Kongkon Karmaker

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Three-wheelers ruling Rangpur when strike called to ban those

The highways and roads of Rangpur are now crowded with the three-wheelers, including battery-run auto-rickshaws, when transport owners are observing strike “to ban” these small vehicles ahead of BNP’s rally in the city today (October 29, 2022).

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

3 hours' journey made in 9: Rangpur rally venue packed

The Collectorate Eidgah ground in Rangpur, which is the venue for today’s BNP divisional rally, was flooded with BNP supporters and activists this morning (October 29, 2022).

October 23, 2022
October 23, 2022

Dinajpur BSCIC estate a growing health hazard

The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) industrial estate in Dinajpur is causing untold sufferings for people living and working in the area as the rice mills present are pouring copious amounts of ash and other pollutants into the environment.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Perilla, a promising oilseed crop

Perilla frutescens, an exotic oilseed plant with numerous health benefits, has high export potential as there is considerable global demand for the crop, especially in China, Korea and Japan, according to experts.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

Panchagarh boat capsize: Death toll now 50

Twenty-six more bodies were recovered yesterday, taking the death toll from Sunday’s boat capsize in Panchagarh to 50, and rescuers fear the number may increase further as over 30 persons were missing. 

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Made in China, repaired in Bangladesh

In 2013, the government imported 20 sets of DEMU (diesel–electric multiple unit) trains from China’s Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company Limited.

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

Bus crash kills 8, exposes irregularities

The two buses that collided head-on in Rangpur early yesterday, leaving at least eight dead and over 50 injured, should not have been on the roads at all as neither had route permits. 

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Surface water for irrigation the best solution to drought

The use of surface water has become the ultimate solution for irrigating croplands across the country as depleting underground reserves amid lesser rainfall and higher fuel costs have left farmers with little option.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Granite mining hits rock bottom

State-owned rock producer Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) could not resume granite production for more than three months. The reason is a crisis of explosives, leaving the government to incur a production loss worth around Tk 1 crore per day.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Trains on Dinajpur, Rangpur routes see 20% passenger rise after fuel price hike

North-bound trains are seeing an increase in passengers due to lack of public transport following the latest major fuel price hike in Bangladesh.