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122 people in home quarantine in Cumilla, Bogura districts

122 people in home quarantine in Cumilla, Bogura districts

Our Correspondent 2020-03-15 21:20:19

CUMILLA, Mar 15: About 92 people from various places in the district have been placed in home quarantine on suspicion of having coronavirus. This information was confirmed by Cumilla District Civil...

Students suffer in absence of approach roads of bridge

Students suffer in absence of approach roads of bridge

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-15 21:19:06

SIRAJGANJ, Mar 15: Students of a government primary school in Royganj upazila of Sirajganj district have been facing untold suffering as they cannot use a bridge for lack of approach roads. Sources...

Acreage of Boro farming reduced in Faridpur

Acreage of Boro farming reduced in Faridpur

Our Correspondent 2020-03-15 00:00:00

FARIDPUR, Mar 15: Over the past seven years, the acreage of Boro paddy has reduced to twenty thousand hectares of land in the district due to low market price of the produce and high cost of productio...

Minor boy killed in Chattogram elephant attack

Minor boy killed in Chattogram elephant attack

-- 2020-03-14 18:06:23

A minor boy was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Boalkhali upazila in Chattogram on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Akib, 2, son of Shamshul Alam of Koroldonga village in the upaz...

Vast tract of alluvial Padma charland now becomes a boon for farmers

Vast tract of alluvial Padma charland now becomes a boon for farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-13 11:34:49

A vast tract of charland (shoal) emerged on the bed of the river Padma adjacent to Rajshahi city has become a boon for farmers as alluvial land of those chars are being used to cultivate various crops...

Fresh water fish cultivation thrives in Shariatpur district

Fresh water fish cultivation thrives in Shariatpur district

Our Correspondent 2020-03-13 00:10:41

FARIDPUR, Mar 12: Cultivation of freshwater fish is increasing in Shariatpur district. At present, about 17,000 people are involved in fish production in the district. According to sources in the f...

Two Rohingya ‘robbers’ killed in 'RAB shootout'

Two Rohingya ‘robbers’ killed in 'RAB shootout'

-- 2020-03-12 17:44:02

Two members of the Rohingya community with suspected ties to crimes died in a so-called shootout with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar’ on Thursday morning. The i...

Potato harvest going on in Bogura amid labourer crisis

Potato harvest going on in Bogura amid labourer crisis

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-12 11:57:54

Harvest of new potato is going on in Bogura district amid labourer crisis. A good number of farmers said they are passing busy time harvesting their produce from morning till evening. "Some cultivat...

19th Khulna Int’l Trade Fair begins

19th Khulna Int’l Trade Fair begins

Our Correspondent 2020-03-12 11:55:24

The 19th Khulna International Trade Fair-2020 started on Wednesday in the district. The fair organised by the Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) will continue till April 14. Khulna City C...

Commercial cattle rearing gets a boost at grassroots level

Commercial cattle rearing gets a boost at grassroots level

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-12 11:47:38

Grassroots people in the district are showing more interest in cattle rearing on commercial basis as it has been proved more profitable to them. Sources said a good number of unemployed youths have a...

Teacher-shortage hampers education in 13 Naogaon pry schools

Teacher-shortage hampers education in 13 Naogaon pry schools

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-12 11:42:29

Academic activities at thirteen government primary schools in Badalgachhi upazila of Naogaon district are being hampered for a long due to shortage of adequate number of teachers. Sources said there...

Onion seeds farming on the rise in Faridpur dist

Onion seeds farming on the rise in Faridpur dist

Our Correspondent 2020-03-12 01:08:45

FARIDPUR, Mar 11: Onion seeds cultivation is increasing across the district for its high market demand. The seeds are known to farmers as 'black gold'. Agriculture officials said Faridpur is becoming...

Tea growing on plain land becomes a boon for northern districts’ farmers

Tea growing on plain land becomes a boon for northern districts’ farmers

-- 2020-03-12 01:07:53

RANGPUR, Feb 11 (BSS): The expanding small-scale and small-holding tea gardening on plain land has become a boon for farmers to change their fortune in five sub-Himalayan northern districts in last on...

10 arrested from Benapole border

10 arrested from Benapole border

-- 2020-03-11 18:49:03

Police arrested 10 criminals from the Benapole border of Jashore district on Wednesday. Eight of them were wanted in various cases. The arrestees were identified as Ziaur Rahman, 30, Mukta Begum, 31...

