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Hobby turns to livelihood

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Hobby turns to livelihood

Selim Reza, 48, son of the late Nurul Islam of Kushumpur village under Moheshpur upazila of the district turned his childhood hobby of rearing rare pigeons into a livelihood. Bringing people from across the nation to his farm. Selim passed his SSC in 1986, HSC 1988 and BA in 1990, but did not want...

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Zinc enriched paddy harvest in Sylhet

Zinc enriched paddy harvest in Sylhet

Zinc enriched paddy farming has generated much hype among farmers of Dakshin Surma upazila under Sylhet, since the new variety gave them a good yield this year. According to Chunu Miah, he harvested about 17 mounds of paddy on a bigha of land this year. Chunu cultivated the variety for the first time on...

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Farmers pick cotton over tobacco

Farmers in Jhenidah have yet again moved to growing cotton instead of tobacco in the hopes of getting higher rates than previous years. Moreover, the variety they cultivated fell victim to pests while production quantity per bigha failed to reach its mark. This year the new variety will yield a double harvest and be free from pests. As a result farmers will enjoy a higher profit from cotton farming this year.    The Cotton Development Board (CDB) officials said, farmers...

Demand for chemical free veg growing

Demand for chemical free veg growing

A large number of farmers in the district are now farming chemical free vegetables as they earn huge profit due to their high demand in the local markets. Production cost of chemical free vegetables is also less than that of other vegetables, farmers said, adding they now need only proper care and assistance to...

8 JMB militants arrested over Trishal incident remanded

A Mymensingh court yesterday placed eight members of outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a tree-day remand in the case for snatching three militants of the party by ambushing a prison van and killing a constable in Trishal in February this year. They are Kamal Hossain alias Sabuj, Yusuf Ali alias Sohagh, Sohel Rana, Morshed Alam, Ilias Uddin, Abu Bakar Siddique alias Swapon, Basir Uddin and Anwar Hossain. CID (Criminal Investigation Department) personnel produced them in the Cognisance Court No 4...

Question Paper Leaking

Five schoolteachers fined

A mobile court here on Monday fined five schoolteachers Tk 3,000 each for leaking question paper of Bangla to the candidates of Primary School Certificate (PSC) Examinations. In default, they have to suffer three months' imprisonment, said police and court sources. The convicts are Sonia Ansari, headmaster and centre secretary of Chowdhurani Government Primary School, Sirajul Islam, assistant teacher of the same school, Shahadat Hossain, assistant teacher of Monglakuti Madhyapara Government Primary School, Sufia Begum, assistant teacher of Madhyapara Government Primary...

Kuakata fishermen fell reserve forest trees

Kuakata fishermen fell reserve forest trees

A section of local fishermen cut down over 100 trees at Gongamoti reserve forest in Kuakata to make space for drying fish. Locals said dried fish wholesaler Anwar Hossain managed the fishermen to do this illegal act to set up a shutki palli, an area for drying fish, in the reserve forest area, around...

Two Incidents in Patuakhali

Schoolgirl abducted a month ago yet to be rescued

Over a month into her abduction, Kalapara police are yet to rescue a 15-year-old schoolgirl. A resident of the upazila town, the victim is a Class X student of a local girls' school, said police. On October 17, a gang, allegedly led by Zakaria, came on five motorbikes and kidnapped the girl while she was returning home from the house tutor's residence in the town, said the victim's mother. The following day, a case was filed with Kalapara police station, accusing five...

'Robber' killed in mob beating

A suspected robber was killed and three others injured in mob beating at Shuktail village in Gopalganj Sadar upazila early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Rahim Sadar, 35, son of Russel Sardar of Puraton Bazar area of the upazila, reports our correspondent. Police said, a group of 12-13 robbers swooped on the house of Zafar Master around 2:00 am at the village. Hearing the hue and cry, villagers rushed to the scene and caught four gang members from the spot. The villagers...

Four to die for killing schoolboy

A court here yesterday sentenced four people to death for killing a six-year-old schoolboy after abduction in 2013. The convicts are Saidul Islam, Md Al-Amin, Rafiqul Islam and Abdur Rashid of Chalklangura village in Durgapur upazila of the district. According to the case statement, on August 19 in 2013, the convicted four abducted Emon Ahmed, son of Badal Ahmed of the village. They later killed the boy after failing to realise ransom money from his mother. Nurunnahar, mother of the deceased, filed a...

Snap and Snippets

Burglars looted several brass made ritual utensils of an ashram, a Hindu spiritual hermitage, in Kaharol upazila in the early hours of yesterday. Police quoting Nandadulal Chakraborty, the chief of the ashram, said the residents found the temple's locks broken yesterday morning and informed them. ASP Asit Kumar Ghosh of Birganj Circle said the burglars first entered the ashram premises and then the temple by breaking open a window of the ashram's school building around 2:00am. Shreenigomananda Sarswat Sebashram, the runs on donations and founded in 1992 also provides free medical services to the poor people of the area. Earlier, on February 5 this year, some masked miscreants equipped with sharp weapons stormed inside the ashram and broke the ritual utensils.