MADARIPUR: Mosquito menace has increased greatly in Madaripur town causing immense sufferings to the people. The insect has bred alarmingly in the absence of regular anti-mosquito drive in the town. The menace has made the life of the townspeople unbearable. The examinees of school and college are the worst sufferers as they stay awake at night. The residents are using mosquito coils and insecticidal sprays to get a respite from mosquito bites. Lack of regular anti-mosquito drives by the authority has led to the increase in the number of mosquitoes, many dwellers said Different ponds and ditches, particularly narrow and clogged drains, are the breeding grounds for the insects. While... more ›
CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three persons with four pistols, seven magazines and 24 bullets from Rashiknagar village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Wednesday. The arrested were identified as Mahedul Islam, 30, son of Sekendar Biswas of Kironganj village, Sobhan Ali, 28, son of Morshed Ali of the village and Milon Ali, 22, son of Jem Ali of Khasherhat village under the upazila. Commanding officer of RAB-5 Lieutenant Colonel Anwar Latif Khan said on a tip-off, the team raided the village and arrested them from a house with the arms and ammunition. A case was filed with Shibganj Police Station in this connection.
MOULVIBAZAR: A man was killed in an attack allegedly by his younger brother over a land dispute in Hamidpur village under Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Bachhoi Mia, 55, of the village. Locals said Bachhoi and his younger brother Shahed Mia had a longstanding dispute over the ownership of a piece of their ancestral land. On the day, Bachhoi locked in an altercation with Shahed and his son Rubel over the issue. At one stage, Shahed hit Bachhoi with stick, leaving him dead on the spot. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar hospital morgue for autopsy. ... more ›
RANGPUR: Proper patronization can explore the prevailing brighter prospect of eco-friendly bamboo- made handicrafts to create huge employments in bringing fortune for the unemployed rural people in the northern districts. Many private entrepreneurs have already achieved laudable success in producing, marketing and popularizing bamboo-made handicrafts when the people are using the synthetic ones polluting the ecology and environment. Youth Noman Ali, 36, has set a unique example in reviving the past glory and aristocracy of bamboo-made handicrafts through producing the next generation charming ones in Moksudpur village under Badarganj upazila of Rangpur. Following his footsteps, some 30 youths of the village have achieved self-reliance producing various bamboo-made handicrafts having huge demands. ... more ›
FARIDPUR: A daylong workshop on "Children and Women Development" organized by District Information Office was held on Wednesday in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner(DC) here. DC Abu Hena Morshed Zaman was the chief guest and Civil Surgeon Dr Sirajul Haque Talukdar was the special guest in the workshop chaired by ADC(Gen) M Jahangir Hossain. The DC said according to many social indicators released by a number of international organizations in our country, women empowerment, growth rate, per capita income, education and health management facilities have made tremendous progress. However, he said that still we could not come out from the curses of early marriage, dowry, cruelty to women and religious... more ›
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