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Meghna bank erosion devours part of Chandpur District town

Chandpur, Aug 5 (UNB)- Erosion by the Meghna river continues unabated in Harishava area in Puranbazar of the district town, forcing hundreds of people to transfer their belongings to safe areas on Sunday evening. In a visit to the area, the UNB correspondent found the authorities were trying to stop the erosion by erecting a barrier made of concrete cement ... Read More »

Floating body of missing poultry trader found in Sirajganj

Sirajganj, July 9 – A poultry trader was found dead in Shahjadpur Upazila on Monday, a day after he went missing. Police recovered the floating body of Dabir Mollah, 60, son of late Tahaj Mollah of Jotpara village in the Upazila, from the Hurasagar River. Officer-in-charge of Shahjadpur Police Station Ataur Rahman said Dabir came out of their house on ... Read More »

Barguna Rifat murder accused Rifat Farazi on 7-day remand

Dhaka, July 03 – A Barguna Court on Wednesday granted seven-day remand to Rifat Faraji, a suspect in connection with Rifat Sharif Murder case. Police arrested Rifat Farazi at 2.30 am on Wednesday, just a day after the prime accused, Sabbir Ahmed Nayan alias Nayan Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcement agency. Senior Judicial Magistrate ... Read More »

2,05,578 children to be fed vitamin-A plus capsules in C’nawabganj

A total of 2,05,578 children would be administered vitamin-A plus capsules in Chapainawabganj district as part of the National vitamin A plus campaign on June 22. This was revealed by Civil Surgeon of Chapainawabganj district hospital Dr. Md. Saiful Ferdous Khairul Ataturk in a press briefing today. A simple function was arranged on the occasion at the conference room of ... Read More »

New DCs 19 districts as Bangladesh reshuffles district admin

Dhaka, June 11 (UNB) – In a major reshuffle at the field-level administration, the government has appointed new deputy commissioners (DCs) to 19 districts. The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Tuesday. As per the notification, SM Tarikul Islam, director of Prime Minister’s office has been made the DC of Gazipur, Atul Sarker, director of ... Read More »

Target to produce 12.15 lakh tonnes jute in Rajshahi division

Officials and farmers are expecting better jute yield as the target of producing 12.15-lakh tonnes jute has been fixed in the region including its vast Barind tract this season. Currently, the farmers were seen taking care of the jute plants amid favourable climate conditions with the hope of getting expected yield. The enthusiastic farmers were also seen showing interests to ... Read More »

Over 1.54 lakh poor get VGF rice in Rajshahi

Over 1.54 lakh poor and distressed families were brought under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme here to mark the end of Ramadan and celebration of the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Under the programme, a total of 2,413 tonnes of rice were distributed among the beneficiary families in all 72 Union Parishads under nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas (municipalities) in the ... Read More »

Last moment Eid shopping gets peak in Rajshahi

The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, a largest religious festival of the Muslims, is knocking at the door, shopping in all the malls and markets and its adjacent areas here has reached in peak amidst a huge rush of shoppers in last moment of the Eid shopping spree. With attraction of eye-catching colour and design of the silk wears, large number of people ... Read More »

Over 1.54 lakh poor to get VGF rice in Rajshahi

Over 1.54 lakh poor and distressed families will be brought under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme in Rajshahi district to mark the end of Ramadan and celebration of the upcoming holy Eid- ul-Fitr festival. Under the programme, 2,413 tonnes of rice were allocated for distribution among the beneficiary families in all 72 Union Parishads under nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas ... Read More »

Panel to settle Begun Rokeya teacher’s seniority, promotion

Rangpur, May 20 (UNB)- Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) authorities have formed a three-member committee to settle the issues of seniority, promotion and seven years’ salary of Mahmudul Haque, who was recently appointed as a teacher of the university following a court verdict. The committee was formed at the 61st syndicate meeting held in BRUR liaisonoffice in Dhaka on Wednesday ... Read More »

One killed, two hurt in Sherpur nor’wester

A man was killed while his wife and son were injured as a nor’wester hit Shibbari and other three villages in Nakla upazila here on early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain, 42, son of Azgor Ali of the village. Md Jahidur Rahman, Nakla upazila nirbahi officer said, on information, they visited the area and gave Tk 10,000 ... Read More »

Mother, son killed in lightning strike in Khagrachhari

Khagrachhari, May 19 – A woman and her son were killed after being struck by a lightning at Masterpara in Bornal union of Matiranga Upazila early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ayesha Khatun, 55 and her son Mohammad Momin, 22. Her daughter and grandson were also injured. Shamsuddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Matiranga Police Station, said that a thunderbolt hit ... Read More »

Mango harvesting begins in Meherpur on May 14

Mango harvesting is set to begin in Meherpur from May 14 in the current season. The decision has been taken in a meeting related to mango harvesting held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner here today. Deputy Commissioner Md Ataul Goni and Deputy-director of district office of Department of Agricultural Extension(DAE) Dr Md Aktaruzzaman have fixed the dateline for ... Read More »

