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Schoolboy electrocuted in Sylhet

A schoolboy was electrocuted at Kadamtali in the city on Tuesday night.The deceased was identified as Rasel Ahmed, 10, son of Fazlu Miah, a resident of the area. He was a class IV student of Kadamtali Government Primary School. Read More »

National Fisheries Week-2015 begins in Jamalpur

Celebration of National Fisheries Week-2015 began in the district today (Tuesday) with elaborate programmes.With the slogan “In Ocean, River, All Water, Fish Culture Creates Gold,” Fisheries Department and District Administration jointly organized a discussion at District Shilpakala Academy auditorium here on the opening day. Read More »

Police constable drowns in Pabna

A police constable drowned in a pond on the Faridpur Police Station complex in the district on Tuesday evening.The deceased was identified as Yasin Ali, 48, son of Afzal Hossain, a resident of Shahajadpur upazila of Sirajganj district. Read More »

1 killed over land in Laxmipur

A man was beaten to death by his rivals over a land-related dispute at Sonapur in Roypur upazila of the district on Tuesday noon. The deceased was identified as Abdul Mannan, son of Ismail Hossain, a resident of Sonapur village. Read More »

Collective efforts for total leprosy elimination stressed

Narrating its social burden and other bad impacts, health specialists said creating mass-awareness about sign and symptoms of leprosy and availability of its free treatment are very important to build a leprosy-free society.To this end, synergic effort is needed so that all the leprosy cases are detected early as the disease is curable. Read More »

Rainfall helps T-Aman plantation in C’nawabganj

Due to adequate rainfall, the farmers have been cultivating Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) in the district comfortably. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said, getting adequate rain water in the paddy fields farmers have so far cultivated 68 percent land in the district. Read More »

Cultural Festival -2015 held in Faridpur

A day long Cultural Festival-2015 organized jointly by district administration and Faridpur Shishu Academy was held yesterday at local Kavi Jasimuddin hall.The inaugural function chaired by Shishu Academy managing committee member Qazi Golam Mahiuddin was attended by ADC (Gen) Md. Abdur Rashid while Professor Md. Shahjahan and Senior ASP Aminur Rahman were the special guests. Read More »

Govt to manage foreign-funded CHT project

Instead of donor agencies, the government will take responsibility of the overall management of a seven-year project meant for development of three districts of Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT), official sources said.The US$ 250-million project will begin next year (2016) while the current scheme, CHT Development Facility Project, of the United Nations that began in 2003 will end in September this ... Read More »

Jute harvest nearing completion in Netrakona

Harvest of jute in ten upazilas of the district during the current season is nearing completion.The district is widely known as “huge jute producing region” of the country. The jute growers are now expecting satisfactory output as they are getting better yielding rates. Read More »

Unremitting downpour disrupts life in Ctg

The unremitting heavy rainfall for last two consecutive days caused a serious disruption to civic life, port and businesses activities in the city.The incessant heavy shower forced Shah Amanat International Airport delay in operations of a few flights as its runway went underwater for a few hours, airport sources said. Read More »

2,500 lactating mothers get healthcare services

More than 2,500 lactating mothers along with their infants are getting healthcare services in the city for maintaining their sound health and to produce sufficient milk for their growing babies. Department of Women Affairs is extending the services under its ‘Working Lactating Mothers Assistance Fund Beneficiaries Program’. Read More »

Aush transplantation completed successfully in Rajshahi

Transplantation activities of Aush paddy seedlings was completed successfully and now those are growing everywhere in the region along with the vast Barind tract amid suitable climatic condition including the frequent rainfall.According to field-level reports, so far reached here, the farmers are showing more interest towards the Aush farming due to the effective measures taken by the government. Read More »

Bumper sugarcane production expected in RSML zones

A bumper production of sugarcane planted in 2014-15 season is expected at eight sub-zones of Rangpur Sugar Mills Limited (RSML) as the plants of the sugarcane have grown well on the land.According to mill sources, to run the mill properly and to turn it into a profitable firm in near future, the authorities concerned took many initiatives including high quality ... Read More »

BMDA earns Tk 150.21cr as irrigation charge in NW-region

The Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) has realised around Taka 150.21 crore as irrigation charge in the last 2014-15 fiscal, less by Taka 28.22 crore over the previous 2013-14 fiscal.Recovery of less irrigation charge indicates that the farmers got more rainfall this year than the previous years for their farming fields which is a positive sign of lessening pressure on ... Read More »

Tight security measures centering Eid in Rajshahi

Tight security measures has been adopted in Rajshahi city and its adjacent area centering the Eid-ul-Fitr, largest religious festival of the Muslims, to make the celebration a total success.Besides, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) has also set up some Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at different strategic points to monitor the security measures arranged for city dwellers. Read More »

Over 1.46 lakh poor, distressed families get VGF rice

Over 1.46 lakh poor and distressed families have been 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 specialised VGF programme, 1,462 tonnes of rice are being distributed among the beneficiary families in nine upazilas and 14 pourasavas (municipalities) in the district. Read More »

Shaghata Upazila sees record development: Deputy Speaker

Record development works involving Taka 9 crore have been accomplished at different institutions of Shaghata Upazila in the district form 2009 to June 2015.The development works included infrastructure building, earth filling on school ground, connecting road building from institutions to main roads, multimedia classrooms and electricity supply to academic institutions. Read More »