KHULNA: Farmers of Khulna district have cultivated winter vegetables on 5,458 hectares of land this year. DAE is expecting around 1,06,431 tonnes of vegetables from the land in the district. DAE, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute and many NGO's have supplied adequate quality seeds and other agro-inputs to the farmers and provided them with necessary technical assistance. Besides, banks including Khulna Krishi Bank and NGO's have disbursed agriculture loan and interest-free loan among the farmers to make vegetable farming programme a success. The early and continuous harvest of the winter vegetables have also brought smiles to the farmers as they are getting better prices for their produces in the beginning of the... more ›
RANGPUR: Students of Madhupur Salehia Darus Sunnat Dakhil Madrasa and Kazirhat High School under Badarganj upazila here have vowed for launching social movement to eradicate child marriage and repression on women. Over 250 male and female students of these educational intuitions made commitments to eradicate child marriage from society at separate discussions and quiz competitions arranged by BRAC on adverse impacts of child marriage on Sunday. Badarganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Khandker Istiaque Ahmed attended the discussion arranged at Madhupur Salehia Darus Sunnat Dakhil Madrasa as the chief guest with Superintendent of the Madrasa Moulana Abdul based Shah in the chair. Female Vice-chairman of Badarganj upazila parishad Rubina Akhter addressed the other discussion... more ›
Two persons were killed and 25 others injured in separate road accidents in Bhola and Sylhet districts on Monday and Sunday. Bhola correspondent reports: A sexagenarian was killed in a road accident in Sadapul area on the Bhola-Charfashion road in Lalmohon upazila of the district on Monday. Another 25 persons also received injuries in the accident. The deceased, Delwar Hossain Patwari, 60, was an inhabitant of Tajumuddin upazila of the district. Police said the accident had taken place in the area as a bus had hit a roadside tree after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving a passenger of the vehicle dead on the spot and 25 others injured.... more ›
BENAPOLE: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 10 people, including two women and a child, while they were being trafficked to India through Putkhali border point in Jessore on Sunday night. The rescued hailed from different districts, including Madaripur, Naogaon, Sherpur, Rajbari, Pirojpur, Shariatpur, Noakhali, Narail and Jessore. BGB battalion-3 commanding officer Lt Col Rahim said on a tip-off, a team of BGB launched a drive in the border area and rescued the 10 people while they were being trafficked to India at night. Sensing the presence of the border force, the human traffickers fled the scene. Later, the rescued people were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station. — UNB... more ›
JOYPURHAT: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in anti-smuggling drives seized huge quantity of smuggled goods worth more than Tk12.24 lakh from different areas of the district during last 24 hours till Monday morning. During the drives the BGB also arrested smuggler Gulzer Hasan, 35, son of late Moeen Uddin of west Basudebpur vilage under Hakimpur upazila of the district. Abu Sayed Mridha, assistant director of Joypurhat-3 Battalion, told BSS that different anti smuggling teams of BGB conducted the drives in different places of the district and seized Indian smuggled goods. The seized goods were 328 bottles of contraband Phensidyl, 6 bottles of wine, 9 bottles of beer, 30 bottles of fake... more ›
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