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Rangamati ‘gunfight’ leaves UPDF leader dead

Rangamati ‘gunfight’ leaves UPDF leader dead

-- 2017-12-16 03:25:22

Anol Bikash Chakma alias Pluto Chakma (42), a leader of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) was shot to death in a reported gunfight in Bandukbhanga union of Rangamati Sadar upazila early Saturday...

Sunamganj road crash leaves four dead

Sunamganj road crash leaves four dead

-- 2017-12-15 08:39:28

Four young men died in a road crash at Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj on Friday evening. Sources said a private car carrying the four was heading to Sylhet from Chhatak skidded off the road and fell in...

Illicit affair: Police arrest edn officer, pry school teacher

Illicit affair: Police arrest edn officer, pry school teacher

-- 2017-12-15 06:35:36

Police arrested a primary education officer and a female assistant teacher of a primary school from Khulna city area over 'illicit affair'. The arrestees are Ashit Kumar Barman, assistant primary edu...

Construction cost to double due to additional components

Construction cost to double due to additional components

Munima Sultana 2017-12-14 12:00:00

The construction cost of four-lane Joydevpur-Tangail-Elenga road project is going to be doubled as the authorities revised it to a highway project with additional service road and other facilities, so...

Sylhet gets fredom on Dec 15

Sylhet gets fredom on Dec 15

-- 2017-12-14 12:00:00

Sylhet town was freed on 15 December, just a day before the fall of the capital Dhaka after the 9-month long liberation war in 1971. The situation took a different turn after the Indian government&rs...

Gopalganj peasants busy preparing Boro seedbeds

Gopalganj peasants busy preparing Boro seedbeds

Our Correspondent 2017-12-14 12:00:00

Farmers are passing a busy time in preparing Boro seedbeds, particularly in the low-lying areas of Gopalganj this season. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) expects 90 tonnes of High Yield...

Indian citizen dies in Bangladesh jail

Indian citizen dies in Bangladesh jail

-- 2017-12-14 08:44:53

An Indian citizen has died of heart attack at the central jail of Jessore in Bangladesh. The deceased was identified as Domi Ram, 50, son of Santo Ram. Acting jailer Syed Hasan Ali said Kotwali thana...

Bogra peasants eye bumper  mustard production Farming starts in Nilphamari

Bogra peasants eye bumper mustard production Farming starts in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 12:59:01

BOGRA, Dec 12: An excellent growth of mustard across the Bogra district has made the growers optimistic of getting bumper production during the current season. The cultivation of mustard has been e...

Cultivators start preparing Boro seedbed after harvesting paddy

Cultivators start preparing Boro seedbed after harvesting paddy

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Farmers are now busy preparing Boro seedbed after harvesting T-Aman crop in the district. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Boro seedbed have already been prepared on some 5,...

WDB to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar, Sunamganj

WDB to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar, Sunamganj

Iqbal Siddiquee 2017-12-13 12:00:00

With a target to restore navigability of waterways and save crops from floods in the haor region, the Water Development Board (WDB) is going to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar and Sunamganj distric...

Magura's Shalikha upazila now under cent per cent electricity

Magura's Shalikha upazila now under cent per cent electricity

Our correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Palli Bidyut Samity (rural electrification association) has brought Shalikha upazila completely under its network in Magura. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared it recently, said Binoy Kumar Roy, D...

Bitter gourd delights Natore peasants

Bitter gourd delights Natore peasants

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Poor and marginal farmers are very happy with bitter gourd cultivation due to its bumper yield and fair price in Natore district this season. Some 600 hectares of land have come under this vegetable...

Thousands suffer for lack of concrete bridge

Thousands suffer for lack of concrete bridge

Our correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Thousands of people have been suffering extremely in the absence of a concrete bridge over Shimulkandi canal at Mathurapur union under Dhunot upazila of Bogra district for the last few years. Local p...

Ecological hearth reducing environment pollution in Bogra

Ecological hearth reducing environment pollution in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Ecological hearth is reducing risk of alarming environment pollution in the district. The hearth is made of cement and iron rod with assistance of foreign policy. It is playing a vital role to save w...

Bumper yield, good price delight Natore bitter gourd peasants

Bumper yield, good price delight Natore bitter gourd peasants

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-13 08:42:05

NATORE, Dec 13: Poor and marginal farmers of the district are happy with bitter-gourd production. They are also delighted with the fair price this season. Some 600 hectares of land have come under...

