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  • Farmers cheated over paddy seeds

    Several hundred farmers of Kalapara and Rangabali upazilas in Patuakhali and Amtali and Taltali upazilas in Barguna have been allegedly cheated by seed dealers.

  • Traditional water body clogged

    Kalikatala Doha, a 27-acre water body in Naldanga Rajbari area of Jhenidah Sadar upazila, is heading towards virtual death due to serious pollution and clogging by water hyacinth.

  • At home in the saddle

    She's determined and courageous: at the tender age of twelve, Tasmina Aktar from Chak Subolpur village in Naogaon's Dhamoirhat upazila has quite a reputation in horse racing circles. The seventh-grade student is accustomed to placing first or second in any race. As a jockey she's participated in around fifty events. Tasmina is a girl undeterred, happy to compete in a sport usually reserved for men.

  • GDP growth rate

    Per capita income now $1,751, GDP growth 7.86pc

    Bangladesh's per capita income rose to USD1,751 and gross domestic product (GDP) growth reached 7.86 percent this fiscal year, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says.

  • Injunction on Bangladesh national election schedule

    Plea seeks injunction on general election schedule

    A petition is moved before the High Court seeking its directive on the Election Commission and the government not to publish any schedule for holding next parliamentary election until disposal of a pending rule.

  • Madrasa official’s wife, student murdered in Gazipur

    The wife of a Madrasa teacher and a minor student are murdered in Gazipur. The deceased were identified as Mahmuda Akter, 25, wife of Ibrahim Khalil and one of the madrasa students Mamun, 7.

  • Police reveal 32 drug traders list in Narayanganj

    Rewards to help capture alleged drug dealers

    Narayanganj police yesterday announced rewards for providing information leading to the capture of 32 alleged drug dealers and godfathers in Narayanganj.

  • Four jailed for cutting hill

    A mobile court in a drive sentenced four people to one year's imprisonment each for cutting hill at Khawaja Manzil under Cox's Bazar municipality on Sunday.

  • No accused arrested yet

    Family members of a schoolboy, who was beaten to death in Gafargaon upazila over two weeks ago, expressed their deep concern as no accused has been arrested yet.

  • Teenage boy drowns in river

    A teenage boy drowned in the Teesta river near Bhaulaganj Bazar in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh yesterday.

  • 'Obey traffic rules for road safety'

    Speakers at a discussion meeting here on Saturday emphasised upon obeying of traffic rules properly.

  • Rohingya woman, four kids held in Joypurhat

    Police detained a Rohingya woman and her four children from Joypurhat Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • High sugarcane yield delights char farmers

    Bumper sugarcane production has brought smile to farmers in Fultala and Darichar Malipatan char areas in Kachua upazila.

  • Time expires, bridge incomplete

    Construction work of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Bridge over the Andharmanik river under Kalapara upazila has not been completed, although the scheduled completion date was September 4 this year.

  • War crimes: Fugitive death row convict dies in Sylhet

    A fugitive death row convict in a war crimes case died of old age ailments in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet district.

  • Holy dip on birthday of thakur anukul

    Devotees take a holy dip at Sambalpur Ghat of Hemayetpur village in Pabna yesterday marking 131st birth anniversary of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra, a reverend Hindu sage hailing from the area. Pabna unit of Satsangha Bangladesh is organiser of the traditional festival.

  • Woman tortured to death

    A woman was killed on Saturday, allegedly by her husband, for dowry at Mashiur Nagar village in Chowgacha upazila of Jessore. The deceased was Jahurannesa Tumpa, 20, wife of Tutul Hossain, 35, and daughter of Md Jahiruddin of the same upazila.

  • Wife behind killing?

    Police suspect that the wife of a tea stall owner may be involved in his killing over her alleged affair with another man in Sadar upazila of Netrakona. Police recovered the body of Mamun Mia, 38, son of Abu Mia of Moujebali village, from a paddy field in the village on Friday.

  • Patients the victims

    A large number of patients are deprived of adequate medical services at Bhanga Upazila Health Complex for years. The 50-bed health complex is facing many problems, including shortage of physicians.

  • Urea production resumes

    Urea production at Jamuna Fertilizer Company Ltd (JFCL) in Sarishabari upazila started yesterday after the factory remained shut for over five months.

  • 3 friends killed Rima after failing to rape

    Shipon, arrested in the case for the murder of Rehana Akhter Rima in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj, has admitted to his involvement in the brutal killing. “Shipon gave his confessional statement under Section 164 to the Court of Habiganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Shahinur Akhter on Saturday evening.

  • Early winter vegetable farming

    Farmers in the district are busy cultivating early winter vegetables for getting lucrative profit as the earlier they can market their produce the more profit they can earn. District Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer Sanarul Islam said they have set a target to cultivate winter vegetables on 5,500 hectares of land this year, which is 350 hectares higher than last year, as the area is regarded as one of the best vegetable producing areas in the region.

  • Passengers suffer for sudden bus strike

    Commuters in several districts of Rangpur region suffered a lot yesterday as the transport workers started strike protesting the Road

  • Government provide 1.1m euro for Development project

    Germany to provide 1.1m euro for dev project in Cox’s Bazar

    Germany is to provide 1.1 million euro for implementation of Support to Community Stabilisation and Resilience project in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Islami Chhatra Shibir men arrested in Comilla

    8 Shibir men detained in Comilla: Cops

    Police detain eight activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from two dormitories of Comilla Medical College on charges of plotting subversive activities.

  • Mosharrof Hossain murder case

    Several thousand sued over murder suspect’s death in Satkhira

    Police lodge a case against 5-7 thousand unnamed persons after locals allegedly beat to death the prime suspect in Satkhira’s Krishnanagar union parishad Chairman KM Mosharrof Hossain murder case.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader talks about SK Sinha’s book

    Jukta Front’s demands illogical: Quader

    Jukta Front’s demands of dissolving the parliament and reconstituting the Election Commission are illogical, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says.

  • Why Gabkhan Channel should not be restored, HC asks govt

    The High Court issues a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain why they should not be directed to restore the Gabkhan Channel in Jhalakathi to its original condition through removing the sand.

  • 1200 roadside trees being felled

    Influential people are felling a large number of eucalyptus trees along a two-kilometre road of Taluk Kanupur union in the district's Gobindaganj upazila without any tender or order from the competent authorities.

  • Huge cannabis seized in B'baria

    A large quantity of cannabis was seized from a microbus with a sticker of a ministry in Kasba upazila.