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Fire engulfs 10 houses in Khulna

-- December 26, 2017 13:59:24

Ten houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Garuikhali Housing project in Khulna’s Paikgacha upazila on Monday night. The fire originating from a kitchen of a house at 8 pm soon engulfe...

Garage fire kills two in Jessore

-- December 26, 2017 11:35:24

Two people were killed and two others wounded in a fire that broke out at a garage at Kismat Nawapara of Jessore on Monday night. Parimal Chandra Kunda, Assistant Director of Jessore Fire Service an...

BMDA connects water pumps with solar panels for smooth irrigation

Our Correspondent December 26, 2017 00:31:47

RAJSHAHI, Dec 25:  The Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) has started connecting the water pumps with solar panels to ensure a smooth supply of water for farmers without any worry...

Landless peasants expect bumper output of groundnut in Bogra

Our Correspondent December 26, 2017 00:30:59

BOGRA, Dec 25:  Hundred of landless peasants of the district are expecting a bumper production of groundnut this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sourc...

Bridge turns into death trap

Our Correspondent, Bogra December 25, 2017 19:05:29

A steel-made bridge over a swamp, locally known as beel, in Kadma area of Bogra’s Adamdighi upazila has posed a death trap to thousands of people, but authorities are blind to repairing it. Th...

Flood-hit farmers get Tk 153m cash incentive

Our correspondent December 25, 2017 16:40:38

Flood-hit poor and marginal farmers have got a cash incentive of more than Tk 153 million under an agricultural rehabilitation programme in four districts of Sylhet division. A total of 17,848 farmer...

Sylhet farmers busy preparing Boro seedbeds for bumper production

Our Correspondent December 25, 2017 01:15:48

SYLHET, Dec 24: Farmers in different areas of Sylhet division are busy with preparing Boro seedbeds with an expectation to get a bumper production of the crop this season, officials and farmers info...

Line sowing method gaining popularity in Jhenidah

Our Correspondent December 25, 2017 01:14:51

JHENIDAH, Dec 24: Line sowing of different winter crops including mustard, pulses, maize, wheat and vegetable is getting popular in the district for the advantage of easy weeding out, less fungus af...

Natore T-Aman growers happy over good market price

Roving Correspondent December 25, 2017 01:13:42

NATORE, Dec 24: Thousands of growers in the district are delighted over the good market price of newly harvested T-Aman paddy. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office said farmers fail...

Natore T-Aman growers happy over fair price

Roving Correspondent December 24, 2017 14:37:23

Thousands of growers in Natore are delighted over the good market price of newly harvested T-Aman paddy. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office said farmers failed to get satisfactory p...

Magura road mishap kills pharmacy shop owner

-- December 24, 2017 11:47:43

Javed Ali (55), a pharmacy shop owner has been killed as a pickup van collided head-on with an easy-bike in Hajamtola area of Shalikha upazila on Magura-Jessore road early Sunday. The accident occu...

N’ganj bus crash injures 21 RMG workers

-- December 24, 2017 10:42:08

At least 21 garment workers were injured as a bus overturned at Shimrail intersection on Chittagong Road in Narayanganj city early Sunday. Quoting witnesses, police said a bus, carrying mostly garmen...

Comilla ‘gunfight’ leaves two robbers dead

-- December 23, 2017 09:36:25

Two suspected robbers have been killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Zafarganj union in Comilla’s Debidwar upazila early Saturday. Mohammad Shah Abid Hossain, Superintendent of Comilla...

Four die in Rajshahi road crashes

-- December 22, 2017 19:12:19

Four people have died in three separate road accidents in Charghat, Puthia and Godagari upazilas of Rajshahi district on Friday. Two of the deceased were identified as Nazrul Islam, 50, of Chauddapai...

Clash over land kills 2 in Bagerhat

-- December 22, 2017 14:34:21

Two people died and 10 others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a disputed land at Sonakhali village in Morelganj upazila on Friday. The deceased were Polash Sheikh, 40, son of...

