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T-Aman harvest to start in a week in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent November 02, 2017 21:21:19

Harvest of the much-awaited Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy would begin in a week in Sylhet division, some agri officials and farmers said on Thursday. Only a few farmers in the region however have...

Speakers focus on bringing well-off section under income tax network in Gaibandha

Our Correspondent November 02, 2017 21:16:35

GAIBANDHA, Nov 02: Speakers at a function on Thursday laid emphasis on the need for encouraging the people to pay income tax spontaneously to strengthen the national economy. If the solvent people...

Cauliflower farming starts in Bogra

Our Correspondent November 02, 2017 21:14:41

BOGRA, Nov 02: Farmers in the district started farming of cauliflower from the middle week of October this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office source, 600 hectar...

Kushtia transport strike withdrawn

-- November 02, 2017 11:15:24

Transport owners and workers have withdrawn their indefinite strike that began in the district on Tuesday morning. Azgar Ali, president of Bus-Minibus Owners Group, said they decided to withdraw the...

Two die after taking liquor

-- November 02, 2017 11:07:23

Two men died after drinking toxic liquor at Sonamukhi Bazaar area in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Motiar Rahman Moti (42), son of Joynal Abedin...

Cops recover bullet-hit body of Lakshmipur terrorist

FE Online Desk November 02, 2017 10:35:08

Bullet-hit body of a listed local top terrorist was recovered from Bater Pukurpar area of Balaishpur in Lakshmipur district town early Thursday. Officer-in-charge of Chandraganj Police Station, Md Mu...

Pabna paddy growers using light traps to control pests

Our Correspondent November 02, 2017 01:20:26

PABNA, Nov 01: A good number of farmers at different upazilas in the district have been using light trap method to control pests in their Aman fields. The environment-friendly and low-cost method is...

Fire breaks out at jute mill in Jessore

-- November 01, 2017 21:13:18

A fire broke out at two godowns of a jute mill in Nawapara of Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore district on Wednesday afternoon.  On information, five fire fighting units of Jessore and Nawapara sta...

Two JSC examinees die in B’baria boat capsize

FE Online Desk November 01, 2017 12:19:29

Two examinees of Junior School Certificate (JSC) exam died, three went missing and 10 more sustained injuries as a boat carrying them sank in the Pagla River in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria distr...

Truck ploughs into bike, killing one

FE Online Desk November 01, 2017 11:57:40

A man was killed as a truck hit his bike in Fukra Bazaar area in Kashiani upazila of Gopalgabnj district on Tuesday evening.Imran Hossain, 45, an accountant of Kashiani-Gopalganj Railway Track Constru...

8,000 female labourers attain self-reliance by working at Bogra jute mills

Emdadul Haque October 31, 2017 22:51:50

BOGRA, Oct 31: Over 8,000 female labourers from different remote villages of the district have attained self-reliance by working at the jute mills over the last few years. Source said a total of 15 j...

Graduate man overcomes poverty by cultivating brinjal at Ishwardi

Our Correspondent October 31, 2017 22:50:40

PABNA, Oct 31: Struggling with poverty since childhood, Amir Ali of Joynagar village in Ishwardi upazila under the district has graduated this year, alongside gaining solvency through brinjal farming....

Court sentences two to death for murder

-- October 31, 2017 15:46:34

A Gazipur court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for killing a workshop mason in Kapasia upazila in 2016. The convicts are Md Shakil, son of Md Mostafa, and Sanjiban Chandra Monidas, residents o...

‘Medical negligence’ leads to infant’s death

-- October 31, 2017 15:29:16

An infant at Satkhira Sadar Hospital died due to alleged negligence of the hospital nurses. The infant's father Joynul Abedin, hailing from Dhulihar village in Sadar upazila, said that he came to the...

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

-- October 31, 2017 13:16:49

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized import-banned Indian medicine worth Tk 14 million (14 lakh) from Benapole on Monday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-49 led by Lt C...

