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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...

ACC arrests 3 CDA engineers

-- December 10, 2017 16:24:28

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested three engineers of the Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) over graft charges. ACC arrested them while conducting a special drive on Sunday The arres...

Bumper production delights Magura brinjal farmers

Our Correspondent December 10, 2017 14:30:25

Magura farmers are overjoyed as they have got a bumper production of brinjal. They are also happy over the present market price of the vegetable. Market sources said brinjal is being sold at Tk 50 pe...

ACC team to visit Sunamganj to see WDB's embankment repair work

Iqbal Siddiquee December 10, 2017 12:26:54

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) would visit different haor areas in Sunamganj soon to see the incomplete work of the Water Development Board (WDB) on the crop protection embankments. A team of the...

Fire guts UCB branch in N’ganj

Agencies December 10, 2017 11:33:45

A security guard was burnt to death in a fire that broke out at a branch of United Commercial Bank (UCB) at a city corporation market in Taanbazar area of Narayanganj city early Sunday. The fire orig...

Truck, microbus collide head-on, killing three

-- December 10, 2017 09:56:30

Three people were killed and another was injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a microbus on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Puthia upazila on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Mira Be...

Female artisans busy making Kumro Bori in Natore

Roving Correspondent December 09, 2017 21:04:25

A good number of people are earning good profit by making popular lentil dumpling (Kumro Bori) this winter. Female members of a good number of families are generally engaged in making the item and ea...

Over 500 trout fish cultivators become jobless at Adamdighi

Our Correspondent December 09, 2017 21:03:42

Due to acute adverse weather condition, more than 500 trout fish workers under Adamdighi upazila of Bogra district have become jobless in this peak season. According to Miniature Fisheries Organisati...

BGB detains 10 Bangladeshis along Benapole border

-- December 09, 2017 15:04:06

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 10 Bangladeshi from Daulatpur border in Benapole on Saturday. They were detained while entering into the country illegally. The detainees include fo...

Bailey bridge collapses in Thakurgaon

-- December 09, 2017 11:00:32

Road communications of Thakurgaon district town with 10 Union Parishads remained snapped as a bailey bridge at Barunagaon in Sadar upazila collapsed on Friday evening. Mafidar Islam, station officer...

Twin brothers die in Lakshmipur road crash

-- December 08, 2017 19:57:57

Twin brothers have died in a road accident in Lakshmipur on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Hasan and Hossain, 14, sons of Khurshed Alam of Shafipur village in Lakshmipur Sadar upaz...