikganj on Monday jailed 15 fishermen for catching Hilsa from the Padma and the Jamuna River defying a government ban in Shibaloy upazila of Manikganj. Shibaloy upazila assistant...

Hason Raja’s ancestral home needs care for historical interest

IQBAL SIDDIQUEE October 20, 2019 20:40:10

SYLHET, Oct 20: Great mystic poet Hason Raja has a lot many popular songs. 'Loke bole bolery, ghar bari bala nay amar, ki ghor banaimu ami shunneri majhar', 'agey Jodi janto Hason, bachbo koto din, ba...

184 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- October 19, 2019 16:47:19

A total of 184 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning. Of them, 62 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said...

Two killed in Habiganj road accident

-- October 19, 2019 16:41:44

Two people were killed and one wounded in a road accident in Mouchak area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district in the early hours of Saturday, police said, reports...

Woman ‘kills self’ to escape ‘torture for dowry’ in Magura

-- October 19, 2019 11:49:31

A housewife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself after being tortured reportedly by her husband for dowry at Sonatundi village in Sreepur upazila here on Friday night. The deceased was iden...

Nearly one million rats eliminated in Rangpur

-- October 18, 2019 19:06:26

The farmers, filed level agriculture officials, teachers, students and common people eliminated over 0.98 million rats saving 7,371 tonnes of crops worth Taka 10.6 million last year in all five distri...

Stone lifting machineries seized in Sylhet

-- October 18, 2019 11:50:14

A task force of District Administration in Companiganj upazila of in Sylhet district seized and destroyed stone lifting machineries worth Tk 7.50 million in a six-hour drive on Thursday. The task fo...

Puthia Rajbari - an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture

Monjuara Khatun October 17, 2019 21:25:41

RAJSHAHI, Oct 17: Puthia Rajbari, a palace in Puthia Upazila of Rajshahi, is an example of Indo-Saracenic revival architecture. The historical structure stands on the Rajshahi-Natore highway, 30 kilo...

Madhumati river erosion takes serious turn

Our Correspondent October 17, 2019 21:24:46

MAGURA, Oct 17: Erosion by the Madhumati river under Mohammadpur upazila in the district has taken a serious turn. Local sources said six villages of the upazila - Harekrishnapur, Moheshpur, Airmaghi...

Handloom factories on verge of closure in Bogura district

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 17, 2019 00:30:28

BOGURA, Oct 16: Handloom factories in the district are on the verge of closure due to price hike of yarn and other raw materials against low market price of woven clothes. Already about 1,000 weave...

'Fishermen get food assistance as Hilsa fishing ban continues'

BSS October 16, 2019 16:46:06

A total of 3,522 fishermen families of four upazilas in Gaibandha district got 70.44 tonnes of rice as food assistance from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on Tuesday so that they can pass Hil...

Lalon Shah - a bard, a philosopher

ZM Aminul Islam October 15, 2019 21:52:30

JHENIDAH, Oct 15: Lalon Shah is the king of Bauls, a unique mystical tradition of rural Bengal. In Bengali culture Lalon has become an icon of religious tolerance. Widely celebrated as an epitome of r...

Optical rain gauges set up in Sylhet

Our Correspondent October 15, 2019 21:51:09

SYLHET, Oct 15: The Meteorology Department has set up four optical rain gauges, sophisticated equipment at places including Sylhet district with a target of recording real time data of rainfall and it...

Transgender woman becomes upazila vice-chairman in Jhenaidah

-- October 15, 2019 20:26:30

Sadia Akter Pinky, a transgender woman, has been elected vice-chairman of the Kotchandpur Upazila Parishad in Jhenaidah. She ran for the female vice-chairman’s post as a woman and secured 12,88...

Police recover bullet-hit body of youth in Lakshmipur

-- October 15, 2019 13:21:07

Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a youth in Bakultala area in Lakshmipur Sadar upazila on early Tuesday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charg...

Boat craftsmen struggling for livelihood in Naraill

-- October 14, 2019 20:53:56

NARAIL, Oct 14 (UNB): Twenty-five families, who have kept the boat-making craftsmanship alive for smooth movement in the monsoon, are struggling to keep their heads above water in summer.  Resid...