Upazila Parishad fifth phase elections June 18

Dhaka, May 9 – The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced the schedule for holding elections to 16 Upazila Parishads of 14 districts in the fifth and the last phase of the Upazila Parishad Election on June 18. According to the election schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is May 21, while the date for scrutiny of nomination ... Read More »

16 killed in 2 days as Cyclone Fani ravaged Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 4 – At least 16 people, including two children, were killed and dozens of others injured on Friday and Saturday as cyclonic storm Fani has unleashed its force on Bangladesh after ravaging eastern India. Fani which once turned into a very severe cyclonic storm entered Bangladesh’s southwestern part as a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning. It later weakened ... Read More »

3 killed as bus overturns in Rajshahi

Rajshahi, May 2 – Three people were killed and 12 others were injured when a bus turned turtle at Mirganj Bazar in Bagha Upazila on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Abu Hanif, 28, the bus driver’s assistant, Manwara Begum, 42, wife of Mansur Rahman, and Badal Bewa, 65, wife of Piar Uddin of the Upazila. The accident took place ... Read More »

39,200 farmers get incentives for Aush farming in Rajshahi

A total of 39,200 farmers got incentives of seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of Aush paddy on 39,200 bigha of lands in all eight districts under Rajshahi division in the current season. According to the officials of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), most of the beneficiary farmers were given seed of BRRIdhan-48, a drought tolerant paddy variety innovated by ... Read More »

Jute cultivation continues in full swing in Rangpur region

The enthusiastic farmers are continuing cultivation of jute in full swing as seed sowing process of the crop is nearing completion in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said a target of producing over 6.77-lakh bales of jute fibre has been fixed from 58,250 hectares of land in the region this ... Read More »

Burqa used during Nusrat murder recovered in Feni

Feni, Apr 20 (UNB) – A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) recovered a burqa used during the killing of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi from Dangi canal in Sonagazi municipality area on Saturday. Shaha Alam, inspector of PBI and also the investigation officer of the case, said from the confessional statement of Nur Uddin and Sahadat Hossain ... Read More »

Farmers produce 63,936 tonnes wheat in Rangpur region

BSS, Rangpur The farmers produced 63,936 tonnes of wheat after completing its harvest last week in all five districts under Rangpur agriculture region during the just-ended Rabi season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here told BSS a target of producing 78,418 tonnes of wheat from 23,763 hectares of land was fixed for the region this time. “The ... Read More »

Excellent litchi growth makes farmers happy in Rangpur region

The farmers are happy over excellent growth of tender litchi and expecting a plentiful production of the fruit with better profits in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region this season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said outstanding blossoming in litchi trees followed by smooth formation of tender fruit amid favourable climatic conditions has made farmers hopeful ... Read More »

Charghat Genocide Day observed with solemnity

People of Charghat observed Genocide Day here yesterday remembering a mass killing by Pakistani army in Thanapara area under Charghat Upazila in the district on 13 April in 1971. Local freedom fighters and cultural activists joined a Milad Mahfil arranged in Charghat. In the morning, they prayed for the martyrs beside multitude grave at near bank of Padma River behind ... Read More »

Farmers to produce 34 lakh tonnes Boro paddy in Rajshahi

Farmers have cultivated boro paddy on around 8.30 lakh hectares of land exceeding the target set by Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in eight districts under Rajshahi division during the current season. “We had fixed the target of bringing around 8.11 lakh hectares of land under the paddy farming but the growers cultivated the same on 8.30 lakh hectares creating ... Read More »

Seven killed in BD Madaripur bus plunge

Faridpur, Mar 28 (UNB) – At least seven bus passengers, including two women, were killed and 30 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Barishal highway at Kolabari in Madaripur Sadar upazila on Thursday noon. The deceased were identified as Hasia, 50, resident of Amratola village, Abbas, 30, resident of Pantapara village, Nayan, 30, Ranu Begum, ... Read More »

Commercial banana farming gains ground in Rajshahi

With grassroots farers reaping a sound profit, commercial farming of banana has been gaining ground in the region including its vast Barind tract. Currently, the banana is being adjudged as one of the cash crops here. Though the farmers were dissatisfied over market price of the crop last year they are very happy this year with the sale proceeds. Mijanur ... Read More »

Historic March 7 observed in Chatttogram

Chattogram Bureau The Historic March 7, is being observed in Chattogram and its adjacent districts in a befitting manner with fresh vow to materialize the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman yesterday. On this day in 1971, great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his epoch-making speech of independence at the Race Course Maidan, now Suhrawardy ... Read More »

681 illegal establishments evicted in Gaibandha

A total of 681 illegal structures established on both sides of the road from Palashbari upazila town to Tulshighat Bazaar in the district had been evicted in last few days till Monday. Office sources said a large number of people had been running their business illegally through establishing structures on the both sides of the road owned by Roads and ... Read More »

BCL activist stabbed dead in Gazipur

Gazipur, Mar 2 (UNB) – An activist of Bangladseh Chhatra League(BCL) was stabbed to death by rivals in Boran Munshi Para road area in Tongi on Friday night over a cricket match. The deceased was identified as Prince Mahmud Nahid, 26, son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of Datta Para area. Shuvo Mandal, sub-inspector of Tongi East Thana, said that ... Read More »