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BGB detains two with gold bars worth Tk 17m

-- December 08, 2017 15:15:13

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two suspected smugglers along with 26 gold bars worth Tk 16.7 million from Benapole check-post area on Friday. The arrestees are Imran Hossian, 22, s...

Two women die in Barisal road crash

-- December 08, 2017 13:19:47

Two women were killed and three others injured in a road crash at Naruttampur area in Banaripara upazila of Barisal district on Friday. One of the deceased was identified as Fatema, reports UNB. Md...

Design complexity stalls modernisation of Khulna Railway Station

Our correspondent December 08, 2017 11:50:25

Design complexities are delaying the modernisation of a railway station in Khulna district, begun in April 2015. Now it is 44 months on since the Cabinet Committee of Public Procurement approved the...

Bogra brinjal farmers getting fair price this season

Our correspondent December 08, 2017 11:15:28

Farmers of Bogra district are happy as they are getting fair price of brinjal this year. The tasty vegetable was grown massively across the area including its vast char land amid favourable weather c...

Police arrest two with arms at Benapole

-- December 08, 2017 11:07:56

Police arrested Two people along with firearms from Navaron Burujbagan area on Beanpole-Jessore Highway under Sharsha upazila of Jessore early Friday. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the area and...

Training programme on tailoring makes a school dropout self-reliant

Our Correspondent December 08, 2017 00:22:14

MAGURA, Dec 05: School dropout Shikha is now enjoying a new life. Shikha is the daughter of Hanif Sheikh of village Barunatal under Magura sadar upazila. Hanif Sheikh is the owner of a petty tea st...

Textile mill resumes operation after 22 years

Our Correspondent December 07, 2017 16:21:32

Darwani Textile Mill has resumed operations 22 years after it was closed in the face of huge losses in Nilphamari district. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the operation at a f...

Daylong hartal underway in Rangamati

-- December 07, 2017 11:31:47

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Sweet smell of Aman pervades air as harvest begins

Our Correspondent December 07, 2017 01:17:17

RANGPUR, Dec 6: Sweet fragrance of Aman paddy pervades the air as harvest of the crop is going on in full swing across Rangpur division. The cultivators of the region are delighted due to satisfact...

Fair price delights Sirajganj catkin growers

Roving Correspondent December 07, 2017 01:16:19

SIRAJGANJ, Dec 06:  Catkin (Kashful) growers of the vast char area of the mighty Jamuna river under the district are delighted over the fair price this current season. Everyday, a good number...

Patients suffer as Derai UZ health complex in poor state

Our Correspondent December 07, 2017 01:15:30

SYLHET, Dec 06: The Derai Upazila Health Complex in Sunamganj couldn't yet start functioning as 50-bed one even a year after it was upgraded by the health minister. Over 250,000 people of the remot...

Assailants slaughter housewife in Naogaon

-- December 06, 2017 16:08:11

Some assailants slaughtered a housewife at her house in Post Office Para of the district town on Wednesday noon. The deceased was Jibonnesa Mini Chawdhury, 55, wife of former chairman of Raninagar up...

Detectives nab two over Habiganj female MP assault

-- December 06, 2017 14:57:42

Detectives detained two people, including Bahubal upazila vice chairman Tara Miah and also the prime accused in the case for assaulting female MP Amatul Kibria Keya, from the capital on Tuesday night...

Daylong hartal underway in Jurachhari upazila

-- December 06, 2017 13:27:18

A dawn-to-dusk hartal called by Jurachhari upazila unit of Chhatra League protesting the killing of a Jubo League leader is underway in the upazila on Wednesday. All business establishments remained...

Farming of spicy crops on the rise in Rangpur

Our Correspondent December 06, 2017 11:46:09

The cultivators of the district are passing busy time in farming varieties of spicy crops this current season as a congenial weather condition has been prevailing in the region. Sources said due to h...

Jogonnathpur Boro growers face shortage of water

Our Correspondent December 06, 2017 11:38:02

Over 1500 farmers are in much trouble in cultivating Boro paddy this season due to water crisis. Many of them from the five villages of unions under Jogonnathpur upazila in Sunamganj district were now...

