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‘Robber’ dies in Mymensingh gunfight

-- October 03, 2019 14:12:31

A man with alleged links to a series of crimes has been killed in a so-called shootout with police in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh district. Saddam Hossain, 28, described as a bandit by law enforcem...

Youth dies of ‘drug overdose’ in Kurigram

-- October 02, 2019 11:22:11

A young man died of suspected drug overdose in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram district on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Faruk Mia, 25, son of Abdul Karim of Mogolhat in Lalmonirhat dist...

More areas go under water in C’nawabganj, Kushtia, Rajbari

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 01, 2019 20:30:50

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Oct 01: Thousands of flood affected people in Chapainawabganj and Kushtia districts have been suffering for pure drinking water. Due to the increase in water, around 5,000 people h...

Two minor girls found dead in Joypurhat pond

-- October 01, 2019 13:40:38

Two minor girls, who went missing on Monday evening, were found dead in a pond of Purbo Uchna village in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Mariam Akh...

SCC dwellers suffering from acute water crisis

OUR CORRESPONDENT September 30, 2019 21:45:31

SYLHET, Sept 30: Dwellers in the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) area have been suffering much due to inadequate supply of pure drinking water as the authority concerned supply 45 million litres against...

Crops on 10,570 hectares under water as rivers swell in C'nawabganj, Natore

ROVING CORRESPONDENT September 30, 2019 21:44:27

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Sept 30: With the water levels of the rivers Padma, Mahananda, Pagla and Punarbhaba rising in Chapainawabganj and Natore districts, over 10,570 hectares of cropland have gone under wa...

Marooned people of Bagha yet to get relief

Our Correspondent September 30, 2019 21:43:23

RAJSHAHI, Sept 30: Nearly 1,800 families of 15 char villages under Bagha upazila remained marooned for the last one week. Till Saturday afternoon, no relief materials have been distributed among the s...

Road repairing work in Netrakona progressing at a snail’s pace

A Correspondent September 30, 2019 21:42:23

NETRAKONA, Sept 30: The slow progress in the repair work of Mymensingh Road's Netrakona section has increased sufferings of the locals. A good number of locals said they are dissatisfied over the del...

Over 2,000 families marooned in C’nawabganj

-- September 29, 2019 17:37:20

Over 2,000 families in Sadar and Shibganj upazilas in Chapainawabganj have been marooned due to flashflood caused by on rush of water from the upstream and rise of water levels in the Padma and the Ma...

Human hauler driver dead in Chuadanga road crash

-- September 29, 2019 15:37:42

A human hauler driver was killed as a truck crashed into a human hauler on Chuadanga-Jibonnagar road in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam, of Boalm...

Biker dies in Magura road crash

-- September 28, 2019 13:55:31

A motorcyclist was killed after his motorbike hit a roadside tree at Goaldaha village in Sreepur upazila of Magura district on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Shawon Biswas, 22, son of...

Police recover lawyer’s dead body in Rajshahi

-- September 28, 2019 10:57:50

Police have recovered the hanging body of a lawyer from his house in Bilsimla area of Rajshahi city. The deceased was identified as Mozammel Haque, 62. He used to practice in Natore Court, reports UN...

Fire Service recovers dead body of sexagenarian man in Sylhet

-- September 27, 2019 14:53:11

The body of a sexagenarian man was recovered from the Surma River in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Sharif Mia, 60 of Phulbari East Para village in t...

Natore buffalo rearers face shortage of fodder

Our Correspondent September 26, 2019 21:40:41

RAJSHAHI, Sept 26:  Buffalo rearers in the char areas under Lalpur of Natore district are in great difficulties due to shortage of fodder. According to sources, for more than five decades, peo...

13 railway stations in Cumilla district closed in 12 years

OUR CORRESPONDENT September 25, 2019 21:43:50

CUMILLA, Sept 25: A total of 13 railway stations across the district have been closed down in the last 12 years. Now the closed stations are being used for different purposes. Some stations are us...

