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Meghna-Dhonagoda Dam in Matlab develops breaches

Meghna-Dhonagoda Dam in Matlab develops breaches

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-24 13:39:31

The Meghna-Dhonagoda Irrigation Project Dam is a pride project of the district and also one of the biggest Irrigation Dams in Bangladesh. It was built in 1988 by the then Govt in order to save lakhs...

Three Lalmonirhat families face social boycott over land dispute

Three Lalmonirhat families face social boycott over land dispute

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-23 11:07:30

Three families of a village have been boycotted by other villagers at Sheknapara under Khuniagach union of sadar upazila, Lalmonirhat, for nearly six months. Family members can't enjoy any social prog...

Chemical-loaded container gutted at Chattogram Port

Chemical-loaded container gutted at Chattogram Port

-- 2021-05-23 11:01:37

A container loaded with chemicals was gutted at Chittagong Port on Saturday morning. However, no casualties were reported. Port sources said, the MV Cape Orient container, loaded with Sodium Per Carb...

Meherpur journalist arrested under Digital Security Act

Meherpur journalist arrested under Digital Security Act

UNB 2021-05-22 21:14:07

A Meherpur-based journalist was arrested under the Digital Security Act on Saturday for running a report against a former member of parliament. Al Amin Hossain, the Meherpur district correspondent of...

Cumilla farmer Anwar succeeds in cultivating yellow watermelon

Cumilla farmer Anwar succeeds in cultivating yellow watermelon

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-21 10:40:43

Anwar Hossain, a farmer of Balarampur village in Sadar Dakshin upazila of Cumilla district, had been successful in cultivating black watermelon last year. This year, Anwar has created a buzz in the en...

Lalmonirhat turned into vegetables farming hub

Lalmonirhat turned into vegetables farming hub

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-20 10:35:16

The lucrative price of cucumber has made farmers smile in Lalmonirhat this year. Farmers are making a very handsome profit from cultivating cucumber in this current season. The yield is also very good...

85pc Boro paddy harvested in Rajshahi region

85pc Boro paddy harvested in Rajshahi region

-- 2021-05-18 17:46:03

Around 85 per cent Boro paddy has, so far, been harvested in the region including its vast barind tract on an average successfully amid mind-blowing yield attained by the farmers despite the Covid-19...

70 houses, school gutted in Bandarban fire

70 houses, school gutted in Bandarban fire

-- 2021-05-18 16:39:27

At least 70 houses, a primary school and three shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at Talukdarpara in Roangchhari upazila of Bandarban district early Tuesday. Chahai Marma, chairman of Roangc...

Litchi growers start harvesting amid lockdown uncertainty

Litchi growers start harvesting amid lockdown uncertainty

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-17 10:46:17

Litchi growers in Naogaon district have started harvesting the popular fruit this week amid uncertainty over countrywide lockdown and comparatively low prices in the markets. Wholesalers are not buyi...

Mother, son killed in Sylhet road crash

Mother, son killed in Sylhet road crash

-- 2021-05-16 20:08:23

A woman and her two-year-old son died in a head-on collision between a private car and a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Sylhet on Sunday. Five others were injured in the accident. Police identified...

Vegetables farmers incur losses in absence of cold storage facility

Vegetables farmers incur losses in absence of cold storage facility

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-12 10:35:28

Due to the dearth of cold storage facilities for surplus vegetable preservation, the farmers of Bogura district are being deprived of fair price. As a result, vegetables-- worth Tk 500 million-- ar...

Mahbubul Alam re-elected Chattogram Chamber president

Mahbubul Alam re-elected Chattogram Chamber president

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-12 10:19:55

Mahbubul Alam has been re-elected president of the Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), the apex trade body in the port city, for the fifth consecutive time. The newly elected Board of...

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

-- 2021-05-11 16:58:58

Two dolphins were found dead on Kuakata beach on Sunday and Monday. Local people said bodies of two dolphins length about 10 feet were found lying on the beach. One dead dolphin was found near Lebur...

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-11 11:08:13

LALMONIRHAT: Poultry farmers in five upazilas of the district are incurring huge loss for the last few months as the price of feed is higher and egg price is lower than its production cost. Farm ow...

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

-- 2021-05-10 16:01:44

Four of a family were burnt  in a gas cylinder explosion  at a house in Anwara Upazila of Chattogram on Sunday night. The victims are Md Farhad, 19, Md Abdur Rahman, 62, Md Arif Ali, 42, an...

