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Illicit affair: Police arrest edn officer, pry school teacher

-- December 15, 2017 18:35:36

Police arrested a primary education officer and a female assistant teacher of a primary school from Khulna city area over 'illicit affair'. The arrestees are Ashit Kumar Barman, assistant primary edu...

Indian citizen dies in Bangladesh jail

-- December 14, 2017 20:44:54

An Indian citizen has died of heart attack at the central jail of Jessore in Bangladesh. The deceased was identified as Domi Ram, 50, son of Santo Ram. Acting jailer Syed Hasan Ali said Kotwali thana...

Gopalganj peasants busy preparing Boro seedbeds

Our Correspondent December 14, 2017 15:35:06

Farmers are passing a busy time in preparing Boro seedbeds, particularly in the low-lying areas of Gopalganj this season. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) expects 90 tonnes of High Yield...

Sylhet gets fredom on Dec 15

-- December 14, 2017 13:06:58

Sylhet town was freed on 15 December, just a day before the fall of the capital Dhaka after the 9-month long liberation war in 1971. The situation took a different turn after the Indian government&rs...

Construction cost to double due to additional components

Munima Sultana December 14, 2017 10:42:19

The construction cost of four-lane Joydevpur-Tangail-Elenga road project is going to be doubled as the authorities revised it to a highway project with additional service road and other facilities, so...

Bumper yield, good price delight Natore bitter gourd peasants

Roving Correspondent December 13, 2017 20:42:05

NATORE, Dec 13: Poor and marginal farmers of the district are happy with bitter-gourd production. They are also delighted with the fair price this season. Some 600 hectares of land have come under...

No move to repair 50 bridges in Kurigram

-- December 13, 2017 18:02:08

There is no visible initiative to repair 50 bridges and culverts, damaged by flood last year, in Kurigram district. The affected people have to construct bamboo bridges through voluntary services as...

Three teen fortune seekers return home from India

Our Correspondent December 13, 2017 15:35:56

Three fortune seeker adolescents, who went to the neighbouring India three years back in search of better jobs, have returned home. The adolescents, aged between 14 and 16, were kept in a shelter ho...

Ecological hearth reducing environment pollution in Bogra

Our Correspondent December 13, 2017 15:09:26

Ecological hearth is reducing risk of alarming environment pollution in the district. The hearth is made of cement and iron rod with assistance of foreign policy. It is playing a vital role to save w...

Thousands suffer for lack of concrete bridge

Our correspondent December 13, 2017 14:58:44

Thousands of people have been suffering extremely in the absence of a concrete bridge over Shimulkandi canal at Mathurapur union under Dhunot upazila of Bogra district for the last few years. Local p...

Bitter gourd delights Natore peasants

Roving Correspondent December 13, 2017 13:32:41

Poor and marginal farmers are very happy with bitter gourd cultivation due to its bumper yield and fair price in Natore district this season. Some 600 hectares of land have come under this vegetable...

Bogra peasants eye bumper mustard production

Our correspondent December 13, 2017 11:24:16

An excellent growth of mustard across the Bogra district has made the growers optimistic of getting a bumper production during the current season. The cultivation of mustard has been easier in the re...

Magura's Shalikha upazila now under cent per cent electricity

Our correspondent December 13, 2017 11:02:32

Palli Bidyut Samity (rural electrification association) has brought Shalikha upazila completely under its network in Magura. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared it recently, said Binoy Kumar Roy, D...

WDB to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar, Sunamganj

Iqbal Siddiquee December 13, 2017 09:58:08

With a target to restore navigability of waterways and save crops from floods in the haor region, the Water Development Board (WDB) is going to dredge eight rivers in Moulvibazar and Sunamganj distric...

Bogra peasants eye bumper mustard production Farming starts in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent December 13, 2017 00:59:01

BOGRA, Dec 12: An excellent growth of mustard across the Bogra district has made the growers optimistic of getting bumper production during the current season. The cultivation of mustard has been e...

Cultivators start preparing Boro seedbed after harvesting paddy

Our Correspondent December 13, 2017 00:58:08

Farmers are now busy preparing Boro seedbed after harvesting T-Aman crop in the district. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Boro seedbed have already been prepared on some 5,...

Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

-- December 12, 2017 19:38:37

Eleven workers suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion at a cosmetics factory in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur on Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service Akhteruzzam...

Habiganj road crash kills 2

-- December 12, 2017 15:38:43

A pickup van driver and his helper were killed in road accident in Ratanpur area under Madhabpur upazila of the district on Tuesday morning. The deceased are identified as Abu Bakar, 26, son of Babul...

Bogra eying bumper mustard production

Our Correspondent December 12, 2017 13:27:16

An excellent growth of mustard across the Bogra district has made the growers optimistic of getting bumper production during the current season. The cultivation of mustard has been easier in the regi...

BGB seizes Indian tea worth Tk 0.50m

Our Correspondent, Jessore December 12, 2017 12:35:22

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized some 2.5 tonnes of low-quality Indian smuggled tea from Amrakhali area of Benapole on Monday night. Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Hoque, Commanding Officer...

About 1,200 Sirajganj duck rearers attain solvency

Roving Correspondent December 12, 2017 00:44:16

SIRAJGANJ, Dec 11: A good number of poor people in the district are now self-reliant by rearing duck at their homestead. The district livestock office source said some 1,200 people from 450 familie...

Johra Begum, a poor woman, overcomes poverty by making doormats in Rangpur

Our Correspondent December 12, 2017 00:43:11

RANGPUR, Dec 11: Johra Begum (30), wife of Sabir Mia at Char Nazirdaho village in Kawnia upazila of the district had been struggling a lot owing to acute poverty even four years ago. It was so trou...

Plentiful production of okra delights Ishwardi growers

Our Correspondent December 12, 2017 00:42:09

PABNA, Dec 11: The farmers of Ishwardi upazila under the district are hopeful of making a good profit from the sale of okra as they are getting satisfactory production this season. According to the...

Fire at Fenchuganj power station

-- December 11, 2017 17:08:25

Some areas of northeastern districts experienced power supply disruptions due to a fire incident at the Fenchuganj power station in Sylhet on Monday. The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) opera...

Tribunal probe team visits Lalmonirhat

Our Correspondent December 11, 2017 14:01:23

A three-member investigation team led by Mohammad Nazmul Haque, an additional director of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), has visited Lalmonirhat district. They talked to victims of the cri...

Magura road mishap kills cattle traders

-- December 11, 2017 11:22:01

Two cattle traders have been killed after a Dhaka-bound cattle-laden truck from Jessore hit a roadside tree and plunged into a ditch on Magura-Jessore road at Jagla on Sunday night. The victims were...

Paddy collection from rat holes going on across Rangpur dist during Aman harvest season

Our Correspondent December 11, 2017 01:39:05

Paddy collection from rat holes is going on in full swing across the district during the Aman harvest season. According to sources presently many poor people at different areas under the district are...

Farming of mustard plants as veg gains popularity in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent December 11, 2017 01:37:46

Cultivation of mustard plants as leafy vegetable is gaining popularity in the district for its high demand. Hundreds of peasants across the district making good profit this season due to the rate of t...

Gopalganj farmers take interest to grow mung bean

Our Correspondent December 11, 2017 01:36:25

GOPALGANJ, Dec 10: Cultivation of mung bean, locally known as 'Sona Mung' is gaining popularity among the farmers of Jalalabad union under Sadar upazila in the district. A good number of farmers hav...

Rajshahi police seize 176 sacks of OMS rice

-- December 10, 2017 16:51:06

Police seized 176 sacks of rice meant for open market sale (OMS) programme from a truck in Rajshahi city on Sunday. The law enforcers also arrested driver of the truck. Officer-in-charge of Boalia P...