Commuters suffer for bad shape of Sirajganj-Enayetpur link road

Roving Correspondent December 06, 2017 00:55:40

SIRAJGANJ, Nov 05: Thousands of commuters have been suffering due to the bad shape of the Sirajganj-Enayetpur link road in the district. According to the official sources at the Roads and Highways...

Radish price drops across Bogra

Our Correspondent December 06, 2017 00:54:11

Radish price has fallen sharply across the district. Sources said rate of the winter delicacy has dropped due to massive supply. Market sources said radish is being sold at Tk 10 to Tk 12 per kg in t...

Pregnant woman dies over 'wrong treatment'

-- December 05, 2017 16:54:15

A pregnant young woman died at a private clinic in Kachua upazila of Chandpur on Monday evening due to alleged wrong treatment. The deceased was identified as Salma Begum, 28, wife of Md Jakir Hossai...

Mobile court fines 19 fishermen over jatka fishing

-- December 05, 2017 16:48:47

A mobile court fined 19 fishermen Tk 5,000 each for catching jatka in Meghna river at Naria upazila of Shariatpur on Monday. A joint team of police and officials of Department of Fisheries (DoF) led...

Crop protection embankments work in Sunamganj set to begin December 15

Our Correspondent December 05, 2017 13:48:26

Although the first deadline ended on November 30, the formation of Project Implementation Committees (PIC) couldn't be completed as yet. However, it would be completed before the start of their field...

Pregnant woman dies over wrong treatment

-- December 05, 2017 13:31:26

An expectant young woman died at a private clinic in Kachua upazila headquarters on Monday evening as the on-duty doctor treated her wrongly. The deceased was Salma Begum, 28, wife of Md Jakir Hossai...

Dishonest traders deceiving Rangpur farmers with spurious paddy seeds

Our Correspondent December 05, 2017 12:44:59

Farmers of eight districts under Rangpur division are apprehensive as sale of low quality and spurious Boro paddy seed is going on unabated at the beginning of seed sowing season. According to source...

Coast Guard members seize jatka in Chandpur

-- December 04, 2017 16:57:28

Members of Coast Guard Bangladesh in a drive seized 70 kilograms of jatka (hilsa fry less than 9 inches in length) from a launch in Meghna river in Chandpur on Monday. Lt Sinchon Ahmed, commander of...

Customs officials arrest three Indians with gold bars

-- December 04, 2017 16:46:48

Customs Intelligence officials arrested three Indian citizens along with 17 gold bars worth Tk 10 million from international check post of Benapole Port in Jessore on Monday. The arrestees were ident...

Ctg road crash kills vegetable traders

-- December 04, 2017 14:27:53

Two vegetable traders have been killed and two others injured after a Chittagong-bound vegetable-laden truck from Comilla, hit a stationed truck in Shitalpur area on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitaku...

Winter cake business, a blessing to 200 families in Bogra

Our correspondent December 04, 2017 13:52:38

With the winter setting in, more than 400 people of 200 families have found solvency in piping hot cake business in Bogra. “I earn more than Tk 600 at the cost of some Tk 200 every day,”...

Comilla road mishap leaves truck helper dead

-- December 04, 2017 12:39:14

A truck driver’s helper has been killed after a covered van hit his truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Hatatoli area in Comilla's Sadar Dakhshin upazila on early Monday. The victim, identifie...

Pirojpur microbus plunge kills father, daughter

-- December 04, 2017 12:08:59

A man and his daughter were killed and three other family members sustained injuries when the microbus in which they were travelling, overturned and plunged into a ditch at Morelganj end of the Balesh...

Thousands in Nilphamari making Bhapa pitha to earn living

Our Correspondent December 04, 2017 00:40:52

NILPHAMARI, Dec 3:  Around 10,000 ultra poor people, both male and female, are now engaged in making steam cake (Bhapa pitha) in 60 Union Parishad of six Upazilas across the district. Each of the...