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Short-duration paddy can help save crops from early flood

Our Correspondent November 14, 2018 21:34:08

SYLHET, Nov 14: A research by the academics at the Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) says early farming of short-duration paddy could save the crop from the risk of early flood in vast haor region....

Purabetai primary school students attending classes in a shed

Our Correspondent November 14, 2018 21:33:11

JHENIDAH, Nov 14: Students of Purabetai Government Primary School in Jhenidah Sadar have been attending classes in a shed made of the matting of bamboo and corrugated sheets, hampering educational act...

Husband, wife killed in Tangail road accident

-- November 14, 2018 17:20:31

Two persons were killed and three others injured as a truck collided head on with an auto-rickshaw in Sakhipur upazila of Tangail district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Motiur Rahman...

Grassroots families in Rajshahi, Natore achieve solvency rearing ducks

Our Correspondent November 14, 2018 12:59:43

RAJSHAHI: Thousands of poor and grassroots families living in villages adjacent to various water bodies of the district have attained financial solvency by rearing ducks. Sources said more than 3,000...

Woman dies in Natore road mishap

-- November 14, 2018 12:53:19

A woman was killed when a bus knocked her down at Chandpur in Natore Sadar uapzila on Wednesday. The deceased Mamtaz Begum was a vegetable vendor. Mostafizur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Polic...

Two minors drown in Sirajganj pond

-- November 11, 2018 11:48:41

Two minor boys drowned while bathing in a pond in Sirajganj on Saturday evening. The victims have been identified as Mithun Akanda, 6, son of Mano Akanda of Rooppur village and Imran, 8, son of Hanif...

Quake jolts Northeastern Bangladesh

-- November 11, 2018 10:33:36

An earthquake of 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale shook Northeastern parts of the country including Sylhet on Saturday night. The epicentre of the moderate quake was India-Myanmar bordering region,...

Off-season pumpkin cultivation makes peasants happy

Roving Correspondent November 10, 2018 21:09:14

JOYPURHAT, Nov 10: Off-season pumpkin cultivation is gaining popularity among the grassroots growers in Akkelpur upazila of the district.Sources said peasants are making Tk 30,000 to Tk 40,000 from th...

Raw jute crisis hampers production at Khulna-Jashore region mills

-- November 10, 2018 21:08:39

KHULNA, Nov 10 (UNB): Production in nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna-Jeshore region is being hampered due to crisis of raw jute while the stock of unsold jute products is increasing.Jute products...

SI gets suspension for demanding extortion, assaulting truck driver

-- November 10, 2018 18:52:39

A sub-inspector of Tangail district police was suspended temporarily for assaulting a truck driver for extortion on Saturday. The decision came following a two-hour blockade on the eastern part of Ba...

Three women ‘commit suicide’ in Nilphamari

-- November 10, 2018 18:27:22

In separate incidents, a teenage girl and a woman committed suicide while another found dead in different areas of Domar upazila on Saturday and Friday. The deceased were identified as Asma Begum, 22...

Disabled child allegedly raped, murdered in M’singh

-- November 10, 2018 16:21:42

A child with a speech disability has allegedly been raped and murdered at Mymensingh’s Bhaluka upazila. Police recovered the body of the child from Dhakirvita Forest near Panchgaon village at...

Cops arrest five over drugs sale at SUST

-- November 10, 2018 12:01:36

Police arrested five outsides along with cannabis from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet on Friday. The arrestees are Soyab Ali, Milon Miah, Moinul Miah, Saleh Ahmed...

Train derailment suspends communication on Naogaon route

-- November 09, 2018 21:11:43

Train communications on Naogaon route was suspended on Friday following derailment of a compartment in Shahagola area of Atrai upazila. Saiful Islam, station master of Ahsanganj Rail Station, said a...

KMP launches e-traffic system in Khulna

-- November 09, 2018 20:18:54

In a unique move, Department of Traffic of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), has set a replicable example in digitising the traffic management system to protect citizens from harassment and immense su...

