At least four persons were killed and thirteen others injured in separate road accidents in Bogra, Mymensingh and Narsingdi districts on Thursday and Friday. Bogra correspondent reports: A bus driver was killed and nine others were injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Bogra highway near Shajahanpur upazila parishad in the district early Thursday. The deceased, Harunur Rashid, 45, was son of Motalleb Alam of Board bazzar area of Gaibandha Sadar Upazila. Of the injured, five were identified as Lucky, 36, Fahim, 10, Razzak, 39, Shobhan, 40, Rubel, 30. Police said a Gaibandha-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan had collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound maize-laden truck on the highway, leaving bus driver... more ›
MAGURA: International Migrants' Day-2014 was observed in Magura district on Thursday. District administration with the help of Brac migration programme took different programmes in observance of the day. A discussion meeting was held at Magura Ashaduzzaman Auditorium with Additional Deputy Commissioner Shahadat Hossen in the chair. Deputy Commissioner Md Mahabubur Rahman attended the meeting as chief guest while Brac Coordinator Rokeya Begum delivered the welcome address. Earlier, a procession was brought out in the town in the morning.
RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a ceremony here have said the cultural heritage of the ethnic communities must be protected from further degradation. They viewed the culture of the ethnic communities as heritage, resource and integral part of the society, so all quarters should take the responsibility of protecting it. They were addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day Annual Cultural Competition and Prize-giving programme-2014 for some ethnic communities being held at Gunigram Secondary School premises under Godagari Upazila of the district on Friday. Rakkhagola Village Community Organisations under their 'Aboriginals Village-based Sustainable Food Security Program' organised the cultural event in association with Center for Capacity Building of Voluntary Organisation (CCBVO) and Bread... more ›
RANGPUR: More transparency and accountability in selection of beneficiaries and distribution of food assistance under vulnerable group development (VGD) programme could ensure food security of the poor and distressed women. Speakers said this at a public hearing on 'Social Safety Net Programme VGD' organised by Thakurgaon Unit of RDRS Bangladesh at Munshirhat Girls' High School ground under Debipur union in Sadar upazila of Thakurgaon on Thursday afternoon. They also stressed for enhanced participation of the organisations of small and marginal farmers in social safety-net activities, food security governance and policy-making process to improve livelihoods and ensure food security of the extremely poor. The NGO organised the public hearing under the ongoing five... more ›
GAIBANDHA: The construction work of semi-pucca houses for the 17 ultra poor has been progressing fast in 16 unions and a municipality under Gobindaganj upazila of the district. Upazila administration is implementing the project at a cost of Tk37.68 lakh under Prime Minister's Special programme, official sources said. Under the project, a house with two rooms is being constructed side by side with installing a tube-well and a sanitary latrine for a family and the construction cost has been earmarked more than Tk2.21 lakh for each house. Of the total, construction work of 8 houses has already been completed the rest would be finished by January next. Deputy Commissioner M Ehsan-e-Elahi visited... more ›
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