WDB to face delay due to water recession in Sunamganj haor areas

Iqbal Siddiquee October 31, 2017 00:46:32

SYLHET, Oct 30: The Water Development Board (WDB) would face a little to implement the crop protection schemes under the new systems and time-frame, set by the government due to delay in water recessi...

Ancestral house of Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies abandoned in Narail

Our Correspondent October 30, 2017 20:47:01

NARAIL, Oct 30: The ancestral house of Dr Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies in a dilapidated condition in Itna village under Lohagora upazila of the district. In 1990 the paternal ancestor abandoned house of t...

Khulna growers show interest in dragon fruit farming

-- October 30, 2017 20:45:10

KHULNA, Oct 30 (UNB): The farmers of Dumuria upazila in the district have changed their socio-economic condition by growing dragon fruit in the area. Seeing its profitability, favorable growing condi...

Bogra farmers start harvesting early variety of bean

Our Correspondent October 30, 2017 20:42:37

BOGRA, Oct 30: Hundreds ultra-poor bean cultivators of the district are making handsome profit this season. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Bogra office sources said, short duration ea...

JSC examinee commits suicide in Rajshahi

-- October 30, 2017 18:39:31

A young teenager allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence at Khanpur village in Bagha upazila, Rajshahi on Monday. The deceased was identified as Shohan, a JSC examinee and so...

Narsingdi road crashes claim nine lives

-- October 30, 2017 11:05:47

Nine people died and four others sustained injuries in separate road crashes in Madhabdi and Shibpur upazilas of Narsingdi district on Monday. In Kandail area of Madhabdi, head-on collision between a...

Electrocution kills father, son

-- October 30, 2017 10:41:53

A man and his son were electrocuted at a brick kiln at Shotokhali village in Shalikha upazila of Magura district on Sunday afternoon. The victims, Abur Rashid (50), and his son Abu Hasan (25) were th...

Rangpur growers optimistic of achieving good turmeric yield

Our Correspondent October 30, 2017 00:46:36

RANGPUR, Oct 29: Turmeric cultivators in the district are optimistic about achieving a good yield of their produce during the current season on account of   a congenial weather condition whi...

Ex-MP’s gunman dies in ‘accidental shooting’

-- October 29, 2017 22:21:34

The gunman of former Awami League lawmaker Reza Ali, who was reportedly hit by a bullet from his own gun in an accidental shooting on Saturday, died at a Mymensingh hospital on Sunday. Gunman Asgar A...

Police recover hanging body of youth in Tongi

FE Online Desk October 29, 2017 14:10:17

The hanging body of a youth was recovered from his own residence at Tongi area of Gazipur on Sunday. The deceased, Kawser Ahmed Foysal (21) was the son of Mojibur Rahman, hailing from Badam area. Su...

Transport strike begins across Chittagong

-- October 29, 2017 13:20:55

Transport owners and workers went on a 48-hour goods transport strike in greater Chittagong since Sunday morning to press home their 5-point demand, seriously disrupting the movement of inbound and ou...

One arrested for ‘burning girl to death’

-- October 29, 2017 11:06:25

A case was filed for burning a 14-year-old schoolgirl alive over mobile phone theft against seven people, making her aunt Beauty Begum prime accused, on Saturday night. Father of the victim, Abdus Sa...

RAB nabs three Neo-JMB suspects; firearms seized

Agencies October 29, 2017 10:44:51

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested three suspected militants from Chapainawabganj in the early hours of Sunday. Named as Zenarul, Rasul and Islam, they belong to Neo JMB's 'Sarwar-Tamim g...

Narsingdi girl ‘burnt to death’ over phone theft

FE Online Desk October 28, 2017 11:42:22

A 14-year-old girl has died a day after being set afire on Friday evening for allegedly stealing a mobile phone set at Khainput village under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi. Fifth standard schoolgirl A...

BRRI undertakes project for sustainable rice farming

FE Report October 28, 2017 00:56:09

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) jointly with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has taken up a project aiming to adopt climate-friendly technologies for sustainable farming of...