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Bashundhara helps tornado victims in B’baria

Country Desk  Country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group has come forward with their grant-in-aid to the family members who died during a nor’wester in three Upazilas of the district. Bashundhara group has distributed Tk 50,000 and 5 bundles of corrugated iron sheets to each of 36 families of cyclone victims on Friday. This help came according to the plan of ... Read More »

Tk 30cr sericulture project under execution Bangladesh Sericulture Board  ( BSB) has been implementing a project to promote and extend sericulture and its industry through entrepreneurship development at different levels of production. The five- year project titled “Extension and Development of Sericulture in Public and Private sector in Bangladesh” is being implemented throughout the country with an estimated cost of Taka 30 crore. Sources said ... Read More »

Farmers to produce 24 lakh bales of jute in N-region

  Country  Desk The farmers have been sowing jute seed in full swing in the northern region with a fixed target of producing 24,00,127 bales of the fibre from 2,25,243 hectares land during the current season, official sources said. According to the officials in the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), the farmers have so far sowed jute seed in 69,009 ... Read More »

3 arrested for sabotaging train in Comilla Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Wednesday evening arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in an act of sabotage which made the engine and six bogies of Chittagong-bound inter-city train ‘Turna Nishita’ derail on April 2. The arrestees were Shaheen, 21, son of Mokhlesur Rahman of Maoratul village, Jamal Hossain, 48, son of Ansar Ali of Sribhallabpur village, and ... Read More »

Touchstone statue worth Tk 5 cr recovered in Sirajganj Police recovered a statue made of touchstone from a pond at Majhipara village in Ullapara upazila on Wednesday afternoon. Police said workers found the statue weighing 26 kilograms worth Tk5 crore when they were digging a pond besides Darad Ali’s house of the village in the afternoon and informed them. Police rushed to the spot and took it to ... Read More »

Lightning strikes kill 3 in Satkhira—Three people, including a minor boy and a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in different places of the district on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Nasir Gazi, 10, son of Amanat Gazi of Khajra village in Assasuni upazila, schoolgirl Sumana, 10, daughter of Ajibar Rahman at Pachnal village in Kolaroa upazila, and Mansur ... Read More »

Economic Census -2013 starts in C’nawabganj— The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has started Economic Census-2013 in the district yesterday. The third census excluding agriculture in the country has started here from the Zila Parishad in the morning. The BBS officials at a press conference held at Chapainawabganj Press Club last night disclosed that the census would be conducted in 90,410 households and 48,204 institutions ... Read More »

Bail petitions of 19 BNP leaders, activists rejected in Khulna— A court on Monday rejected bail petitions of 19 BNP, Jubodal and Chhatra Dal members in a case filed in connection with attacks on police and for vandalising vehicles. The court also sent 10 persons including BNP city unit joint secretary Professor Tariqul Islam to jail who were produced before the CMM court and the court issued arrest warrants ... Read More »

Bumper Boro output expected in Bogra

    A Correspondnt,Bogra The vast tracts of excellent growing Boro fields have worn eye-catching looks predicting a bumper production of the major cereal crop in Dupchentanchia upazila of Bogra district in this season as the weather condition is favourable and providing of sufficient supply of agricultural imputes.    Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE)   Bazlur Rashid said , the ... Read More »