No move to repair 50 bridges in Kurigram

No move to repair 50 bridges in Kurigram

-- 2017-12-13 06:02:07

There is no visible initiative to repair 50 bridges and culverts, damaged by flood last year, in Kurigram district. The affected people have to construct bamboo bridges through voluntary services as...

Three teen fortune seekers return home from India

Three teen fortune seekers return home from India

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 03:35:56

Three fortune seeker adolescents, who went to the neighbouring India three years back in search of better jobs, have returned home. The adolescents, aged between 14 and 16, were kept in a shelter ho...

About 1,200 Sirajganj duck  rearers attain solvency

About 1,200 Sirajganj duck rearers attain solvency

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:44:16

SIRAJGANJ, Dec 11: A good number of poor people in the district are now self-reliant by rearing duck at their homestead. The district livestock office source said some 1,200 people from 450 familie...

Johra Begum, a poor woman, overcomes  poverty by making doormats in Rangpur

Johra Begum, a poor woman, overcomes poverty by making doormats in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:43:11

RANGPUR, Dec 11: Johra Begum (30), wife of Sabir Mia at Char Nazirdaho village in Kawnia upazila of the district had been struggling a lot owing to acute poverty even four years ago. It was so trou...

Plentiful production of okra delights Ishwardi growers

Plentiful production of okra delights Ishwardi growers

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:42:09

PABNA, Dec 11: The farmers of Ishwardi upazila under the district are hopeful of making a good profit from the sale of okra as they are getting satisfactory production this season. According to the...

BGB seizes Indian tea worth Tk 0.50m

BGB seizes Indian tea worth Tk 0.50m

Our Correspondent, Jessore 2017-12-12 12:35:22

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized some 2.5 tonnes of low-quality Indian smuggled tea from Amrakhali area of Benapole on Monday night. Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Hoque, Commanding Officer...

Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

-- 2017-12-12 07:38:37

Eleven workers suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion at a cosmetics factory in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur on Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service Akhteruzzam...

Habiganj road crash kills 2

Habiganj road crash kills 2

-- 2017-12-12 03:38:43

A pickup van driver and his helper were killed in road accident in Ratanpur area under Madhabpur upazila of the district on Tuesday morning. The deceased are identified as Abu Bakar, 26, son of Babul...

Bogra eying bumper mustard production

Bogra eying bumper mustard production

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 01:27:16

An excellent growth of mustard across the Bogra district has made the growers optimistic of getting bumper production during the current season. The cultivation of mustard has been easier in the regi...

Farming of mustard plants as veg gains popularity  in Joypurhat

Farming of mustard plants as veg gains popularity in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-11 12:00:00

Cultivation of mustard plants as leafy vegetable is gaining popularity in the district for its high demand. Hundreds of peasants across the district making good profit this season due to the rate of t...

Paddy collection from rat holes going on across Rangpur dist during Aman harvest season

Paddy collection from rat holes going on across Rangpur dist during Aman harvest season

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 12:00:00

Paddy collection from rat holes is going on in full swing across the district during the Aman harvest season. According to sources presently many poor people at different areas under the district are...

Magura road mishap kills cattle traders

Magura road mishap kills cattle traders

-- 2017-12-11 11:22:01

Two cattle traders have been killed after a Dhaka-bound cattle-laden truck from Jessore hit a roadside tree and plunged into a ditch on Magura-Jessore road at Jagla on Sunday night. The victims were...

Fire at Fenchuganj power station

Fire at Fenchuganj power station

-- 2017-12-11 05:08:25

Some areas of northeastern districts experienced power supply disruptions due to a fire incident at the Fenchuganj power station in Sylhet on Monday. The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) opera...

Tribunal probe team visits Lalmonirhat

Tribunal probe team visits Lalmonirhat

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 02:01:22

A three-member investigation team led by Mohammad Nazmul Haque, an additional director of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), has visited Lalmonirhat district. They talked to victims of the cri...

Gopalganj farmers take interest to  grow mung bean

Gopalganj farmers take interest to grow mung bean

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 01:36:24

GOPALGANJ, Dec 10: Cultivation of mung bean, locally known as 'Sona Mung' is gaining popularity among the farmers of Jalalabad union under Sadar upazila in the district. A good number of farmers hav...