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Shortage of water bodies delays jute processing in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Aug 15: Processing of jute is facing severe setback at different upazilas of the district owing to scarcity of adequate water in the water bodies of the region. Jute was cultivated on around 10,500 hectares of land in 8 upazilas under the district during the current season. Harvesting of...

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LoGIC project helps community people adapt to adverse effect of climate change

Raniganj union council under Chilmari upazila of Kurigram organised a workshop on 'Validating the climate change risks assessed by the community people' recently, according to a statement. Under the four-year Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) project, 72 unions of seven most climate vulnerable districts of the country have...

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Red spinach cultivation brings smile on faces of Natore farmers

NATORE, Aug 15: Commercial red spinach cultivation has brought smile on the faces of poor farmers in the district.The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said an elaborate programme has been taken to make the cultivation programme a success. The department provided all necessary support to the cultivators in...

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UCD Jhenidah distributes Tk 1.07m among students

JHENIDAH, Aug 14: Urban Community Development (UCD) under district social services office, Jhenidah, distributed a total of Tk 1.07 million among the students of the disabled and downtrodden communities on Tuesday.A total of Tk 0.948 million was given away to 131 disabled and poor students.And Tk 0.126 million was distributed...

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Govt initiates modernising 250-bed Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital

COX'S BAZAR, Aug 15: The government has taken an initiative to modernise emergency department of the 250-beded Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will implement the project at a cost of Tk 112.5 million.In this connection, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and...

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Rajshahi mishap kills three

RAJSHAHI, Aug 15 (UNB): At least three people including a schoolgirl were killed and four others injured when a bus ploughed through a bookshop at Naudapara in the city on Wednesday.The deceased were identified as Anika, 13, a student of Shah Makhdum School and daughter of Rustam of Bharalipara, Ismail...

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0.42m families receive VGF rice

RANGPUR, Aug 15 (BSS): Distribution of a record quantity of 8,335.30 tonnes of rice under the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme among over 0.42 million families in the district is continuing to assist the poor celebrating the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.Acting District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Abul Hayat said the Ministry...

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People suffering as flood water has inundated

KHULNA: People suffering as flood water has inundated Gewabunia, Chakribakri and Parmadhukhali villages of Deluti union under Paikgachha upazila — Focus Bangla

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Sacrificial animals

RANGPUR: Sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha arriving in markets in the district — Focus Bangla

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