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Floods damage schools in Kurigram

KURIGRAM, Oct 26 (UNB): In the five upazilas of Kurigram district, where residents are reeling from flooding, many families worry not only about being displaced from their homes, but also what's in store for their children as almost all the schools in the region have sustained permanent damage.The buildings of...

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Rajbari fort in Netrakona needs govt patronage to preserve historical sites

NETRAKONA, Oct 26:Rajbari fort in Kendua upazila of Netrakona district is one of the historical sites of the ancient rulers of Bengal. The fort has witnessed many historical events. The ground of this royal house trembled at the knocking sound of Sultan Husain Shah, Nasrat Shah and Ishankha's cavalry. Although...

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Illegal occupation, pollution threaten existence of old Gomti river

CUMILLA, Oct 26: Illegal occupation and pollution has threatens the existence of the old Gomti river in Cumilla city. Influential people are constantly occupying the river. After the occupation, shops and multi-storied buildings were built on the river banks. Garbage is being dumped in this natural reservoir. When you go...

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Thrust on creating awareness to increase hilsa production

GAIBANDHA, Oct 26 (BSS): Speakers at a function here put emphasise on creating mass awareness to increase hilsa fish production.They came up with the comment while addressing a mass awareness meeting to protect the mother hilsa to increase its production at the auditorium of Malibari union Parishad complex under sadarupazila...

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Kushtia, Panchagarh road accidents kill two

A young man and a housewife were killed inseparate road accidents in Kushtia town and Panchagarh on Sunday night, reportsUNB.In Kusthia, a young man was killed while his father was severely injured as their motorcycle was hit by a truck in the Battail area of Kushtia town on Sunday night.The...

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Two fishermen jailed for catching hilsa in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, Oct 26 (BSS): A mobile court sentenced two fishermen to different terms imprisonment on charges of flouting ban on catching hilsa fish in the Jamuna in the small hours of Monday.Fisheries Department sources said the mobile court conducted a drive in the river in theGunapara area of Islampur and...

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