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Thousands suffer for lack of concrete bridge

Thousands suffer for lack of concrete bridge

Our correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Thousands of people have been suffering extremely in the absence of a concrete bridge over Shimulkandi canal at Mathurapur union under Dhunot upazila of Bogra district for the last few years. Local p...

Ecological hearth reducing environment pollution in Bogra

Ecological hearth reducing environment pollution in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 12:00:00

Ecological hearth is reducing risk of alarming environment pollution in the district. The hearth is made of cement and iron rod with assistance of foreign policy. It is playing a vital role to save w...

Bumper yield, good price delight Natore bitter gourd peasants

Bumper yield, good price delight Natore bitter gourd peasants

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-13 08:42:05

NATORE, Dec 13: Poor and marginal farmers of the district are happy with bitter-gourd production. They are also delighted with the fair price this season. Some 600 hectares of land have come under...

No move to repair 50 bridges in Kurigram

No move to repair 50 bridges in Kurigram

-- 2017-12-13 06:02:07

There is no visible initiative to repair 50 bridges and culverts, damaged by flood last year, in Kurigram district. The affected people have to construct bamboo bridges through voluntary services as...

Three teen fortune seekers return home from India

Three teen fortune seekers return home from India

Our Correspondent 2017-12-13 03:35:56

Three fortune seeker adolescents, who went to the neighbouring India three years back in search of better jobs, have returned home. The adolescents, aged between 14 and 16, were kept in a shelter ho...

About 1,200 Sirajganj duck  rearers attain solvency

About 1,200 Sirajganj duck rearers attain solvency

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:44:16

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

Johra Begum, a poor woman, overcomes poverty by making doormats in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:43:11

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

Plentiful production of okra delights Ishwardi growers

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 12:42:09

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...

BGB seizes Indian tea worth Tk 0.50m

BGB seizes Indian tea worth Tk 0.50m

Our Correspondent, Jessore 2017-12-12 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...

Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

-- 2017-12-12 07:38:37

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

Habiganj road crash kills 2

-- 2017-12-12 03:38:43

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

Bogra eying bumper mustard production

Our Correspondent 2017-12-12 01:27:16

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...

Farming of mustard plants as veg gains popularity  in Joypurhat

Farming of mustard plants as veg gains popularity in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-11 12:00:00

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...

Paddy collection from rat holes going on across Rangpur dist during Aman harvest season

Paddy collection from rat holes going on across Rangpur dist during Aman harvest season

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 12:00:00

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...

Magura road mishap kills cattle traders

Magura road mishap kills cattle traders

-- 2017-12-11 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...

Fire at Fenchuganj power station

Fire at Fenchuganj power station

-- 2017-12-11 05:08:25

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

Tribunal probe team visits Lalmonirhat

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 02:01:22

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...

Gopalganj farmers take interest to  grow mung bean

Gopalganj farmers take interest to grow mung bean

Our Correspondent 2017-12-11 01:36:24

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...

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

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

Iqbal Siddiquee 2017-12-10 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

Fire guts UCB branch in N’ganj

Agencies 2017-12-10 12:00:00

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

Truck, microbus collide head-on, killing three

-- 2017-12-10 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...

Rajshahi police seize 176 sacks of OMS rice

Rajshahi police seize 176 sacks of OMS rice

-- 2017-12-10 04:51:06

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

ACC arrests 3 CDA engineers

-- 2017-12-10 04:24:28

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

Bumper production delights Magura brinjal farmers

Our Correspondent 2017-12-10 02:30:25

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...

Over 500 trout fish cultivators become jobless at Adamdighi

Over 500 trout fish cultivators become jobless at Adamdighi

Our Correspondent 2017-12-09 12:00:00

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...

Female artisans busy making Kumro Bori in Natore

Female artisans busy making Kumro Bori in Natore

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-09 12:00:00

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...

Bailey bridge collapses in Thakurgaon

Bailey bridge collapses in Thakurgaon

-- 2017-12-09 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...

BGB detains 10 Bangladeshis along Benapole border

BGB detains 10 Bangladeshis along Benapole border

-- 2017-12-09 03:04:06

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...

Training programme on tailoring makes a school dropout self-reliant

Training programme on tailoring makes a school dropout self-reliant

Our Correspondent 2017-12-08 12:22:14

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...

Police arrest two with arms at Benapole

Police arrest two with arms at Benapole

-- 2017-12-08 12:00:00

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...