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400 ‘gachhis’ become self-reliant preparing molasses

JOYPURHAT, Jan 15: Over 400 extreme poor date juice extractors, locally known as gachhies, have become self-reliant preparing tasty molasses in Joypurhat district.The trading of date molasses is going on in full swing across the region as winter approaches its climax. The wholesalers from the area are sending the gift...

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500 ultra-poor families get new houses

NAOGAON, Jan 15: More than five hundred ultra-poor families of Manda upazila in the district have got new houses as they had no shelter.Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Khandakar Mushfiqur Rahman handed over keys of the houses among the families recently. The houses were built under a special project "House for...

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Community clinics ensure healthcare service for poor patients in Bogura

BOGURA, Jan 15: Community clinics are ensuring smooth healthcare service for thousands of extreme poor patients in Bogura district.More than 0.2 million people have been provided the service with the positive initiative of government. Sources said around 2000 poor and disabled patients from both villages and urban areas in the...

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Tangail growers achieve solvency by cultivating banana

TANGAIL, Jan 15: Growers of different areas of the district are attaining solvency by cultivating banana during the last few years.According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Tangail sources, banana was gradually gaining popularity in the area due to less investment and more profit.Sub-Assistant of DAE Tangail Shariful Islam...

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Children to get vitamin A capsule in Magura

MAGURA, Jan 15: A total of 1,07,105 children is going to be fed vitamin A capsule in Magura. Among 1,07,105 children - 28,660 children in Magura Sadar upazila while 18,918 children in Sreepur upazila, 25,605 in Mohammadpur upazila and 23,250 children in Shalikha upazila and 10,672 children in Magura municipality...

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Father, son die from electrocution in Noakhali

NOAKHALI, Jan 15 (UNB): A man and his son died after being electrocuted at Folahari village in Kabirhat upazila on Monday.The deceased were identified as Md Salauddin, 50, and his son Sohrab, 12, of the same village.Kabirhat municipality mayor Jahirul Haque Rayhan said Salauddin came in contact with a live...

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College student 'commits suicide' in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 15 (UNB): A college student reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence at Rajpara in the city on Monday.The deceased was identified as Ishtiaque Omi, 20, a Class XII student of Rajshahi Cantonment Board School and College and son of Masud Ahmed,...

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