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Traditional holy dip for the 'salvation of soul'

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Traditional holy dip for the 'salvation of soul'

“Go to 'Ganga' (Shambalpur ghat point in Hemayetpur of Pabna) for holy dip on Vadra, 30 for salvation of the soul.” Thakur Anukul Chandra asked his devotees before his death in 1968. Thousands of devotees have been rushing to Shambalpur Ghat on that day to partake in the holy dip of salvation ever...

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Karam Puja celebrated in Thakurgaon

Karam Puja celebrated in Thakurgaon

Karam Puja, a major festival of the Orao community, inhabitants of the northern districts of Bangladesh, was celebrated last Wednesday and Thursday in Thakurgaon district. To celebrate the festival Thakurgaon Karam Utshab Udjapan Committee organized different programs including discussions, cultural functions and offering puja. On the night of Wednesday, 17th September, Deputy Commissioner of Thakurgaon,...

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Perching and Light Trap system benefits farmers

Perching and Light Trap system benefits farmers

The perching and Light Trap system introduced by the agriculture department for keeping Aman-paddy fields' pest free has been gaining popularity and ensuring success among the farmers of Bogra. Sources from Bogra's Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said that this year the DAE set a production target of 4,92,092 tones of T-aman cultivation on...

Drug addict stabs father, brothers

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, brothers and sister-in-law in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat district on Monday. Accured Nur Islam, 35, stabbed father Md Montaz Sardar, 70, his sons Nur Alam, 37, Nur Alahi, 32, and Jolly Begum, 32, wife of Nur Alam. They were being treated at the upazila health complex. Nur Islam went into hiding immediately after the incident, said Md AK Azad, officer in-charge of Akkelpur police station. Family sources said Nur Islam demanded Tk 1,000 from his...

Early winter vegetables bring more profit to Bogra growers

Early winter vegetables bring more profit to Bogra growers

Farmers in Sherpur upazila of the district are cultivating early varieties of winter vegetables on their farmland as the crops comparatively give them more profit. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said more than 1450 hectares of land in the upazila have been brought under cultivation of early winter vegetables like cauliflower,...

Pest attack on aman fields worries farmers

Pest attack on aman fields worries farmers

Farmers in the district are worried as attack on paddy fields by brown plant hopper (BPH), locally known as current poka, poses threat to their hope for a good yield of aman this season. Agriculture officials claim the situation is now under control while the farmers said the use of pesticides has failed to...

Youth kills himself after killing cousin

A youth, who strangled his minor cousin, three days ago, allegely killed himself at Chhoto Ghighati village in Kaliganj upazila yesterday. The deceased is Idris Ali, 27, son of Mohsin Ali of the village. Idris killed his cousin Pranto Hossain, 9, son of Ashadul Islam, a local schoolteacher, on October 18, said police and family sources. Idris strangled Pranto following a family feud and dumped the body in a ditch at the village, said officer in-charge Anwar Hossain of Kaliganj police...

Raj Punnah fest from Dec 19

The celebration of the 138th Raj Punnah, a traditional festival of the Bohmong tribe, will start in Bandarban on December 19 this year. Bohmong Circle chief Engineer U Chaw Prue announced this at a press conference held at the royal palace yesterday. On the opening day, Bohmong Circle chief will collect tax from the headmen of 109 mouzas and around 1000 karbaris (businessmen). Indigenous people, mostly jhum farmers, give annual tax to their respective headmen and Karbaris who formally pay the money...

Transport Strike In Rangpur

Sufferings of passengers, traders mount

Sufferings of commuters and passengers mounted as transport workers in the district continued their indefinite strike on the second-day yesterday on five routes of Rangpur, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha. Besides the inter-district passengers, the small traders in the districts fell victim to the strike as they incurred losses for failing to supply their perishable items to the district markets. The district transport workers federation leaders enforced the strike on Monday morning protesting attacks, vandalism and torching of their branch office, pickup van...

Law Enforcers Turn Blind Eye

Unauthorised three-wheelers continue to rule roads

Unauthorised three-wheelers continue to rule roads

Movement of locally made three-wheelers on different roads and highways in Pirganj upazila continued unabated despite frequent protests and lack of legal documents. Several times transport owners association and transport workers association of the district appealed to the authorities concerned to ban plying of the vehicles, locally known as Nasimon, Karimon and Bhutbhuti, on...

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12 hurt in AL infighting Unb, Jhenidah At least 12 people, including two policemen, were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Katlagari Bazar in Shailakupa upaizla. Sagir Miah, officer in-charge of Shailakupa Police Station, said Mahmudul Hasan Mamun, a chairman of Sarutia union parishad, and Julfiker Kaisar Tipu, a former Chhatra League leader, had been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area. As a sequel to the enmity, the supporters of both groups equipped with...