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Delayed wheat procurement decision frustrates farmers

MAGURA, May 18: The Food Office has decided to start wheat procurement drive in the district soon, but farmers feel frustrated as the decision came after they have sold their produce.In this connection, a good number of growers said an abundant wheat production was achieved in the district this season....

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Rajshahi female shoe-makers pass busy time ahead of Eid

RAJSHAHI, May 18 (BSS): A large number of rural women are passing a busy time making shoes, putting finishing touchesand packaging activities at Kaluhati village in the district ahead of the Eid ul Fitr festival.More than 2,600 women of the village and its adjacent areas have become financially solvent through...

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Chapainawabganj mangoes ready to hit the market

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, May 18 (UNB): Growers and businesses here are hopeful of harvesting and bringing their mangoes to the market within the next two weeks.Matiur Rahman, a mango trader of Baliadangi area under Sadar upazila, said they are going to harvest delicious 'Gopalbhog' and 'Guti' mangoes within 15 days.Gradually, they will...

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Boy drowns in Chattogram

CHATTOGRAM, May 18 (BSS): A nine-year old boy drowned in a pond at Bishaw colony of Akbarshah thana in the city on Saturday.The deceased was identified as Mohammad Rasel, 09, son of Mohammad Noyon, hailed from city's Bishaw colony area.Divers of Fire Service recovered the body from the pond around...

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Fish trader dies from electrocution

BENAPOLE, May 18 (UNB): A fish trader died from electrocution at South Lauri village in Monirampur upazila of Jashore district early Saturday.The deceased was identified as Golam Martoja, 50 son of late Abdus Sohrab.

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New hospital building lying unused for four months

SYLHET, May 18: The Tahirpur upazila Health Complex in Sunamganj district could not start functioning even four months after its formal inauguration. Planning Minister MA Mannan, in presence of officials and locals at a function, inaugurated the upgraded 50-bed hospital on the remote frontier upazila on January 25 this year.But...

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Around 500 dwellings damaged as nor'wester lashed Raninagar

Around 500 dwellings damaged as nor'wester lashed Raninagar upazila of the district on Friday — FE Photo

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50,000 bales of jute output in Joypurhat likely

JOYPURHAT, May 18: The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Joypurhat district is expecting over 50,000 bales of clean jute output this season.The peasants of the region have brought around 2,400 hectares of land under jute cultivation in the five upazilas in the district during the current season. Tosha, a...

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Setting up of science and technology university in Sunamganj underway

SUNAMGANJ, May 18 (BSS): The official process for setting up a science and technology university in Sunamganj is underway as the government has taken decision for establishing a science and technology university in each district across the country.While talking to the news agency, Planning Minister MA Mannan said all necessary...

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Health experts for keeping high blood pressure within safe range

RANGPUR, May 18 (BSS): Health experts at a post-rally discussion stressed on keeping hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) within safe range to reduce risks of the silent killer disease for leading normal life.They made these observations at the discussion organised by Hypertension and Research Centre, Rangpur (HRCR) at its...

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