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Two ‘commit suicide’ in Jessore

A man and a woman allegedly committed suicide in separate places of Monirampur and Sharsha upazila on Saturday night.The deceased were identified as Abdus Sajad, 30, son of Abdur Rahman, a resident of Polashi village of Monirampur upazila, and Sumi Khatun, 28, wife of Harun, a resident of Gopalpur village in Sharsha upazila. Read More »

Potholed roads woes of Comilla city

Most of around 500 kilometre roads of the Comilla City Corporation area have developed cracks and potholes in numerous places, causing inconvenience to movement of vehicles and pedestrians. In the rainy season, the roads become a quagmire after many parts of them erode into holes. Read More »

Child’s body recovered in Chapainawabganj

Police recovered the decomposed body of a child from the side of a pond of Singroil village under Nachole upazila of the district this morning.The body was identified as Mobarak Hossain, 11, son of Muktar Hossain of Singroil village area. He was a student of class five of a local Government Primary School. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nachole Thana Tariqul Islam ... Read More »

Baradaha Bridge construction nears completion

The construction work of Baradaha Bridge over Bangali River on Gaibandha-Nakaihat-Gobindaganj Road in the district is nearing completion amid much enthusiasm to the locals.According to sources the construction work of the much awaited bridge started in 1997 and the government allocated for 12.33 crore Taka for the bridge. Read More »

Eid shopping gains momentum in Khulna

With at least 16 days left of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the people in the industrial city have started Eid shopping to avoid abnormal rush at the last moment in the city markets.According to the market sources, Eid shopping in all markets, shopping malls, complexes and makeshift footpath markets marks huge sales amid tight security measures. Read More »

Revenue collection up at Benapole port

Revenue income at Benapole land port has exceeded the target for the first time in the outgoing fiscal 2014-15, said sources.Customs authorities of the port collected Tk2,558.29 crore revenue during the period, which is Tk85.61 crore more than the target set for the time and Tk119.84 crore more than that of the previous financial year. Read More »

Garments worker killed in Nilphamrai

Sundari Rani 17, a garment worker was killed in a road accident at Krishi farm crossing in Nilphamari town this morning.Police source said she was going to her work place from her residence by a bicycle but suddenly a pickup dashed against her bicycle and she fell down and died on the spot. Read More »

Social afforestation elevates poor people’s socio-economic condition

By virtue of its diversified benefits, significant number of small and marginal farmers attained economic emancipation through the participatory social afforestation programme.The Department of Social Forestry (DSF) has been executing various lucrative programmes in all 31 upazilas of Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore and Naogaon districts to encourage the rural people in planting saplings and nursing of the plants. Read More »

Programme taken to cultivate Aman in Narsingdi

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken a massive programme to cultivate Aman paddy on 39,650 hectares of land in the district during the current season.DAE office sources said of the total, 34,150 hectares of land will be cultivated under High Yielding Variety (HYV) and the rest under local variety. Read More »

Journo sued for torturing wife

A case has been filed against daily Prothom Alo’s Jessore correspondent Monirul Islam for torturing his wife over dowry.Jahanara Khatun, wife of Monirul, filed the case with the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Abu Ibrahim on Sunday. Read More »