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RUET team develops 'Smart Wheelchair'

RUET team develops 'Smart Wheelchair'

RU CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-15 10:21:08

RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY: A research team of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has developed voice-controlled smart wheelchair. The development of the technology is the first of i...

Bumper horseradish output likely in Joypurhat

Bumper horseradish output likely in Joypurhat

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-14 09:43:33

Due to favourable weather condition, bumper horseradish production is expected in Joypurhat this current season. For growing good amount of the vegetable the district is known as horseradish area. Th...

Sunflower farming expanding fast in Sylhet region

Sunflower farming expanding fast in Sylhet region

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-14 09:40:17

A good number of farmers in Sylhet region have been expecting a good yield of Sunflower this year while cultivation area of the crop has also been on increase in the division amid their increasing int...

Paris Road's iconic trees at RU on the verge of lifespan

Paris Road's iconic trees at RU on the verge of lifespan

RU CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-14 09:37:06

'Paris Road' in Rajshahi University is one of the iconic sites of the university campuses in the country. The road is famous for the majestic presence of 30-40 metre-high Gangan Shirish trees along it...

One killed, 40 injured in Sunamganj clash

One killed, 40 injured in Sunamganj clash

-- 2021-03-13 17:18:16

A man was killed and 40 others were injured in a clash between two groups over establishing supremacy in Bhatipara Union of Dirai Upazila in Sunamganj. The deceased was identified as Md Shah Mulq, 40...

Bogura potters passing hard times

Bogura potters passing hard times

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-11 10:32:40

BOGURA: The household utensils made of plastic, melamine and aluminum being more durable are occupying the place of pottery. As a result, the traditional pottery industry is on the verge of extincti...

Sunflower cultivation gaining popularity in Chandpur

Sunflower cultivation gaining popularity in Chandpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-10 12:00:08

The farmers of Chandpur district are showing keen interest to grow sunflower in their fields, the officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in the district have told the FE correspon...

Chandpur farmers fear low price of potato

Chandpur farmers fear low price of potato

OUR CORRESPONDENTS 2021-03-09 10:13:39

CHANDPUR: Though the potato farmers in the district are expecting a bumper yield of potato this year, they are afraid of getting it's real price in the haats and bazaars in near future. They think...

Two new fruit varieties get registration

Two new fruit varieties get registration

-- 2021-03-08 16:21:07

Two new fruits, coloured mango and the Falsa, got registration from the authorities of the National Seed Board enriching the existing list of the country’s fruits. Rajshahi Fruit Research Centr...

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-08 10:02:32

GAIBANDHA: Horse-drawn carriage is the only reliable vehicle for thousands of char people under Saghata upazila in Gainbandha district. Various rabi crops including maize, wheat, almonds, sweet pum...

Jailer, deputy jailer withdrawn over prisoner missing in Chattogram

Jailer, deputy jailer withdrawn over prisoner missing in Chattogram

-- 2021-03-07 16:25:44

The jailer and the deputy jailer of Chattogram Central Jail have been withdrawn on charge of negligence of duty as a prisoner went missing from the jail on Saturday. Jailer Rafiqul Islam and the depu...

Wooden luxury saloons bear testimony to Railway history

Wooden luxury saloons bear testimony to Railway history

OUR CORRESPONDENT, LALMONIRHAT 2021-03-07 09:07:51

The century old wooden luxury saloons of Bangladesh Railway (BR), erstwhile East Pakistan Railway (EPR), bear a witness to the glorious past of the state-owned rail transport agency. During that time...

Train-trolley collision snaps rail communication in Kushtia

Train-trolley collision snaps rail communication in Kushtia

-- 2021-03-05 19:14:41

Five wagons of a cargo train derailed after a collision with a rail trolley at Milpara area near Kushtia Railway Station on Friday. No casualties were reported but railway services on Kushtia-Rajbari...

Poison-free vegetables being produced in five Cumilla villages

Poison-free vegetables being produced in five Cumilla villages

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-05 11:27:32

Poison- free vegetables are being produced in the crop fields of five villages of Elliotganj South Union in Cumilla's Daudkandi upazila. About 1,200 metric tonnes of vegetables will be produced from...

