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Rangpur flower traders doing brisk business due to high mkt demand

Our Correspondent February 05, 2018 00:19:50

The flower traders of the district are doing a brisk business due to high market demand. Once flower was only used in decorating houses, gardens of some aristocratic persons, but things have changed...

Potato harvest starts in Bogra

Our Correspondent February 05, 2018 00:18:58

Potato growers of the district have started harvesting the item. The peasants are now passing busy time in harvesting and processing the crop as they will bring the same land under Boro cultivation....

Boro farming gets momentum in Gaibandha

-- February 04, 2018 11:40:47

Farming of Boro paddy is going on fast in the project command areas of Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) in the district during the current season. The BMDA set a target to bring a tot...

Ethnic farmers start growing Boro amid fertiliser shortage

Roving Correspondent February 03, 2018 23:16:01

Ethnic farmers of Mohadevpur upazila in the district have started planting Boro paddy amid labour shortage. They are also facing acute fertiliser crisis this season. According to the Department of Ag...

Organic vegetables gains popularity in Gaibandha

-- February 03, 2018 12:33:48

Chemical-free way of farming brought smiles on the faces of vegetable growers in Fulchhari’s Bhasharpara village in the district. Take Belal Miah as one glaring example of how going green becom...

Cops detain 30, drugs seized in Dinajpur

-- February 02, 2018 16:03:14

Police arrested 25 people including three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami from different areas of the district. Police conducted special drives in last 12-hour ending at 8am on Friday morning. Law enfor...

4-day flower fair starts in Rajshahi

-- February 02, 2018 15:17:49

A four-day 'One Bank Flower Fair-2018' began in the city on Friday in a bid to meet the gradually increasing demand of the flower-loving people. Rajshahi Boikali Sangha (RBS) and One Bank Limited joi...

Shibganj Boro farmers preparing seedbed applying new method

Our Correspondent February 01, 2018 21:29:11

BOGRA, Feb 01: Farmers of Shibganj upazila under the district are preparing Boro seedbed in a new method called 'Ideal' for better yield this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extens...

Maize cultivation increases in Natore district

Roving Correspondent February 01, 2018 21:28:14

NATORE, Feb 01: The farmers of the district have exceeded the target set for maize cultivation for this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DEA) office sources, growers had...

Law enforcers seize nine maunds of jatka

-- February 01, 2018 15:35:07

Members of Coast Guard Bangladesh in a drive have seized nine maunds of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 inches in length) from Meghna river in Chandpur early Thursday. Lt Sinchan Ahmed, commander of Ch...

Bed planting wheat farming gains popularity in Rajshahi

-- February 01, 2018 13:22:13

By dint of much interest among the farmers and others concerned, acreage of wheat farming in bed-planting method has started gaining momentum in the region including its vast barind tract for the last...

‘Robber’ dies in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

-- February 01, 2018 11:48:10

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police on Kushtia-Jhenidah highway in Mahishdanga area under Islamic University Police Station on Thursday. The deceased could not be identif...

Bogra potato growers eye bumper yield

Our Correspondent February 01, 2018 01:03:50

Potato growers of the district are expecting to get a bumper production this season. The plants are growing well. Growers may start harvesting from February. The Department of Agriculture Extension (...

Sylhet workshop focuses on need to modernise fisheries sector

Our Correspondent February 01, 2018 01:02:10

Speakers at a day-long workshop in the on Wednesday focused on the need to modernise the country fishery sector to increase production. Addressing as the chief guest, Sylhet Agricultural University (...

Gazipur road crash kills three

-- January 31, 2018 11:06:47

At least three people died and two others were injured in a road accident at MC Bazar on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Sreepur upazila on Wednesday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be...

Bogra eyes good coriander yield

Our Correspondent January 31, 2018 00:49:39

Coriander cultivators of the district are expecting a good output this season amid a favourable weather condition. The growers are now busy taking care of the cropland to get a satisfactory productio...

Gopalganj growers make good profit from high-yielding tomato varieties

Our Correspondent January 31, 2018 00:48:12

Farmers of Raghunathpur union under Sadar upazila are making a good profit by growing 'Beautiful-2' tomato variety this season. Dilip Biswas, a farmer of Raghunathpur village under Sadar upazila, sai...

Good yield of onions delights Natore farmers

-- January 29, 2018 15:24:12

Hundreds of marginal peasants in Natore district are getting good yield of onions in the current season. Timely supply of necessary agriculture inputs from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DA...

Comilla road mishap kills passerby

-- January 29, 2018 15:23:33

A passerby was killed in Nishchintapur area on Dhaka- Chittagong highway in Comilla on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Mahbubul Alam, a hotel employee, reports UNB. A speeding pickup...

Rangpur Baukul farmers happy over good yield

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:32:10

A good yield of Baukul, a plum variety, has made the cultivators of the district jubilant during the current season. Because of huge demand its cultivation is on the rise in different areas of the di...

Tree felling in Sreerampore rly officers' colony rampant

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:31:20

RAJSHAHI, Jan 28: a good numbers of age-old, large trees worth millions of Taka have been cut off and taken away from Railway Officers' Colony of Sreerampore area under the city during the last six mo...

Veg cultivation on the rise in Sylhet

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:30:28

SYLHET, Jan 28: Cultivation of all kinds of vegetable is on the rise in Sylhet region this year. A report prepared by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) shows so far 53,222 hectares of lan...

Banana farming expanding fast in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:29:29

 Hundreds of poor families of the district have been attaining financial solvency by farming banana. Sources said banana cultivation is increasing gradually in the area. High land or semi sandy...

Tomato production generates income of marginal peasants

Roving Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:28:43

SIRAJGANJ, Jan 28:  Tomato cultivation creates a noticeable income generation for the poor and marginal peasants of the district this season. A total of 700 hectares of land have been under toma...

RAB detains two with 200 kg hemp in B’baria

-- January 28, 2018 17:17:37

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two people along with 200kg hemp on Dhaka-Sylhet highway near Khatihata in Sarail upazila on Sunday morning. The arrestees are identified as Ishak Mia...

CPBS-1 brings 154 houses under power network

-- January 27, 2018 14:16:48

Chandpur Palli Bidyut Samity (CPBS-1) has brought a total of 154 houses of two villages under Kachua upazila of Chandpur under rural electrification network recently. Former home minister Dr Mohiuddi...

Moulvibazar road crash kills mother, son

-- January 27, 2018 12:31:16

A woman and her minor son died when a head-on collision between a tractor and CNG-run auto-rickshaw occurred at Arjuna in Barlekha upazila on Friday night. The accident took place around 9:30pm as th...

Court puts ‘Pir’ behind bars for violating teenage girl

-- January 26, 2018 17:49:22

A court on Thursday has sent a 'Pir' to jail in a case over raping a teenage girl in Faridganj upazila. Senior Judicial Magistrate court judge Md Shafiul Azam also ordered police to investigate the a...

Boost banking for northern crop production: Speakers

-- January 26, 2018 14:42:57

Speakers asked the zonal managers of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) to speed up its clients-level lending activities for boosting agricultural production to meet up the national food demand. T...

Miscreants beat youth to death in Munshiganj mosque

-- January 26, 2018 12:56:20

A youth was killed by some miscreants in a mosque where he took shelter on Thursday evening at Jashaldia village in Lawhajong upazila. The deceased was 26, son of Hasen Molla of the village, who had...