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Police arrest ‘JMB members’ in Khulna

-- January 25, 2020 17:29:52

Police arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Gollamari area in the city on early Saturday. The arrestees are Nur Mohammad Anik, 24, and M...

RAB nabs teen with 1.8kg heroin in C’awabganj

-- January 25, 2020 12:52:31

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel in a drive arrested a suspected drug dealer with 1.8kg heroin from Thakur Joubon area in Godagari upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday night. The 16-year-old su...

Many high-rises built in Cumilla violating building code

Our Correspondent January 24, 2020 00:46:23

CUMILLA, Jan 23: Nearly 700 high-rise buildings have been constructed in Cumilla city in an unplanned way and without following the building code. Cumilla City Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku said action...

Ex-minister’s son attempts ‘suicide’ in Khulna

-- January 22, 2020 16:59:05

The younger son of former fisheries and livestock minister Narayan Chandra Chanda tried to kill himself by drinking toilet cleaner in Dumuria of Khulna district on Wednesday. Abhiit Chandra Chanda, 2...

Jasim Uddin Museum yet to be fully open

A Correspondent January 21, 2020 21:31:40

FARIDPUR, Jan 21: Construction of Jasim Uddin Museum was completed in 2013 at a cost of Tk 130 million. Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the museum on March 29, 2017 during a visit t...

Poppy plants grow in CSIR gardens!

OUR CORRESPONDENT January 20, 2020 21:41:06

RAJSHAHI, Jan 20: Poppy plant, an ingredient for preparing banned drug 'opium' is being cultivated at the garden of Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, Rajshahi, on a large scale. Though...

Khulna, Rangpur, Cumilla farmers find mustard growing profitable

Our Correspondent January 20, 2020 21:39:59

KHULNA, Jan 20: Mustard cultivation is popular among the growers in the district. A good number of farmers said mustard production in the Rabi season is profitable as it requires low labour and pro...

Police arrest ex-Nandail mayor in Mymensingh

-- January 20, 2020 15:04:50

Police have arrested former municipality mayor of Nandail Municipality in Mymensingh over allegations of a controversial social media post concerning the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur...

Mother, daughter killed in Faridpur fire

-- January 19, 2020 17:46:38

A woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in a fire that broke out at their home in Sadar upazila’s Charmamudpur of Faridpur on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Aleya...

BSCIC generates 10,000 jobs in Rajshahi

-- January 18, 2020 18:05:19

The industrial estate of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Rajshahi generated employment scopes of more than 10,000 people so far in various trades till last October. The...

22 shops gutted in Bhola fire

-- January 18, 2020 14:02:58

Twenty-two shops were destroyed in a fire that broke out at Prodhan bazar in Charfesson upazila of Bhola on early Saturday. Quoting locals, Shamsul Arefin, officer-in-charge of Charfesson Police Stat...

Govt bans crab collection in Sundarbans, adjacent areas

OUR CORRESPONDENT January 17, 2020 00:00:34

KHULNA, Jan 16: Crab collection in the Sundarbans and its adjacent areas is officially banned from January 01 to February 29, as is the crab breeding season. At the same time, restrictions will be pl...

Broccoli cultivation popular among Tungipara farmers

Our Correspondent January 16, 2020 23:59:48

GOPALGANJ, Jan 16: Broccoli cultivation is gaining popularity among the farmers of Sadar and Tungipara upazilas in the district. Sources said, a good number of growers in the district said broccoli p...

Farmers in Bogura cultivating Boro with fear of loss

ROVING CORRESPONDENTS January 16, 2020 00:40:39

BOGURA, Jan 15: Farmers of Bogura district have started cultivating Boro paddy this season with fear of further loss after getting unfair price of Aman paddy. The farmers had to sell Aman paddy at...

Hill cutting in Jaintapur takes a worrying turn

-- January 13, 2020 21:22:10

SYLHET, Jan 13 (UNB): Unabated hill cutting is posing a serious threat to the environment in Haripur of Jaintapur upazila, an area rich in mineral resources. Hills and hillocks are being levelled in...

