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Aus paddy output may exceed target

Aus paddy output may exceed target

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-04 10:18:09

The harvest of Aus paddy has begun in Netrakona district and Rangpur region. Farmers are hopeful of getting a bumper production this year. Our Netrakona Correspondent says: Aus paddy harvest has star...

Many leave town vacating rented houses

Many leave town vacating rented houses

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-04 09:57:42

CHANDPUR: Lockdown is increasing sufferings of the people of all classes of life in Chandpur. Following the prolonged lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many families who used to reside...

Delay in launch of trauma centre frustrates people

Delay in launch of trauma centre frustrates people

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-03 09:50:18

A trauma centre building in Gopalganj is being damaged due to indifference between PWD and the health department for seven years. The local people injured in road accidents are being deprived of em...

Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

-- 2021-08-02 16:48:21

Two farmers were killed by lightning strike on Ratanpur-Salua field in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat district  on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Dulal Hossain, 59, and Mofazzal...

Off-season watermelon farming gaining momentum in Natore

Off-season watermelon farming gaining momentum in Natore

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-02 10:58:14

Off-season yellow watermelon cultivation is gaining momentum in Natore. The mulching method is being followed to get fresh and bumper output. The farmers have started turning to watermelon production...

Pandemic leads to rise in child labour

Pandemic leads to rise in child labour

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-02 10:15:08

The number of child labourers is increasing abnormally in five upazilas of Lalmonirhat district in recent times. Closure of educational institutions due to pandemic and poverty are the main reasons be...

Indigenous fish varieties on the verge of extinction

Indigenous fish varieties on the verge of extinction

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-01 09:20:09

Different species of fish in the Cumilla district are on the verge of extinction due to the random use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers in agricultural lands. Moreover, the dumping of chemical...

Flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar facing shortage of food, drinking water

Flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar facing shortage of food, drinking water

UNB 2021-07-31 17:37:20

Around 250,000 flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar district are facing a shortage of food and drinking water even if the district administration and public representatives are reaching relief to the...

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-29 09:19:32

Farmers in Netrakona district have started harvesting jute, the golden fibre of Bangladesh. Raw jute has also started appearing in the market. It is expected that jute harvesting will be completed in...

Corona situation worsens in Chandpur

Corona situation worsens in Chandpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-28 08:59:21

Corona situation is worsening day by day in Chandpur district. When contacted, the on-duty doctor Jannat Ara Islam and the Residential Medical Officer (Corona Affairs Focal Person) Dr Sujauddowla Rub...

New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-28 08:56:13

A new safari park will be established in the Lathitila forest area in Juriupazila of Moulvibazar. The forest department has taken up the venture for the 3rd safari park after their old ones at DulaH...

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-26 09:10:28

Magura cattle fatteners are passing worrisome days with their unsold animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha was observed on July 21. According to district livestock department, a total of 29,550 cat...

COVID-19 patient dies at home hours after fleeing hospital

COVID-19 patient dies at home hours after fleeing hospital

-- 2021-07-25 20:00:12

A female COVID-19 patient died at her home Sunday noon hours after she fled a hospital in Bagerhat. The deceased was identified as Nithi Begum, 25, a housewife from Borobari village of district's Chi...

Tourists visit Sylhet spots amid lockdown

Tourists visit Sylhet spots amid lockdown

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-25 10:31:31

SYLHET: A good number of visitors were seen moving on the tourist spots in Sylhet during the Eid vacation and amid lockdown. Many of the visitors with their family members and friends in groups were...

35 shops gutted in Chapainawabganj fire

35 shops gutted in Chapainawabganj fire

-- 2021-07-22 22:49:28

A devastating fire broke out at Tahabazar of Chapainawabganj’s Puratanbazar area on Thursday afternoon. At least 35 shops were burnt in the blaze. However, no casualties were reported. Accordi...

Hakaluki haor's fishermen face hard days for poor rainfall

Hakaluki haor's fishermen face hard days for poor rainfall

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-20 14:11:14

SYLHET: The well-known marshland 'Hakaluki haor' is almost waterless during this monsoon, unlike other years due to lesser amount of rains. Amid water shortage, the traditional fishermen of the nei...

