Litchi cultivation is on the rise in Pabna, where the seasonal fruit now plays a vital role in agro-economics as farmers in the district are likely to get record production due to the favourable weather conditions in early summer.
The Pakistan army had occupied Nagarbari Ghat, an entrance to North Bengal on April 9. They marched into Pabna on April 10, setting fire to houses beside roads. In retaliation, the EPR, police and Ansar moved to the north and set up 30 to 40 bunkers on both sides of Paikarhaat village to fight against occupational forces.
Having already faced several cost revisions and deadline extensions, an industrial park of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Sirajganj is on way to be delayed by yet another year.