MYMENSINGH: Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has allotted 7,891 tonnes of rice under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme to distribute among the poor and distressed people of Mymensingh district. District Relief and Rehabilitation (DRRO) office sources said, under the programme the rice will be distributed among 789,167 VGF cardholders. Each cardholder will get 10 kgs of rice before Eid-ul-Fitr. Distribution of rice has already started in some upazilas of the district, sources said. The DRRO office sources said as per government instruction the selection of the beneficiaries has completed earlier under the supervision of the upazila Project Implementation Office (PIO). Official sources said of the total rice, 390 tonnes will be... more ›
PABNA: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-12) arrested three drug peddlers and recovered 11,815 Yaba tablets from Katenga-Hindupara area under Chatmohor upazila of Pabna district on Monday night. The arrested were identified as Sahin Reza, 40, Abdullah, 22, of Dasuria-Naudapara under Iswardi upazila in Pabna district and Hafizul, 24, of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar district. RAB sources said their team had conducted a drive in the area and arrested the trio with the tablets after searching a pickup . A case was filed in this regard.
RANGPUR: Agriculture experts at a crop cutting ceremony have stressed for expanded cultivation of the off-season, short duration and indigenous parija rice as an additional Aus crop for attaining national food security. RDRS Bangladesh organised the crop cutting ceremony of parija rice at a farmers' field day at the field of farmer Mohsin Ali at Dhanonjoypur village under Bochaganj upazila in Dinajpur on Monday afternoon. With local Rongaon union chairman Prantosh Chandra Debsarma in the chair, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) for Dinajpur Abdul Hannan attended the ceremony as chief guest. Plant Protection Specialist of the DAE Sudeb Chandranath Roy, Bochaganj Upazila Agriculture Officer Safikul Islam, Assistant Coordinator... more ›
RAJSHAHI: Muhammad Ali, a farmer of Chandapur village under Bagmara Upazila of the district, has become successful through betel leaf farming. As the first betel leaf grower in his locality, Ali earned fame as a successful farmer in the region. His three sons- Aminul Islam, Abdul Hamid and Ali Hossain extended support to his works earnestly. By dint of his hardworking and relentless efforts towards the betel leaf farming, Ali built a concrete house for the first time in the area. Witnessing his success many of his neighbours became inspired and established 'Baraj', unit betel leaf farming, and they are now doing well. At present, the three brothers have set up separate... more ›
MANIKGANJ: Robbers looted valuables from a house in Sararia Chakpara village under Singair upazila of Manikganj district early Monday. Sources said a gang of armed robbers numbering 8 to 10 had stormed the house of one expatriate Aslam Hossain in the village by breaking open the door at about 1.00am. They looted seven tolas of gold ornaments, Tk 1.30 lakh in cash and other valuables from the house, keeping the house inmates at gunpoint. When contacted, Singair Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Moniruzzaman confirmed the incident and said, “No case has been filed in this connection.”
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