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People of three Bogura upazilas worried over possible collapse of flood control dam

BOGURA, July 20: More than 50,000 people in Dhunot, Sariakandi and Sonatola upazilas in the district are worried over the possible collapse of village protection embankment due to onrush of water of the mighty Jamuna river.A good number of locals said the river water is flowing at a height of...

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Jute harvest goes on in eight northern districts

Jute harvest is progressing fast in all the eight districts under the Rajshahi division in the current season with a prediction of better yield, reports BSS.As there was favourable climatic condition, jute was cultivated on more lands than that of target fixed by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).At present,...

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Excellent pointed gourd output brings smiles to faces of farmers

NAOGAON, July 20: The fair prices of pointed gourd, a popular vegetable item, have brought smile on the faces of the growers in Badalgachi upazila of the district. Sources at the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said more than 420 hectares of land have been brought under pointed gourd cultivation...

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Incessant rainfall a boon for Rajshahi Aman cultivators

RAJSHAHI, July 20: Farmers of Rajshahi heaved a sigh of relief as the incessant rainfall during the last one week has become a boon for them. Earlier, they were worried about transplantation of Aman seedlings to the main land due to absence of rain during the rainy month Ashar. But...

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Faridpur rearers busy nurturing cattle as Eid-ul-Azha approaches

FARIDPUR, July 20 (UNB): Livestock farmers are now busy nurturing cattle in 5,000 cattle farms in nine upazilas of the district ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival of Muslims when over one crore cattle are sacrificed across the country.Visiting Munshidangi, Munshi Bazar, Baitul Aman areas, this correspondent found the...

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162 bridges, culverts built in two Rangpur UZs

RANGPUR, July 20 (BSS): The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has constructed 162 small bridges and culverts spending Tk 389.2 million on the rural roads, canals and rivers improving communications in Mithapukur and Pirganj upazilas in last 10 years."The bridges and culverts have been constructed in the district under...

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Many become self-reliant by cultivating catfish in Joypurhat

Roving CorrespondentJOYPURHAT, July 20: A good number of people in the district have become self-reliant by cultivating indigenous catfish on commercial basis.According to the Fisheries Department, around 3,000 tonnes of catfish have been produced in Panchbibi, Kalai, Khetlal, Akkelpur and Sadar upazilas in the district.The farmers of the district make...

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Manikganj growers eye bumper sugarcane yield

MANIKGANJ, July 20 (BSS): Sugarcane cultivators of the district are expecting bumper production during the current season as favourable weather is prevailing.The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said a total of 685 hectares of land were brought under sugarcane cultivation during the current season in the district.Soil of Singair...

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Around 10,000 metres of illegal current and indigenous nets were seized and destroyed by

Around 10,000 metres of illegal current and indigenous nets were seized and destroyed by a mobile court led by UNO of Ashuganj during a drive as part of Fisheries Week in the Ashuganj jetty area of Brahmanbaria on Saturday — Focus Bangla Photo

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