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Vegetables farmers incur losses in absence of cold storage facility

Vegetables farmers incur losses in absence of cold storage facility

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-12 10:35:28

Due to the dearth of cold storage facilities for surplus vegetable preservation, the farmers of Bogura district are being deprived of fair price. As a result, vegetables-- worth Tk 500 million-- ar...

Mahbubul Alam re-elected Chattogram Chamber president

Mahbubul Alam re-elected Chattogram Chamber president

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-12 10:19:55

Mahbubul Alam has been re-elected president of the Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), the apex trade body in the port city, for the fifth consecutive time. The newly elected Board of...

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

-- 2021-05-11 16:58:58

Two dolphins were found dead on Kuakata beach on Sunday and Monday. Local people said bodies of two dolphins length about 10 feet were found lying on the beach. One dead dolphin was found near Lebur...

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-11 11:08:13

LALMONIRHAT: Poultry farmers in five upazilas of the district are incurring huge loss for the last few months as the price of feed is higher and egg price is lower than its production cost. Farm ow...

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

-- 2021-05-10 16:01:44

Four of a family were burnt  in a gas cylinder explosion  at a house in Anwara Upazila of Chattogram on Sunday night. The victims are Md Farhad, 19, Md Abdur Rahman, 62, Md Arif Ali, 42, an...

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:57:42

Arif Hossain is an Honours (Bangla) second-year student of Cumilla Ajitguh College. Arif's father Rakib Uddin is a farmer from Karpati village in Jodda union of Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla. Arif, bei...

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays   

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays  

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:53:18

The Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) called upon the law-enforcing agencies to ensure the security in Chattogram during holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a statement, CCCI President Mahbu...

Ecology in peril for brick kilns on Bogura farmland

Ecology in peril for brick kilns on Bogura farmland

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:37:29

Due to the establishment of brick kilns on agricultural land, the ecosystem is under threat in Dhunot upazila of Bogura district causing extensive damage to plants for black smoke and ash, subsequentl...

100-year-old Moriamjan returns home disappointed

100-year-old Moriamjan returns home disappointed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:33:00

A 100- year-old Moriomjan lives in a shanty on the premises of Baghabariin Palkandi area in Moishadi village under Chandpur Sadar. She came to Deputy Commissioner (DC) office on Thursday morning and w...

Many Rohingya gather in port city for Zakat, alms

Many Rohingya gather in port city for Zakat, alms

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:08:29

Despite the government's decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox's Bazar and Noakhali's Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine have entered the port city...

Landless farmers produce watermelon in Naogaon char

Landless farmers produce watermelon in Naogaon char

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-07 10:26:12

Many landless farmers are attaining solvency through cultivation of watermelon in different char areas adjacent to the Atrai river of Patnitala upazila under Naogaon district. Department of Agricultu...

Researchers succeed in breeding of Bangladesh's endangered fish species

Researchers succeed in breeding of Bangladesh's endangered fish species

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-07 10:23:16

MYMENSINGH, May 06: Researchers at the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) have succeeded in artificial breeding of 24 endangered species of fish, including the endangered Tengra, Gulsha, P...

Boro harvesting begins amid labour shortage

Boro harvesting begins amid labour shortage

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-05 10:17:54

Boro paddy harvesting has begun in Bogura district amid an acute shortage of farm labourers as the labourers from different adjacent districts could not visit the region due to the ongoing pandemic-in...

Youth shot dead by Indian locals along Sylhet border

Youth shot dead by Indian locals along Sylhet border

-- 2021-05-04 21:54:26

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead Tuesday allegedly by members of the Indian indigenous Khasia community near the border in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. The deceased was identified as Moqbul Ali, 28,...

Tk 2.5b surface water conservation project progressing in Rangpur

Tk 2.5b surface water conservation project progressing in Rangpur

-- 2021-05-04 17:02:39

A comprehensive Tk 2.50 billion project is progressing fast to conserve and ensure best uses of surface water to expedite overall socioeconomic development in the greater Rangpur region amid changed c...

