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.

8m ago

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.

1y ago

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.

1y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago

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.

2y ago
August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020

Mushy visits hometown and continues practicing

Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim visited his hometown Bogura yesterday to spend some time with his family before leaving for the Sri Lanka tour next month. However, the 33-year-old, known as the most hardworking cricketer among his teammates, did not stop practicing as he completed practice sessions with the local boys at his home ground Shaheed Chandu Stadium from 11:30am to 2:30pm today.

November 6, 2019
November 6, 2019

Killing of Three, Eviction: Justice still eludes santals

Santals who were evicted from a sugarcane farm in Gaibandha three years ago are yet to get justice for the killing of three men from their community or compensation for the loss of their livelihood.

October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019

Bogura Youth Choir struggling to get back golden era

Bogura Youth Choir (BYC) is a renowned socio-cultural organisation of the northern part of Bangladesh is facing numerous problems to get back their golden era.

May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019

Crafting way out of poverty

Several thousand women from about 20 villages in Bogura’s Sherpur upazila are becoming self-reliant by making handicrafts, playing a key role in earning foreign currency as these handmade products are exported to different countries.

November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018

Donning the shades of sunset

Owing its name to the beautiful shade of golden-orange splashed on their feathered bodies, the Orange-headed Thrush, scientifically known as Zoothera Citrina, are commonly known in the country as Komola Dama, Komolaphuli, Komola Doyel, or Komola Bou.

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