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Organic farming training helps create self-employment

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Organic farming training helps create self-employment

 An organic farming training center has been built on 8 acres of land in a remote area under Kaliganj upazila. This is the first such training center in these parts of Bangladesh, made possible through the initiative of a Japan-based voluntary NGO known as Hunger Free World. The farmers and female workers of...

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Girls of chars now have access to education

Girls of chars now have access to education

A radical change has been brought about in Teesta and Dharla river basin chars as the girls are now involving themselves in education. Earlier, there were hardly any initiative to enroll girls into school and they had no access to education due to a number of barriers and challenges. The barriers mainly include...

Daulatkhan launch terminal 'risky',needs urgent repair

Daulatkhan launch terminal 'risky',needs urgent repair

Birshreshtho Mostafa Kamal Launch Terminal in Daulatkhan upazila under the district is in dire need of repair as around 1500 passengers daily use it for going to and from different areas including Dkaka and Noakhali. Three Dhaka-bound launches, a Noakhali-bound sea truck and several trawlers come to the terminal every day. Visiting the spot last...

Growing tasty amra on unused roadside lands

Growing tasty amra on unused roadside lands

A good number of farmers are now engaged in profitable cultivation of hog plum, locally known as amra, using roadside lands for the purpose. Kamal Hossen Talukder of Putiakhali in Rajapur upazila, who started commercial farming of the plum in the area in 2005, later helped many others to do the same. "Seeing such farming...

Teenage boy killed to 'realise borrowed money'

A teenage boy was found murdered inside a shop allegedly for realising borrowed money in Shantimoar area under Hakimpur upazila on Sunday. The deceased is Sabuj Chandra Roy, 18, son of Gonesh Chandra Roy of Chhoto Jalalpur Naopara] village. Sabuj's brother-in-law Nripen Chandra Roy filed a murder case with Hakimpur police station on Monday, accusing one Rajib Hasan and Zahid Hossain. Family sources said Sabuj went out of his house on Saturday afternoon and since then he remained missing. His cell phone...

Killing of 3 Law Enforcers in Mongla

6 robbers to die, 7 others get life

A court here yesterday sentenced six robbers to death and seven others to life imprisonment for killing three law enforcers during a raid in the Passur River in Mongla upazila of the district in 2006. The six, who have been given death penalty, are Rafiqul Islam Sheikh, Kuddus Sheikh, Idris Sheikh and Babul Sheikh of Morrelganj upazila under Bagerhat district; and Alkas Fakir and Ilias Sheikh of Batiaghata upazila under Khulna district. They were tried in absentia The lifers are Reazul...

Housewife brutally stabbed for dowry

A mother of two is groaning in severe pain at Dinajpur Medical College Hospital as she was brutally stabbed allegedly by her husband for dowry, about a week ago. Hapless Mukti Begum, 31, is daughter of late Nur Islam of Beltola-Islambagh village in Sadar upazila. Arafat Hossain, a cousin of the victim filed a case with Dinajpur Sadar Police Station accusing her husband Nazrul Islam on August 17, said Md Altaf Hossain, officer in-charge of the police station. Arafat said, Mukti was...

Journo stabbed in Barisal

Pulok Chatterjee, 50, Barisal bureau chief of national Bangla daily Samakal and secretary of Barisal Press Club, was severely stabbed by criminals early yesterday. Biswapati Chatterjee, father of victim said Pulok, after returning home from his workplace called his wife over mobile phone for opening the gate of his house adjacent to Government Barisal College at North Mallik Bari of Kalibari Road area in the city at about 1:15am. Pulak was stabbed six times in different parts of the body. He...

Hearing on clearing Limon's case deferred

The hearing aimed at clearing Limon from charges in a case filed for 'obstructing Rab from public duty' was deferred on Monday as the judge concerned was not available in the court. Limon's lawyer Manik Acharjee further said that the home ministry had directed to exempt Limon from the case last year. With this, the date for hearing in the case was changed for the ninth time on Monday and the next date was fixed on September 30, said Manik. In 2011,...

Three sued for Hridoy killing in Jamalpur

Three youths have been sued on charge of killing a college student in Sadar upazila. Azharul Islam Hridoy, 22, a BBA student at Government Ashek Mahmud College and son of Faruq Ahmed Ratan of Joyrampur village, was found murdered in Brahmaputra River in Banarpara pilling area under the upazila on Sunday. The accused are Nishat Ahmed, 18, cousin of the deceased, Md Kanok, 19, a friend of the victim and son of Ziaul Haque and Hasan, 22, of the same village. Of...