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  • 2nd wife, 2 others to die

    A court here yesterday sentenced three people, including the victim's second wife, to death for killing a businessman in the district in 2011.

  • Scenic Kuakata loses beauty

    Two local traders have allegedly built over 50 tin-sheds on Kuakata beach and rented those to small traders who run cheap hotels, restaurants, tea-stalls and handicraft shops. The tin-sheds are divided into two markets, Sarder Market and Sunrise Market, near Zero Point.

  • 'Punish the killers of Mishu'

    Speakers at a human chain in the district town yesterday demanded punishment to the killers of Ahmed Meshkat Mishu.

  • Cop murder suspect held

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a murder suspect and another youth in Dhopepukur area of Shibganj upazila yesterday.

  • 3 passengers' bodies recovered from Padma

    Bodies of three passengers, who were missing after a speedboat collided with a ferry in the Padma river on Sunday, were recovered on Monday.

  • 480 ducks killed by poison traps

    Around 480 reared ducks died after falling prey to 'poison traps' set allegedly by a local bird poacher at Shahpur village in Juri upazila on Tuesday.

  • School system fails Bedey children

    Many children from the traditionally nomadic Bedey community dream of school. But the formal schooling system wasn't designed with nomads in mind. While it's technically

  • Tale of a neglected village

    There's no electricity, drinking water and school. Don't be surprised if you think that this is a haunted place. It is a remote village in Shuvolong union of Rangamati's Barkal upazila.

  • Rafiqul's method of teaching English

    A teacher in Kurigram's Rajarhat upazila has been teaching spoken English to people from all walks of life at his own initiative using own method for the last five years.

  • Two arrested with heroin

    Police arrested two alleged drug peddlers with 500gm of heroin from Dinajpur town on Monday.

  • PUST admission test tomorrow

    The first-year honours admission test of Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) under 2018-19 academic session will be held on November 16.

  • Woman stabbed dead by son

    A woman was stabbed dead by her son over family dispute at Tamai Kaliapara in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj yesterday.

  • ACC sues civil surgeon, another doc

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed two cases with Patuakhali and Kalapara police stations yesterday against two health officials including the civil surgeon (CS) on charge of misappropriating about Tk 35 lakh.

  • Fertiliser of Tk 2.5cr becomes rock solid

    Nobody wants around 1,100 tonnes of Chinese urea fertiliser worth around Tk 2.5 crore stored at a government warehouse at Mahendranagar in the district.

  • 15 fishermen return from Indian jail

    Fifteen fishermen returned home yesterday after serving two months in an Indian jail.

  • Ruling party MP Badal won't contest

    Ruling party lawmaker Faizur Rahman Badal did not submit his nomination paper for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

  • Bhurungamari freed on this day in 1971

    On this day in 1971, Bhurungamari upazila, then a thana under Kurigram sub-division (now a district), was freed from the Pakistani occupation forces.

  • Bid to rape 5-yr-old girl

    A five-year-old girl, who narrowly escaped a rape attempt allegedly by one of her neighbours on Monday, was admitted to Panchagarh Sadar Hospital the same night and later released yesterday.

  • Farmer killed as villagers clash

    A man was killed yesterday as villagers clashed using bamboo sticks and iron rods after a cow ate ripe paddy at the victim's field in Dimla upazila.

  • KP Basu's palatial buildings decaying

    The impressive house of famous mathematician Kalipada Basu (well-known as KP Basu), who made considerable contribution to the development of algebra in the late 1800s, is heading towards virtual ruination due to lack of proper maintenance.

  • Painted like train to draw students

    The walls of the building of a primary school in Madhupur upazila have been painted like an intercity train for attracting students to come to the school.

  • Once poverty-hit Barodaha now a vegetable village

    Once a poverty-stricken village, Barodaha village in Botlagari union under Saidpur upazila is now known as vegetable village as vegetable farming has brought tremendous improvement in the socio-economic condition of the villagers.

  • Triple murder over land dispute

    Three people were killed by their rival group during a clash over a piece of land at Taluk Haridas village in Aditmari upazila of the district yesterday.

  • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

    Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says the resignation letters of the four technocrat ministers will come into effect once the prime minister accepts those.

  • Awami League Election Nomination Collection Factional Clash

    3 killed over land dispute in Lalmonirhat

    At least three people are killed and seven injured in a clash over a land dispute in Aditmari upazila.

  • 'Punish instigator of girl's suicide'

    Local people formed a human chain in Panchagarh town on Sunday, demanding exemplary punishment of a youth who allegedly instigated a college girl to commit suicide at Amtala Kajipara village in Sadar upazila.

  • Make pangas, tilapia more affordable

    The researchers must work together for proper farm management to create favourable market with reasonable prices of pangas and tilapia fishes at home and abroad, said fish scientists at a conference at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) campus yesterday.

  • Prime suspect sent to jail

    Detective Branch (DB) of police on Sunday arrested the prime suspect in the killing of a five-year-old girl at Panchgaon village in Bhaluka upazila.

  • Man gets life for raping schoolgirl

    A court here yesterday sentenced a youth to life-term rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined him Tk 1 lakh for raping a schoolgirl.

  • Declare November 12 coastal day

    Speakers demanded that the authorities concerned declare November 12 'Upokul Dibas' (Coastal Day) to remember the victims who were killed in a devastating tidal surge on this day in 1970.