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Good yield of juicy oranges in three northern districts

Good yield of juicy oranges in three northern districts

Thakurgaon, Panchagarh and Dinajpur districts see a good yield of orange this season, much to the satisfaction of growers and consumers in the area that produces the popular fruit with likable sizes, colours and tastes. Locally grown oranges have already started arriving in the markets of Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. Commercial...

BGB men open fire after crash kills 2 jawans

BGB men open fire after crash kills 2 jawans

Aggrieved by two fellow jawans getting killed in a road accident, armed BGB men went wild in Phulbari of Dinajpur yesterday leading to a clash with locals that left 13 people injured, including three with bullet wounds. The incident left Dhaka-Dinajpur highway blocked. Police and locals said Border Guard Bangladesh jawans Al Amin, 19, and...

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

Locals at Phulbari today blockaded the upazila in Dinajpur district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief on the issue of an open-pit coalmine in the area. The blockade follows yesterday’s reported widespread vandalism and protests after Gary Lye, country director of Asia Energy, went to the area to meet company officials there. The...

Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

A large portion of the cattle meant for sale as sacrificial animals ahead of the Eid ul Azha are unscientifically fattened and disease affected. Meat of such cattle often poses serious health hazard, doctors said. In northern districts, including Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh, farmers fatten varieties of oxen and bulls...

Underage marriages foiled, 4 jailed in Dinajpur, Kurigram

Two attempts of underage marriages were foiled in Dianjpur and Kurigram districts yesterday and on Friday. A mobile court in Phulbari upazila of Dinajpur yesterday foiled the bid to solemnise marriage of a Class Eight girl and jailed her father and a villager for seven days, reports our correspondent. The jailed two were identified as Md Harunur Rashid, 40, father of the schoolgirl and Md Abdul Mojid, 41, of Kismatlalpur village in the upazila. According to the family members, Harunur Rashid, the...

Yasmin Passenger Shed and Library

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

'Yasmin Passengers Shed and Library' built in memory of Yasmin Akhter, who was raped and murdered by a few policemen at Doshmile in Kaharol upazila under the district on August 24, 1995, is yet to see functioning. The gruesome torture on the 14-year-old girl nineteen years ago ignited days-long mass protest in Dinajpur and...

2 Dinajpur cops hurt in bomb attack by robbers

2 Dinajpur cops hurt in bomb attack by robbers

Two policemen sustained splinter injuries when robbers hurled three crude bombs targeting law enforcers at a local railway station in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur this morning. The injured sub-inspectors of Parbatipur Police Station -- Md Sadeque and Md Manik -- were whisked off to the upazila health complex, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. Meanwhile, police arrested...

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Nine people, including two members of a family and a couple, were killed and five injured in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Sirajganj and Dinajpur today. Among the deceased, three including two schoolgirls were killed in Chittagong and as many in Sirajganj, report our district correspondents.   Three motorcycle riders including a couple were killed...

Body of abducted schoolboy found in Dinajpur

Body of abducted schoolboy found in Dinajpur

The body of a schoolboy was recovered in Dinajpur Sadar upazila early today four days after he was abducted allegedly for Tk 50 lakh ransom. Saiyadul Mursalin, 14, was a class IX student of Cheradangi High School in the upazila, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. Police detained five people in connection with the abduction and murder. Informed by locals, police recovered the body of Mursalin with his hands and legs tied up from a paddy field at Mohabbatpur Purbopara village around 3:30am, police said. Mursalin might has been strangulated to death, they said. The boy remained missing from the village from Thursday afternoon, said the victim’s father Moksedul, who is a deed writer at Dinajpur...

Good yield brings smile to summer tomato farmers

Good yield brings smile to summer tomato farmers

Expected yield of summer tomato coupled with its good prices brings smile to the farmers in the district this season, especially against the backdrop of losses last year. Farmers cultivated summer tomato on around 2,000 hectares of land in the district this year, said sources of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Dinajpur. Of...

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