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Stone crushing worker dies from silicosis

Stone crushing worker dies from silicosis

A man who used to work at several limestone grinding factories in Lalmonirhat died yesterday from silicosis, a common occupational lung-disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust. The dead is Nuruzzaman Miah, 35, son of Seraz Uddin of Bamondal village under Patgram upazila. He had been working at the factories at Burimari Land...

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Makeshift market shines light on char people in Lalmonirhat

Makeshift market shines light on char people in Lalmonirhat

A makeshift market brings new opportunities to the people of the Teesta River basin Island char at Char Kalikapur village of Votmari union at Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat. The market plays a significant role in making the lives of thousands of char people at Char Kalikapur, Char Sholmari, Char Votmari, Kalikapur Deep Char...

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...

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Changing water levels distress Teesta dwellers

Changing water levels distress Teesta dwellers

“The Teesta River is an unending source of problems for people living near the banks and surrounding villages of Lalmonirhat,” said 86 year old Nahur Ali Munsi who lives in the Gobordhan char village of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat. He also went on to say “Our grief comes from the fact that the...

Two AL leaders killed in Natore, Lalmonirhat

Two local Awami League men were murdered in Natore and Lalmonirhat districts yesterday and the day before. An local AL leader was beaten to death in Tetanpara area under Bagatipara upazila of Natore yesterday morning, reports our correspondent. The deceased is Mozzammel Haq alias Maznu Master, 62, senior vice president of 9 No ward AL of Natore municipality and former centre-in-charge (CIC) of Natore Sugar Mill. Police and family sources said, a gang of criminals swooped on the house of Maznu Master...

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation in Lalmonirhat has turned grim as water level of Teesta river rose by nine centimetres in 12 hours till this morning. The river is now flowing 34cm above the danger level at Teesta Barrage point in Dowani area of Hatibandha upazila, according to the sources at Bangladesh Water Development Board. "The water level...

Farmers flood-hit

Farmers flood-hit

Floods have damaged aman paddy and other crops on more than one lakh hectares of land in seven northern districts, much to the despair of thousands of farmers. Mahim Uddin, a farmer at Sindurna village in Lalmonirhat, said he planted aman on six bighas of land, and the entire cropland was submerged by floodwater...

FLOOD SITUATION

Lalmonirhat villages cry for relief

Lalmonirhat villages cry for relief

The condition of the marooned inhabitants in 40 villages of Lalmonirhat worsened as no reliefs, either government or private, reached to them yet till today. Flood situation in Kurigram has been deteriorating gradually with the swell of water in Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers. In Lalmonirhat, about 80 thousand people of the affected villages in Hatibandha,...

  

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

  The flood situation in Lalmonirhat worsened further today as fresh areas at 40 villages in five upazilas went under water, leaving 4,000 people marooned. The Teesta water is flowing above 30 centimetres (cm) of its danger level, sources at Water Development Board (WDB), Dalia point told The Daily Star this morning. The water level of...

Thousands marooned as 50 Bhola villages inundated

Thousands marooned as 50 Bhola villages inundated

Incessant downpour for the last few days coupled with onrush on hilly water has marooned two lakhs of people at 50 villages in Bhola. Moreover, tidal surge has damaged a number of flood protection embankments in the district worsening the situation during the rainy season. Meanwhile, over one lakh people in Lalmonirhat district are facing...

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