Md Quamrul Islam Rubaiyat

Calls of the Kanchenjunga

The majestic Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain.

What’s the govt doing to promote tourism?

Considering the rush of visitors from all over the country, the tourist facilities in Panchagarh are anything but adequate.

A family that was rejoicing now numb with grief

Hari Kishore Roy’s family was preparing for the Durga Puja with unbound zest and excitement.

Minimum price of tea leaves set for northern region

The minimum price for raw tea leaves grown in Panchagarh was fixed at Tk 18 per kilogramme (kg) on Wednesday following recent demonstrations by local farmers demanding a fair value for their produce.

Tea growers worried over low prices

Tea growers of Panchagarh yesterday staged a demonstration at Sher-e-Bangla intersection of the Panchagarh-Dhaka highway, demanding a fair price for raw tea leaves in the ongoing harvesting season.

From river channel to farmland

The government recently ran an excavation project in Thakurgaon’s Suk river. But within 10 months of its completion, the river channel has been filled up again, making the entire effort futile.

Tea revolution in the north

Imran Ali, a farmer in Panchagarh, could barely get by with sugarcane cultivation in his 1.7 acres of land. Then, in 2005, he rolled the dice and switched to tea production, a gamble that went on to change his life forever.

Horse-drawn plough piques interest

In recent weeks, people have witnessed a curious sight unfolding in a farm in Dhondogaon area of Thakurgaon.

Sugar production at state mills lowest in a decade

Production at state-run sugar mills is set to hit its lowest point in over a decade as sugarcane processing has fallen sharply amid reduced supply, according to the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC).

Tulip gardens in Panchagarh can boost regional economy, tourism

A remote village in Panchagarh’s Tentulia upazila is now abuzz with visitors from various parts of Bangladesh after eight farmers harvested high-value tulip flowers under a pilot scheme.  

Thakurgaon's Orange Valley turning heads

Several hundred people from different parts of the country are gathering daily at an orchard abundant with ripe oranges in Thakurgaon’s Pirganj upazila as pictures of the location went viral on social media giant, Facebook. 

Record potato production in Thakurgaon, Panchagarh expected

Agriculture officials and potato growers are expecting to achieve a record potato production in Thakurgaon and Panchagrh in the ongoing season of harvest.

Tea processing factories flock to Panchagarh as production rises

Tea processing factories are being set up in Panchagarh in increasing numbers in keeping with the fast-expanding cultivation of the popular beverage in northern districts.

Hospital handover delayed over alleged faulty design

A Tk 26.69 crore newly constructed building of Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital is lying unused as the hospital authority has refused to take it from the Public Works Department (PWD) citing several ‘faults’ that might hinder the medical care giving process.

Good yield of jute

Jute farmers in Thakurgaon and Panchagarh are expecting good production of the fibre and its fair prices in the local markets this season, although they faced some problems at the initial stage of the cultivation season due to excessive untimely rain.

Potato price fall worries farmers

Potato growers of the district are worried that they might not be able to recover the production cost due to sudden

Disability not a barrier

Defying his severe physical disability a schoolboy, who was born with one hand missing and the other badly deformed, is appearing in

Woman dies as log falls on her

A woman pedestrian was killed as a log fell on her when workers were cutting roadside trees near Tangon Bridge on Railway Station

Blast attacks Boro in Panchagarh, Thakurgaon

Farmers in Panchagarh and Thakurgaon are worried as several hundred acres of Boro paddy fields have been attacked by blast disease.

Principal's residence at lab!

The 'drawing lab' of Panchagarh Government Technical School and College is being unofficially used as the principal's residence for

Fraud swindles job seekers

A fake job provider of Dinajpur has gone into hiding after cheating at least 245 jobseekers of Tk 25-30-lakh through a local NGO in

Rice prices soar as OMS suspended

The suspension of Open Market Sale (OMS) programme, meant for providing major food items to common people for relatively low

Mindless sand lifting poses threat to highway

A local leader of Swechchhasebak League is extracting sand from a piece of land about 10 metres from Thakurgaon-Panchagarh

17.5 km Panchagarh road cracks days after repairs

Only a few days after completion of renovation work, the 17.5-kilometre road from Panchagarh Sugar Mills to Debiganj via Benghari

Scanty rainfall hampers T-aman farming

Insufficient rainfall during the ongoing rainy season badly hampers cultivation of transplanted aman (T-aman) paddy in Thakurgaon