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Stop sand lifting from Kirtonkhola river, HC asks govt

Stop sand lifting from Kirtonkhola river, HC asks govt

The High Court today asked the government to immediately stop sand extraction from Kirtonkhola river in Barisal for the next six months. In response to a writ petition, the court issued a rule upon asking the government to explain on why it should not be directed to protect the river from the encroachment and...

Barisal duck farm abandoned for 5yrs

The structures, equipment, and land worth Tk 40 crore of the state-run duck breeding farm at Barisal city's Goriar Par has been abandoned for the last five years. The premises of the Regional Duck Breeding Farm under the Department of Livestock Services has been reduced to a grazing field for cattle. The farm was built in 2006 on four acres of land at the cost of Tk 40 crore under a three-year project titled “Establishment of regional duck breeding farm along...

13 burnt in brick kiln

At least 13 people sustained burn injuries when the burner of a brick kiln malfunctioned in Taluukdarhat area of Barisal on Thursday night. Eleven of the injured were admitted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Officer-in-Charge of Bandar Police Station Reazul Islam said the owner of SSB Brick Field had arranged a milad mahfil to inaugurate the modern Jig Jag Kiln, financed by Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited. After the mahfil, some bank officials, guests and workers went to inspect the kiln. However,...

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon her party men to shun the path of grouping and get united for launching a movement against the government. “The countrymen have been annoyed by the misdeeds of the illegal government and they will remove it from the power by giving a mass beating,” she said while...

62 jailed for catching hilsa in two dists

A mobile court jailed 25 fishermen for 15 and 30 days in Barisal yesterday for catching hilsa flouting a government ban marking the breeding season. The mobile court of the fisheries department conducted drives in different rivers including the Meghna, Kirtankhola, and Arial Khan in the district, said Md Wahiduzzaman, fishery officer in Barisal. During the drives, 25 fishermen were detained for violating the 11-day ban on hilsa fishing that started from October 5. Among them, 13 of Hizla and two of...

Barisal courts summon Latif for his remarks on hajj

Barisal courts summon Latif for his remarks on hajj

Two separate courts in Barisal today summoned Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique in two cases filed over his recent comments about Hajj, Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh) and Tabligh Jamaat. Mustafizur Rahman Litu, a Tabligh Jamaat activist, filed a case against Abdul Latif with Barisal chief metropolitan magistrate court under section 298 this afternoon. In...

Low Formed In Bay

Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in many places of Dhaka, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions today due to active monsoon over the country. Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a bulletin made the forecast for the next 24 hours from 9am yesterday. The weather situation would be the same in many places...

StanChart awards agriculture heroes

StanChart awards agriculture heroes

Two rural farmers, a state-run research organisation, a farm machinery manufacturer and an exporter yesterday won the maiden AGROW Award in recognition of their contribution to agriculture. Standard Chartered Bangladesh in association with Bangladesh Brand Forum introduced the award in a bid to spur innovation and modernisation among the thousands of farmers across the...

The Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef 2014

Let the culinary wars begin

Let the culinary wars begin

In a land blessed by many bounties of nature, especially those of an edible nature, it is no surprise that the Bangladeshi culinary scene is so rich. With population levels exceeding 150 million people, hidden amongst this mass of human beings, are individuals who have managed to not only make full use of...

2 zakat clothes seekers killed in Barisal stampede

2 zakat clothes seekers killed in Barisal stampede

  At least two women were killed and ten injured critically in a stampede as thousands of destitute people crowded for receiving zakat (give away) goods at a private company’s office on Katpatti road in Barisal town this morning. Firoza Begum, 50, wife of Fazle Ali from Ganakatty village, and Nupur Begum, 35, wife of...

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