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Sylhet Food deptt to procure paddy from farmers

SYLHET, Nov 20: Since a good yield of T-Aman crops in the Sylhet region during the current season is being expected, the Food department has decided starting paddy procurement from the farmers. A target of 42,984 tonnes has been set for the division comprising four districts, an official at the...

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People in 12 villages

People in 12 villages under Shakhipur and Basail upazilas of Tangail district have been suffering much in absence of a bridge over the Bongshai river. — Focus Bangla Photo

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Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ affected tomato growers stare at bleak future

BAGERHAT, Nov 20 (UNB): Cyclone 'Bulbul' dealt a heavy blow to the dreams of hundreds of tomato growers in the coastal district as farmers now stare at bleak future scratching their heads to find ways to repay loans.The situation on the ground was devastating in Charbaniari, Paschimpara, Krishnanagar, Bawalipara, Dakkhinpara,...

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Kahaloo Degree College yet to get academic building

BOGURA, Nov 20: Though it has been playing a vital role in enlightening girls for the last 24 years, Kahaloo Adarsha Women's Degree College under the district's Kahaloo upazila yet to get any academic building. On the basis of the academic result and extra-curricular activities, the only women's college under...

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Pabna cultivator achieves success growing Saudi date

PABNA, Nov 20: A farmer in the district has achieved success farming Saudi date on an experimental basis.Farmer Abdul Jalil Hossain at Bollovpur village in Handial union of Pabna Sadar upazila said he started farming Saudi date in 2012. He spent around Tk 60,000 to meet the cost of seed,...

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BINA-22 paddy field-day held in Magura

MAGURA, Nov 20: The Field Day of BINA-22 paddy was held in the district. The Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Magura sub-centre arranged the event in Moghi village under Magura Sadar upazila on Wednesday. BINA official sources said BINA-22 paddy plants can stand steadily facing storm. Recent cyclone Bulbul...

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Female patient commits suicide at RMCH

RAJSHAHI, Nov 20 (UNB): A female patient undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) reportedly took her own life by jumping off the hospital building early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Jesmine Ara, 27, wife of Asadul Islam of Bagmara upazila. She had been suffering from jaundice.Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge...

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Police constable dies in Cumilla road crash

CUMILLA, Nov 20 (UNB): A police constable was killed and three others were injured in a road crash on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Suaganj in Sadar Dakkhin upazila early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Nur Hossain, 35, son of Abdul Haque of Laxmipur district.

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