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Strawberry farming progressing fast in Rajshahi

Strawberry farming progressing fast in Rajshahi

-- 2018-02-17 13:16:22

The cultivation of Strawberry, a succulent fruit popular in different parts of the globe, has been gaining popularity in Rajshahi. Farmers in the region are extending the farming of the fruit because...

Farmers get Tk 10.9m loan in Gaibandha

Farmers get Tk 10.9m loan in Gaibandha

-- 2018-02-17 11:41:10

A total of 190 farmers in Gaibandha received loans of Tk 1.09 crore from banks to boost their agriculture production in the region. The loans were disbursed at the Agri-Loan Disbursement Fair-2018, re...

Police arrests husband for beating wife to death

Police arrests husband for beating wife to death

-- 2018-02-16 20:45:49

A woman was beaten to death reportedly over her husband's extramarital affair at a rice-mill in Parkukrali area of the town on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Sonia Khatun, 25, wife of...

Joypurhat police recover lost SSC answer scripts

Joypurhat police recover lost SSC answer scripts

-- 2018-02-16 18:10:33

Police have recovered the remaining 50 of the 75 secondary school certificate (SSC) examination answer scripts misplaced from an examiner in Joypurhat. On Thursday, high school teacher Golam Sarwar w...

Fire guts 100 shops in Ctg

Fire guts 100 shops in Ctg

-- 2018-02-16 13:17:50

At least 100 shops, including 15 furniture showrooms, were gutted as a fire broke out in a market in City Gate area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Friday morning. Sarwer Jahan, an operator of Agr...

Depletion of flow turns Padma into emaciated stream in Rajshahi

Depletion of flow turns Padma into emaciated stream in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent 2018-02-16 00:27:38

RAJSHAHI, Feb 15: Due to depletion of flow of water, the mighty river Padma near Rajshahi has now turned to dried bed of sand dunes and silts. Every year, the river is losing its navigability with dep...

Bogra Boro growers suffer  for high prices of saplings

Bogra Boro growers suffer for high prices of saplings

Our Correspondent 2018-02-16 00:26:25

BOGRA, Feb 15: Boro growers of the district are worried over the high rate of saplings this season. Sources said shortage of Boro saplings is prevailing in the area. A good number of growers cannot e...

Miscreants hack UP chairman to death

Miscreants hack UP chairman to death

-- 2018-02-15 15:55:57

A union parishad chairman was chopped to death in an attack by some miscreants at Narail’s Dighlia union parishad premises on Thursday noon. The deceased was identified as Sheikh Latifur Rahman...

RMCH interns ‘assault’ RU teacher

RMCH interns ‘assault’ RU teacher

-- 2018-02-15 15:54:33

Prof Zahir Raihan, a teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) has been allegedly assaulted by a group of interns at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Wednesday night. The teacher of department o...

Abnormal price hike of betel  leaf in Rajshahi markets

Abnormal price hike of betel leaf in Rajshahi markets

Our Correspondent 2018-02-15 00:49:03

The price of betel leaf has registered an abnormal rise over the last two weeks in the local market of the district. Due to such increase of the palatable chewing delicacy, betel-leaf chewing fans of...

Low rate disheartens potato cultivators as harvest  begins in Natore

Low rate disheartens potato cultivators as harvest begins in Natore

Roving Correspondent 2018-02-15 00:47:56

Newly-harvested potato has started appearing in the local market of the district but the farmers are not happy over the present rate. A good number of farmers said a bumper production of potato has b...

Woman among two die in gas cylinder blast

Woman among two die in gas cylinder blast

-- 2018-02-14 13:57:49

Two people, including a woman, have died in a gas cylinder blast at Adinath Temple in Maheshkhali upazila under Cox's Bazar. The accident took place as they were selling gas balloons in front of the...

Joypurhat creeper arum farmers make handsome profit

Joypurhat creeper arum farmers make handsome profit

Roving Correspondent 2018-02-14 00:32:22

Hundreds of farmers in Panchbibi upazila of the district are earning a handsome amount of money by growing creeper arum (Loti Kochu). Sources said creeper arum farming has brought financial solvency...

Gopalganj eyes bumper Boro yield

Gopalganj eyes bumper Boro yield

Our Correspondent 2018-02-14 00:31:28

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken a massive programme to grow Boro paddy in Gopalganj Sadar during the current season. Sources said a total of 19,400 hectares of land have been...

HC halts plan to fell 4,000 trees in Manikganj

HC halts plan to fell 4,000 trees in Manikganj

-- 2018-02-13 20:19:49

The High Court (HC) has issued a rule to maintain the status over the decision of cutting down 4,000 trees by the Singair-Manikganj road in Manikganj district. An HC bench of Justice Zubayer Rahman C...