Bagerhat road crash death toll rises to four

-- November 09, 2018 19:03:27

Three more construction workers, who were injured in a road accident in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat on Thursday evening died at a Khulna hospital on Friday, taking the death from the accident to four...

Police detain three over rape charge

-- November 08, 2018 22:28:14

Police on Wednesday arrested three people for allegedly gang-raping a female Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinee in Dhanbari upazila of Tangail. The arrestees are Abdur Rahman, Majharul Haque...

Rangpur spinach cultivators in joyous mood with plentiful output

Our Correspondent November 08, 2018 21:54:53

RANGPUR, Nov 08: Spinach cultivators in the district are in joyous mood as they are achieving an excellent yield of their produce during this year. A good number of growers said that with the hope...

Cattle trader dies in Kushtia road crash

-- November 08, 2018 18:08:18

A cattle trader was killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a human hauler on Kushtia-Rajshahi highway on Thursday morning. The mishap took place in Talabari area of Ramipur upazila which l...

Dhaka-Panchagarh direct train service from Nov 10

-- November 08, 2018 17:46:38

A direct train service on Panchagarh-Dhaka route is scheduled to be launched on November 10, aiming to ease communications with the country's northern district. At present, Drutojan Express and Ekota...

Chinese miner dies in Barapukuria coal mine accident

-- November 08, 2018 13:42:44

A Chinese miner was killed and a Bangladesh worker sustained injuries in an accident in an underground tunnel of Dinajpur’s Barapukuria coal mine on early Thursday. The incident took place arou...

High prices help Bogura cauliflower growers earn good profit

Our Correspondent November 07, 2018 21:55:01

BOGURA, Nov 07: Cauliflower growers in the district are earning good profit this season due good output and high market prices. More than 2,000 farmers of Sariakanndi, Sherpur, Shibganj, Sonatola, Sh...

Miscreants torch AL office in Pirojpur

-- November 07, 2018 12:38:20

Miscreants set a ward unit Awami League office afire in Pirojpur municipality in the early hours of Wednesday. Miron Sheikh, president of no 1 ward unit Awami League, said a fire broke out at the off...

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route resume as fog clears

-- November 07, 2018 11:30:44

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route have resumed after three hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Wednesday morning. Mohiuddin Russel, Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corpora...

Raghunathpur farmers grow early winter tomato on vast tract of land

Our Correspondent November 06, 2018 21:51:35

GOPALGANJ, Nov 06: Farmers of Raghunathpur union under Gopalganj Sadar are growing early winter tomato on a vast tract of land. Dilip Biswas of Raghunathpur village said he is growing 'Beautiful' v...

Water spinach cultivation gains popularity among peasants

Roving Correspondent November 06, 2018 21:50:46

NATORE, Nov 06: Commercial cultivation of water spinach is gaining popularity among the grassroots peasants in the district. High market demand and fair prices of the leafy vegetable have also brough...

Youth of Rupgram village sets up integrated farm

-- November 06, 2018 21:49:49

NAOGAON, Nov 06 (UNB): Sohel Rana of Rupgram village in Dibor union under Patnitola upazila in the district started an integrated farm in his village after completing his graduation. And now he has b...

Short-duration paddy cultivators happy with present rate

Our Correspondent November 06, 2018 21:49:09

BOGURA, Nov 06: Growers of short-duration paddy variety in the district are delighted over the present market rate of their newly-harvested produce. BINA-7 paddy is selling at Tk 900 to Tk 1,100 pe...

Kushtia court orders action against plaintiff, cop for filing false case

-- November 06, 2018 20:25:29

A Kushtia court on Tuesday directed for taking action against the plaintiff and a police official for filing a false case against a couple over instigating an elderly woman to commit suicide. After...

Body recovered in Kushtia

-- November 06, 2018 18:13:10

Police recovered body of a man from Charsonatola ground of Daulatpur upazila in Kushtia on Tuesday. Identity of the deceased was not ascertained immediately. Siraj Mondol, chairman of Ramkrishnapur...