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Meeting to ensure sanctity of Ramadan

A meeting for maintaining the sanctity of ensuing Ramadan and to ensure unadulterated food items at a reasonable price to the members of Muslim community was held yesterday (Sunday) at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner.The meeting chaired by ADC (Gen) Md Abdur Rashid was also attended by the officials of various government departments, Pourashava, Imams of Mosques and business ... Read More »

Climate change poses threat to livelihood in Barind

Speakers at a seminar in Rajshahi said adverse impact of climate change has been posing a serious threat to the overall public health especially relating to water and sanitation in the region including the vast Barind tract. To face the natural catastrophe, substantial and sustainable promotion of water and sanitation related modern technologies have become an urgent need as the ... Read More »

Schoolgirl drowns in Sylhet

A schoolgirl drowned in a pond at Sonapur village in Biswanath upazila on Saturday.The deceased was identified as Ayesha Begum, a class X student of Gobindaganj High School in Chhatak upazila and daughter of Shukur Ali, a resident of Sonapur village in Biswanath upazila. Read More »

25 schemes being implemented in Chuadanga

A total of 25 schemes are now being implemented in all the four upazilas of the district at a cost of taka 61, 60,000.The four upazilas of the district are Chuadanga Sadar, Alamdanga, Damurhuda and Jibannagar. Ministry of Relief and Disaster Management has been implementing the schemes. Read More »

Ship leaves transshipping containers to India

The “Ocean Probe” with 85 cargo-laden containers today left Chittagong Port for transshipment to India.As neighbouring India recently got the transshipment facility, foreign container-vessel “MV Iravati Star” anchored at jetty number 13 of Chittagong Port on June 2 for reshipment of the cargoes to Indian ports. Read More »

1,498 poor litigants get legal aid in Rajshahi

More than 1,498 poor and distressed litigants get legal aid here as the district legal aid committee had taken initiative of disposing of their litigation free of cost.At present, the committee has been dealing with more than 2,992 other cases facilitating the poor and helpless litigants so that they can avail proper justice. Read More »

BRRI-dhan 63 raises optimism

Production of BRRI-dhan 63, a fine quality high-yielding rice variety newly developed by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), has raised great optimism among farmers in Sherpur as well as agricultural scientists, after it has been released to farmers for growing in Boro season. Read More »

JSM begins open market sale of sugar

Joypurhat Sugar Mills (JSM), a state owned enterprise, has started ‘Open Market Sale’ (OMS) of sugar across the country from Monday to stabilize the price of sugar during the month of Ramadan.The JSM, one of the quality sugar producers of the country, has decided to sell per packed one kilogram sugar at the rate of Taka 42 throughout the country ... Read More »

Body of college student found in Manikganj

A college student was found dead at Bahirchar in Harirampur upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Nayeem Miah, 20, a second year student of Judge Nurul Islam Khan Degree College and son of Najim Uddin, a resident of the village.Quoting Nayeem’s family members, police said Galib, son of one Ali of the village, called Nayeem out of his house ... Read More »

200 families affected for dredging of Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel Bisnu Proshad Chakrabortty, UNB Bagerhat Correspondent

Around 200 families of Hurka union in Rampal upazila have been suffering since long as their houses, ponds and shrimp enclosures have been covered with silt after the government initiated dredging work of the Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel for restoring its navigability.The report on field visit says that the sand and soil from dredging entered some houses, ponds and fish enclosures of a portion of ... Read More »

Workshop on fecal sludge management held in Faridpur

A day-long workshop jointly organised by Faridpur Pourashava and Practical Action, Bangladesh(PAB) on ‘Fecal Sludge Management and Regulatory Framework’ initiated by the Local Government Ministry was held yesterday(Monday)at the Pourashava conference room.In the multi-media presentation PAB personnel Abdullah Al Mamun displayed the present situation of sludge management of Faridpur Pourashava inhabited by about more than one lakh people. Read More »

Quality seed, modern technology for rice cultivation stressed

  There is no alternative to using quality seed, modern technologies and organic fertilizers for enhancing rice production under adverse climate to alleviate poverty and attain food security, speakers said on Monday.They were addressing a ceremony arranged for distribution of high yielding BRRI dhan 34 rice seed by World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) under its Fulbari Area Development Programme (ADP) at Betdighee union parishad hall room in ... Read More »

Boro procurement begins in Palashbari

Boro paddy and rice procurement drive of Department of Food started in Palashbari upazila of the district on Monday amid much enthusiasm.A simple ceremony organized by upazila food department was held on the premises of a godown of Local Supply Depot at the upazila town with upazila food controller Ferdous M. Rafiqul Alam in the chair. Read More »

International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers- 2015 was observed here today through various programmes amid huge enthusiasm in a befitting manner in the divisional city of Rangpur.Rangpur Area Headquarters of Bangladesh Army, led by its Station Commander Brigadier General AKM Shamsuddin, brought out a huge colourful rally from the Check Post and paraded the city streets through Medical Mour ... Read More »

Paddy, rice procurement drive begins in Gaibandha

Boro paddy and rice procurement drive of Department of Food has started in Sadar upazila on Sunday amid much enthusiasm.Official sources said the government has set a target to purchase a total of 416 tonnes of paddy from the farmers directly and 3,640 tonnes of rice from the millers of the upazila during the current Boro season. Read More »

Over 3,000 farmers achieve self-reliance thru’ lemon cultivation

More than 3,000 farmers and common people have achieved self-reliance in Rangpur Division by cultivating highly profitable lemon having huge market demand round the year with lucrative price.Having repeated bumper production with huge profits in recent years, the farmers have been showing growing interests in farming lemon in the orchards, homesteads, by the sides of their crop fields as live ... Read More »

‘Nazrul struggled for establishing universal humanism’

Speakers at a discussion here have said that the lifelong struggles of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam were aimed at establishing universal humanism against injustice and communalism in the society.They termed rebel poet Nazrul as a philosopher and great source of inspiration during the War of Liberation to free the nation from deprivation, exploitation, injustice and communalism and called upon ... Read More »