Fish farming in cages brings smile to Narsingdi youths

Fish farming in cages brings smile to Narsingdi youths

-- 2018-02-13 15:34:45

Fish farming in cages, a new form of fish farming, has turned a boon for a good number of youths in Narsingdi. District fisheries officials said the youths are getting more involved in farming Mono-...

Six-month-old baby dies in Chandpur road mishap

Six-month-old baby dies in Chandpur road mishap

-- 2018-02-13 12:01:32

A six-month-old baby boy was killed and his parent injured as a battery-run easy-bike overturned after being hit by a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Uttar Algee area of Haimchar upazila. The deceased was i...

Bogra flower growers expect Tk 45m profit

Bogra flower growers expect Tk 45m profit

Our Correspondent 2018-02-12 21:16:32

BOGRA, Feb 12: Flower growers of the district are expecting to make a profit of Tk 45 million this season. Sources said more than 400 people are directly and indirectly engaged with the profession. C...

Missing girl allegedly elopes from excursion in Chapainawabganj

Missing girl allegedly elopes from excursion in Chapainawabganj

-- 2018-02-12 20:28:35

A female student is suspected to have eloped from a study tour as she went missing at Sonamasjid area in the Chapainawabganj District Sadar on Sunday afternoon. The missing girl is identified as Stel...

Kushtia road accident kills one

Kushtia road accident kills one

-- 2018-02-12 15:32:42

A school student was killed as a trolley hit his motorbike at Nagar mohammadpur in Sadar upazila of Kushtia on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Ashif Hossain (15), a student of class ni...

Flower farming gets momentum in Rajshahi

Flower farming gets momentum in Rajshahi

-- 2018-02-12 14:39:24

A large number of farmers in Rajshahi are passing a busy time in farming flowers on a commercial basis as they are getting a good yield and price. The farming of different varieties of flowers includ...

Extreme poor in Rangpur attain  solvency by rearing goats

Extreme poor in Rangpur attain solvency by rearing goats

Our Correspondent 2018-02-12 00:29:29

Thousands of extreme poor people at different remote villages and char areas under the district are becoming financially benefited through rearing goat in recent years. Some of the goat rearers said...

Boro cultivation progressing fast in Sylhet division

Boro cultivation progressing fast in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent 2018-02-12 00:28:19

Farmers of different areas in Sylhet division are busy in Boro paddy cultivation as the transplantation period is nearing to end. Additional director of DAE, Sylhet divisional office, Md Altabur Rahm...

Another worker dies in Sylhet stone quarry

Another worker dies in Sylhet stone quarry

-- 2018-02-11 21:03:53

Yet another worker died on Sunday while he was extracting stones from a quarry at Shah Arifin Tila in Companyganj upazila of Sylhet. The deceased was identified as Basir Miah, 42, son of Rupa Miah, r...

Rajshahi road crash kills bus driver

Rajshahi road crash kills bus driver

-- 2018-02-11 14:07:48

A bus driver was killed and his helper injured in a road accident near Sarangpur Boro mosque on Dhaka-Chapainawabganj highway in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Sunday morning. The deceased was...

Another mudslide, another death

Another mudslide, another death

-- 2018-02-10 20:34:09

A worker was killed in a Sylhet mudslide Saturday morning while he was extracting stones from a quarry in Bichhnakandi area of Gowainghat Upazila. The deceased was identified as Ruhel Mia, 25, son of...

Trader killed in Satkhira road crash

Trader killed in Satkhira road crash

-- 2018-02-10 18:20:10

A local trader of milk was killed on Saturday as a motorcycle collided head-on with his milk carrying three-wheeler on Satkhira-Kaliganj road in Debhata upazila of the district. The deceased was iden...

Transformer blast burns six

Transformer blast burns six

-- 2018-02-10 12:35:49

Six students of a madrasha sustained burn injuries as a transformer blasted in Bangshal area of Dhaka on Saturday morning. The injured were identified as Saber, Sajjad, Ashik, Soleman, Mostakin and A...

Cops detain 14 in Kushtia

Cops detain 14 in Kushtia

-- 2018-02-09 12:00:48

Police arrested 14 people from different areas of the district on Friday. Police conducted the drive from Thursday night to Friday morning and arrested the 14 people, accused in different cases, said...

Hundreds of vulnerable women weave  Benarasi sarees to support families

Hundreds of vulnerable women weave Benarasi sarees to support families

Sayed Mofidul Babu 2018-02-08 23:57:17

RANGPUR, Feb 8: Hundreds of extreme poor people in different villages of Gangachara upazila under the district have attained financial solvency by making Benarasi sarees in recent years. Several hu...