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Sugang Durgapur - a splendid blend of natural beauty

A CORRESPONDENT November 14, 2019 21:51:08

NETRAKONA, Nov 14: Durgapur upazila on the mountainous border of Netrakona district originally carried the name Susan. The 'good king' used to live in Durgapur. From that point, it is known as Susang...

Call to revise safety net provision for crab farmers

-- November 13, 2019 17:28:13

There is a crying need to revise the safety net provision for crab farmers and the existing ban period to collect wild crabs should be stretched. Speakers came up with the recommendations while unvei...

'Robber' killed in Ashuganj gunfight

-- November 13, 2019 16:24:11

A suspected robber has died in a so-called shootout with police in Brahmanbaria’s Ashuganj Upazila, reports bdnews24.com. The incident took place in Jatrapur Chaporbari area of the Upazila arou...

Two die in Cumilla road crash

-- November 13, 2019 10:52:53

Two people were killed after a pick-up van plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Korpai in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on early Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified a...

Hilsas full of eggs flood Chandpur, Khulna markets

-- November 11, 2019 16:31:24

About 90 per cent Hilsa available in Khulna and Chandpur markets after a 22-day fishing embargo are full of eggs, triggering fears of poor production in the next season and prompting calls for extendi...

Chattogram port back to business

-- November 10, 2019 20:55:28

The Chattogram seaport has resumed regular services after Cyclone Bulbul weakened into a land depression. The Chattogram port, the busiest seaport in the country, shut down on Friday night. There wer...

President Abdul Hamid to leave Dhaka for Kathmandu on Tuesday

-- November 10, 2019 20:41:44

President Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, reports UNB. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Ai...

Govt defers JSC, JDC math tests again

-- November 10, 2019 20:23:21

The government has once again suspended the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) math examinations set for Nov 12 due to Cyclone Bulbul. The JSC test has been reschedul...

Six burned as pick-up catches fire during Miladunnabi rally in Ctg

-- November 10, 2019 20:07:26

Six people, including five children, suffered burn injuries as a pick-up caught fire during an Eid-e-Miladunnabi rally at Lalkhan Bazar in the city on Sunday noon, reports UNB. The victims are Noor N...

PM stays awake as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ sweeps: Minister

-- November 10, 2019 19:20:00

Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina passed a sleepless night on Saturday observing cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ which lashed the country’s coastal districts early Sunday, said Information M...

President Abdul Hamid hosts doa mahfil on Eid-e-Miladunnabi

-- November 10, 2019 19:03:31

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday hosted a milad mahfil at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on the occasion of Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), reports UNB....

Five fishermen missing as trawler capsizes in Meghna

-- November 10, 2019 17:59:31

Five fishermen went missing after a fishing trawler sank in the Meghna River in Charfasson upazila of Bhola district on Sunday, reports UNB. All the fishermen, yet to be identified, hailed from Abdul...

4,000-5,000 houses damaged by cyclone ‘Bulbul’: Minister

-- November 10, 2019 16:36:42

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman on Sunday said some 4,000-5,000 houses were damaged by cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ which lashed the country’s coasta...

Seven held while gambling at Rajshahi

-- November 10, 2019 16:13:52

Police arrested seven people, including an Awami League (AL) leader, while gambling at a local AL office in Horgram union of Poba Upazila, Rajshahi on Saturday nigh, reports UNB. The arrestees are Ma...

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service resumes after 12 hrs

-- November 10, 2019 14:48:45

The ferry services on Paturia-Daulatia river route of Manikganj district resumed on Sunday morning after 12 hours of disruption as due to bad weather triggered by cyclone ‘Bulbul’, report...

Flight operations resume at Ctg airport after 14 hrs

-- November 10, 2019 12:46:58

Flight operations at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram resumed on Sunday morning after 14 hours of disruption due to inclement weather triggered by cyclone ‘Bulbul’, reports...

Bus with 50 passengers plunges into pond in Noakhali

-- November 08, 2019 20:49:26

A bus plunged into a pond with over 50 passengers on board at Kalugazir Pukur of Subarna Char upazila in Noakhali on Friday evening. Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Char Jabbar Police Station, s...

Man dies in Panchagarh road crash

-- November 08, 2019 11:32:40

A man was killed and another injured when a truck hit a motorbike on Boda-Debiganj road in Boda upazila of Panchagarh district on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Rajkumar, 35, son of D...

Celebration of Tagore’s Sylhet visit 100 years ago begins

OUR CORRESPONDENT November 06, 2019 11:50:32

The four-day celebration marking Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Sylhet visit 100 years ago began in the city on Tuesday morning through a colourful procession. Starting from the Nagar Bhaban, t...

Body recovered from collapsed building in Narayanganj

-- November 05, 2019 21:30:17

Fire Service rescuers recovered the body of a missing boy from a four-storey under-construction building that collapsed two days ago, reports bdnews24.com. Wahid, 12, was found dead on the constructi...

Five Pabna youths’ endeavour to become self-reliant

ROVING CORRESPODENT November 05, 2019 21:16:45

PABNA, Nov 05: Five youths in the district are bearing their educational expenses by rearing ducks. Locals said Suman Ali, a student of Pabna Government Edward College, Ruhul Amin, a first year stude...

Sylhet to mark 100 years of Tagore’s visit

Iqbal Siddiquee November 04, 2019 21:31:11

SYLHET, Nov 04: In commemoration of 100 years of the visit of great poet Rabindranath Tagore to Sylhet, a three-day colourful programme has been taken up in the north-eastern city. Prime Minister S...

40-year-old bridge turns into a death trap

ROVING CORRESPONDENT November 04, 2019 21:27:47

JOYPURHAT, Nov 04: More than 40-year-old concrete bridge over the Shiholy canal in the Durgapur area under Kalai upazila of the district has turned into a death trap due to lack of repair work. A goo...

Three die after being electrocuted in Barguna

-- November 04, 2019 11:11:56

Three family members, including a woman and her son, have died of electrocution in Barguna. The incident occurred at Khashtabak village of Kakchira Union in Patharghata Upazila of Barguna at 7:30am o...

Jute mill workers want implementation of national wages commission

A Correspondent November 03, 2019 21:38:12

KHULNA, Nov 03: State-owned jute mill workers want implementation of the national wages commission. They also want cancellation of the decision of public-private partnership (PPP) and payment of PF...

Woman’s throat-slit body found in B'baria

-- November 02, 2019 16:48:03

Police recovered the throat-slit body of a housewife from Birampur village at Sadar upazila in Brahmanbaria on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Chantara Begum, 42, wife of Khalil Mia,...

People suffer for want of bridge over Bau river

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 31, 2019 21:37:05

BOGURA, Oct 31: Due to absence of a concrete bridge over the Bau river, thousands of people including students of Satani Government Khaduli Primary School at Mothurapur union under Dhunot upazila of...

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...