Couple killed in Meherpur road crash

Couple killed in Meherpur road crash

-- 2021-05-04 16:49:52

A couple was killed and six people were injured in a road accident at Khoksha village in Meherpur sadar upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Farha Khatun, 60, and Abdus Sattar, 68, of...

Disabled teen boy burnt to death in Barishal

Disabled teen boy burnt to death in Barishal

-- 2021-05-04 12:02:55

A 15-year-old physically challenged boy was charred to death in a fire that broke out at his house in Dingamanik village of Barishal's Sadar upazila early on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identif...

Tailors idling away time

Tailors idling away time

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-04 10:37:38

TANGAIL: Dressmakers of different tailoring shops are idling away time in the district for no noticeable number of orders placed, while only a few days are left for the Eid- ul-fitr. Before Covid-1...

Toddler drowns in Bogura

Toddler drowns in Bogura

-- 2021-05-03 22:09:07

A four-year-old child on Monday drowned in Bogura's Nandigram upazila. The deceased was identified as Soraiya Khatun, the daughter of Firoz Hossain of Pathan village. Chairman of Thalta Majgram Unio...

Lightning kills two farmers in Bhola

Lightning kills two farmers in Bhola

-- 2021-05-03 20:42:54

Two farmers were killed by lightning strike in Char Fasson upazila of Bhola. The deceased have been identified as Md Shahe Alam and Alauddin Bepari. Noore Alam Master, president of the local Aslampu...

Farmers hope bumper summer vegetable output in Rangpur region

Farmers hope bumper summer vegetable output in Rangpur region

-- 2021-05-03 19:30:29

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) are expecting a bumper summer vegetables’ output as farmers have exceeded its farming target during this Kharif-1 season in Rangpur ag...

School teacher ‘kills self’ in Thakurgaon

School teacher ‘kills self’ in Thakurgaon

-- 2021-05-03 12:32:18

A school teacher reportedly committed suicide by taking poison in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon district on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Jebunnesa, 45, an assistant teacher of Basbhanga Beg...

Number of Rotavirus-infected children increasing in Cumilla

Number of Rotavirus-infected children increasing in Cumilla

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-03 09:43:11

The number of children infected with rotavirus is increasing day by day in Cumilla. The outbreak of the virus has increased in Chauddagram upazila of the district, health department sources said. At...

ASI killed in Bhola road crash

ASI killed in Bhola road crash

-- 2021-05-02 19:48:29

At least one person was killed in a road crash in Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Borhanuddin Police Station ASI Aklima Akhter (38), wife of SI Jasim Uddin...

Lightning leaves madrasa student dead in Kutubdia

Lightning leaves madrasa student dead in Kutubdia

-- 2021-05-01 16:29:01

A 19-year-old madrasa student died on Saturday after being struck by lightning in Kutubdia upazila. The deceased has been identified as Md Sohel Akbar, a resident of Lutfor para in Lemshikhali union...

Organic vegetable farming gaining momentum in Bogura's char areas

Organic vegetable farming gaining momentum in Bogura's char areas

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-30 10:59:54

Organic vegetable farming in the Jamuna Char basin under Dhunot, Sariakandi and Sonatola upazilas of Bogura district is gaining momentum. The farmers are seen happy over organic vegetable farming in...

Blast disease damages vast tracts of paddy field

Blast disease damages vast tracts of paddy field

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-30 10:52:30

Hundreds of farmers of Lalmonirhat district have become frustrated about the attack of blast diseases in their paddy fields. Just before the ripening blast diseases are damaging the whole paddy fields...

Matin Saikot, a real friend of farmers

Matin Saikot, a real friend of farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-29 11:15:28

CUMILLA: Matin Saikot, a college teacher from Adampur village of Elliotganj South Union in Cumilla's Daudkandi upazila, has been irrigating his and others' agricultural land since 1997. In 1997, Ma...

Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-29 11:09:56

Food adulteration in Chattogram has increased alarmingly in the last few months. Basic food items adulterated with poisonous residues and manufactured food, including milk, butter, Ghee and soft drin...

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-28 10:36:16

Jogesh Chandro Pal (45), a potter of Digholtari kumarpara is very much frustrated about his future and school-going children. He does not know what to do now. His ancestral business can't feed his f...