Dream girl’s Pabna ancestral home stands derelict

Emdadul Haque September 24, 2019 22:24:11

PABNA, Sept 24: The ancestral house of legendary Bangla film actress Suchitra Sen at Gopalpur Himsagor Lane in Pabna town has been lying in a ramshackle state for a long time. Built on 36 decimals of...

Four of a family fall sick after having Pangas fish

-- September 24, 2019 11:22:00

Four members of a family fell sick after having Pangas fish at Bhobanipur village in Mohammadpur upazila in Magura on Monday night. They are Samad Molla, 45, his wife Tahera Begum, 30, daughter Purni...

Revenue earnings of Sonamasjid land port exceeds target

Our Correspondent September 23, 2019 21:25:10

RAJSHAHI, Sept 23: Revenue earnings of Sona Masjid land port has surpassed the target during the period from February to June 2019, informed Dr Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shimul, MP, Shibganj constituency, at...

Illegal market in front of college hampers academic atmosphere

OUR CORRESPONDENT September 23, 2019 21:23:50

CUMILLA, Sept 23: A market has been set up illegally in front of the Nimsar Junab Ali College under Burichang upazila of the district. As a result, traffic congestion has become a regular feature i...

Low-income group hard hit by soaring prices of veg

ROVING CORRESPONDENT September 23, 2019 21:22:38

JOYPURHAT, Sept 23: The low and middle-income groups in the district are in a difficult situation for soaring prices of vegetables. Vegetables prices are on rising trend both in retail and wholesal...

Three students die in Dinajpur boat capsize

-- September 21, 2019 20:26:01

Two students of Haji Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University and another of Dinajpur Govt Women's College drowned as a boat capsized in Ashura Beel in Nababganj upazila of Dinajpur distric...

Rangpur Tajhat Palace-an epitome of historic magnificence

Sayed Mofidul Babu September 19, 2019 21:43:17

RANGPUR, Sept 19: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever", a famous quote of English romantic poet John Keats, is pretty well pertinent to Tajhat Palace in Rangpur as the historic site still leaves the v...

No progress in Kulaura-Shahbajpur railway track rehabilitation work

Our Correspondent September 19, 2019 21:42:20

SYLHET, Sept 19: There has been no major progress in the much-talked-about rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbajpur railway track in Moulvibazar district. Sources said, rail tracks had been brought to th...

Munshiganj road crash kills two

-- September 19, 2019 13:47:05

Two motorcyclists were killed in an accident on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Zakir Hossain, 24, son of Mostafa; and Mohammad Miraz, 18, son of Man...

Two die as bike skids off road in Patuakhali

-- September 18, 2019 11:24:19

Two people were killed when a motorbike skidded off the road on Patuakhali-Kuakata Highway at Basak Bazar in sadar upazila on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Kashem, 26, of Auliapur in Sad...

Two bullet-hit bodies recovered in Cox’s Bazar

-- September 16, 2019 17:13:28

Police recovered the bullet-hit bodies of two youths from Kata Pahar and Kabita Chattar areas in in Cox’s Bazar on Monday. One of the deceased was identified as Rifat (25), of Baharchara area o...

Child dies of dengue in Khulna

-- September 16, 2019 17:05:23

An eight-month-old child died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital while 619 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning. T...

Indigo-the colour of colonial rule in Rangpur

Sayed Mofidul Babu September 16, 2019 13:13:08

RANGPUR: While a peasant being oppressed by the British rulers for his aversion to planting a single sapling of indigo was a scene of bygone era, farmers of Rangpur are now cultivating the item amid g...

Lightning strikes leave two dead in Kurigram, Dinajpur

-- September 15, 2019 20:03:28

Two farmers were killed by lightning strikes in Kurigram and Dinajpur districts on Sunday. In Kurigram, a farmer was killed as a thunderbolt struck him   on his way home from his cropland a...

Sherpur man jailed for forcing daughter into child marriage

-- September 14, 2019 21:15:56

A Sherpur mobile court has sentenced a father to seven days in prison on charges of forcing his underage daughter into marriage. Rafiqul Islam was given the punishment on Saturday for forcing his sev...