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Pandemic hits Jashore flower growers' sales

Pandemic hits Jashore flower growers' sales

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-14 08:22:09

Flower growers of Gadkhali in Jashore did not get the targeted price of flowers for the spring festival and Valentine's Day due to corona pandemic this year. They claim that per piece flower has been...

Farmers of haor region cultivating sunflower

Farmers of haor region cultivating sunflower

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-10 09:50:01

NETRAKONA: For the first time, cultivation of sunflower has started on the highlands of Netrakona Haor area. Farmers are expecting bumper yield of sunflowers. Sunflower cultivation have begun on 53 h...

10 years not enough to complete new Chattogram Nagar Bhaban

10 years not enough to complete new Chattogram Nagar Bhaban

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2021-02-10 09:30:09

Though one decade has already elapsed by this time seeing Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) polls being held three times, including the last one on January 27, construction work of the new Nagar Bhaba...

Rajshahi University campus turns green

Rajshahi University campus turns green

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-08 09:30:24

RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY, Feb 07: Rajshahi University is the second-largest university of the country with 750 acres of land. The authorities of the university for the first time conducted a tree census in...

8,000 ethnic minority families get permanent address in Mujib Year

8,000 ethnic minority families get permanent address in Mujib Year

BSS 2021-02-06 16:40:29

An intensified campaign during the ongoing ‘Mujib Year’ specially brought an extra fortune for some 8,000 ethnic minority poorer families alongside other vulnerable people nationwide. The...

NESCO holds meet on installation of prepaid meters in Rajshahi city

NESCO holds meet on installation of prepaid meters in Rajshahi city

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-05 10:48:15

Jakiul Islam, Managing Director of Northern Electric Supply Company (NESCO) in an exchange of views meeting with journalists and local elite at NESCO office in Rajshahi on Thursday noon. The MD said...

Corruption, negligence alleged in repairing regional road

Corruption, negligence alleged in repairing regional road

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MOULVIBAZAR 2021-02-04 14:44:20

Even four years after it was badly damaged, a 34 km road connecting Moulvibazar town, Shamshernagar and Chatlapore remains unusable. On several appeals the authority concerned managed to do only 50 p...

69 kg venison recovered in Bagerhat; seven detained

69 kg venison recovered in Bagerhat; seven detained

-- 2021-02-01 17:50:30

Forest officers in Bagerhat detained a man with 22 kg venison from Sundarbans Dhashervarani area adjacent to Shoronkhola upazila Sunday night. With this in two separate drives in the last two weeks,...

Three students guarding unmanned Mymensingh level crossing

Three students guarding unmanned Mymensingh level crossing

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-31 11:07:59

Three college students have been guarding an unprotected level crossing adjacent to Vidyaganj Bazar at Chauhania in Mymensingh Sadar as the authorities are seemingly indifferent to appointing necessar...

Hotel wastes dumped into Saraswati river

Hotel wastes dumped into Saraswati river

ROVING CORRESPONDENT, SIRAJGANJ 2021-01-24 13:23:22

Wastes from hotels are polluting the water of the Saraswati River in Sirajganj, causing immense hazards to human health and fish resources. Hanif Hotel, Food village, Alif Lam, Aristocrat, Rupaly hot...

Indian medical student found dead in Rajshahi

Indian medical student found dead in Rajshahi

-- 2021-01-23 20:02:37

The body of an Indian student of Barind Medical College in Rajshahi was recovered from his dormitory room on Friday. Iqbal Zafar Sharif, 24, son of Mojammel Hossain Pintu, hailed from Murshidabad of...

Four bodies recovered after trawler capsizes at St Martin

Four bodies recovered after trawler capsizes at St Martin

-- 2021-01-23 18:38:04

Four bodies were recovered after a fishing trawler capsized in the Bay of Bengal near the St Martin's island on Saturday. Thirteen others were rescued by the coastguard and Navy, reports UNB

Bumper mustard production likely in Rangpur region

Bumper mustard production likely in Rangpur region

-- 2021-01-22 12:17:08

Officials and farmers are expecting an excellent production of mustard in Rangpur agriculture region as its harvest will begin in the next month during the current Rabi season. Officials of the Depar...

Two new varieties of mango in Rajshahi get registration

Two new varieties of mango in Rajshahi get registration

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-01-21 14:21:59

Two new varieties of mango – BARI Falsa-1 and BARI Mango-14 – in Rajshahi have recently been registered with the National Seed Board. Of them, BARI Falsa-1 is indigenous while BARI Mango-...

Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

OUR CORRESPONDENT, KHULNA 2021-01-19 14:59:49

Hossain Sardar is a hearing-impaired farmer. He has cultivated eye-catching colourful plums in Khulna’s Dumuria. Each of his plum trees bears two to four maunds of fruits, which he is now wholes...

First-ever tax collection from undisclosed assets in Magura

First-ever tax collection from undisclosed assets in Magura

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2021-01-17 14:45:36

Tax has been collected from undisclosed assets for the first time in Magura. In 2020, a total of 72 clients paid tax on their undisclosed assets and the tax amount is over Tk 10 million, said officia...

Crude bomb blast during municipal polls injures three in Feni

Crude bomb blast during municipal polls injures three in Feni

-- 2021-01-16 16:40:52

Three people including a policeman and an Ansar member were injured as a crude bomb was exploded at Gonipur Government Primary School polling station in Dagonbhuiya upazila during the municipality ele...

Kurigram shivers in cold wave

Kurigram shivers in cold wave

UNB 2021-01-15 17:30:56

The hustle and bustle of everyday life in Kurigram came to a halt on Friday as a mild cold wave swept across the district. Subal Chandra Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Agricultural Meteorologi...

Huge silt on Sunamganj haor lands affects Boro cultivation

Huge silt on Sunamganj haor lands affects Boro cultivation

OUR CORRESPONDENT, SYLHET 2021-01-14 13:28:00

Farmers in Sunamganj haor areas are counting the labour cost of huge silt on their lands while preparing them for Boro cultivation this year. They are already in trouble due to late and slow recessio...

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

-- 2021-01-10 14:05:53

Two people were killed and three others injured when a bus plunged into a road side ditch on Satkhira-Khulna highway at Bhairabnagar in Tala upazila of Satkhira district on Sunday. One of the decease...

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

-- 2021-01-09 21:49:27

The Agriculture Department has fixed a target of producing 115920 tonnes of potato in the current Robi season in Jamalpur. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources to...

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2021-01-08 13:03:11

Farmers in Magura are expecting a bumper production of mustard due to government support and favourable weather this year. According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magura, a total of 1...

Bumper production of quality honey expected in Bogura

Bumper production of quality honey expected in Bogura

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2021-01-07 11:23:32

Honey farmers are expecting a bumper production of quality honey, due to favourable weather, in Bogura this year. The quality honey to be produced in the district could be worth Tk 100 million, accor...

Baby born with two heads in Magura

Baby born with two heads in Magura

-- 2021-01-06 16:24:31

A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads at Jahan Private Hospital in Magura district, doctors said on Wednesday. The baby's mother, Sonali Begum, and her husband Palash Molla, a farmer,...

Rangpur farmers hope bumper sweet potato output

Rangpur farmers hope bumper sweet potato output

-- 2021-01-05 18:47:47

Farmers have already exceeded the fixed farming target of sweet potato by 9.14 per cent and are expecting its super bumper output in Rangpur agriculture region during the current Rabi season. Officia...

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

PABNA, ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-04 11:12:49

Handloom units in Pabna are facing closure as weavers are now left with little money to run them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Weavers say they have not been able to sell their woven clothes at fair...

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-01-03 15:38:34

Prices of winter vegetables have plummeted in Rajshahi, causing worries among vegetable farmers in the district. According to farmers, some of them got satisfactory prices of winter vegetables during...

IU student ‘commits suicide’

IU student ‘commits suicide’

-- 2021-01-03 12:46:43

A female student of the Department of Law and Land Management at the Islamic University reportedly took her own life at Adarshapara area in Jhenaidah sadar upazila on Saturday evening. The deceased w...

Three die after ‘drinking excessive liquor’ in Rajshahi

Three die after ‘drinking excessive liquor’ in Rajshahi

-- 2021-01-02 18:05:51

Three youths, who reportedly drank excessive liquor on the 31st night, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Faisal, 28, son of Ainul Islam of...

Migratory birds flock to Karnaphuli, no step to protect guests

Migratory birds flock to Karnaphuli, no step to protect guests

Nazimuddin Shyamol 2021-01-02 11:31:31

Migratory birds from Siberia and other cold regions have started flocking to the banks of the Karnaphuli River and the seashore in Chattogram after the onset of winter. The hill areas, sea beach and...