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Pumpkin cultivation turns a boon for Panchagarh peasants

Pumpkin cultivation turns a boon for Panchagarh peasants

-- 2017-10-10 12:20:40

PANCHAGARH, Oct 09 (BSS): Pumpkin cultivation has changed the socio-economic conditions of many farmers of the district in the recent years. A large number of farmers have engaged themselves in the c...

Short-duration Aman harvest starts in Rangpur region

Short-duration Aman harvest starts in Rangpur region

Our Correspondent 2017-10-10 12:00:00

Harvesting of short duration varieties of Aman paddy has begun across Rangpur agriculture region, bringing smile on the faces of the growers. Presently, farmers and farm labourers under the region ar...

Police recover bullet-hit body of ‘top terrorist’

Police recover bullet-hit body of ‘top terrorist’

-- 2017-10-10 12:00:00

A listed top terrorist was found dead on Comilla- Sylhet highway in Gazaria area of Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Linkon (40), son of Golam...

Ten die as wildfires hit California wine country

Ten die as wildfires hit California wine country

BBC 2017-10-10 10:41:56

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people. Mass evacuations have taken place and at least 1,500 properties have been destroyed. S...

Elderly woman dies in bus crash

Elderly woman dies in bus crash

-- 2017-10-10 10:22:49

An elderly woman was crushed under the wheels of a bus on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Chapta area of Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj district on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Moriam Begum, w...

Nine Jamaat leaders on 10-day remand in two cases

Nine Jamaat leaders on 10-day remand in two cases

-- 2017-10-10 07:36:58

A Dhaka court put nine top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami on a 10-day remand each on Tuesday in two cases filed against them with Kadamtali Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court judge Golam...

Veg prices soaring for shortage of supply in Joypurhat, Gopalganj

Veg prices soaring for shortage of supply in Joypurhat, Gopalganj

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Prices of vegetables have been soaring in the local kitchen markets of the district for the last couple of weeks due to supply shortage. Sub-assistance agri-officer of the Department of Agriculture E...

Rajshahi road mishap kills trucker

Rajshahi road mishap kills trucker

-- 2017-10-09 10:19:25

A truck driver was killed and three others were injured in a road accident at Jhalmolia on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Putia upazila of Rajshahi district on Sunday night. The deceased, Akter Hossian (3...

‘Police’ beat man to death

‘Police’ beat man to death

-- 2017-10-09 01:17:05

A man was beaten to death allegedly by police at Harunga village of Kalai upazila in Joypurhat district early Monday. The deceased was identified as Saidur Rahman, son of Ashraf Ali, a resident of th...

BGB rescues 14 Bangladesh nationals in Benapole

BGB rescues 14 Bangladesh nationals in Benapole

-- 2017-10-08 12:40:59

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 14 Bangladesh nationals from Daulatpur border in Benapole Port Police Station while they were being trafficked to India on Saturday night. The rescued...

Two die in Khulna road accident

Two die in Khulna road accident

-- 2017-10-08 06:53:07

Two students died in a road accident at Miksimil on Khulna-Dumuria road in Dumuria upazila of Khulna district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Mostakim Morol, 20, and Wasim Mond...

Four die in B’baria road crash

Four die in B’baria road crash

-- 2017-10-08 01:23:32

Four people, including a woman and an infant, have been killed and another 10 injured after a bus collided head-on with a truck in Brahmanbaria. The incident occurred in Sarail Upazila’s Maliha...

Khagrachhari Mother, son die from electrocution

Khagrachhari Mother, son die from electrocution

-- 2017-10-07 10:59:21

A woman and her son were electrocuted and three of their family members injured at Betchhari area of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Kalamile Chakma...

Defying Hilsa ban: Seven fishermen get jail in Rajbari

Defying Hilsa ban: Seven fishermen get jail in Rajbari

-- 2017-10-07 05:12:38

A mobile court in Rajbari sentenced seven fishermen to 18-day imprisonments for catching Hilsa in Padma River on Friday night defying the ongoing ban. A joint team of local police and Fisheries Depar...

Police arrest 8 cattle thieves in Chudanga, Kushtia

Police arrest 8 cattle thieves in Chudanga, Kushtia

-- 2017-10-07 04:20:41

Police arrested eight cattle thieves from Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on Friday night in separate drives. Officer-in-Charge of Dhamurhuda Police Station Abu Zihad said on secret information, they...

