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Amnura by-pass rly station faces closure

Our Correspondent January 21, 2019 20:45:40

RAJSHAHI, Jan 21: Just 19-month after its inauguration, Amnura by-pass railway station under west zone railway in Rajshahi is going to be closed. Already an official letter to close the rail station h...

Tomato farming changes fate of poor farmers in Bogura

Our Correspondent January 21, 2019 20:44:43

BOGURA, Jan 21: With noticeable assistance of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) tomato farming has changed fate of hundreds of poor farmers in Bogura district. Getting repeated bumper produ...

Gopalganj growers expect good yield of BARI Mustard -14

Our Correspondent January 21, 2019 20:43:40

GOPALGANJ, Jan 21: Farmers of Suktail Union under Sadar Upazila of the district are excepting a bumper production of BARI Mustard -14 this year. Subal Kirtania (70), a farmer of village Suchidanga...

Newborn dies due to ‘negligence’ at Mymensing clinic

-- January 21, 2019 17:40:22

A newborn died due to reported negligence at a private clinic in Krishtapur of Mymensingh on Monday. Harun-or-Rashid, a resident of Kolyanpur village in Sadar Upazila, said his wife Jannat Begum was...

Noakhali road crash leaves four dead

-- January 21, 2019 17:23:42

Four people died and two others were injured in a road accident in Begumganj Upazila of Noakhali on Monday. Begumganj Police OC Firoze Hossain Molla said the accident occurred when when a bus collide...

BGB arrests 14 Bangladeshi nationals at Benapole

-- January 21, 2019 17:13:33

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers arrested 14 Bangladeshis while entering the country illegally through Putkhali border at Charer Math on Monday. Of the arrestees, six are women and two are chil...

Fire guts 72 shanties in Narayanganj

-- January 21, 2019 11:01:45

A fire that broke out at Chandmari slum in Narayanganj’s Fatulla in the early hours of Monday gutted 72 shanties. Narayanganj fire service sources said that the fire broke out in a jhut warehou...

Physician shortage hampers healthcare in Bogura UZ

Our Correspondent January 20, 2019 20:54:32

BOGURA, Jan 20: Medicare service is being disrupted severely due to acute shortage of physicians at Kahaloo Upazila Health Complex of Bogura district. According to hospital sources, some twenty five...

Lucrative price boosts sesame cultivation in Sirajganj

Roving Correspondent January 20, 2019 20:53:33

SIRAJGANJ, Jan 20: Sesame is being cultivated abundantly across Sirajganj district due to its lucrative price this season. Farmers of the district showed more interest to grow the crops on a large sc...

RAB arrests couple with 5,300 yaba pills in Chattogram

-- January 20, 2019 17:11:44

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested a suspected drug trading couple along with 5,300 pieces of yaba tablets (worth Tk 2.65m) from Pahartoli area in Chattogram city in the early...

Police recover abducted minor’s body in Manikganj

-- January 20, 2019 13:08:01

Police recovered the body of a minor boy from a lemon orchard at Jalsuka village in Saturia upazila of Manikganj on Sunday morning three days after his abduction. The deceased was identified as Jubay...

Plum cultivators happy with output, fair price in Natore

Roving Correspondent January 19, 2019 20:26:04

NATORE, Jan 19: A good number of plum cultivators of Gurudaspur upazila in Natore district are happy over bumper output and fair market price this season.Meanwhile, the cultivation of Baukul, Thai plu...

Pedestrian dies in Ctg train accident

-- January 19, 2019 20:03:17

A pedestrian was killed as a city-bound train from Chittagong University hit him in Nasirabad area on Saturday afternoon. The dead man was identified as Shahin Alam, 45, son of Nur Alam, an inhabita...

Cumilla road crash leaves bus supervisor, helper dead

-- January 19, 2019 16:30:03

A bus supervisor and a driver's assistant were killed in a collision involving three vehicles on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Daudkandi Upazila's Iliatganj in Cumilla on Saturday. The victims were...

B’baria road crash kills two

-- January 19, 2019 10:54:08

At least two people were killed and 15 others suffered injuries after a bus and a truck collided head-on on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at Shoshi area of Bijaynagar upazila in Brahmanbaria in the early hours...

