The farmers of Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts are facing hard times as they cannot irrigate their paddy fields due to unilateral withdrawal of water from the upstream of the Teesta River across the border in India. Most tributaries of the river and the local water-bodies have dried up as the mother river is not feeding them. Paddy plants are dying on most cropland in the districts as the farmers cannot irrigate their land. Some solvent farmers are irrigating their paddy fields by deep tube-well. But the poor and marginal farmers are helpless as they cannot afford the irrigation cost. Anowarul Alam, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture Extension in Dinajpur,... more ›
PANCHAGARH: The two-day science and technology fair began here on Sunday on the premises of Boda upazila parishad under Boda upazila of the district. Deputy commissioner (DC) of Panchagarh Md Salehuddin formally inaugurated the fair. The Boda upazila administration organized the fair. After the inauguration a discussion meeting was held where DC of Panchagarh Md Salehuddin addressed the meeting as chief guest. Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Boda Md Mamunur Rashid presided over the meeting. Upazila parishad Vice-Chairman Ashadulla Ashad, Female Vice-Chairperson Laili Begum were present as special guest. Chief scientific officer Aktar Hamid Dewan presented the keynote paper. Scientific Officer Abdul Rouf, Boda Girls High School head master Rabiul Islam, executive director... more ›
RANGPUR: The Women Unit of Samaj Paribartan O Unnayan Forum (SPUF) at a post-procession rally here on Sunday announced two-day Rood March programmes on May 20 and 22 next demanding gas supply in Rangpur region. Noted social worker Rukhsana Ahmed China, wife of Rangpur City Mayor Alhaj Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, led the procession participated by a large number of women from Town Hall to the Rangpur Press Club in the city. Later, leaders of the Women Unit of SPUF, female social workers, women activists and professionals addressed a rally at Press Club premises with its President Shahida Rahman Rita in the chair. Social worker Perin Afroz, General Secretary of District Mohila Parishad... more ›
SIRAJGANJ: A housewife committed suicide as she failed to register her purchased land in Madabpur village under Tarash upazila of Sirajganj district on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Aloka Begum, 40, wife of Rafiqul Islam of the village. Tarash Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Atur Rahman said Aloka Begum had purchased nine decimal of land at Tk one lakh 95 thousand from neighbour Korban Ali one year back. A number of village arbitrations were held as the seller refused to sign the deed of registration. Sunday morning was scheduled to register the deed. But the seller refused to sign and beat Aloka’s relatives Taslima Khatun and Abdul Momin. Being frustrated, Aloka took... more ›
CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Several persons including OC of Shibganj Thana were injured in a clash between people of two villages in Uzirpur union under Shibganj upazila of the district on Saturday evening. Police and local people said, during the clash 20 houses of both the groups were set ablaze. Local villagers sat for arbitration on Saturday afternoon to settle a quarrel between two students of Uzirpur and Babupur village. But at one stage, both the groups became involved in clash with sticks and sharp weapons. They also hurled a number of crude bombs. Receiving information police from Shibganj Thana rushed to the spot and opened 15 rounds of fire and five tear shells... more ›
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