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:57:42

Arif Hossain is an Honours (Bangla) second-year student of Cumilla Ajitguh College. Arif's father Rakib Uddin is a farmer from Karpati village in Jodda union of Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla. Arif, bei...

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays   

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays  

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:53:18

The Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) called upon the law-enforcing agencies to ensure the security in Chattogram during holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a statement, CCCI President Mahbu...

Ecology in peril for brick kilns on Bogura farmland

Ecology in peril for brick kilns on Bogura farmland

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:37:29

Due to the establishment of brick kilns on agricultural land, the ecosystem is under threat in Dhunot upazila of Bogura district causing extensive damage to plants for black smoke and ash, subsequentl...

100-year-old Moriamjan returns home disappointed

100-year-old Moriamjan returns home disappointed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:33:00

A 100- year-old Moriomjan lives in a shanty on the premises of Baghabariin Palkandi area in Moishadi village under Chandpur Sadar. She came to Deputy Commissioner (DC) office on Thursday morning and w...

Many Rohingya gather in port city for Zakat, alms

Many Rohingya gather in port city for Zakat, alms

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-09 10:08:29

Despite the government's decision not to allow Rohingya people to go outside their camps at Cox's Bazar and Noakhali's Bhashanchar, scores of refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine have entered the port city...

Landless farmers produce watermelon in Naogaon char

Landless farmers produce watermelon in Naogaon char

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-07 10:26:12

Many landless farmers are attaining solvency through cultivation of watermelon in different char areas adjacent to the Atrai river of Patnitala upazila under Naogaon district. Department of Agricultu...

Researchers succeed in breeding of Bangladesh's endangered fish species

Researchers succeed in breeding of Bangladesh's endangered fish species

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-07 10:23:16

MYMENSINGH, May 06: Researchers at the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) have succeeded in artificial breeding of 24 endangered species of fish, including the endangered Tengra, Gulsha, P...

Boro harvesting begins amid labour shortage

Boro harvesting begins amid labour shortage

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-05 10:17:54

Boro paddy harvesting has begun in Bogura district amid an acute shortage of farm labourers as the labourers from different adjacent districts could not visit the region due to the ongoing pandemic-in...

Youth shot dead by Indian locals along Sylhet border

Youth shot dead by Indian locals along Sylhet border

-- 2021-05-04 21:54:26

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead Tuesday allegedly by members of the Indian indigenous Khasia community near the border in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. The deceased was identified as Moqbul Ali, 28,...

Tk 2.5b surface water conservation project progressing in Rangpur

Tk 2.5b surface water conservation project progressing in Rangpur

-- 2021-05-04 17:02:39

A comprehensive Tk 2.50 billion project is progressing fast to conserve and ensure best uses of surface water to expedite overall socioeconomic development in the greater Rangpur region amid changed c...

Couple killed in Meherpur road crash

Couple killed in Meherpur road crash

-- 2021-05-04 16:49:52

A couple was killed and six people were injured in a road accident at Khoksha village in Meherpur sadar upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Farha Khatun, 60, and Abdus Sattar, 68, of...

Disabled teen boy burnt to death in Barishal

Disabled teen boy burnt to death in Barishal

-- 2021-05-04 12:02:55

A 15-year-old physically challenged boy was charred to death in a fire that broke out at his house in Dingamanik village of Barishal's Sadar upazila early on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identif...

Tailors idling away time

Tailors idling away time

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-04 10:37:38

TANGAIL: Dressmakers of different tailoring shops are idling away time in the district for no noticeable number of orders placed, while only a few days are left for the Eid- ul-fitr. Before Covid-1...

Toddler drowns in Bogura

Toddler drowns in Bogura

-- 2021-05-03 22:09:07

A four-year-old child on Monday drowned in Bogura's Nandigram upazila. The deceased was identified as Soraiya Khatun, the daughter of Firoz Hossain of Pathan village. Chairman of Thalta Majgram Unio...

Lightning kills two farmers in Bhola

Lightning kills two farmers in Bhola

-- 2021-05-03 20:42:54

Two farmers were killed by lightning strike in Char Fasson upazila of Bhola. The deceased have been identified as Md Shahe Alam and Alauddin Bepari. Noore Alam Master, president of the local Aslampu...