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Nilphamari declared as tobacco ad-free town

-- May 31, 2019 20:13:59

District administration has announced Nilphamari town as tobacco advisement-free town. Alongside launching mass awareness programme, the local administration has strictly enforced the existing laws f...

Lightning strikes leave three dead in Rajshahi

-- May 31, 2019 19:21:19

Three people were killed after being struck by lightning in Bagha and Godagari upazilas of Rajshahi on Thursday night. Mohsin Ali, officer-in-charge of Bagha Police Station, said that lightning strik...

‘Drug dealer’ killed in Dinajpur ‘gunfight’

-- May 31, 2019 17:16:23

A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh at Hili border of Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Delwar Hossain...

Toxic gas kills couple in Faridpur

-- May 31, 2019 17:10:51

A couple died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a septic tank at Char Brahmandi village in Sadarpur upazila of Faridpur district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Miraj Hawladar, 45, s...

Rangpur weavers busy making Benarasi sarees

Our Correspondent May 30, 2019 20:56:08

RANGPUR, May 30: Weaving of Benarasi sarees is going on in full swing at Benarasi Palli under Gangachhara upazila in Rangpur district, as the holy Eid-ul-Fitr is knocking at the door. Weavers of the...

10 journos injured in Satkhira Press Club attack

-- May 30, 2019 20:38:10

At least 10 journalists were injured in an attack by criminals on Satkhira Press Club premises on Thursday noon. Press club President and freedom fighter Abu Ahmed, former president and district corr...

Man stabs brother to death in Joypurhat

-- May 29, 2019 17:23:36

A man was stabbed to death allegedly by his brother at Ishwarpur under Sadar upazila in Joypurhat on Wednesday morning over a trifling matter. The deceased was identified as Harunur Rashid, son of la...

Red spinach grows well in Natore

Roving Correspondent May 28, 2019 20:54:28

NATORE, May 28: Red spinach cultivation has brought smile on the faces of grassroots growers in the district this season. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) office sources, r...

62 sacks of VGF rice seized in Sirajganj

-- May 28, 2019 10:50:17

Sixty-two sacks of rice meant for distribution among poor people under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme were seized in Tarash upazila of Sirajganj district on Monday. Upazila Nirbahi Offi...

Cholesterol-free sesame grown on experimental basis in Magura

Our Correspondent May 27, 2019 21:19:25

MAGURA, May 27: A good production of BINA-3 sesame has recently been achieved in the district. Sources said, growers cultivated BINA-3 sesame on some 10 acres of land in Naliadanga village under Magu...

Thai guava popular among Joypurhat cultivators

Roving Correspondent May 27, 2019 21:17:02

JOYPURHAT, May 27: A good number of people in the district have attained financial solvency by growing Thai guava on commercial basis. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has been providing...

Lalmi farming gains popularity in Faridpur

-- May 27, 2019 21:14:56

FARIDPUR, May 27 (BSS): Lalmi, a melon variety, farming brings boon for farmers of the district. The medium-sized, fleshy and delicious fruit gets popularity for its distinctive demand of invigoratin...

Truck hits motorbike in Dinajpur, killing two

-- May 27, 2019 11:20:18

Two motorcyclists were killed as a truck hit their motorbike on Dinajpur-Phulbari at Kauga intersection in Dinajpur sadar upazila early Monday. The deceased have been identified as Amij Ali, a reside...

Jashore woman ‘commits suicide after killing son, daughter’

-- May 27, 2019 11:03:44

A woman allegedly committed suicide taking poison after killing her son and daughter at Digha village in Sharsha upazila of Jashore on Sunday night following a family feud. The deceased were identifi...

Palm juice extractors passing busy time in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent May 26, 2019 21:02:54

GOPALGANJ, May 26: Palm juice extractors in char areas under Gopalganj Sadar are passing busy time as they prepare tasty molasses from it. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE),...

10 policemen awarded in Rangpur Range

-- May 26, 2019 17:54:21

Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police on Sunday awarded its 10 personnel and four organisations with medals in recognition of their professional and organisational excellence in discharging duties. Depu...

Youth held with 100,000 of Yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar

-- May 26, 2019 17:29:40

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday arrested a young man along with 100,000 pieces of Yaba pills from a house in Hatiarghona area of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar. The detainee was identified as Abdul Ami...

25 injured in Magura AL factional clash

-- May 25, 2019 21:23:06

At least 25 people were injured as two factions of Awami League engaged in a clash over trifling matter at Sankochkhali village in Sadar upazila on Saturday. Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Magur...

Abducted Bandarban AL leader found dead

-- May 25, 2019 16:49:56

Ruling Awami League's Bandarban municipality unit vice-president Chathoi Marma was found dead on Saturday, three days after he had been kidnapped. The 55-year-old's body was recovered from a forest a...

Workshop on gender sensitisation begins in Joypurhat

-- May 23, 2019 21:49:53

A training workshop on gender inequality, women and children repression and early marriage began at BRAC regional office in Joypurhat on Thursday. The workshop has been arranged under BRAC Gender Jus...

Hand-fan makers seek easy bank loans

Our Correspondent May 23, 2019 20:59:59

NAOGAON, May 23: Around 60 families in Mohadevpur Upazila under the district have attained solvency through making hand-fans. Local sources said the 60 families of Bhalain village in Mohadevpur upazi...

Missing student found dead in Gazipur

-- May 23, 2019 17:31:12

A university student, missing since May 12, was found dead in the city’s Kamarjuri area on Thursday. Ismail Hossain Jisan, 24, a student of European University of Bangladesh, was the son of Sab...

Coast Guard seizes 5,000kg Jatka in Chattogram

-- May 23, 2019 10:17:52

The Coast Guard seized nearly 5,000 kilograms of 'Jatka' (Hilsa fry less than 9 inches long) that were caught defying a fishing ban on Wednesday. A Coast Guard team raided Abhaymitra terminal at arou...

Two electrocuted in Bagerhat

-- May 22, 2019 21:19:27

Two people died after being electrocuted while felling a tree at Betaga village under Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Rahmat Ullah, 62, son of Karim Uddin,...

145 families get power connection in Shariatpur

-- May 22, 2019 19:33:32

A total of 145 families of two villages under Bhederganj upazila in Shariatpur were brought under rural electrification network by Shariatpur Palli Bidyut Samity on Wednesday. Deputy Minister for Wat...

Narsingdi road crash kills two

-- May 22, 2019 13:39:06

Two people were killed and five others injured after a passenger bus collided with a pick-up van in Madhabdi upazila of Narsingdi on Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified as Amir Hossain, 35,...

1.08 lakh families to get VGF rice in Bhola

-- May 21, 2019 18:35:54

A total of over 1.08-lakh poor and distressed families in Bhola will get 1633.95 tonnes of rice under special Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Programme to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festivity....

Call to make Rajshahi city green

-- May 21, 2019 18:13:36

Rajshshi City Corporation (RCC) is pledged-bound to make the metropolis green through massive plantation with an ultimate goal of safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity. “We are urg...

Two children drown in Sylhet

-- May 21, 2019 17:50:34

Two minors drowned in a pond at Dinpur village under Fenchuganj upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Shakil, 6, son of Islam Uddin, and Sahara Begum, 5, daughter of Samir Mol...

Khulna jute mill workers call off strike

-- May 21, 2019 17:35:23

Workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna region called off their indefinite strike on Tuesday after getting assurance that their demands would be met. Jashore-Khulna region Jute Mill Workers...