Duck farming at Sunamganj haor brings fortune to Ejharun Mia

Duck farming at Sunamganj haor brings fortune to Ejharun Mia

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-05 11:26:14

SYLHET: Duck farming has brought fortune to Ejharun Mia of a remote village in Sunamganj district's Tahirpur upazila. The poor man is a lucky one by now through a rising trade of duck eggs. Ejharun M...

Fake Kabiraj cheats village women in Bogura

Fake Kabiraj cheats village women in Bogura

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-03 10:37:57

A good number of women have been cheated by the so-called Kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) in Bogura district. According to the written complaints of seven housewives including Mosha...

Prospect of commercial capsicum farming bright

Prospect of commercial capsicum farming bright

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-03 10:12:12

Farmer Nazim Uddin has cultivated capsicum on a commercial basis for the first time at Rupsha upazila in Khulna district. The yield has been good, so has the taste. Numerous farmers and curious people...

Mango growers in Jhenidah expect a good production

Mango growers in Jhenidah expect a good production

-- 2021-03-03 10:11:09

JHENIDAH: Mango growers in Jhenidah district see a good production this year as 80 per cent to 85 per cent blooming of the trees have already happened here. A good number of farmers said the sprout...

Four bridges lying unused for years in remote Sunamganj

Four bridges lying unused for years in remote Sunamganj

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-02 09:42:03

SYLHET: Road and bridges are there, but boats are the only option during the monsoon. The road couldn't be used during the dry season while the people have to drive motorbikes amid risks through the...

Man held with 25 kg venison in Bagerhat

Man held with 25 kg venison in Bagerhat

-- 2021-02-28 16:34:26

Police in a drive arrested a man along with 25 kgs of venison from Shahjahanpara of Mongla upazila in Bagerhat early Sunday. The arrestee is Mizan Sheikh, 38, of Bottola Shella area of the upazila....

Hakaluki Haor sees decline in migratory birds

Hakaluki Haor sees decline in migratory birds

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-28 10:41:08

The number of migratory birds on the Asia's largest haor Hakaluki is on the decline. It was revealed yesterday after census on the area on February 23 and 24. Bangladesh Bird Club founder Inam Al Haqu...

Sunflower cultivation gets success in coastal lands

Sunflower cultivation gets success in coastal lands

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-25 08:52:29

KHULNA: Sunflower cultivation has achieved a success in the saline fallow lands of the coastal upazilas of Khulna. As a result, new possibilities have emerged to meet the demand for high quality oi...

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

-- 2021-02-24 16:35:23

A Union Parishad member was gunned down by some miscreants in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Samar Bikash Chakma, a member of Rupkari union parishad....

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-24 13:07:57

The mustard farming has been rising in the Sylhet division as many of the farmers are showing their interest in the crop due to the scope of extra earning through the honey collection. This year, the...

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

-- 2021-02-23 20:50:39

The Health Ministry is monitoring the health condition of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) correspondent Bisnu Prasad Chakrabortty, who fell sick after taking Coronavirus vaccine in Bagerhat. Bisnu, t...

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

-- 2021-02-23 18:11:35

The body of an army person who went missing while taking bath in the Sangu River was recovered on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Asif Hossain Nishan, 21, a resident of Halisahar in...

Miscreants vandalise Shaheed Minar in Magura

Miscreants vandalise Shaheed Minar in Magura

-- 2021-02-21 21:58:15

Unidentified miscreants vandalised the Shaheed Minar of Buzjruk Sree Kundi College in Sadar upazila of Magura on early Sunday. Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Joynal Abedin said that like p...

Handmade tiles industries face closure

Handmade tiles industries face closure

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-17 10:18:12

Kalaroa upazila, next to Sharsha upazila of Jashore district, is famous for handmade tiles that are being exported abroad. But the potential tiles industry which had been earning a substantial amount...

Vegetable growers deprived of fair prices

Vegetable growers deprived of fair prices

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-17 10:01:06

NAOGAON: Vegetable growers in the district have been deprived of fair prices of their products since the beginning of the season. A big portion of the profit is going to the pockets of the district's...

Boro farming on saline soils in Dacope for the first time

Boro farming on saline soils in Dacope for the first time

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-14 09:12:55

Boro paddy has been cultivated for the first time in Sutarkhali union of Dacope upazila of Khulna district. The green view of Boro seedlings is spread over about 30 bighas of land out of 3,175 hectare...