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Rangamati diarrhoea situation under control

The health department authorities said the diarrhoea situation that broke out at Sajek union in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Wednesday night killing five people so far is now under control.Khagrachhari regional staff officer Major Robayet Jamil on Friday said the diarrhoea situation in Baghaichhari upazila is now totally under control. They have given treatment to around 100 patients and ... Read More »

Stone quarry workers’ indefinite strike begins in Jaflong

Truck and stone quarry owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in Jaflong of Goainghat upazila on Saturday morning demanding reconstruction of the Sylhet-Jaflong Highway.The decision to enforce the strike came from a meeting by different associations, including local truck owners and workers union and stone quarry owners and workers, on Thursday. Read More »

2 killed by lightning strikes in Sunamganj

Two people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in South Sunamganj and Jamalganj upazilas on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Lutfar Miah,45, a resident of Laxmipur village in Jamalganj upazila, and Sayed Miah,30, a resident of Shimulbak village in South Sunamganj upazila. Read More »

Two kids drown in Comilla

Two minor boys drowned in a pond at Harong village in Chandina upazila on Wednesday.The deceased were identified as Siyam, 5, son of Mostafizur Rahman, and Robius Sunny, 4, son of Joynal Abedin, a resident of the village. Read More »

Wheat procurement drive begins in Gaibandha

Wheat procurement drive has begun in Sundarganj upazila in the district on Wednesday amid much enthusiasm to the farmers. Manjurul Islam Liton, MP, formally inaugurated the wheat procurement drive in the upazila as the chief guest and acting upazila parishad chairman Rezia Begum and UNO Abdul Hai Milton were present as the special guests. Read More »

Experts for enhancing zinc-enriched rice cultivation

Enhanced cultivation of zinc-enriched rice ensures food and nutrition security preventing deficiency of zinc, iron and vitamin-A for normal growth of the children and increasing disease resistant capacity, experts said yesterday.They were addressing a farmers’ field day organised by RDRS Bangladesh, a reputed NGO, to demonstrate farming results, technologies and harvesting high zinc enriched variety BRRI dhan64 rice in village ... Read More »

Demra mass killing day tomorrow

The mass killing committed by the Pakistani occupation forces on May 14, 1971 under Demra union in present day Faridpur upazilla of Pabna district still reminds crimes against humanity.It is estimated that 800-900 people mostly unarmed Hindu residents of Demra and Rupshi villages were killed by Pakistani army aided by local collaborators in a single day. Read More »

Animal husbandry accelerates uplift in char areas

Livestock experts at a discussion have said the expanding animal husbandry sector has been accelerating socioeconomic uplift of the poor living in remote char areas in recent years.They were addressing inaugural ceremony of the ‘Livestock Technology Fair 2015’ organised at Kapna Char Primary School under Noonkhawa union in Nageswari upazila of Kurigram on Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Tobacco farming poses threat to food security, public health in Bandarban

Tobacco cultivation has started posing a serious threat to the food security and public health besides the environment in Chittagong Hill Tracts including Bandarban.In addition to motivating the farmers openly by offering incentives in cash and kind to cultivate tobacco the tobacco companies are doing a brisk business in this regard, said Khiating Soye, chairman of Rajbila Union Parishad under ... Read More »

Traditional Kali Puja at Kashtha Kali Mondir in Gaibandha

A month long traditional Kali Puja for the Hindu devotees is going on at Kastha Kali Temple premises at Bharatkhali area under Saghata Upazila in the district from Pahela Baishakh, first day of Bangla New Year-1422.Like the previous years, the temple committee men are cordially assisting the Hindu devotees coming from far flung areas of the country and also from ... Read More »

Founding anniversary of Khulna celebrated

People from all walks of life today celebrated the 133rd founding anniversary of Khulna with enthusiasm and festivity here.Organized by Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee (GKDACC), the celebrations began with a colourful procession which paraded different city streets. Read More »

Strengthening community policing activities stressed

Speakers at a discussion here have stressed on strengthening organisational activities of community policing to ensure peace preventing drug abuse, child marriage, dowry, repression and violence against women in society. The Sadar Upazila Coordination Committee of Community Policing Committee organised the discussion on ‘Community Policing’ to welcome the Bengali New Year-1422 at the Police Hall in the city on Thursday ... Read More »

65 pc rice mills in Pabna shut

With the rice imported from the neighboring country India available on the market, the demand for the local varieties of the staple has been on decline pushing 65 per cent of the rice mills in Pabna district of the northern region into closure. Around 800 rice mills in the district, including Ishwardi, which is a hub for rice, are also ... Read More »

One found dead in Khulna

An unidentified man was found dead at Khalishpur in the city today.Officer-in-charge of Khalishpur police station Anwar Hussain said, on information by locals they recovered the decomposed body wrapped into a sack from a locked house near Khalishpur Port School area in the city. Read More »

Around 1.60 lakh slum people enjoy self-reliance in Rajshahi

More than 1.60 lakh population from 35,640 poor and extreme-poor families in the metropolis are enjoying the taste of self-reliance through various income-generating activities.The distressed families, who struggled with poverty for a long, achieved economic self-reliance and well-being by adopting the money-making activities through their own initiatives, planning and resource mobilization. Read More »

142 youths get loan from DYD in Gaibandha

A total of 142 youths of Fulchhari upazila in the district got loan of Taka 35.50 lakh from the Department of Youth Development (DYD) on Wednesday.The main objective of the loan disbursement was to help the unemployed youths be self-reliant economically through creating working opportunities to them, office sources said. Read More »

Micronutrient-enriched small fishes effective for mother, kids

Malnutrition of the pregnant women, lactating mothers and children belonging to the poorer families in rural Bangladesh still remains as a major cause of permanent blindness, maternal, neonatal and infant deaths.According to experts, intake of the micronutrient-enriched small fishes like “Mola”, “Darkina”, and “Dhela” can meet nutritional demand of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women very effectively to help overcome ... Read More »

Women become income-generators through bull fattening in Rajshahi

More than 11,000 rural people most of them women in the region have now become income-generators through bull fattening and other dairy farming activities contributing a lot to improving their living and livelihood condition.Various government and non-government organizations concerned have already come forward towards providing necessary inputs and other services to them. Read More »

KDA to cancel lease of Muzgunni Shishu Park

Khulna Development Authority (KDA) has decided to cancel the lease of Muzgunni Shishu Park in the city for breaching several conditions of the contract and for non-payment of arrears.The lease holder company has been ignoring the conditions of the contract for a long time, alleged official sources of KDA. Read More »

2 women found dead in Madaripur

Police recovered the bodies of two elderly women at Ghatakchar in Madaripur Sadar upazila early Wednesday One of the deceased was identified as Monosha Rani Baroi, 50, wife of Jiten Baroi, a resident of Joair village.Locals spotted the bodies in the area early Wednesday. Read More »