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Bus, truck collide head-on in Rangpur, killing two

-- October 28, 2019 12:21:13

Two people were killed and another was injured after a bus and a truck collided head-on at Boldipakur on Rangpur–Dhaka Highway in Mithapakur Upazila of Rangpur district on early Monday. The dec...

Century-old dead trees on Jashore-Benapole road to be removed

A Correspondent October 27, 2019 22:16:05

BENAPOLE, Oct 27: The district council is identifying dead trees along the Benapole-Jashore Highway Road for their removal. The removal started jointly with the forest department and the Zilla Parish...

Police recover youth’s body from Cumilla river

-- October 27, 2019 11:34:41

Police recovered the body of a young man, who went missing on Saturday evening, from the Gomti River in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ali, 23...

Pochamaria village - a famed bird sanctuary

Monjuara Khatun October 25, 2019 00:52:39

RAJSHAHI, Oct 22: Not only in winter, but all the year round Pochamaria village under Puthia upazila of the district becomes abode of thousands of birds, both indigenous and migratory, which makes t...

Shatranji now being produced in many areas of Rangpur

Our Correspondent October 23, 2019 21:45:11

RANGPUR, Oct 23: Shatranji (handcrafted rug), a heritage of Rangpur, has already conquered the heart of the people across the country as well as the abroad with its magnificent designs and enchantin...

Woman gives birth to quadruplets in Satkhira

-- October 22, 2019 21:06:13

A woman gave birth to quadruplets at a private hospital in Sathkhira early Tuesday. Woman’s husband Shariful Islam said Runa Parvin was taken to Sadar Hospital on Monday after she went into lab...

Kushtia road crash kills two motorcyclists

-- October 22, 2019 13:52:04

Two motorcyclists were killed and another was injured as the motorbike they were riding fell into a pond at Kuthipara intersection in Khoksha upazila of Kushtia on Monday night. The deceased were ide...

15 fishermen jailed for netting Hilsa defying ban

-- October 21, 2019 17:04:39

A mobile court in Manikganj on Monday jailed 15 fishermen for catching Hilsa from the Padma and the Jamuna River defying a government ban in Shibaloy upazila of Manikganj. Shibaloy upazila assistant...

Hason Raja’s ancestral home needs care for historical interest

IQBAL SIDDIQUEE October 20, 2019 20:40:10

SYLHET, Oct 20: Great mystic poet Hason Raja has a lot many popular songs. 'Loke bole bolery, ghar bari bala nay amar, ki ghor banaimu ami shunneri majhar', 'agey Jodi janto Hason, bachbo koto din, ba...

184 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- October 19, 2019 16:47:19

A total of 184 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning. Of them, 62 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said...

Two killed in Habiganj road accident

-- October 19, 2019 16:41:44

Two people were killed and one wounded in a road accident in Mouchak area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district in the early hours of Saturday, police said, reports...

Woman ‘kills self’ to escape ‘torture for dowry’ in Magura

-- October 19, 2019 11:49:31

A housewife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself after being tortured reportedly by her husband for dowry at Sonatundi village in Sreepur upazila here on Friday night. The deceased was iden...

Nearly one million rats eliminated in Rangpur

-- October 18, 2019 19:06:26

The farmers, filed level agriculture officials, teachers, students and common people eliminated over 0.98 million rats saving 7,371 tonnes of crops worth Taka 10.6 million last year in all five distri...

Stone lifting machineries seized in Sylhet

-- October 18, 2019 11:50:14

A task force of District Administration in Companiganj upazila of in Sylhet district seized and destroyed stone lifting machineries worth Tk 7.50 million in a six-hour drive on Thursday. The task fo...

Puthia Rajbari - an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture

Monjuara Khatun October 17, 2019 21:25:41

RAJSHAHI, Oct 17: Puthia Rajbari, a palace in Puthia Upazila of Rajshahi, is an example of Indo-Saracenic revival architecture. The historical structure stands on the Rajshahi-Natore highway, 30 kilo...