Dismembered body found in Cumilla

-- January 13, 2020 15:09:07

Police recovered a dismembered body from the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Nautila area of Chandina upazila in Cumilla on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Nasir Uddin, 28, son of Robiul....

Farmer achieves success with integrated farming

Our Correspondent January 12, 2020 21:30:47

MAGURA, Jan 12: A farmer has achieved success in fruit, fish and turkey farming at the same time. Amirul Islam of Belnagar village under Magura Sadar said, "I went to the Middle East in 2011 to turn...

Tractor kills youth in Lalmonirhat

-- January 12, 2020 14:07:30

A young man was killed after being hit by a tractor at Saptona in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Doyal Chandra, a resident of Bholabari village in Aditmar...

Maize cultivation progressing in Rangpur region

-- January 11, 2020 18:13:37

Tender plants of maize are growing superbly now predicting bumper production of the cereal crop in Rangpur agriculture region where farmers continuing sowing its seeds during this Rabi season. After...

Two die in Chattogram road accident

-- January 11, 2020 11:18:13

Two young men, including a police constable, were killed as a covered van hit their motorbike in Fauzdarhat area of Sitakundu upazila in Chattogram on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified a...

Missing college girl found dead in Satkhira

-- January 10, 2020 14:58:25

Police on Friday recovered the body of a college student from a paddy field in Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira district three days after she had gone missing. The deceased was identified as Mariam Kha...

The interesting history behind sweetmeat ‘Monda’

A CORRESPONDENT January 10, 2020 00:29:37

MYMENSINGH, Jan 09: Sweetmeat 'Monda' has an interesting history. Descendants say, about two centuries ago Gopal Pal dreamt that a sage was ordering him to make sweetmeat. The next day, Gopal starte...

Migrant worker's wife, son 'murdered' in Manikganj

-- January 09, 2020 15:10:16

Police have recovered the bodies of a woman and her minor son, presumed murdered, from a home in Manikganj's Saturia Upazila. Parveen Akhter, 26, the wife of Monjur Rahman, a migrant worker in Saudi...

Sylhet Central Truck Terminal yet to be made operative

OUR CORRESPONDENT January 08, 2020 21:30:25

SYLHET, Jan 08: The Sylhet Central Truck Terminal, set up by the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC), is yet to be made operative and it remained free of trucks as the drivers are not at all interested in k...

Illegal top soil removal threatens crop production

-- January 08, 2020 21:29:24

BOGURA, Jan 08 (UNB): Dozens of illegal brick kilns, set up on arable land near schools and colleges, have formed a powerful clique who are removing the fertile topsoil for making bricks, rendering th...

Farmers worried as cold affects Boro seedbeds

Our Correspondents January 07, 2020 21:29:58

JOYPURHAT, Jan 07:  Farmers in the northern districts are worried as bone chilling cold is affecting Boro seedbeds this season. Meanwhile, seedbeds have been infected with various plant diseases...

Rezaul succeeds in cardamom cultivation in Roumari

-- January 07, 2020 18:25:08

Nursery owner Rezaul Islam has succeeded in cultivating costly spicy crop of cardamom in his native Natun Chuliyar Char village of Sadar union in Roumari upazila of Kurigram. In addition to expanding...

Severity of cold wave worsens in northern districts

-- January 06, 2020 18:58:04

After a little respite for couple of days, severity of the season’s second spell of cold wave worsened on Monday affecting normal life in northern districts of the country. According to officia...

Bogura agriculture at stake as topsoil goes to brick kilns

-- January 06, 2020 17:11:37

Dozens of illegal brick kilns, set up in arable land near schools and colleges, have formed a powerful clique who are removing the fertile topsoil for making bricks, rendering the fields unusable for...

Satkhira’s traditional ‘mele’ mat industry on verge of extinction

-- January 05, 2020 22:07:30

SATKHIRA, Jan 05 (UNB): A crisis of raw materials , low prices of finished goods and availability of cheaper alternatives are pushing the once thriving 'mele' mat industry of Satkhira towards extincti...