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Pabna

Nonstop Blockade

Milk producers face trouble

The BNP-led 20-party's nonstop blockade takes a heavy toll on dairy farmers in Pabna and Sirajganj as dairy producers have cut back on buying and transporting milk. Around 1,200 milk producing units of "Milk Vita Zone" at Shahzadpur in Sirajganj and Bera and Santhia in Pabna are counting loss every day since the milk processing companies reduced milk collection from them, according to the farmers. The farmers are even selling milk at a throwaway price in their localities but cannot make...

30 injured at Pabna clash

30 injured at Pabna clash

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and an unidentified group of people at Pabna Polytechnic Institute in the district town this evening. Most of the injured were BCL leaders and activists including the district organising secretary of the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation,...

Cold, Fog Disrupt Life

Cold, Fog Disrupt Life

Bone-chilling cold hit the people hard, especially in four districts of the country, while the capital dwellers yesterday experienced the lowest temperature of this season. A mild cold wave is sweeping over the regions of Pabna, Kushtia, Jessore and Chuadanga. A light depression over the Bay of Bengal caused the cold wave, Met office...

2 'muggers' killed in ‘shootouts’

2 'muggers' killed in ‘shootouts’

Two alleged muggers were killed during separate “shootouts” with police in Comilla and Pabna districts early today. Azad was killed in Comilla “shootout” while Jahangir, 26, in Pabna, reports our correspondents. “Jahangir was killed by the bullet fired by his cohorts,” SM Mostain Hossain, additional superintendent of police of Pabna, claimed. In Comilla, a team of...

Fortune fails to smile on Pabna farmers

Fortune fails to smile on Pabna farmers

Bumper yield of winter vegetables fails to make farmers in the famous vegetable producing district happy as excessive supply has led to serious price fall of the items. A kg of radish is selling for as low as Tk one. “I have cultivated radish on five bighas of land spending Tk 30 thousand and got...

1 killed, 3 critical as lorry crashes into Pabna house

1 killed, 3 critical as lorry crashes into Pabna house

A teacher died and three of his students critically injured after a fuel laden lorry veered off the road and crashed into a house in Santhia upazila of Pabna this evening. The deceased was identified as Nazrul Islam allies Saiful, 30, a teacher of Dhopadah Dakhil madrasa, reports our Pabna correspondent. Among the five, the...

Recalling the dreadful days

Recalling the dreadful days

The morning of May 14, 1971 still haunts the elders of Baousgari village of Pabna's Santhia upazila. Around 450 villagers, both Hindus and Muslims, were massacred by the Pakistani army and their local collaborators, including Motiur Rahman Nizami, on that dreadful morning. So, it was no surprise that the news of this notorious war criminal's...

Pabna witnesses panicky after Nizami verdict

Pabna witnesses panicky after Nizami verdict

Witnesses in Pabna who testified against Jamaat-e-Islami and the then AL-Badr chief Motiur Rahman Nizami during his war crimes trial have expressed deep fear of retribution after today's judgement. Panicky since their testifying at the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka, they assume the aggrieved Jamaat workers might raise attacks on them once that the...

Cow fattening out of control

Cow fattening out of control

Abdul Mannan, a poor farmer from Kazuria village in Pabna, bought a bull for Tk 26,000 four months ago. He then planned to fatten it up as much as possible, and make some quick bucks by selling it before the Eid-ul-Azha. Like many of his neighbours, he started feeding the bull "small white drugs", locally...

Form body to stop steroid use in cattle: HC

Form body to stop steroid use in cattle: HC

The High Court today directed the government to form a body of experts, which will make recommendations to stop excessive use of steroids and hormones to fatten up the sacrificial animals. The government will have to form a seven-member committee in eight weeks. The experts will have to submit their recommendations and guidelines before the...

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