• Tea workers passing hard days

    Over four hundred workers of Baikunthapur Tea Garden in Habiganj’s Madhabpur upazila with their family members have been passing days in hardship as they are not getting paid their wages or receiving rations for nearly a month.

  • Human-animal conflict: Nilgai dies in Thakurgaon after being chased by locals

    ​​​​​​​A Nilgai, the largest antelope in Asia, died after locals chased it at Muktarbasti village in Thakurgaon’s Ranishankoil upazila yesterday afternoon.

  • Mokbul’s magnificent cattle farm

    Holy Eid-ul-Azha is knocking on our doors. In Bangladesh, we celebrate this Islamic event of sacrifice, popularly known as Qurbani Eid. Half of the total

  • Covid-19 Fallout: Jhenidah mango growers feel the pinch

    Loss in sales amid the pandemic situation has put hundreds of mango growers in Jhenidah in extreme financial difficulties.

  • Oxygen at Home: Bagerhat launches delivery service

    The district administration of Bagerhat yesterday launched a service to provide oxygen cylinders to homes of patients with severe Covid-19 infection. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Azizur Rahman inaugurated the operations of the service from the premises of Bagerhat Puratan Court Mosque.

  • Tree theft thwarted in Kulaura forest

    Kulaura upazila administration in a raid yesterday thwarted an act of organised tree theft and seized dozens of chopped down tree trunks from hills of Muroichhara forest in Kulaura upazila.

  • Erosion hits Sirajganj town protection levee

    Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has started urgent repair work on Sirajganj town protection embankment after the Jamuna river eroded at least an 80-metre section of the levee within two to three hours on Tuesday.

  • Peanut farmers lose harvest to Madhumati

    Peanut plants on at least 200 acres in five village of Alfadanga upazila in Faridpur have largely been destroyed after the Madhumati burst its banks and inundated the crop fields.

  • Widow with a heart of gold

    During the time of pandemic, when many are struggling to maintain a stable source of income, a widow in Adamdighi upazila has given up her government allowance card so the government could reach out to other widows in need.

  • No ICU in hospitals of Habiganj

    Covid-19 patients suffer immensely as there is no intensive care unit (ICU) facility at the hospitals in Habiganj.

  • Plight of the haor people

    The struggles of the people living in the haor areas of the country’s north-eastern districts came to light during the early flash floods of 2017.

  • Unlocking the potential of youth

    Youth are a significant part of the total population in Bangladesh. A country’s development depends on its skilled youth group. The government is providing some training and loan facilities. But these are far from enough.

  • Another bridge collapses in Barguna’s Amtali

    Just two days after this paper ran a report on seven extremely damaged bridges, in four unions of Barguna’s Amtali upazila, another bridge on Chawra canal in Mohishdanga area collapsed last Friday.

  • Haribhanga Mango of Rangpur: Framers eye good production this year

    The growers of Haribhanga mango variety in Rangpur are expecting a good yield of this delicious seasonal fruit this year, which is considered a revolutionary crop in changing the agriculture economy in the district over the last ten years.

  • Fire at Faridpur jute mills damages goods worth Tk 4 crore

    A massive fire broke out at a jute mill beside Dhaka-Khulna highway in Madhukhali upazila of Faridpur. The mill authorities said the blaze caused damages worth around Tk 4 crore.

  • 5 fertiliser dealers jailed for black marketeering

    A Bogura court on Saturday sent five fertiliser dealers of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) to jail for black marketeering subsidised fertiliser.

  • Schoolboy swept away by waves at Cox’s Bazar beach

    A school student was swept away by waves yesterday morning after he went for a bath at Cox’s Bazar sea beach.

  • UP chairman marries, divorces underage girl

    A teenage boy attempted to take his own life on Friday when a 60-year-old union Parishad (UP) chairman illegally married a 14-year-old girl who had eloped with the boy the day before.

  • Barguna’s healthcare crisis

    Barguna finds itself in a unique position regarding its healthcare services. While the technology and facilities in the local hospitals are regularly updated, the lack of awareness about available healthcare services, as well as an absence of adequate human resources, have created a vacuum.

  • Panic grips riverside villages

    Erosion hits hard the riverside villages in Mirzapur upazila in Tangail as the water levels of Jhenai and Bangshi rivers increase due to onrush of water from upstream and non-stop heavy rains for the last few days, creating panic among the people.

  • High Court

    60-yr-old UP chairman marrying teenager: HC orders three separate inquiries

    The High Court today ordered authorities to conduct three separate inquiries into allegations that a 60-year-old union parishad chairman in Patuakhali married a 14-year-old girl at an arbitration.

  • Caught in the cycle

    “Without his income, we are powerless,” says Nasima Begum, 30, a resident of the Kholpatua village in Pirojpur, when speaking about her husband,

  • People suffer as bridge collapses in Gopalpur

    A footbridge on Bairan river at Gopalpur municipality in Tangail has recently collapsed, causing sufferings of the local people.

  • Trees chopped down without forest dept approval

    Eleven trees have been cut down inside the Ajmeriganj Upazila Health Complex in Habiganj without any approval from the forest department.

  • Bridge modern, road primitive

    The bridge on Mohim Khal, a canal in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona, is used by about 10 thousand inhabitants of 20 villages to communicate with the district and upazila headquarters.

  • Police launch ‘Mask Up’ campaign in Pabna

    While the government is preparing to shut the country down for at least a week from tomorrow, in its attempt to contain the coronavirus transmission,

  • Two held for killing 2 dolphins in Brahmaputra

    Two people were detained and fined Tk 5,000 each by a mobile court for capturing two Ganges river dolphins in the Brahmaputra river in Chilmari upazila of Kurigram.

  • Stalemate continues over firing of tea worker

    For the third consecutive day, the workers of Luhaiuni Tea Garden, in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar, staged demonstrations on Thursday, to press home their 11-point demands that include job reinstatement of a fellow worker.

  • They deliver hope on bike

    Time and again, the youths rose to the occasion when the country needed them the most. This time around, when the Coronavirus pandemic has been sweeping through the bordering districts, eight youths from Chulkathi area of Bagerhat Sadar upazila have come to the rescue of affected locals.

  • BCMCL miners living like prisoners

    Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in March last year, the officials, staffers and miners of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) have been virtually leading a confined life inside company premises to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible contagious viral infection in the mining complex.