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Market prices delight Bogura maize farmers

BOGURA, June 23: Farmers of the district has started harvesting maize.Sources said the harvest will continue until the last week of July.According to the Department of Agriculture Extinction (DAE), peasants of Shibganj, Sherpur, Dhunot, Gabtoly, Shajanpur and Nandigram have cultivated the crop on 7,876 hectares of land this season. Production...

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Musical instrument makers facing a hard time

Our Correspondent RAJSHAHI, June 23: Musical instruments makers in the district are facing a hard time due to drop in demand. For centuries, the artisans and their families and ancestors have been engaged in making such instruments. From long forgotten ethnic history, those families have tied their soul and heart...

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Reconstruction of two roads in Sylhet region soon

Our CorrespondentSYLHET, June 23: At last two important roads in Sylhet region would be developed and reconstructed under a major project. Both the roads had long been in precarious conditions due to negligence of the authority concerned and lack of initiatives in fund allocation, , a good number of locals...

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Ashrayan project improves livelihood of distressed families

RAJSHAHI, June 23 (BSS): Khadiza Khatun, 48, now can sleep in almost happy mode every night as she got a new life eradicating her poverty. After getting microcredit, Begum earns money regularly through vegetable cultivation and poultry farming. She was rehabilitated in Joynagar Ashrayan-2 Project under Durgapur upazila in Rajshahi...

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BP Organic Product Co to produce oil from castor fruits

Our CorrespondentNILPHAMARI, June 23: Proposed BP Organic Product Co. Ltd. of Dimla upazila of the district invented a technological device to produce lubricating oil from castor fruits.Owner of the company Ashraf Ali said that millions of castor trees could be planted on the non-arable land across the country to produce...

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Boro harvest ends in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, June 23 (BSS): Harvest of Boro paddy ended in all the seven upazilas in the district this month amid much enthusiasm to the farmers.Office sources said the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) set a target to cultivate Boro paddy on a total 1,27,857 hectares of land in the district...

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N-region growers see good lotkan yield

Our CorrespondentRANGPUR, June 23: Lotkan (Burmese grape) growers of different areas under Rangpur division are delighted to witness a good yield of the fruit during the current season.According to the agriculturists, the soil of many areas in Rangpur, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, and Panchagarh districts under the region are suitable for...

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Peasants harvesting premature peanuts fearing flood

FARIDPUR, June 22 (UNB): Peanut growers in char areas of the district are harvesting premature crops following the rise of water in the Padma, Madhumati and Kumar rivers.The farmers of over 50 chars are now busy harvesting unripe peanut as the rise of water in the rivers has created panic...

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69,008 people get old-age allowance in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, June 23 (BSS): A total of 69,008 people are getting old-age allowance worth around Tk 414.1 million during the current fiscal in the district.Besides, 15,110 other people with special needs are receiving disability allowance valued at around Tk 95.2 million.This was revealed in an allowance-book distribution ceremony among the...

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A litchi seller waiting for customers at a market in Tangail Sadar on Saturday — FE Photo

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