Three found dead in Joypurhat

Three found dead in Joypurhat

-- 2020-03-11 18:05:41

Police recovered three bodies from Joypurhat town and Akkelpur upazila on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The body of a schoolgirl was recovered from Arafat Nagar in the district town last night...

Nursery business thrives in Magura

Nursery business thrives in Magura

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-11 10:57:37

Nursery business is gaining popularity in the district. Nursery entrepreneur sources said the initiative was rarely seen in the area around 10 years ago. Now people are showing interest in nursery bu...

Sunflower farming marks a rise in greater Sylhet

Sunflower farming marks a rise in greater Sylhet

Our Correspondent 2020-03-11 10:52:45

Sunflower cultivation has marked a rise in the greater Sylhet region in recent times. Cultivators are showing their interest in farming the crop for repeated bumper yield. Besides, with a view to mak...

Collapsed road brings suffering to Faridpur municipal area people

Collapsed road brings suffering to Faridpur municipal area people

Our Correspondent 2020-03-11 10:49:02

People in Ward No. 26 of Faridpur municipality are in great trouble as 800-metreportion of an important road collapsed into a canal around two years ago but the authority concerned did not take any...

Natore farmers growing cabbage in eco-friendly way

Natore farmers growing cabbage in eco-friendly way

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-10 10:41:24

Eco-friendly pheromone traps in cabbage field are gaining popularity in Natore district. A good number of farmers said the method reduces the production cost as it does not require pesticides for c...

Maize cultivation getting a boost in Naogaon

Maize cultivation getting a boost in Naogaon

Our Correspondent 2020-03-10 10:30:07

Cultivation of maize is increasing in the district thanks to favourable climactic condition, fair price of the crop and appropriate initiative by the local agriculture offices. Sources at the Departm...

Nagore river about to die

Nagore river about to die

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-10 00:54:42

BOGURA, Mar 09: Thousand of landless farmers in the district are in great difficulties as the Nagore river has lost its navigability. The river originates from the Karatoa (Nilphamari) river flowing...

Cumin successfully  grown in Faridpur

Cumin successfully grown in Faridpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-10 00:53:42

FARIDPUR, Mar 09: Cumin seeds have been successfully cultivated for three years at Faridpur Spice Research Sub-station under Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. Sources said, cumin is culti...

Muksudpur cultivators eyeing bumper BARI Musur-6 output

Muksudpur cultivators eyeing bumper BARI Musur-6 output

Our Correspondent 2020-03-10 00:52:00

GOPALGANJ, Mar 09: Farmers in Muksudpur upazila of the district are expecting a bumper production of BARI Musur-6 this season. According to the upazila DAE office sources, a total of 800 hectares o...

Guava farming brings smile to Rajshahi farmers

Guava farming brings smile to Rajshahi farmers

-- 2020-03-09 18:26:23

Guava farming has become blessings to many farmers as it has made them wealthy in the region including its vast Barind tract during the last couple of years. The farmers after the best uses of modern...

Road crash leaves six dead in Tangail

Road crash leaves six dead in Tangail

-- 2020-03-09 18:06:14

Six passengers of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw were killed in a road accident at Mirzapur upazila of Tangail on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Hridoy, 18, of Beltoil village, Sonam Uddin,...

People achieve financial solvency growing banana

People achieve financial solvency growing banana

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-09 14:18:31

Thousands of people have achieved financial solvency by growing banana on char land of the Teesta, Buri Teesta, Khorkhoria and other rivers and adjacent areas in the district. The extensive banana cu...

Mustard harvest going on in full swing in Joypurhat

Mustard harvest going on in full swing in Joypurhat

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-09 11:12:15

Mustard harvest is going on in full swing in the district though the farmers apprehend they would not get the fair price for their produce. A good number of peasants said they want to complete must...

Good maize yield in Sylhet region this season

Good maize yield in Sylhet region this season

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-09 10:46:15

There has been a good yield of maize in Sylhet region this season while farming of the crop has also been on increase in the division. Growers in the division are showing their interest in growing ma...

Lalon festival beings in Kushtia

Lalon festival beings in Kushtia

-- 2020-03-08 18:53:51

A three-day festival is scheduled to begin on Sunday afternoon at Lalon Akhra in Chheuria village in Kumarkhali upazila remembering the legendry Baul Lalon Shah. The Lalon Academy, in association wit...

Bogura catfish farmers earn over Tk 300m per year

Bogura catfish farmers earn over Tk 300m per year

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-03-08 12:31:12

BOGURA: Commercial catfish cultivation has brought smile on the faces of farmers in the district. Sources said, catfish was declining fast from the local water bodies due to excessive use of insectic...