Mostafa Shabuj, Bogura

Why do villagers bear the brunt of loadshedding?

Strangely enough, although the government is unable to meet power needs, it pays thousands of crores to government and private power plants as fixed charges or capacity charges every month with taxpayers’ money.

Govt subsidies present to boost farmers’ profits

The government continues to help paddy farmers in a variety of ways to increase their output and, by extension, their profits, said Yusuf Rana Mondal, former additional director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Bogura region.

Boro farmers’ capital washed away by rains, floods

Thousands of farmers who lost their paddy this Boro season due to excessive waterlogging amid untimely rain and a labour crisis in the country’s northern region, including eastern Sylhet and Chalan Beel, are worried about the upcoming Aman season as many of them have lost their capital.

From physically challenged student to successful entrepreneur: The tale of Mohua

Zannatun Ferdous Mohua (24), a physically challenged student of Bogura Government Azizul Haque College, has become a successful e-commerce entrepreneur, by exporting several hand-made embroidery products to foreign countries.

Char farmers see rising profits from maize

Hundreds of maize farmers based in char areas of the Brahmaputra, Teesta and Jamuna rivers in Gaibandha are overjoyed to get bumper yields and good prices this year.

First variety of cumin faces setback

The Spices Research Centre (SRC) in Shibganj upazila of Bogura has released the first variety of cumin for commercial cultivation on February 22 in a bid to reduce Bangladesh’s import-dependence for the spice.

Fear never leaves Bagda farm Santals

The Santal people whose houses in Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj were set on fire in 2016 are now facing homelessness again as they are among the nearly 1,500 families who might be evicted to make way for setting up an export processing zone.

I’m scared of returning home

A Bogura court yesterday sent three people, including a high schoolteacher, to jail in a case filed in connection with torturing a teenage baul and shaving his head in Bogura’s Shibganj upazila.

June 8, 2021
June 8, 2021

Orchard in Cumilla bears three new variety of mangoes

A mango orchard in Cumilla has seen the introduction of three new variety of mangoes in the country.

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

Following in her father’s footsteps

Fauzia Beethi is not a political figure in her area, but everybody knows her in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila for her philanthropic works.

January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021

Bogura weavers need easy loans, modern tech to flourish

A community of weavers in Bogura’s Adamdighi upazila and its adjacent districts use garment waste to make various textile products worth Tk 200 crore annually.

January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021

Gaibandha Sweater Palli expanding against all odds

For decades now, a community of weavers in Gaibandha has been producing over 20 varieties of warm clothing items without any modern technology, transportation or banking support.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Magurartair’s mixed fruit orchard: a success story for others to emulate

Hundreds of people flock to a mixed fruit garden in Magurartair village of Bogura’s Sherpur upazila every day to see ripe mangoes hanging from their branches as it is uncommon during the winter season.

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

Bogura artisan jewellery businesses stare at losses amid pandemic

Around 30,000 artisans from 10 outlying villages of Bogura sadar upazila in Rajshahi are involved in making jewellery with about 66 per cent of them being women and youths who earn between Tk 500 to Tk 4,000 each week from the trade.

December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020

Footballer Sufil ties the knot with cricketer Zinnat

Bangladesh national football team forward Mahbubur Rahman Sufil tied the knot with cricketer Zinnat Asia Ortthi on Monday.

November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020

Trouble over trash dump

A garbage dump, created on around five bighas of land of an NGO in Bogura, is facing DoE censure for not having an environmental clearance certificate.

October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020

Floods destroy advance winter crops

A fourth spell of floods in the Bogura region and a third spell in Rangpur have devastated 35,454 hectares of crops, including advance winter vegetables, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020

Cricketer Sanjida, husband brush aside criticism of wedding photoshoot

Bangladesh women’s team cricketer Sanjida Islam’s wedding photoshoot went viral on social media to the point that even the International Cricket Council’s website picked up the pictures with the caption: “Dress, Jewellery, cricket bat. Wedding photoshoots for cricketers be like …”

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