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  • College student killed in motorcycle accident in Khulna

    A college student was killed when she fell off a motorcycle after it collided with a bicycle in Khulna city today.

  • Two jobs and a mayor

    Ignoring the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) Policy 2021, an acting principal of a government college, has been enjoying amenities of two jobs since he was elected mayor of Dinajpur’s Birampur municipality in January this year.

  • All that glitters is pearl

    Pearl culture is becoming popular in Bangladesh every year. Especially, from oysters, farmers are producing pearls on a commercial basis and it’s showing great hope. Most of the farmers are doing it in their ponds.

  • Ferrying knowledge and hope

    While most people are preoccupied with themselves, at the same time some are born into society for the betterment of the others. They work for social liberation in his own light. This is the motto of some people for the rest of their lives.

  • Dharla growing fierce in Lalmonirhat

    Iman Ali, 60, lost his home to the Dharla river last Sunday afternoon. So did Saidul Islam, Zahurul Haque and Abdur Rahman -- all in their fifties.

  • Damaged bridge poses risk of fatal accident in Tangail

    An old bridge on a local road at Hilora Adabari village under Mohera union in Tangail’s Mirzapur upazila has remained in a vulnerable condition due to shifting of soil under it during the last flood.

  • Cyclone Yaas: Damage in agriculture becomes visible as tidal water recedes

    Damage in the agriculture sector caused by the onrush of tidal water in the croplands due to the impact of Cyclone ‘Yaas’ has become visible as water from the fields has started receding.

  • Magura litchi growers happy with good yield, fair price

    The litchi growers of Magura are happy with good yield and fair price of their produce.

  • Coping with Pandemic: Pashey Darao’ only a phone call away

    Members of ‘Pashey Darao’, a voluntary organisation in Chirirbandar upazila, has won the hearts of locals by standing beside the helpless who contracted Covid-19 or lost their livelihoods due to restrictions imposed to curb the pandemic.

  • Prof Monzurul Huq made JU Pro-VC

    The incumbent treasurer of Jahangirnagar University Professor Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the university.

  • Three kids drown in Kurigram

    Three minor girls from the same family drowned in a canal in Kurigram’s Bhurungamari upazila on Sunday.

  • Indian national held

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained an Indian national from a bordering village in Panchagarh Sadar upazila on charge of illegal intrusion into Bangladesh territory.

  • Structures removed

    Local administration removed illegal structures, set up by some local influential people, in Kishoreganj’s Bhairab upazila. The law enforcers knocked down some 25 structures along the Brahmaputra river.

  • Faridpur Town: Erosion might jeopardise levee

    Erosion of the Padma river in four villages, under North Channel Union of Faridpur Sadar upazila, has taken a serious turn over the last several days.

  • Covid-19 Vaccine: Uncertainty looms over 2nd dose of around 35,00 Pabna residents

    Uncertainty looms large over getting the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines for around 35,158 residents in Pabna.

  • Where canal runs through a river!

    An LGED project to excavate a six-kilometre-long and 100-foot-wide channel in the middle of a river -- 15 kilometres long and roughly 600 feet wide -- is causing an outcry from residents of Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj.

  • One held for raping 8th grader

    Police on Friday night arrested a teenage boy in connection with a case for raping a 14-year-old girl in Rangpur city.

  • 4 die from electrocution

    Four people, including three of a family, died from electrocution in Kishoreganj’s Sadar and Bhairab upazilas on Friday.

  • Untimely rain, climate change hit mango growers hard in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram

    Most of the mango trees have yielded much less than usual in several northern districts and the fruits have dropped before reaching maturity due to untimely rains this year. Consequently, mangoes have a thin presence in the local markets.

  • A mayor’s motive

    The destruction of Borshijora Eco-Park -- a protected forestland spread out on 326.07 hectares of land near Moulvibazar stadium -- by the hands of the town mayor has brought to light the question whether any forest or wildlife in the country are protected at all.

  • UP chairman sued over irregularities in distributing VGF, GR funds

    A union parishad chairman was sued today for irregularities of distributing money under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) and General Relief (GR) programmes at Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila.

  • 1 dead, 4 missing after trawler capsizes in Padma

    One person died and four others went missing after a fishing trawler capsized in the Padma river near Shariatpur's Jajira area yesterday afternoon.

  • Tornado hits four villages in Faridpur

    Tornado ripped into four villages in two upazilas of the district early yesterday, damaging at least 150 dwelling houses.

  • Family with two mentally ill members appeals for help

    A 55-year-old woman and her son, 30, both suffering from undiagnosed mental disorder, had been chained up for around eight years in their house in Badhukamal area of Rangpur city.

  • Water levels in Jamuna rise: Fear of early flood grips dwellers of low-lying areas

    As the water level of Jamuna is increasing with the influence of cyclone ‘Yaas’, the people of low lying areas of Pabna and Sirajganj are worried over early flood induced by the cyclone.

  • ‘Heaven on earth’ now haven for plunderers

    The movement restrictions and ban on tourist arrival, imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, on the picturesque Saint Martin’s Island have come as a blessing for a few public representatives and their accomplices.

  • Natore MP’s nephew lands in jail

    A Natore court yesterday sent a local Swechchhasebak League leader to jail in connection with a case for assaulting an executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) and obstructing government work.

  • Where bridge has no road

    A bridge built without any connecting road in Ajmeriganj upazila of Habiganj is yet another example of fleecing public of their money.

  • Low yield frustrates Nazirpur litchi growers

    Litchi growers in Nazipur upazila of Pirojpur are not happy due to low yield of the succulent fruit.

  • Curtains down: 46 cinema halls in Tangail shut down in 15yrs

    There were 51 cinema halls in Tangail in the 1990s. But only five have managed to survive while 46 had to yield their place to newer forms of entertainment, revolution of mobile phone technology and lack of audience.