Madhumati river erosion takes serious turn

Our Correspondent October 17, 2019 21:24:46

MAGURA, Oct 17: Erosion by the Madhumati river under Mohammadpur upazila in the district has taken a serious turn. Local sources said six villages of the upazila - Harekrishnapur, Moheshpur, Airmaghi...

Handloom factories on verge of closure in Bogura district

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 17, 2019 00:30:28

BOGURA, Oct 16: Handloom factories in the district are on the verge of closure due to price hike of yarn and other raw materials against low market price of woven clothes. Already about 1,000 weave...

'Fishermen get food assistance as Hilsa fishing ban continues'

BSS October 16, 2019 16:46:06

A total of 3,522 fishermen families of four upazilas in Gaibandha district got 70.44 tonnes of rice as food assistance from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on Tuesday so that they can pass Hil...

Lalon Shah - a bard, a philosopher

ZM Aminul Islam October 15, 2019 21:52:30

JHENIDAH, Oct 15: Lalon Shah is the king of Bauls, a unique mystical tradition of rural Bengal. In Bengali culture Lalon has become an icon of religious tolerance. Widely celebrated as an epitome of r...

Optical rain gauges set up in Sylhet

Our Correspondent October 15, 2019 21:51:09

SYLHET, Oct 15: The Meteorology Department has set up four optical rain gauges, sophisticated equipment at places including Sylhet district with a target of recording real time data of rainfall and it...

Transgender woman becomes upazila vice-chairman in Jhenaidah

-- October 15, 2019 20:26:30

Sadia Akter Pinky, a transgender woman, has been elected vice-chairman of the Kotchandpur Upazila Parishad in Jhenaidah. She ran for the female vice-chairman’s post as a woman and secured 12,88...

Police recover bullet-hit body of youth in Lakshmipur

-- October 15, 2019 13:21:07

Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a youth in Bakultala area in Lakshmipur Sadar upazila on early Tuesday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charg...

Boat craftsmen struggling for livelihood in Naraill

-- October 14, 2019 20:53:56

NARAIL, Oct 14 (UNB): Twenty-five families, who have kept the boat-making craftsmanship alive for smooth movement in the monsoon, are struggling to keep their heads above water in summer.  Resid...

Sonargaon gets recognition as ‘World Craft City’

-- October 13, 2019 21:21:10

NARAYANGANJ, Oct 13 (UNB): Sonargaon, one of the old capitals of the historic region of Bengal, has been recognised as the 'World Craft City' for being the birthplace of Jamdani, opening the door of c...

Task force evicts 50 stone crushers set on Forest land

OUR CORRESPONDENT October 13, 2019 21:20:31

SYLHET, Oct 13: A task force evicted on Saturday over 50 stone crushers set on the land belonging to the Forest Department under Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet. Besides, the structures were demolishe...

Two die ‘inhaling toxic gas’ in Savar

-- October 13, 2019 14:36:37

Two workers died after ‘inhaling toxic gas’ in a water tank of a tannery at Savar Tannery Industrial Estate on Sunday morning. One of the deceased was identified as Bappy, a tannery worke...

Satkhira road crash kills motorcyclist

-- October 13, 2019 11:48:07

A motorcyclist was killed and another injured when a pickup van crashed into their bike on the Bypass in Satkhira Sadar upazila early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Hazrat Ali, 45, son of Jab...

‘Krishi Utshab’ opens new avenue for farmers in Khulna, Jashore

FE Online Report October 12, 2019 21:37:32

A ‘Krishi Utshab’ was launched in Khulna and Jashore recently, aimed at  addressing the growing needs and challenges that farmers facing. NeoSTAR Innovation in association with Solid...

Farmer dies from electrocution in Magura

-- October 12, 2019 11:52:13

A farmer was electrocuted at Parla village in Mohammadpur upazila of Magura district on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahim, 22, son of Ohid Mia of the area, reports UNB. Tarak...

Another woman dies of dengue

-- October 10, 2019 17:15:07

A woman died of dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Masura, 25, wife of Habibullah of Abhaynagar Upazila in Jashore. Shahin Biswas, a physician of K...