Robbery suspect dies in 'gunfight' with police

-- December 22, 2017 10:14:38

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Choripara village in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet district on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Habibur Rahman Habi, 45...

DAE expects to produce 52,683 tonnes of mustard in Rangpur region

Our Correspondent December 22, 2017 00:41:42

RANGPUR, Dec 21: Sweet aroma of mustard flowers fills the air as the cropland in different areas under Rangpur agriculture region has taken an impressive eye catching look. The Department of Agricu...

Indian border guards gun down Bangladeshi

-- December 21, 2017 19:08:36

A Bangladeshi citizen was shot dead by Indian border guards BSF (Border Security Force) at Shimultoli border in Patnitala upazila of Naogaon early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Ershad Ali,...

Fair price delights Joypurhat Kheera growers

Roving Correspondent December 21, 2017 15:33:42

Early cultivated Kheera (cucumber) has brought smiles on the faces of hundreds of peasants of Joypurhat district as it is being sold at a lucrative price in the market this season. The vegetable has...

Good catches of baghair elate fishermen

Our correspondent December 21, 2017 14:27:13

Fishermen are getting a good catch of baghair, a tasty species of fish, in Bogra's Dhunat upazila part of the Jamuna River this year.  Being happy with this, they do not want to waste any time o...

Farmlands on the wane for pond digging in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent December 21, 2017 12:51:35

Defying government rules, excavation of ponds in agricultural land is going on in various places of Rajshahi district.More than 3,000 ponds have been excavated so far in Rajshahi only in the last f...

Low price disheartens Bogra veg growers

Our Correspondent December 20, 2017 21:49:03

BOGRA, Dec 20: More than 20,000 marginal vegetable growers of all the 12 upazilas in the district are dissatisfied over the low market price this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Ex...

Pabna-4 nomination seekers woo party stalwarts for tickets

-- December 20, 2017 18:37:23

The nomination seekers in Pabna-4 constituency have stepped up campaigns in a bid to convince their party high-ups for party tickets, even though the general election is still over a year away. ...

Govt begins Aman procurement in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent December 20, 2017 16:28:04

The government has started the procurement of Aman rice across the Nilphamari district. Sources from the office of the district controller of food (DC) said a total of 6941 tonnes of rice would be pr...

Needlework turns fortune wheel of Nurjahan

Our Correspondent December 20, 2017 01:18:18

MAGURA, Dec19: Needlework has turned fortune wheel of Nurjahan. In 1980, Nurjahan Begum of village Raigram under Magura Sadar was married with Alamgir Hossein of Islampur village in Kushtia. Just a...

Landless cultivators happy over bumper yield of sesame

Our Correspondent December 20, 2017 01:17:31

BOGRA, Dec 19: Hundreds of landless sesame peasants of Jamuna basin under Sonatola upazila of Bogra district are seen happy over bumper yield of the crops in this current season with assistance of a...

Beekeepers in Pabna, Sirajganj eye massive profit this season

Roving Correspondent December 20, 2017 01:16:32

PABNA, Dec 19: More than 700 beekeepers in different area of Pabna and Sirajganj districts are expecting to make a huge profit this season. Sub-assistance agriculture of DAE, Chatmohor upazila, Has...

Tourist cop harasses couple, gets suspended

-- December 19, 2017 21:06:18

A tourist police officer has been suspended on charge of harassing a couple at the Laboni Point of Cox's Bazar sea beach. The authorities concerned took the suspension decision on Tuesday. Sources c...

Police arrest three over Facebook post

-- December 19, 2017 18:49:55

Police arrested three people in in Nilphamari district on Tuesday in connection with a Facebook post allegedly hurting the sentiment of Muslims. The arrestees are Jagadish Chandra Roy and Robi Chandr...

Three people remain missing for five days

-- December 19, 2017 17:48:49

Three people including a college student and an Imam of local mosque have been missing from Savar for five days. The missing are identified as Sharif Hossain, 18, son of Anwar Hossain Ripon, a reside...