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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...

OC withdrawn over Rajshahi schoolgirl’s suicide after rape

-- May 21, 2019 10:26:37

The officer-in-charge of Mohanpur Police Station has been withdrawn for negligence of duty over the suicide of schoolgirl Sumaiya Akhter Barsha after her rape. Ifte Khayer Alam, additional superinten...

Litchi growers expect healthy profit this year

Our Correspondent May 20, 2019 20:12:47

Farmers of Atrai upazila in Naogaon district are expecting to make a handsome profit from litchi cultivation as they are witnessing a good yield of the juicy fruit this season. The growers are still...

Woman ‘commits suicide’ in Benapole

-- May 20, 2019 19:35:25

A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with ceiling fan at her house at Lotadighi in Benapole on Monday. The deceased was identified as Sharmin Akhter, 20, wife of Aktarul Islam of th...

Rangpur litchi growers happy with price

-- May 20, 2019 18:08:58

Appearance of newly harvested litchi in local markets with lucrative price has made farmers happy at the beginning of harvesting season of the seasonal fruit in Rangpur agriculture division. Official...

Cigarette distributor fined Tk 20,000 in Rajshahi

-- May 20, 2019 17:47:20

A cigarette distributor (wholesaler) was fined Tk 20,000 in Rajshahi on charge of violation of Tobacco Control Law. District Administration and Civil Surgeon office on Monday jointly conducted a mobi...

RAB members detain four with stolen oil of railway

-- May 20, 2019 17:44:16

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four people along with 2,100 litres stolen oil of Bangladesh Railway from Abdulpur Railway Junction area in Lalpur upazila early Monday. The arrestees...

BRTC launches city bus service in Rangpur

-- May 20, 2019 17:43:30

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Monday launched city bus service by introducing two double-decker modern buses on two routes of the divisional city. Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman...

Schoolboy’s body found in Buriganga

-- May 20, 2019 14:57:46

The body of a schoolboy, who reportedly jumped into the Buriganga river after being rebuked by his father on Saturday night, was recovered from the river on Monday morning. The deceased was identifie...

Snake gourd cultivation popular among Joypurhat farmers

Roving Correspondent May 20, 2019 00:06:51

JOYPURHAT, May 19: Snake gourd (chichinga) cultivation is gaining momentum across the district this season. A good number of farmers said they are happy over the production and present market price....

Delayed wheat procurement decision frustrates farmers

Our Correspondent May 19, 2019 16:43:01

The Food Office has decided to start wheat procurement drive in Magura district soon, but farmers feel frustrated as the decision came after they have sold their produce. In this connection, a good n...

Lightning strike kills mother, son in Khagrachhari

-- May 19, 2019 14:52:11

A woman and her son were killed after being struck by a thunderbolt at Masterpara in Bornal union of Matiranga upazila of Khagrachhari early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ayesha Khatun, 55 a...

Police arrest BCL leader for assaulting teacher

-- May 18, 2019 17:19:43

Police detained the head of Bangladesh Chhatra League's Government Shahid Bulbul College unit on Saturday morning for assaulting his teacher. Shamsuddin Junnun, 24, a resident of the municipality's S...

Housewife ‘commits suicide’ in Keraniganj 

-- May 18, 2019 13:52:48

A housewife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at Jagannathpur area of Dhaka's Keraniganj on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Selina, wife of Alam Mollah, reports UNB. Elias...

Police recover body from pry school in Cumilla

-- May 18, 2019 13:45:47

Police recovered the body of an unidentified youth from a primary school building in Sahebnagar in Cumilla Sadar upazila on Saturday. Sheikh Mahmudullah, in-charge of Mainamati police outpost, said...

Fish trader dies from electrocution in Jashore

-- May 18, 2019 11:14:19

A fish trader died from electrocution at South Lauri village in Monirampur upazila of Jashore district early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Golam Martoja, 50 son of late Abdus Sohrab, repor...

Govt starts Boro paddy procurement drive in Rangpur division

-- May 16, 2019 20:57:48

The government has started procurement of a record quantity of 0.22 million tonnes of boiled Boro rice, 14,641 tonnes of 'Atap' rice and 23,434 tonnes of Boro paddy in Rangpur division this season, re...

Aus rice cultivation expands in Bogura

Our Correspondent May 15, 2019 20:09:10

BOGURA, May 15: Aus rice cultivation is expanding in the district as the government is providing special incentives to the poor and grassroots farmers. Bogura DAE office sources said they have a plan...

Delicious mango starts appearing in Rajshahi markets

-- May 15, 2019 20:08:12

RAJSHAHI, May 15 (BSS): Juicy and delicious fruit Mango has started appearing in the markets of Rajshahi city and its adjacent areas from today as its harvesting began from this morning abiding by the...

Mother, son found dead in Natore

-- May 15, 2019 11:48:35

A woman and her son were found dead in Naldanga upazila of Natore on Wednesday morning. The deceased were identified as Halima Akter, 25, wife of Mahamul Islam Munna and their two-year-old son Abdull...

Nalim cultivation popular among Magura farmers

Our Correspondent May 14, 2019 21:22:41

MAGURA, May 14: Cultivation of nalim, a melon variety, is gaining popularity among the grassroots farmers in the district. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magura, sources said over 205...

Low price worries Boro growers

Our Correspondent May 14, 2019 21:21:42

BOGURA, May 14: Grassroots Boro growers in the district are worried over acute low price of their newly-harvested produce. Some growers said, "We have achieved bumper yield of Boro but we are not get...

Man crushed under train in Gazipur

-- May 14, 2019 19:34:52

Police on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was crushed to death by a train in Mirergaon area of Gazipur. The victim's identity could not be known yet. Subroto Das, sub-inspector of Joydebpur...

Six get life imprisonment for gang rape in Sirajganj

-- May 14, 2019 19:06:31

A Sirajganj court on Tuesday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for gang-raping a women at Dargar Char village in Shahjadpur upazila in 2016. The convicts are - Alhaj, Bulbul, Tota, Alamgir, J...

Lightning strike kills two in Kushtia

-- May 14, 2019 17:23:39

Two members of a family were killed as thunderbolt hit them in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia district last night. The deceased were identified as Ruma Khatun, 34, and her nephew Ratul, 16. Both are...

Police recover youth’s body in Joypurhat

-- May 14, 2019 13:48:00

Police recovered the unidentified body of a young man from a graveyard at Teghor Bisha village in Joypurhat Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning. Locals spotted the body and informed police, said Sirajul...

Price frustrates Naogaon, Tangail, Nilphamari Boro cultivators

Our Correspondents May 13, 2019 22:19:37

NAOGAON, May 13: Boro farmers in the district are frustrated over the present market price. Peasants in 11 upazilas cultivated the rice amid favourable climate condition. Boro paddy is selling at Tk...

Construction of eight food depots yet to be completed

Our Correspondent May 13, 2019 22:18:24

SYLHET, May 13: The authorities have failed to complete the construction of eight food depots in Sunamganj district. Negligence of the contractors and lack of supervision by the authority concerned a...

Stress on digital, physical security for journos

-- May 13, 2019 17:42:44

Speakers at a daylong workshop in Jashore on Monday stressed ensuring both digital and physical security for journalists.  The programme titled 'Digital and Physical Security for Journalists' wa...