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  • BWMRI scientists develop 2 blast tolerant wheat varieties

    Scientists at Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute (BWMRI) in Dinajpur have developed two new wheat varieties with built-in blast disease tolerance. The blast tolerant varieties will raise hope of the farmers across the country.
  • In Dinajpur, in distress

    The intimidating atmosphere in their areas, disputes with local ruling party men, and on top of this, brutal attacks on two UNOs over the years have given rise to a sense of unease among government officials working in Dinajpur.
  • Covid-19 cases on rise in Rangpur city

    The number of Covid-19 patients is increasing alarmingly in Rangpur city, as the residents are not aware enough of using masks and maintaining social distance.

    Mandatory use of face masks and social distancing have kept the number of Covid-19 cases low in Dinajpur’s Hakimpur upazila, compared to the district’s 12 other upazilas, local officials say.
  • Swelling Teesta floods peanut fields in Rangpur

    A large portion of the peanut fields in the raised sandy basin of the Teesta river in three upazilas of Rangpur has been flooded due to the sudden rise of water level, only a few days before the usual harvesting time.