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Khaleda’s Jhenidah rally postponed

Khaleda’s Jhenidah rally postponed

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has postponed its Jhenidah rally, which was scheduled for December 23, due to heavy fog and a cold wave in the area. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also head of the alliance, was due to address the rally garnering people’s support in favour of her demand for immediate general elections under...

2 gunned down in Jhenidah

2 gunned down in Jhenidah

Two persons were gunned down after they were picked up by miscreants identifying themselves as lawmen in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah in the wee hours of today. The bodies of Abdul Hadi, 35, and Sohag Hossain, 35, of Boro Razapur village in Jessore Sadar, were found at a jute field, reports our Jhenaidah correspondent quoting police. Sohag’s father Rakibuddin, a commander of Bangladesh Ansar, claimed that his son was picked up by Khajura Police Camp Sub-Inspector Masud and some officials of Detective Branch of police when he was sleeping in their house.

BSF kills Bangladeshi on Jhenidah frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi on Jhenidah frontier

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi cattle trader as he entered the Indian territory last night at Kushumpur frontier in Jhenidah. The deceased was identified as Jiarul Islam, 25, a resident of Dhankhola village at Jibon Nagar upazila in Chuadanga, reports our Jhenidah correspondent. Company Commander Saiful Islam of Border Guard Bangladesh...

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How IPM neglected for long

Green initiative left in the lurch

Green initiative left in the lurch

When in 1981 the Food and Agriculture Organisation launched a green initiative in Savar and Chittagong's Rangunia to tackle pest attacks, farmers there had every reason to be relieved. It offered them help to fight off insects without using harmful pesticides.     Known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the initiative drew a huge response mainly...

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How IPM neglected for long

Green initiative left in the lurch

Green initiative left in the lurch

Porimol Palma    When in 1981 the Food and Agriculture Organisation launched a green initiative in Savar and Chittagong's Rangunia to tackle pest attacks, farmers there had every reason to be relieved. It offered them help to fight off insects without using harmful pesticides.     Known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the initiative drew a huge response mainly for two reasons -- it was cheap yet effective and it reduced the negative impacts of chemical pesticides.       But the pilot project fizzled out in less than two years. Some 10 years later, the government in 1991 relaunched the programme in efforts to check rampant application of toxic chemicals on crops and vegetables. More than two decades...

Coast guard foils illegal migration attempt

Bangladesh Coast Guard early yesterday seized a Malaysia-bound engine-run wooden trawler and detained 17 Bangladeshis, including a human trafficker, from it in Moheshkhali channel near Najirartek of Cox's Bazar. The illegal migrants, hailing from Narsingdi, Khulna, Satkhira, Jhenidah, Sirajganj, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, were handed over to Cox's Bazar Model Police Station following the detention . Coast guard says the trafficker, Arif, 30, of Cox's Bazar's Kutubdia upazila, took Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 from each person to get them...

Only tear-stained memories

Only tear-stained memories

Parula Biswas lost three of her family members in Friday's tragic bus-train collision in Jhenidah. Nothing could console the grieving 70-year-old, before whom the bodies of two grandchildren and a daughter-in-law were being carried to a crematorium for last rites. She spoke not a word. Only tears rolled down her weary wrinkled cheeks as...

4 killed in 'shootouts'

Four people, two of whom were accused of murdering a police officer, were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcers in Tangail, Jhenidah and Rangpur during the Eid holidays. In Tangail, the killed were Nur Islam Ulka, 26, and Shahed Miah, 27, who were accused in the case filed for murdering assistant sub-inspector Nurul Islam of Tangail Model Police Station. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman, officer-in-charge of the police station, said police raided a house in Takia Kodma village of Mirzapur upazila at around...

11 killed as train hits wedding bus in Jhenidah

11 killed as train hits wedding bus in Jhenidah

At least 11 people including two children were killed and 60 were injured as a train hit a bus carrying a wedding party while it was crossing the rail lines at Barobazar of Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah early today. The deceased were identified as Sanjoy Kumar, 34, Sudhir Kumar Biswas, 40, Sujoy Kumar, 34,  Biplob...

2 outlaws killed in Jhenidah ‘shootouts’

2 outlaws killed in Jhenidah ‘shootouts’

Two members of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) were killed in separate “shootouts” with police in Kotchandpur and Harinakundu upazilas of Jhenidah early today. The deceased are Abdur Rashid, 38, son of Younus Ali of Sreerampur village in Kotchandpur and Hazrat Ali, 35, son of Mahtab Biswas of Bhomradanga village in Harinakundu upazila. Both...

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