• Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Budding mango trees spread fragrance all around

Budding mango trees spread fragrance all around

Sweet smell from budding mango trees fills the air in and around the orchards during the ongoing Bangla month of Falgoon, making the farmers in eight northern districts of Rangpur division hopeful of bumper yield of the popular summer fruit amid favourable weather prevailing so far. This year the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE)...

Water Bodies in Gaibandha Dry up

Boro farming on 2,000 hectares uncertain

Boro cultivation on around two thousand hectares of land depending on natural water resources has become uncertain as canals, ponds and marshy lands are drying up much earlier than usual in the district this year. This season 1,325 hectares of land in Gaibandha district have been brought under boro cultivation with water from rivers, canals and marshy lands, using diesel and electricity-run low lift pumps, while 625 hectares of land is supposed to be irrigated with locally made equipment like...

Bogra, Habiganj

Land disputes leave two dead, 13 injured

Two people were killed and 13 others injured over land disputes in Bogra and Habiganj districts yesterday and the day before. Our Bogra correspondent reported that two groups of people clashed over a piece of land at Rampur village in Shahjahanpur upazila on Tuesday, leaving a man killed and three others injured. The deceased was identified as Bablu Mia, 45, son of late Bhulu Shah of the village. Police and locals said there had been a long-standing dispute between Mehedul and Bablu...

Kids attend classes under open sky as schoolhouse risky

Kids attend classes under open sky as schoolhouse risky

Students of Pashchim Ratandi-Taltali Government Primary School in Galachipa upazila of the district are attending their classes under the open sky due to awful condition of the school building. In December last year, the authorities asked the schoolteachers to stop taking classes in the rooms after huge cracks developed in the roof and chunks...

19 villages in Gaibandha without power for 15 days

19 villages in Gaibandha without power for 15 days

People of 19 villages under two unions in Sadar upazila formed a human chain on Gaibandha-Palashbari road at Matherhaat point yesterday, demanding immediate restoration of power supply at their villages. They also brought out a procession and held a rally at Matherhaat to mount pressure on the authorities concerned for early resumption of power...

Hardinge Bridge centenary celebrated

Hardinge Bridge centenary celebrated

Hundredth anniversary of the Hardinge Bridge, the country's longest steel-made railway bridge over the mighty Padma at Pakshey in Ishwardi upazila under the district, was observed with cross section of people joining colourful programmes arranged at the dry portion of the river under the bridge. The majestic structure with architectural beauty was named after...

51 shops, houses gutted in four districts

51 shops, houses gutted in four districts

At least 47 shops and four houses were gutted in fire incidents in Bhola, Kishoreganj, Bandarban and Bagerhat districts yesterday and the day before. In Bhola, a fire gutted at least 15 shops at Battola Bazar in Charfashion upazila on Tuesday, reports our correspondent. Police and locals said the fire originated from an electric short...

Sundarganj mayoral by-polls today

By-election for the post of mayor of Sundarganj municipality in Gaibandha district will take place today. Four candidates from Awami League (AL) and a lone candidate from Jatiya Party (JP-Ershad) are in the race. The candidates are Ahsanul Karim Chand, president of AL municipality unit, Masudul Islam Chanchal, vice-president of the unit, Abdullah-Al-Mamum, president of AL ward unit, Golam Ahsan Habib Masud, president of upazila Swechchasebok League, and Moshiur Rahman, a leader of JP upazila unit. As many as 12,310 voters are...

2 AL leaders, trader stabbed

Two local Awami League leaders and a trader were stabbed by unidentified criminals in Chapainawabganj, Jessore and Habiganj districts on Tuesday. Our Chapainawabganj correspondent reported that armed criminals stabbed a local Awami League leader in Selimabad area under Shibganj municipality on Tuesday night. The victim is Ekramul Haque, 45, councillor of Ward No 2 and also general secretary of the ward unit of AL. Moinul Islam, officer in-charge of Shibganj Police Station quoted locals as saying that a gang entered Ekramul's house...

20 sued for torching covered van

Twenty people have been sued on charge of torching a covered van on Tuesday at Kansat in Shibganj upazila that left the driver dead and helper injured. Sun-Inspector Masud Rana of Shibganj Police Station said Hasan Ali, brother of covered van driver Shipan, filed the case against 20 unnamed people with the police station on Tuesday night. Criminals hurled a petrol bomb at the covered van while it was going to Sonamasjid land port at around 5:00am, leaving its driver Shipan...

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JMB man arrested Our Correspondent, Mymensingh Police arrested a suspected member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Muktagachha upazila of the district on Tuesday night. The arrestee is Abdus Samad, 45, son of Raj Mahmud of Binnahuri village. He was produced in a court that sent him to jail yesterday, said Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Muktagachha Police Station. Robbers loot house Our correspondent, Moulvibazar Armed robbers looted cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth about Tk 8 lakh from a house...