Boat makers pass busy time

Boat makers pass busy time

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-20 13:58:20

CHANDPUR: The boat makers of Matlab Uttar and Matlab Dakhshin Upazilas are passing busy time making boats for sale. They are also making good business by selling traditional wooden boats. Matlab Ut...

Journalist arrested under Digital Security Act for Facebook status

Journalist arrested under Digital Security Act for Facebook status

-- 2021-07-19 17:42:38

A journalist was arrested in Bogura for allegedly posting a status on Facebook against a government official. The arrested journalist, Aktaruzzaman, is the Bogura district correspondent of the daily...

'Gayal' rearing to become popular

'Gayal' rearing to become popular

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-19 10:21:30

Gayal is now being reared in the Cumilla district. The animal is called 'forest cow' as it lives in the forest. It is expected that in the next two-three years, besides cows, Gayal rearing will also...

Bus services suspended in Barisal over union issues

Bus services suspended in Barisal over union issues

-- 2021-07-16 16:40:53

Commuters had a harrowing time on Friday as inter-district and intra-district bus services from two depots in Barisal were suspended over workers' union issues. Two different bus owners' associations...

Demand for oxygen peaks in Sylhet division

Demand for oxygen peaks in Sylhet division

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-16 10:11:28

SYLHET: The demand for oxygen increased in the Sylhet region in recent days amid an upward trend in the number of Covid patients all over the division. Just days ago, the demand was 150 cylinders d...

Bad days for daily wage earners

Bad days for daily wage earners

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-16 10:10:55

Due to prolonged lockdown, the daily wage earners who usually have to work hard to keep body and soul together are in great miseries for want of work and money. Khaleque Mia (43), Billal Khan (45),...

River erosion intensifies

River erosion intensifies

OUR CORRESPONDENTS 2021-07-13 10:14:56

Innumerable villages, houses, roads, and croplands are being lost for years due to the erosion by the Kangsha river in Netrakona Sadar and Barhatta Upazila. In Netrakona, a market beside the Kangsha...

Two cattle traders killed in Gaibandha road accident

Two cattle traders killed in Gaibandha road accident

-- 2021-07-12 12:05:41

Two cattle traders were killed and four others injured in a collision between a truck and a pickup van on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district on Monday. The deceased we...

Kushtia cattle farmers hit hard by pandemic

Kushtia cattle farmers hit hard by pandemic

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-12 10:07:06

The Covid-19 epidemic has created a serious negative impact not only on the health sector of Bangladesh but also on all aspects of living. After the Covid-19 outbreak began in early March in Banglade...

Youth commits suicide as lockdown leaves him jobless

Youth commits suicide as lockdown leaves him jobless

UNB 2021-07-11 18:11:02

A 26-year-old man, who lost his job due to Covid-induced lockdown, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room in the early hours of Sunday with family members and police suspecting he committed...

Brahmanbaria falls quiet after nervy days over Copa America

Brahmanbaria falls quiet after nervy days over Copa America

-- 2021-07-11 16:16:26

Excitement had gripped the football fans of Brahmanbaria over the final match of the Copa America between Brazil and Argentina. The district town fell quiet after the end of the closely-watched match....

Khulna division records its highest Covid deaths in a day

Khulna division records its highest Covid deaths in a day

UNB 2021-07-09 21:10:34

An alarming surge of Covid-19 claimed 71 lives in Khulna division in 24 hours until Friday, the highest single-day fatalities in the division, said divisional health department authorities. During th...

Cattle traders apprehend losses

Cattle traders apprehend losses

OUR CORRESPONDENTS 2021-07-09 10:24:10

Most cattle farm owners in Chandpur Sadar, Hajiganj, and Matlab Dakhshin upazilas are apprehending that they are unlikely to get the desired profit this year due to lockdown and prolonged Covid. Du...

Armed men grab shrimp farm, owned by Grameen foundation, in Cox's Bazar

Armed men grab shrimp farm, owned by Grameen foundation, in Cox's Bazar

-- 2021-07-07 22:54:33

About 50 armed men, firing shots in the air, grabbed a 300-acre shrimp farm, owned by a foundation established by Nobel Laureate Dr Mohammad Yunus in the Cox’s Bazar district, police said on Wed...