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Sylhet farmers move to

cultivate pulse varieties

Sylhet Correspondent

Farmers of the four districts of Sylhet division are showing more interest in farming different varieties of pulses.

Sources said pulse cultivation has been increasing in the region since the last year’s dry season and the trend continues this season too.

Under the Rabi crops cultivation programme, Mashkalai has been cultivated in 1,243 hectares of land, Masur in 309 hectares, Khesari in 123 hectares, Sesame seed (Til) in 105 hectares, French bean in 4731 hectares, and pea has been cultivated in 58 hectares of land.

Gram, Mung, Arhar and leanseed has also been cultivated on vast tract of lands in the division.

A number of farmers said pulse cultivation was not popular in the region. But due to high market prices, farmers here have been farming pulses for the last few years due to high market prices.

National Krishi Award winner farmer Abdus Sobhan of Dakshin Surma upazila said, farmers are getting more involved with crops like pulse adopting mechanised irrigation system.

The DAE have set demonstration plots of the crops for disseminating knowledge and technology among the common farmers, officials said.

 

6 people died, police filed Case in Companiganj

BELA give notice for contempt to court

6 Person die in the disaster in Companigonj. Police start murder case against 4 owner of stone field. SI Torikul Islam lodged the case on Tuesday night.

Unknown 8/10 person are co-accused.

ADM and Chief of investigation committee ASM Shahidul Islam Confirmed the news. On the second day operation against stone extraction continue. On Wednesday 5 shallow machine set ablaze. The operation conducted by magistrate Ziaul Islam Chowdhury.

BELA sent Contempt of court case. BELA’S Solicitor Khondokar Nilima Yasmin sent notice to secretary in charge of environment and forest, land secretary, DG environment department, DC Sylhet. DD environment department sylhet division, UNO Companigonj Solicitor of BELA informed they start a case in high court in favor of public interest in 2009.

The bench consist with justice syed mahmud Hassain and justice Kamrul Islam siddique issue a rule against Mohammad Ali, owner M/S Bashir Company and Prohibit to cut hill. It is still prevail.

 

Youth commit Suicide in Osmaninogor

 

A youth commit suicide in Osmaninogor on Tuesday night. His name is A Latib Shahin Son of late Haji Rashidullah Rangapur Village under Osmaninogor Upazila. On receiving news Police sent body of Hospital for autopsy. According to SI Ram Prashad the deceased sleep him room at 10.00 PM. On Wednesday Morning Family member found him dead. A case register in local Police station.

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