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Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-29 11:09:56

Food adulteration in Chattogram has increased alarmingly in the last few months. Basic food items adulterated with poisonous residues and manufactured food, including milk, butter, Ghee and soft drin...

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-28 10:36:16

Jogesh Chandro Pal (45), a potter of Digholtari kumarpara is very much frustrated about his future and school-going children. He does not know what to do now. His ancestral business can't feed his f...

Diarrhoea breaks out in Barguna

Diarrhoea breaks out in Barguna

-- 2021-04-27 16:26:55

A diarrhoea outbreak has gripped Barguna, with over 120 people reporting sick at the general hospital in the past 24 hours. Officials said that as many 124 patients were admitted to Barguna General H...

Groundnut farming increases in Sylhet region

Groundnut farming increases in Sylhet region

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-27 10:54:19

Farming of high value but non-traditional crops like groundnut has been on rise in the greater Sylhet region as many farmers got interested in those for better returns, officials and farmers said. Ac...

10 India returnee Covid-19 patients flee Jashore hospital

10 India returnee Covid-19 patients flee Jashore hospital

-- 2021-04-26 17:54:37

Ten India returnees, who tested positive for coronavirus, have reportedly escaped from an isolated ward of the Jashore General Hospital. The escapees have been identified as Fatema, 19, Ruma, 30, She...

Three months ban on fishing in Kaptai Lake

Three months ban on fishing in Kaptai Lake

-- 2021-04-26 15:53:15

The local administration has imposed a three-month ban on netting, marketing, and transportation of fish from Kaptai Lake in Rangamati district from May 1. The decision was taken on Monday at the off...

Imported valuables being stolen from Benapole land port!

Imported valuables being stolen from Benapole land port!

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-26 10:46:28

Valuable imported goods are being stolen from various sheds of Benapole port, the country's largest land port, traders have complained. The port users' organisations have not received any solution ev...

People of 30 villages use risky bridge to cross Kaonal river

People of 30 villages use risky bridge to cross Kaonal river

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-26 10:35:00

People in 30 villages have been suffering for a long time due to the lack of a bridge over Kaonal river of Asma union in Netrakona's Barhatta upazila. So millions of people are crossing the river thro...

Drought shatters dream of Magura litchi growers

Drought shatters dream of Magura litchi growers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-25 14:12:28

Drought like situation is prevailing in Magura. Such a situation has raised concern among he litchi growers in the district. Last month ample flowers in litchi trees brought smile on the faces of lit...

Corona treatment starts in four new Cumilla hospitals

Corona treatment starts in four new Cumilla hospitals

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-25 14:11:12

CUMILLA: The number of coronavirus infected people and deaths in Cumilla is increasing day by day. From April 1 to 21 this month, 65 people died of corona in the district. In this situation, the pres...

Child ‘kills self’ for Eid dress in Kushtia

Child ‘kills self’ for Eid dress in Kushtia

-- 2021-04-24 21:23:36

Police have recovered the hanging body of a child from a house in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. The deceased was identified as Rehena Khatun 10, a student of class III of Chapra Government Primary S...

Abandoned newborn rescued in Ctg

Abandoned newborn rescued in Ctg

-- 2021-04-24 20:58:37

Police rescued a baby girl from the pavement in front of Premier University at the WASA intersection of Chattogram, following a 999 call early Saturday morning. Local resident Al-Amin, an accounting...

Rice growers apprehend shortage of labourers during Boro harvest

Rice growers apprehend shortage of labourers during Boro harvest

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-23 11:05:41

Growers in the district are apprehending a shortage of labourers during the ongoing Boro paddy harvest amid the upsurge of Covid-19 cases across the country. Although the harvesting in some Beel ar...

Tree lover Moyejul becomes a successful horticulturist

Tree lover Moyejul becomes a successful horticulturist

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-22 10:35:02

Moyejul Islam Moyej started his gardening in 1990 on two bigahs of land planting some local varieties of fruits at Taluk Haridash village under Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat district. Later it has...

Lemon farming makes Naogaon youths solvent

Lemon farming makes Naogaon youths solvent

OUR CORRESPONDENNT 2021-04-21 11:31:05

NAOGAON: Some fifteen youths of Chakadin village under Raninagar upazila of the district have attained solvency through the farming of China-3 variety of lemon. Sources said the youngsters started...

