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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...

Body of housewife found in Bhola

-- September 14, 2019 20:35:21

Police on Friday recovered body of a housewife from her house in Taltoli area of Daulatkhan upazila in Bhola district. The deceased was identified as Nusrat Jahan Mim, 20, wife of Md Monir of Taltoli...

Farmer electrocuted in Lalmonirhat

-- September 14, 2019 17:28:46

A farmer died after being electrocuted at Vadai Nichpara under Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Ukil Chandra, 46, hailed from the village. Police said Ukil...

Khulna bypass road remains unrepaired for last 10 years

UNB September 14, 2019 16:20:41

About 3. 5 kilometres of Khulna bypass road constructed in 2008 have become terrible for the movement of vehicles as it remains unrepaired for the last 10 years. The road, constructed by Khulna Devel...

Mobarakganj Sugar Mill suffers heavy losses

Our Correspondent September 12, 2019 21:36:09

JHENIDAH, Sept 12:  The Mobarakganj Sugar Mill Limited suffers heavy losses every year due to inadequate supply of sugarcane. According to sources, sugarcane cultivation in the district is decre...

Malta cultivation expands across northern districts

Roving Correspondent September 12, 2019 21:34:26

JOYPURHAT, Sept 12: Malta farming has been gaining momentum across the Barind area over the last few years as it requires less investment but generates good profit. The farmers have started achieving...

Yellow sugarcane cultivation turns profitable in Magura

Our Correspondent September 11, 2019 22:25:38

MAGURA, Sept 11: Yellow sugarcane cultivation is turning wheel of fortune wheel for the farmers at Ghasiara village under Sreepur upazila in the district. More than 100 farmers in the area are growin...

Rohingya child drowns in Cox’s Bazar

-- September 11, 2019 11:38:23

A Rohingya boy drowned while taking a bath in Labaner Math in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday night. The deceased, Irfan Ali, 11, son of Aman Ullah, resided at Nayapara camp for the fo...

Misappropriating seeds: four BADC officials suspended

-- September 10, 2019 20:42:58

Four senior officials of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) in Jhenaidah and Jashore were suspended on Tuesday for misappropriating seeds, reports UNB. They are - Amin Ullah, depu...

8th grader saved from child marriage

-- September 10, 2019 19:56:23

A mobile court foiled an early marriage bid in Charbania village in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj district on Monday night, reports UNB. The victim, an eighth grader at a local school, is only 13-year-o...

Warning signal for ports withdrawn

-- September 10, 2019 19:34:05

  The Met Office on Tuesday withdrew warning signals for maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra as the weather improved, reports UNB. In a special bulletin, the Met o...

14 Rohingyas detained in Ctg

-- September 10, 2019 17:35:26

Fourteen Rohingya men, who fled from refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, were detained from Lohagara Upazila of Chattogram district on early Tuesday, reports UNB. Md Syful Islam, officer-in-charge of...

Bagerhat road crash kill three  

-- September 10, 2019 16:17:23

Three people were killed as a stone-laden truck hit a stationary truck at Bottola  in Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district Tuesday noon, reports UNB. One of the deceases was identified as truck...

Heavy rainfall likely in three divisions

-- September 10, 2019 15:26:04

Due to active monsoon heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at places over Chattogram, Khulna and Barisal divisions during the next 24 hrs commencing 01:00 pm on Tuesday, reports UNB. Due to very he...

Cox’s Bazar landslide kills two children

-- September 10, 2019 11:42:42

Two children were killed and six other people injured in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Teknaf municipality area in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as M...

Jamuna erosion damages 125-km dam in Gaibandha, Bogura, Sirajganj

Roving Correspondent September 09, 2019 21:22:57

SIRAJGANJ, Sept 09: Due to recent erosion by the Jamuna river, over 125- km long village and town protection embankment in Gaibandha, Bogura and Sirajganj district has been damaged, causing serious pr...

Drought-like situation in Rangpur region hampers Aman, veg cultivation

Our Correspondent September 09, 2019 21:22:07

RANGPUR, Sept 09: Cultivation of Aman paddy and different varieties of vegetables is seriously being hindered in Rangpur agriculture region this year as a drought like situation has been prevailing in...

Work on development projects in SCC going on at a snail’s pace

Our Correspondent September 09, 2019 21:21:11

SYLHET, Sept 09: Some large development schemes have been going on in the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) area for the last several months. These include road widening, recovering canals and drains, de...

Mymensingh road mishap kills two

-- September 09, 2019 12:05:25

Two people were killed being hit by a truck in Bagar Bazar Signboard area in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on Monday. The deceased were identified as Fazlu Mia, 50 and Alauddin Mia, 70 of Narayanpur...

Behula Lakshindar’s Bride Chamber in Bogura still enchants visitors

EMDADUL HAQUE September 08, 2019 21:25:34

BOGURA, Sept 08: Behula Lakshindar's Bride Chamber or Gokul Medh at the village Gokul, 11 kilometres off Bogura town, still appears to be an archeological site of great importance to the visitors, wit...