Coast Guard seizes 70 maunds jatka in Bhola

-- January 18, 2019 19:16:49

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive seized 70 maunds of jatka from the Tentulia River at Bhelumia in Sadar upazila on Friday morning. Tipped-off, a team from South Zone Coast Guard conducted...

Farmer crushed under train in Cumilla

-- January 18, 2019 18:33:41

A farmer was crushed to death at Shreeballabpur under Sadar South Upazila in Cumilla on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Solaman, 32, son of Arshaf Ali of the village. Cumilla Railwa...

Land dispute leaves man dead in Natore

-- January 18, 2019 18:22:07

A man was killed and five others injured in a clash between two groups over possession of a piece of land at Bashbaria village under Singra Upazila in Natore on Friday noon. The deceased was identifi...

Two motorcyclists die in Bogura road crash

-- January 18, 2019 11:14:00

Two motorcyclists were killed as their vehicle hit a tree beside Talora-Jamdar road at Kalipara village in Bagura’s Kahalu upazila on Thursday. The dead were identified as Suja Uddin Khan, 36,...

Supply scarcity upsets dry fish producers in Chalanbeel area

Roving Correspondent January 18, 2019 10:50:02

Scarcity in fish supply has upset hundreds of dry fish producers of Pabna, Sirajganj and Natore districts in Chalanbeel region this season in spite of high expectations. Now, they are passing anxious...

Earthen pot sale gains momentum in Bogura for keeping date juice

Our Correspondent January 18, 2019 10:43:08

Earthen pots are being sold on a large scale as the date juice extractors are using them for keeping juice in Bogura district. Meanwhile, hundreds of potters are earning well during the ongoing winte...

Bus-truck collision claims lives of two

-- January 18, 2019 10:21:38

Two passengers of an auto rickshaw were killed as their vehicle collided head on with a speeding bus on Cumilla-Noakhali highway at Chandanabazar village in Laksham upazila of Cumilla on Thursday. Th...

Honey collection gaining popularity in Magura

Our Correspondent January 17, 2019 21:17:42

MAGURA, Jan 17: Integrated mustard cultivation and honey collection by bee keeping is gaining popularity in Magura. Magura honey collectors expect Tk 20 million this season. Department of Agriculture...

Missing college teacher’s body found in Naogaon river

-- January 17, 2019 17:54:44

Police on Thursday recovered the body of a college teacher, who remained missing for five days, from Ghukshi River of Bara Chawkgopal area in Dhamrai Upazila, Naogaon. The deceased was identified as...

Police recover body of schoolboy in Cumilla

-- January 17, 2019 11:08:41

Police recovered the body of a schoolboy at Barkamta village in Cumilla’s Debidwar upazila on Wednesday. The 15-year-old victim was identified as Joy Chandra Ghosh, a Class VII student of Chand...

Two die after bus plunges into roadside ditch

-- January 17, 2019 11:07:09

At least two people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Choumuhoni-Feni road at Jamidarhat Boropul in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali on Wednesday night. The i...

Boro farming gains momentum in Bogura's Nagor River basin

Our Correspondent January 16, 2019 21:37:58

BOGURA Jan 16: Getting repeated abundant output in the previous years, Boro rice farming is gaining momentum in Bogura district in the last few years.  During November to May the basin of Nagor...

Smooth agri-inputs supply boosts lentil output in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent January 16, 2019 21:36:05

JOYPURHAT, Jan 16: With favourable weather prevailing and timely supply of necessary agri-inputs, lentil farmers are expecting abundant output in Joypurhat district this season.  Sources said, B...

Potato growers expect good yield in Rangpur

Our Correspondent January 16, 2019 21:29:43

RANGPUR, Jan 16: The growers of early cultivated potato in five districts under Rangpur agricultural region are in joyous mood owing to an excellent yield of the produce this season. Sources said tha...

Criminal dies in ‘shootout’ with police in Narail

-- January 16, 2019 16:41:10

Police say a man accused in 13 cases of murder and robbery has been killed in an alleged shootout in the Narail Sadar upazila. The shootout took place on the Narail-Noapara road in the Kararbil area...