BAGMARA: Many betel leaf farmers of Bagmara upazila under Rajshahi district have become frustrated as fungal attack affected the production of the cash crop on their farmland. The disease is damaging the stems of the betel leaf plant and affecting growth of new leaf hampering total production of the crop. The affected farmers have also alleged that local DAE offices are not taking necessary steps to advise them about what to do to protect their crop from fungal attack. The betel leaf farms of Mohonpur and Durgapur areas of the upazila have mainly been affected due to fungal attack causing huge financial losses to the farmers here. While visiting the villages,... more ›
FARIDPUR: A mobile court in Faridpur district on Tuesday arrested ten fake doctors and jailed them for different jail terms ranging from six months to one year. The court led by Executive Magistrate Mondip Ghorai handed down the verdict. They are-Hafizur Rahman, Shakhawat Hossain, Ekhlasuddin Mridha, Jahid Hossain, Piya Akhtar, Abdul Kader, Akhtaruzzaman, Ujjal, Altaf and Abul Khair. The court fined Abul Khair and Piya Akhtar Tk 50,000 each while the rest of all were jailed for ranging between six months and a year and fined Tk1 lakh each. Besides, the court also released two of their accomplices. Earlier, the mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Mondip Ghorai along with... more ›
CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered 23 crude bombs from Chamagram area of Chapainawabganj Sadar Upazila on Wednesday. Camp Commander of RAB-5 Major Qamruzzaman Pavel said getting secret information, a team of RAB-5 had launched a drive in the area around 9.00am and recovered the bombs contained in four bags in an abandoned condition from behind a fueling station. Nobody was arrested in this connection. Miscreants might have kept the bombs in the area for carrying out subversive activities centering the verdict of Jamaat-e-Islami nayeb-e-ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee case, the Camp Commander said.
CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Police arrested two local leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami on charges of violence from Nachole and Shibganj upazilas in Chapainawabganj district on Tuesday. The arrested are Khalilur Rahman, Ameer of Nachole upazila unit of Jamaat, and Sarwar, Ameer of Kansat union unit Jamaat of Shibganj upazila.
MAGURA: A housewife sustained severe burn injuries as her husband allegedly threw acid on her for dowry in Chittabisrampur village in Mahammadpur upazila of Magura district on Tuesday. The victim, Kabita Begum,22, suffered severe burns on different parts of her body, including face, chest and legs, from the attack. Mahammadpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Sheikh Matiar Rahman said Sumon Miah, son of Shahid Miah, had married Kabita, daughter of Shahin Khan of Baoujani village of the same upazila, five years ago. Since their marriage, Sumon used to torture Kabita for money. Recently, Sumon started forcing Kabita to bring money as dowry from her parents. On the fateful night, Sumon locked in... more ›
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