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Woman dies from electrocution while charging cellphone

-- July 05, 2019 13:31:04

Mother-of-two Mabia Khatun, 35, has been electrocuted while talking to her son over mobile phone while charging it in Kushtia district today. The woman died while talking to her son Mamun on Thursday...

Two die in Gazipur road mishap

-- July 04, 2019 12:06:54

Two people were killed and two others injured when a truck hit a human hauler on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Rangila Bazar in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur in the early hours of Thursday. The identities...

BINA sesame popular among growers for high yield

Our Correspondent July 03, 2019 21:03:19

Cultivation of BINA Til-2 is gaining popularity among the farmers of Sadar and Kasiani upazilas in the districts as they find it more profitable. Enjil Sheikh, a farmer of Boiltali village in Boiltal...

Savar wall collapse kills toddler

-- July 03, 2019 13:51:06

A toddler was killed and four others were injured in a wall collapse at Kathgara in Ashulia in Savar on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Tasim Hossain, the one and a half year old son of Naz...

Natore fire victims die at DMCH

-- July 03, 2019 10:59:10

Two female students, who suffered severe burns in a fire at Borogaccha of Natore district town on June 27, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday. They were identified as Shamima and S...

Stick spinach farming changing fortune of many farmers in Magura district

Our Correspondent July 02, 2019 20:54:12

MAGURA, July 02: Stick spinach (data shak) cultivation is turning fortune wheel of many grassroots farmers in the district. Some farmers said stick spinach farming is easy. It does not require huge s...

RCC launches smart auto-rickshaw management system

-- July 02, 2019 16:48:22

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has launched smart auto-rickshaw management system for the first time in the country to reduce traffic congestion on the city area. RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton in...

Repair work of flood control structures going on in Sylhet

Our Correspondent July 01, 2019 21:08:40

SYLHET, July 01: Emergency protection and reconstruction works on the flood control embankments and structures in different districts of Sylhet division are going on. The Water Development Board (WDB...

Road crash on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway kills three

-- July 01, 2019 10:13:44

Three people were killed in an accident on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Habirbari in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet, reports a news a...

50,000 people in three upazilas in trouble for risky bamboo bridge

-- June 30, 2019 21:48:32

FENI, June 30 (UNB): About 50,000 people of three upazilas in the district have to use a bamboo bridge over the Choto Feni river at Dakshin Koikhali village under Daganbhuiyan upazila, putting their l...

Mother, son die in Gopalganj road mishap

-- June 29, 2019 11:05:02

A woman and her son were killed as a bus ran over them in Gerakhola area on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Shawon, 30 and...

12,170 families getting solar systems in Rangpur

-- June 28, 2019 18:59:20

The government is distributing solar systems among 12,170 families living at char villages in Gangachara upazila under Rangpur district. Project Director of the ‘Renewable Energy Development in...

Lightning strikes kill five in Satkhira

-- June 28, 2019 14:31:50

Five people, including three members of a family, were killed by lightning strikes in Kaliganj and Ashashuni upazilas of Satkhira district on Friday. In Kaliganj upazila, a thunderbolt struck three m...

Fowl with black flesh bred in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent June 27, 2019 21:02:17

RAJSHAHI, June 27: Known as Black Diamond, 'Kadaknath' or Kali Masi (fowl with black flesh), a rare breed of chicken, is now being successfully bred in the district. The fowl reportedly has medicinal...

Three female students suffer burns in Natore hostel fire

-- June 27, 2019 13:16:47

Three female students suffered severe burns after a fire broke out in their room at Borogaccha area of Natore district town on Thursday. The victims were identified as Sanzida, Shamima and Fatema. Th...

Female UP member found dead in Narayanganj

-- June 26, 2019 15:48:59

A female UP member was found dead at her house at Chanpara in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Beauty Akter Kutti, 50, a member of no 4 ward of Chanpara uni...

18 suffer burns in Chattogram microbus blast

-- June 26, 2019 09:52:50

At least 18 people, including three children, suffered burns when the compressor of a microbus air-conditioner exploded on the Chattogram-Cox's Bazar Highway in Patia upazila of the district on Tuesda...

Miscreants shoot dead PCJSS man in Bandarban

-- June 25, 2019 17:07:13

An activist of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS-MN Larma) was shot to death by criminals at Roangchhari upazila in Bandarban early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Ontui Ching M...

Mob beats Narail youth for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

-- June 25, 2019 16:08:45

A young man was injured in a mob beating at Ujirpur in Narail municipality area on Tuesday reportedly for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. The victim was identified as Tanu Dutta, 27, son of...

3,175 tonnes of sesame output likely in Magura this season

Our Correspondent June 24, 2019 21:16:58

MAGURA, June 24: Sesame growers in the district have started harvesting their produce. They are happy over the production and present market price. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magu...

Transplantation of Aus seedlings in Sylhet region nearing end

Our Correspondent June 24, 2019 21:16:00

SYLHET, June 24: Aus paddy farmers in Sylhet region are about to complete transplantation of seedlings this season. In line with the national programme for expanding Aus farming, the division's cover...

Rangpur village courts resolve over 5,000 cases in one year

-- June 24, 2019 17:00:16

Village courts in Rangpur have resolved more than 5,800 cases in the last one year in 41 unions of five upazilas of district. The village courts accepted 5,880 cases in Rangpur during the July-2017 a...

Five cops closed to Chuadanga police lines

-- June 24, 2019 12:47:40

Five policemen in Chuadanga have been closed to district police lines for reportedly taking 'illegal facilities' from some job seekers of police constable post. Police Super Mahabubur Rahman said t...

Vast areas of Joypurhat come under Aus farming

Roving Correspondent June 23, 2019 22:34:54

JOYPURHAT, June 23: More than 550 grassroots farmers in the district are growing Aus rice this season. The farming generally starts in the Bangla month of Boishakh and Jaishtha and crop harvest begin...

Zinc-enriched paddy to be grown in Magura

Our Correspondent June 23, 2019 22:33:46

MAGURA, June 23: An initiative has taken to boost zinc-enriched, heat-tolerant and highly-productive paddy cultivation in the district. In this connection, the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agricul...

Launch service resumes in Rangamati

-- June 23, 2019 17:21:51

Launch service in three upazilas of Rangamati district has resumed after nearly two and a half month of suspension due to poor navigability in the Kaptai Lake. As the water level of the Kaptai Lake h...

Meeting on women empowerment held in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent June 22, 2019 21:02:19

RAJSHAHI, June 22: A meeting on empowerment of women through information and communication technology projects was held at Kapasiapara Ambaria field under Mohanpur upazila of the district on Friday. W...

BARI-1 pointed gourd cultivation proves profitable in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent June 22, 2019 21:00:46

GOPALGANJ, June 22: Farmers of Fukra union under Kasiani upazila in the district have achieved an abundant yield of BARI-1 pointed gourd this season.A good number of growers said they happy over the p...

'Govt working to boost fish production'

-- June 22, 2019 20:36:03

State minister for fisheries and livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said on Saturday said the present government has taken many innovative programmes including setting up fish sanctuaries for boosting f...

Two killed in Joypurhat road crashes

-- June 22, 2019 17:09:15

A human hauler driver and a child were killed in separate road accidents in Akkelpur and Khetlal upazilas of Joypurhat district on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Abdus Salam, 35, f...