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Bumper groundnut production delights Rangpur farmers

Bumper groundnut production delights Rangpur farmers

-- 2017-12-28 04:15:32

Agriculture experts are expecting bumper production of groundnut as farmers have exceeded the fixed farming target of the cash crop by 36.72 percent during the current Rabi season in Rangpur agricultu...

Regional Ijtema begins in Jessore

Regional Ijtema begins in Jessore

Our Correspondent 2017-12-28 02:23:42

A three-day regional Ijtema has begun in Jessore district. Mufti Abdul Bareq, Kakrail Mosque Imam, delivered the opening speech at the congregation, kicked off on Thursday morning. Thousands of Musl...

Bridge remains unrepaired in Jhenidah  even 18 months after collapse

Bridge remains unrepaired in Jhenidah even 18 months after collapse

Our Correspondent 2017-12-27 12:36:07

JHENIDAH, Dec 26: The repair work of Tikary Bridge on the Narkelbaria-Tikary Road over the Sanchai river is yet to start though 18 months have already passed since it has broken-down. According to...

Bogra bus crash claims four lives

Bogra bus crash claims four lives

-- 2017-12-27 12:00:00

Four people including a woman have been killed and at least 11 others wounded after a Kurigram-bound bus in which they were travelling, crashed into a roadside tree on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in Bog...

Fire burns 12 shops in Khulna

Fire burns 12 shops in Khulna

-- 2017-12-27 11:40:43

At least 12 shops were gutted as a fire broke out at Baniakhali Bazar in Dumuria upazila of Khulna on Tuesday night. Locals said the fire originated from electric short circuit at a shop around 10 pm...

30 hurt in Manikganj road accident

30 hurt in Manikganj road accident

-- 2017-12-27 06:25:56

At least 30 people were injured in a head-on collision between two buses Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Saturia upazila of Manikganj on Wednesday. Police said the accident took place when two passenger-carr...

Potato growers eye bumper production in Bogra

Potato growers eye bumper production in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-12-27 02:25:22

Thousands of marginal potato growers in Bogra are optimistic of getting a bumper production in the current season. The cultivators are satisfied with the timely supply of necessary agri-inputs, said...

BMDA connects water pumps with solar panels for smooth irrigation

BMDA connects water pumps with solar panels for smooth irrigation

Our Correspondent 2017-12-26 12:31:47

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

Landless peasants expect bumper output of groundnut in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-12-26 12:30:59

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...

Prospect of broccoli farming bright in Rajshahi

Prospect of broccoli farming bright in Rajshahi

-- 2017-12-26 12:00:00

Farming of broccoli, a non-conventional winter vegetable, has been gaining popularity in Rajshahi district by dint of its lucrative market price and gradually growing demands. Paulina Marmu, a farmer...

Garage fire kills two in Jessore

Garage fire kills two in Jessore

-- 2017-12-26 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...

Police arrest 8 BNP-Jamaat men with cocktails

Police arrest 8 BNP-Jamaat men with cocktails

-- 2017-12-26 06:05:29

Satkhira police arrested 8 members of BNP-Jamaat along with 4 cocktail bombs from a house in Kamal Nagar area in the district on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the eight in a drive whi...

Farming of Rabi crops on the rise in Sylhet

Farming of Rabi crops on the rise in Sylhet

Our Correspondent 2017-12-26 04:18:15

A large number of growers in the Sylhet division have been showing their interest in farming varieties of winter crops during the current Rabi season. Compared to the previous seasons, farmers are no...

Fire engulfs 10 houses in Khulna

Fire engulfs 10 houses in Khulna

-- 2017-12-26 01:59:24

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...

Bridge turns into death trap

Bridge turns into death trap

Our Correspondent, Bogra 2017-12-25 12:00:00

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

Flood-hit farmers get Tk 153m cash incentive

Our correspondent 2017-12-25 04:40:38

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

Sylhet farmers busy preparing Boro seedbeds for bumper production

Our Correspondent 2017-12-25 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

Line sowing method gaining popularity in Jhenidah

Our Correspondent 2017-12-25 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

Natore T-Aman growers happy over good market price

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-25 01:13:41

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...

Magura road mishap kills pharmacy shop owner

Magura road mishap kills pharmacy shop owner

-- 2017-12-24 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

N’ganj bus crash injures 21 RMG workers

-- 2017-12-24 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...

Natore T-Aman growers happy over fair price

Natore T-Aman growers happy over fair price

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-24 02:37:23

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...

Comilla ‘gunfight’ leaves two robbers dead

Comilla ‘gunfight’ leaves two robbers dead

-- 2017-12-23 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...

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

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

Our Correspondent 2017-12-22 12:41:41

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...

Robbery suspect dies in 'gunfight' with police

Robbery suspect dies in 'gunfight' with police

-- 2017-12-22 10:14:37

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...

Four die in Rajshahi road crashes

Four die in Rajshahi road crashes

-- 2017-12-22 07:12:19

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

Clash over land kills 2 in Bagerhat

-- 2017-12-22 02:34:21

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...

Farmlands on the wane for pond digging in Rajshahi

Farmlands on the wane for pond digging in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent 2017-12-21 12:00:00

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...

Good catches of baghair elate fishermen

Good catches of baghair elate fishermen

Our correspondent 2017-12-21 12:00:00

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...

Indian border guards gun down Bangladeshi

Indian border guards gun down Bangladeshi

-- 2017-12-21 12:00:00

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,...