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82.77 pc students pass SSC exams in CEB

A total of 82.77 per cent students passed in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations under Chittagong Education Board (CEB) this year.According to results of the SSC-2015 published here today, the percentage of pass in CEB is 82.77 which was 91.40 in the previous year. Read More »

Ensure safe motherhood for all expecting mothers

Health experts at a post-rally discussion have stressed for ensuring safe motherhood for healthy newborn babies and their beautiful life through proper nursing during pregnancy, planned birth and safe delivery.They were addressing the discussion arranged at the conference room of the Civil Surgeon at Panchagarh town today (Thursday) to observe the National Safe Motherhood Day-2015 with theme of ‘Let every ... Read More »

Faridpur pourashava unveils Tk 164cr budget

A total proposed budget of Taka 164 crore 59 lakh 84 thousand for the 2015-16 fiscal year of Faridpur Pourashava, the biggest ever in size since the establishment of this local government institution in 1869, was unveiled yesterday in the meeting of Town Level Coordination Committee(TLCC) here at local Ambica Memorial hall yesterday giving special emphasis on infrastructure improvement.Mayor of ... Read More »

Ensure govt services for rural people: Speakers

Speakers at a views-sharing meeting today stressed reaching all available government services easily in a hassle-free manner ensuring complete accountability to the rural people for accelerating national uplift.The pace of rural development could be accelerated further through maintaining the present rate of providing services to the commoners by the upazila level government departments ensuring more transparency, they said. Read More »

Ensure animal protein to all, Speakers

Speakers at a discussion today underscored the need for ensuring animal protein for all citizens aimed at building healthier and brighter nation.They said we have to increase consumption of eggs and chicken at least two times to reduce malnutrition. Read More »

Promoting water, sanitation, hygiene to ensure disease free society stressed

Speakers at a workshop here on Monday underlined the importance of promoting water, sanitation and hygiene strategies to ensure a water and sanitation related disease free healthy society.Importance should be given to create much awareness among the people particularly in the rural areas about the use of safe water and sanitary latrines side by side with enabling environment for hygiene ... Read More »

Transport strike in Rajshahi div suspended

Motor Workers Union on Sunday evening suspended its transport strike across all the districts in Rajshahi division till Monday afternoon. The transport workers started the strike on Sunday morning demanding the punishment of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists who were involved in an attack on transport workers on May 13. Read More »

Gaibandha Public library’s centenary celebrated

Hundreds of members and associates today celebrated centenary of Gaibandha Public Library and Club (GPLC) amid much enthusiasm. To mark the day, the Shato Barsha Purti and Avishekh Utjapon Committee chalked out an elaborate programme with the slogan “Shato Barshey Mili Aaz Praner Utshabe”.The programmes included holding of sports competition and cultural function, hoisting national and club flags, reminiscence, holding ... Read More »

Certificates for RMG sewing machine operators

Narsingdi Polytechnic Institute On Sunday Distributed certificates among 25 sewing machine operators who received a three-month training on ‘Readymade Garments Sewing Machine Operators’ (RMG-SMO) piloting course.The training course was held under the ‘Competency Based Training and Assessment’ at Narsingdi Polytechnic Institute. Read More »

Youth stabbed to death in Bhola

A young man was stabbed to death and five others were injured by robbers during a robbery incident at South Fashion village in Char Fashion upazila early Sunday.The deceased was identified as Jakir,30, a resident of the area. Locals said a group of robbers, numbering 20/25, swooped on the houses of Shahid Gazi and Main Gazi, two siblings, and kept ... Read More »

Boro paddy procurement drive in Netrakona

Boro paddy and rice procurement drive started here today under the auspices of Netrakona district food department.Deputy commissioner (DC) Netrakona Dr. Torun Kanti Shikder formally inaugurated the drive by purchasing 40 metric tons of Boro rice from two rice mills owners at Netrakona sadar government food warehouse. Speaking at the inaugural function, the DC said the Boro paddy and rice ... Read More »

Farmers reaping benefits of AWD irrigation

The farmers have started reaping benefits of the Alternate Drying and Wetting (AWD) irrigation technology saving huge underground water for irrigation to Boro fields also enhancing rice yield for food security.Following massive awareness building and technology dissemination activities being conducted by various agriculture related departments and organisations, the simplest and lowest cost AWD technology has now been becoming popular among ... Read More »

Bus strike in Khulna div enters 5th day

The indefinite transport strike, enforced by the Bus Owners and Sramik Oikya Parishad of the south-western region, entered its fifth day on Saturday.Bus services between the capital and 10 southeastern districts of Khulna division have remained suspended due to the strike. Read More »

13 fortune seekers return from the jaws of death

Members of the Coast Guard and the Border Guard Bangladesh in their separate drives in the district on Sunday rescued 13 people who were reportedly thrown into the sea from Malaysia-bound ships and salvaged by Myanmar fishermen earlier.In-charge of the Coast Guard’s St Martin Station Lt Diction Chowdhury said that a team of the coast guards rescued seven people from ... Read More »

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day observed in Ctg

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its front organizations today celebrated the homecoming day of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the day-long programmes.Chittagong city, north and south district units of AL celebrated the day through elaborate programmes including placing of wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait at the party office in the morning, holding of discussion meetings, milad and doa mahfil. Read More »

Farmers urged to farm zinc rice

Agri experts at a function urged the farmers to farm zinc enriched rice BRRI Dhan 64 in large scale to meet the necessary requirement of micronutrient for a human body and increase disease resistant capacity of children and mothers.“Zinc is one of the most vital micronutrients. Deficiency of zinc hampers normal growth of children and it also decreases the disease ... Read More »

2 killed in Sirajganj road crash

Two people were killed and seven others injured in a collision between a bus and CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Jora bridge area of Ullapara upazila on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Jharna Begum, 40, wife of Abdul Wahab of Kamarkhanda upazila, and Abdul Halim, 45, resident of Choriasikha village of Solonga upazila. Read More »