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Two die in Chattogram road accident

Two die in Chattogram road accident

-- 2020-01-11 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

Missing college girl found dead in Satkhira

-- 2020-01-10 14:58:24

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’

The interesting history behind sweetmeat ‘Monda’

A CORRESPONDENT 2020-01-10 00:29:36

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

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

-- 2020-01-09 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

Sylhet Central Truck Terminal yet to be made operative

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-01-08 21:30:24

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

Illegal top soil removal threatens crop production

-- 2020-01-08 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

Farmers worried as cold affects Boro seedbeds

Our Correspondents 2020-01-07 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

Rezaul succeeds in cardamom cultivation in Roumari

-- 2020-01-07 18:25:07

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

Severity of cold wave worsens in northern districts

-- 2020-01-06 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

Bogura agriculture at stake as topsoil goes to brick kilns

-- 2020-01-06 17:11:36

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

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

-- 2020-01-05 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...

Couple held with ‘firearm, Yaba’ in Dinajpur

Couple held with ‘firearm, Yaba’ in Dinajpur

-- 2020-01-05 17:04:57

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday evening arrested a couple reportedly along with a shooter gun and 100 Yaba tablets at Katla village of bordering Birampur upazila in Dinajpur. The...

Woman burned while basking in fire dies

Woman burned while basking in fire dies

-- 2020-01-05 10:55:49

An elderly woman who suffered burns while basking in fire died at the General Hospital in Jashore on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Shukurunnesa, 60, wife of late Samsuddin of Raypara...

Barbel fish farming receives a boost

Barbel fish farming receives a boost

A Correspondent 2020-01-04 23:52:12

MYMENSINGH, Jan 04: Barbel (shing) fish farming in Madihati Para village of Mymensingh Sadar Upazila has received a boost following implementation of the intensive cultivation technique that is set...

Itakhola, Rupban Mura  open to tourists

Itakhola, Rupban Mura open to tourists

Our Correspondent 2020-01-04 23:51:31

CUMILLA, Jan 04: Cumilla has long been known as a district with a rich history and heritage. The tourist attractions of this district, rich in tourism sector, attract everyone. This time, Cumilla'...

Robbers beat elderly woman to death in Khulna

Robbers beat elderly woman to death in Khulna

-- 2020-01-04 16:48:16

Robbers looted gold ornaments from a house killing an elderly woman at Navy-gate area in Khulna on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Kali Rani Sen, 70. The incident took place around...

Satkhira’s ‘mele’ mat industry faces extinction

Satkhira’s ‘mele’ mat industry faces extinction

-- 2020-01-04 12:49:29

Shortages of raw materials , low prices of finished goods and availability of cheaper alternatives are pushing the once-thriving ‘mele’ mat industry of Satkhira towards extinction. &ldquo...

Three die in Lakshmipur road accident

Three die in Lakshmipur road accident

-- 2020-01-02 11:35:37

Three people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Lakshmipur Highway near Polly Bidyut area on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam, 35, son of Nurul Am...

High prospects in interim BARI Sarisa-14 cultivation

High prospects in interim BARI Sarisa-14 cultivation

-- 2020-01-01 16:47:12

Agriculturists at a farmers’ field day event have said cultivation of short duration and high yielding variety of BARI Sarisa-14 between the time of Transplanted Aman rice and Boro rice farming...

Natore road crash kills one, injures 30

Natore road crash kills one, injures 30

-- 2020-01-01 12:21:11

A man was killed and 30 others were injured in a collision between two buses at Kashiabari Bridge area in Natore Sadar upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Likhon, the assistant of a...

Misuse of public funds detected  in Sunamganj

Misuse of public funds detected in Sunamganj

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2019-12-31 21:15:41

SYLHET, Dec 31: Misuse of public funds by some officials at the Project Implementation Office at Shulla upazila in Sunamganj in the name of construction of bridges at remote villages has been detect...

Khulna jute mills workers continue hunger strike unto death

Khulna jute mills workers continue hunger strike unto death

Our Correspondent 2019-12-30 21:11:10

KHULNA, Dec 30: Hundreds of jute mill workers in Khulna region were continuing their hunger strike unto death for the second consecutive day to press home their 11-point demand. Sources said, the wor...

Alampur children’s park likely to open soon

Alampur children’s park likely to open soon

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2019-12-30 21:09:48

SYLHET, Dec 30: At last, the much-desired children park in the Sylhet divisional city suburban Alampur area is going to be formally inaugurated soon. Sources said, it would help meet a long standing...

Medical waste management plant being established in Rajshahi

Medical waste management plant being established in Rajshahi

-- 2019-12-30 17:51:31

A medical waste management plant is being established in Rajshahi city aimed at bringing all the wastes including the risky and harmful ones produced in both public and private clinics, diagnostics an...

Three ‘pirates’ held in Sundarbans

Three ‘pirates’ held in Sundarbans

-- 2019-12-30 17:40:23

Three suspected members of a notorious pirate gang were arrested from the Sundarbans by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on early Monday. The arrestees are - Siddiqur Rahman, 34, son of Jumman Ali Gazi,...

Untimely Padma erosion jolts Goalunda villagers

Untimely Padma erosion jolts Goalunda villagers

-- 2019-12-30 00:34:26

GOALUNDA, Dec 29 (UNB): An unanticipated dry-season bank erosion by the Padma River is wreaking havoc with the inhabitants of two unions here, taking away over 100 bighas of arable land in the last tw...

Construction of new floor on 22-year-old one-storey school bldg raises concern

Construction of new floor on 22-year-old one-storey school bldg raises concern

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2019-12-30 00:33:38

NAOGAON, Dec 29: Construction of a new floor on the roof of a single-storey 22-year-old Hamidpur Jigatla Multipurpose High School building under Mahadebpur upazila of the district is going apace trigg...

Boy burned to death in Khulna bakery fire

Boy burned to death in Khulna bakery fire

-- 2019-12-28 20:27:14

A teenage boy was killed as fire broke out at a bakery in Khulna city’s Dalmil intersection area early Saturday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Mynul Haque, 15, son of Tara Mia of...

Sheep farming brings smile for Rajshahi villagers

Sheep farming brings smile for Rajshahi villagers

-- 2019-12-28 17:17:23

Among many others, Abdul Mannan, 48, of Mollapara village under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi has become self-reliant through sheep farming. With his curiosity Mannan had procured two sheep from one o...

Vegetable farming creates employment opportunity for B'baria youths

Vegetable farming creates employment opportunity for B'baria youths

UNB 2019-12-28 16:26:01

Vegetable farming is creating employment opportunity for previously unemployed youths in Brahmanbaria, changing the scenario in rural areas. Mohiuddin Miah of Mohammadpur village at Ramrail union in...