Execution of Tk 302m Sylhet city's digitisation programme delayed

Execution of Tk 302m Sylhet city's digitisation programme delayed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-21 11:28:26

SYLHET: The much-talked about digitalisationprogramme of some important service under a special project in Sylhet city couldn't be implemented within the targeted period and even after an extended t...

Elephant dies after falling off cliff in Cox’s Bazar

Elephant dies after falling off cliff in Cox’s Bazar

-- 2021-04-20 21:58:32

A female elephant died after falling off a cliff in Panerchhara area of Eidgao range in Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila early Tuesday. Sources at the Forest Department said a group of elephants was c...

Extreme heat affecting growth of mango, litchis in Rajshahi

Extreme heat affecting growth of mango, litchis in Rajshahi

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-04-20 10:30:25

Juvenile mangoes, litchis and even standing paddy in Rajshahi region are drying up and falling away due to extreme heat and a long absence of rainfall. Moksed Ali of Haripur area under Paba upazila w...

Corona threatens livelihoods of Netrakona potters

Corona threatens livelihoods of Netrakona potters

OUR CORRESPONDENT, NETRAKONA 2021-04-20 10:16:34

The livelihood of potters in the district is threatened by the corona pandemic. The existence of a section of Bengalis has been associated with pottery and various utensils since ancient times. With...

DAE expects bumper mango production in Rangpur region

DAE expects bumper mango production in Rangpur region

-- 2021-04-19 16:58:40

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) as well as farmers are expecting a bumper mango production following smooth formation of the tender fruits in Rangpur agriculture region. T...

Farmers expecting bumper maize yield in Lalmonirhat

Farmers expecting bumper maize yield in Lalmonirhat

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-19 12:27:22

LALMONIRHAT: Farmers of the five upazilas of the district are expecting a good production of Maize in the current season. Favourable weather and necessary agri-inputs for maize made it possible, sai...

One Covid-19 hospital for 17 upazilas can't cope with pressure

One Covid-19 hospital for 17 upazilas can't cope with pressure

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA 2021-04-19 10:38:10

The number of coronavirus infected people and deaths is increasing alarmingly in Cumilla. Fifty people have died of corona in the last 16 days in the district. Most of the dead were from Cumilla city...

Blast disease shatters Jashore Boro farmers' dream

Blast disease shatters Jashore Boro farmers' dream

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-18 10:33:16

BENAPOLE: Boro farmers' dreams have been shattered by the blast disease in their paddy fields at Manirampur upazila of the district like previous years. Many farmers have lost their way due to blast...

Farmers expect bumper litchi production in Rangpur region

Farmers expect bumper litchi production in Rangpur region

-- 2021-04-17 17:53:31

Healthier growth of tender litchi amid favourable climatic conditions predicts a bumper production of the juicy fruit in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department...

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

-- 2021-04-16 20:46:07

A 100-year-old Vishnu statue has been found while excavating the soil of a pond in Thakurgaon's Haripur on Thursday afternoon. According to locals, the workers of Juman brick kiln found the statue of...

Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in char areas

Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in char areas

-- 2021-04-15 13:41:08

The farmers of char areas of Daulatpur, Shibalaya and Harirampur Upazilas of the district are happy for getting bumper output of groundnut as harvesting of the crop has started on the barren char land...

Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

-- 2021-04-13 18:54:18

Two contractor companies are allegedly lifting sand from the Dudhkumar River illegally, threatening the stability of the century-old bridge over it in Bhurungamari of Kurigram. Sand lifting from with...

Downtrend in moshur price disappoints Magura farmers

Downtrend in moshur price disappoints Magura farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-13 13:56:21

MAGURA: Down trend in price of moshur pulse is frustrating Magura farmers. A bumper production of moshur has been achieved in the district this year. Bumper production brought smile on the faces of...

Malek, the unsung hero of Chandpur who crossed English Channel in 1965

Malek, the unsung hero of Chandpur who crossed English Channel in 1965

OUR CORRESPONDENT,CHANDPUR 2021-04-12 10:05:14

This is the tale of an English Channel Crossing swimmer of Chandpur. This celebrated swimmer Abdul Malek was a bright star in the arena of sports in the district. This brave and indomitable Malek cro...

Century-old Teesta railway bridge turns risky

Century-old Teesta railway bridge turns risky

OUR CORRESPONDENT, LALMONIRHAT 2021-04-11 10:55:54

The century- old Teesta railway bridge over Teesta River at Kawnia -Teesta point has already expired its life time and become vulnerable for train communication. Everyday fourintercity, four mail and...