PANCHAGARH: Chili farmers of Boda and Debiganj upazilas in Panchagarh district are hopeful of bumper yield this season due to favourable weather conditions and necessary agro-input supports. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), a total of 9,700 hectares of land have been brought under chili cultivation in the areas with a production target of 15,326 tonnes of the crop. The crop is gaining popularity among the farmers of the upazilas here in recent years as they are getting bumper production of the crop and earning money satisfactorily, sources said. Now it is being sold at Tk 850 to Tk900 per mound in the local markets. Farmers are happy as they... more ›
SIRAJGANJ: A father-in-law was hacked to death allegedly by his son-in-law over dowry in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj district on Tuesday night. The ill-fated was identified as Shah Alam Mollah, 50, of Khidramatia Mahalla under Belkuchi municipal area in the district. Belkuchi Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Hai said Ibrahim Hossain, son of Abdur Rahman of the same area, had been married off with Kohinoor Khatun, daughter of Shah Alam, four-year back. During the marriage, Ibrahim Hossain was paid Tk 50 thousand. But Ibrahim used to torture Kohinoor for more money. Recently, Ibrahim dropped her wife in her father’s house as she failed to bring the amount. Following the incident,... more ›
CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Miscreants chopped a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and cut off the tendons of his legs and hands in Nababganj Government College gate area of the district town on Tuesday night. The victim was identified as Nahid Shikder, organising secretary of the district unit of the ruling Awami League’s student body and son of Abul Kalam Azad, a resident of Barik Bazar area in Shibganj upazila. Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Nahid came under an attack by a group of miscreants in the Collage Gate area at about 10.30 pm while he was retuning home. The attackers swooped on him and chopped him indiscriminately. At... more ›
RANGPUR: Speakers at an orientation meeting on Wednesday stressed for creating mass awareness on maintaining hygienic environment for preparing, preserving, serving and marketing of foods to save public health in building healthier nation. Civil Surgeon Office organised the meeting on 'Health Eradication' at Sadar Hospital conference room in Panchagarh town for maintaining hygienic environment all round and creating health awareness on preparing, preservation and serving foods. Civil Surgeon of Panchagarh Dr Mozammel Haque presided over the meeting and delivered welcome speech narrating the goals and objectives of the meeting. General Secretary of Panchagarh unit of Bangladesh Medical Association Dr Mansur Alam, District Sanitary Inspector Ali Newaz Chowdhury, District Health Education Officer Mohammad... more ›
MADARIPUR: Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized timber worth Tk 1 crore from Utrail Hat area under Shibchar upazila of Madaripur district on Tuesday. Coastguard officer Lieutenant Mujahidur Rahman said, acting on a tip-off, some coastguards had conducted a drive at twelve shops in the area and seized the illegal log. However, nobody was arrested as the offenders managed to flee the scene. When contacted, Shibchar Police Station Officer–in-Charge (OC) AKM Masud confirmed the incident. “A case has been filed in this connection,” the OC also said.
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