Bagha mayor’s daughter in law found hanging

Bagha mayor’s daughter in law found hanging

-- 2017-10-07 01:48:30

The second wife of Bagha municipality panel mayor’s son has been found dead at their residence in Bagha municipality area of Rajshahi district. Police recovered the body of Jeba Khatun, wife o...

DAE takes initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in Bogra

DAE takes initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:50:16

BOGRA, Oct 04: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in the district. Over 670 hectares of land in all the 12 upazilas have been brought...

Padma erodes Chapainawabganj town protection dam for  low quality construction

Padma erodes Chapainawabganj town protection dam for low quality construction

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:48:52

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Oct 05:  Over 30-metre long town protection dam on the mighty Padma river at Tikri area of Alatuli union under sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj district has been devoured on We...

Pest attack, stem rot disease  affect Rangpur Aman fields

Pest attack, stem rot disease affect Rangpur Aman fields

Our Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:00:00

RANGPUR, Oct 05: The Aman cultivators at different areas in eight districts under Rangpur division are worried owing to attack of pest and stem rot disease,   causing massive damage to their...

Death of RMG worker sparks protest in Gazipur

Death of RMG worker sparks protest in Gazipur

-- 2017-10-06 08:56:21

Workers of a local RMG factory blocked Dhaka-Myemnsingh highway for nearly 90 minutes following the death of a fellow worker in a road accident at Nagpara area of Gazipur on Friday. Abdul Hye, in-cha...

41 jailed for defying fishing ban

41 jailed for defying fishing ban

-- 2017-10-06 02:58:13

A Faridpur mobile court on Friday sentenced 41 fishermen to 15-day imprisonment for catching hilsa in the Padma river defying the ongoing government ban. A mobile court led by executive magistrate Sa...

Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

-- 2017-10-05 12:48:03

NETRAKONA, Oct 04 (BSS): Many indigenous fishes are disappearing from the water bodies of the district gradually due to various reasons like siltation of rivers, canals and other water bodies, indiscr...

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-05 12:47:28

JOYPURHAT, Oct 4: Low market prices have disheartened potato growers in Kalai upazila of the district.The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources said the prices have been decreased...

Construction worker dies from electrocution

Construction worker dies from electrocution

FE Online Desk 2017-10-05 11:48:03

A construction worker died after being electrocuted at his workplace in Azimpur area in Dhaka Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain Moqaddes, aged around 40, son of Mahbub Al...

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead

-- 2017-10-05 10:54:31

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has shot dead a Bangladeshi man at Baldia border of Bhurungamari Upazila in Kurigram. The BSF shot Jahangir Hossain, 32, from Monglarkuti village when he was...

Jomuneshwari erosion renders 200 families homeless in Rangpur

Jomuneshwari erosion renders 200 families homeless in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:33:45

RANGPUR, Oct 3: Massive erosion in Jomuneshwari has rendered at least 200 families homeless in different villages of Lohanipara and Kutubpur unions under Badarganj upazila in the district over the la...

DAE takes initiative to grow  hybrid cotton at Charghat

DAE takes initiative to grow hybrid cotton at Charghat

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has undertaken enterprise to cultivate hybrid cotton in this current season under Charghat upazila of Rajshahi district. The farmers of Matikata, Deopara and...

Aus cultivation gaining popularity in Bogra

Aus cultivation gaining popularity in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Aus farming is gaining popularity among thousands of poor peasants in the district. Once Aus was cultivated on the large tract of land in the area, now high yielding Boro has took the place. Farmers...

Youth’s decomposed body found

Youth’s decomposed body found

-- 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Members of river police recovered decomposed body of an unidentified young man from the Buriganga river in South Keraniganj upazila in Dhaka on Tuesday night. After being informed, police recovered t...

Success story of widow's hard work in poultry farming in Rangpur

Success story of widow's hard work in poultry farming in Rangpur

Sayed Mofidul Babu 2017-10-03 12:37:02

RANGPUR, Oct 02: Mariam Begum is an example of how a helpless woman can be successful by dint of hard work and devotion. She has brought significant change in her socio-economic condition by poultry f...