RAJSHAHI: Betel leaf farming is becoming popular in Bagmara upazila under Rajshahi district as it has proved profitable. 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... more ›
JAMALPUR: Three people, including a minor girl, were killed in separate incidents in Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur district on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Meem, 8, daughter of Minhaz Mia, a van puller of Shimlapalli, Ratan Mia, 24, son of Kader Khan of Ramchandrakhali village and Rubel, 20, son of Sobhan of Boyra Fakir Bari area in the upazila. Sources said Meem had drowned in a pond while taking bath at her grandfather’s house in Tarakandi village in the upazila in the afternoon. In another incident, Ratan committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house in the village on Thursday noon. However, the reason behind the incident... more ›
NAOGAON: Police arrested a youth along with a pistol at Balirghat Kazipara area in Sadar upazila of Naogaon district on Thursday night. The arrested was identified as Nurunnabi Nahid, 37, sales executive of Prime Bank Naogaon branch and son of Kazi Mofazzal Hossain of the area. Police said Nahid was detained by locals and handed over to police when he attempted firing bullets at Kazi Enamul Rakib, another local of the area, over a land dispute. Nahid has been in a long-standing loggerhead with Rakib over a piece of land. Sadar Police Station sub inspector Mohsin Ali confirmed the incident. A case was filed with Sadar Police Station in this connection. —... more ›
KISHOREGANJ: A man allegedly stabbed his elder brother to death over trivial matter in Charsolakia area of Kishoreganj district town on Thursday night. Identified as Shariful Islam, 40, he was son of Md Ashraf Ali of the area. Quoting the locals, police said two brothers had locked in an altercation over illumination of nearby wedding house at about 11.45pm. At one stage, Shamim mercilessly stabbed his elder brother Sharif, leaving him dead on the spot. Later, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent it to Kishoreganj 250-bed Zilla Hospital morgue for autopsy. Police also arrested killer Shamim from the spot. When contacted, Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge... more ›
RANGPUR: Harvest of the eco-friendly, off-season and short duration indigenous parija rice continues in full swing everywhere in Rangpur division as an additional Aus crop increasing rice output to attain food security. Cultivation of parija rice adopting the 'early Aman rice-mustard-mug bean-parija' cropping pattern, evolved by RDRS Bangladesh, has already become popular among the framers, Head of Programme Coordination of the NGO Monjusree Saha said. With RDRS Bangladesh assistance, 3,300 farmers have cultivated parija rice on 3,300 bigha lands with one bigha each this season adopting the new cropping pattern in the division after harvesting wheat, maize, tobacco and others crops during last Rabi season. The NGO has distributed 16,500 kg parija seeds... more ›
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