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Embroidered cap making betters their life

Embroidered cap making betters their life

A good number of women, mostly housewives and students from very poor families, are now earning through making embroidered caps at six centres in Gaibandha Sadar and Sadullapur upazilas. Local NGO Chinnomul Mohila Samity and Dhaka-based organisation Taslima Bag and Cap Production House jointly arranged training and provided technical support to produce the item...

Unsold sugar starts rotting at Dinajpur Sugar Mill store

Unsold sugar starts rotting at Dinajpur Sugar Mill store

Huge quantity of unsold sugar of Dinajpur Sugar Mill is heading towards damage as no stipulated dealer drew the item from the mill store during the last two years. According to the mill sources, at least 8,417 tonnes of sugar worth Tk 33.66 crore 80 thousand of three previous crushing seasons of 2011-12, 2012-13...

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Adolescent-centric policies for a healthy nation

Adolescent-centric policies for a healthy nation

AT 26, Palki Begum became a grandmother. She was married off at 12 to a 40-year-old man who had already been married once. Still a child herself, she had to take care of three children close to her age from her husband's earlier marriage. She didn't know what birth control meant or that...

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They are eager to learn…!

They are eager to learn…!

Panna Akter and Shilpi Begum are two teenage mothers, both 17, said they learned a great deal from the peer trainers at the Youth Friendly Service Centres (YFSC) set up by BAPSA (Association for Prevention of Septic Abortion, Bangladesh). They did not know any such thing before they got married. Both the teenagers...

Ershad loyalists capture Rangpur JP office

Ershad loyalists capture Rangpur JP office

Jatiya Party activists loyal to party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad on Tuesday night captured the district unit office at Central Road following an attack on one of the leaders of the faction. SM Yasir, member secretary of Rangpur city unit convening committee, was stabbed allegedly by the supporters of Mashiur Rahman Ranga, state minister...

Kushtia, Magura

Jubo Dal leader, BCL man murdered

A local Jubo Dal leader and a Chhatra League activist were killed in Kushtia and Magura districts on Tuesday night. The deceased are Kismat Ali, 35, general secretary of Jubo Dal Ward No-5 of Chandgram union unit in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia, and Razan Khan, an activist of Magura district unit of BCL. Mamun Hossain Khan, officer in-charge of Bheramara Police Station, said Kismat, son of late Abdus Sukur of Chandipur village, went out of their house in the afternoon and...

Medical College, University in Rangamati

Postpone move until full execution of CHT accord

Juba Samity (JS) and Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), associate organisations of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS), held programmes in the town yesterday urging the government not to set up a medical college and a university there before fully implementing Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord. They also demanded immediate nullification of the amended Hill District Councils (HDC) and CHT Development Board (CHTDB) acts. District unit of PCP brought out procession from their party's district office at North Kalindipur in the...

Abduction of C&F Agent

Activities at Benapole port come to halt

Activities at Benapole port come to halt

Loading and unloading of goods at Benapole land port came to a halt yesterday as five organisations using the port went on an indefinite strike, protesting abduction of a C&F (clearing and forwarding) agent from Dhaka on Tuesday. C&F agent Habibur Rahman Habi, also vice-president of Jubo Dal  Sharsha upazila unit, was kidnapped by an...

Boy killed as 2 gangs lock in gunfight in Narsingdi town

A 12-year-old boy was killed and five others were injured by bullets when two criminal gangs locked in a gunfight in Old Bus Stand area in the town on yesterday. The deceased Swapon Mia, 12, son of Khorshed Mia of Bokultola area, was a handloom worker at a local factory. Bullet-hit Shafique Mia, 35, Beauty Saha, 42, Shahadat Hossain, 42, Swapon Saha, 33, and Shawkat Hossain, 42, were rushed to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital. Swapon and Shahadat were later referred to Dhaka Medical...

3 journalists sued in Dinajpur

A leader of Jubo Mohila League has filed two cases against three journalists, including Bangla daily Manabzamin Editor Motiur Rahman Chowdhury, on charge of publishing an imaginary report.  Shah Alam Shahi, Dinajpur correspondent of Manabzamin, and Tanuja Begum, Dinajpur correspondent of private television channel Gtv, are also accused in the case filed with a Dinajpur magistrate's court under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act and ICT Act on Tuesday, police said.       The plaintiff, Rani Parvin, publicity and publication secretary of Dinajpur...

Idols vandalised at temple

Criminals vandalised three Hindu idols at a temple near Nazimkhan Bazar in Rajarhat upazila on Tuesday. A case was filed with Rajarhat Police Station in this connection, said Officer-in-Charge Abdur Rashid. Locals said Hindu devotees found the idols at Shashan Kali Mandir damaged when they went to the temple for worship in the evening. Immediate after the incident, Rabindra Nath Karmokar, general secretary of Hindu-Buddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, visited the spot. He demanded immediate arrest of the offenders.

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Student commits 'suicide' Our Correspondent, Barisal A schoolboy allegedly committed suicide following a family feud in Kawnia BSCIC area of the city yesterday. Son of Alal Haoladar of the area, Rifat, 14, was a Class IX student at Mathuranath School. Police and family sources said his mother rebuked him for not going to school regularly in the morning. After the incident, Rifat took his life by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room. The body was sent to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla...