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Amnura by-pass rly station faces closure

RAJSHAHI, Jan 21: Just 19-month after its inauguration, Amnura by-pass railway station under west zone railway in Rajshahi is going to be closed. Already an official letter to close the rail station has been sent to the authorities concerned.Leaders of Nagorik Committee in Chapainawabganj have expressed anger over the decision...

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Tomato farming changes fate of poor farmers in Bogura

BOGURA, Jan 21: With noticeable assistance of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) tomato farming has changed fate of hundreds of poor farmers in Bogura district. Getting repeated bumper production and fair market prices in previous years, the farmers have emphasised on tomato farming in a large scale across the region...

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Gopalganj growers expect good yield of BARI Mustard -14

GOPALGANJ, Jan 21: Farmers of Suktail Union under Sadar Upazila of the district are excepting a bumper production of BARI Mustard -14 this year. Subal Kirtania (70), a farmer of village Suchidanga under Suktail Union of Sadar Upazila told The FE, "I have cultivated BARI Mustard -14 on two bighas...

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'Madhu Mela' from today in Jashore

JASHORE, Jan 21 (BSS): A week-long 'Madhu Mela', to mark 195th birth anniversary of great poet and originator of Bangla sonnets Michael Madhusudan Dutt, will begin tomorrow (Tuesday) at Sagordari in Keshabpur Upazila of the district.Different cultural organisations in association with district and upazila administration have taken various programmes on...

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Joypurhat peasants joyous with bumper banana production

JOYPURHAT, Jan 21: Banana farmers of all five upazilas are seen delighted over bumper production and fair market price this season in Joypurhat district.The farmers were mostly dependent on paddy and other Rabi crops as well as Kharif cereal production before a decade. Now, they have turned the desire from...

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72 shanties gutted in N'ganj slum fire

NARAYANGANJ, Jan 21 (UNB): A fire that broke out at Chandmari slum in Fatulla early Monday gutted 72 shanties.Narayanganj fire service sources said that the fire broke out in a jhut warehouse in the area around 4 am and engulfed the adjoining shanties in the slum.On information, eight firefighting units...

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Day labourer's throat-silt body found in Bagerhat

BAGERHAT, Jan 21 (UNB): Police recovered the throat-silt body of a day labourer from a paddy field at Altiburuj Baria village in Morelganj upazila on Monday morning.The deceased was identified as Kabul Mollah, 45, son of Goffar Mollah.Victim's wife Nasima Begum said her husband remained missing since he went out...

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