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Women saving scheme fund surpasses Tk 12.6 crore in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: More than 35,000 women from slum and underprivileged areas of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) have come together under an anti-poverty savings scheme to raise more than Taka 12.6 crore, reports BSS. The poor and extreme-poor people have gotten the path of eradicating their long-lasting poverty through self-managed savings and credit activities to some extent. […]

Nurturing and preserving rich Bengali culture underscored

RANGPUR: Cultural personalities at a post-rally discussion here today underscored the need for properly nurturing and preserving rich Bengali culture to present the true national history before the next generations, reports BSS. They came up with the opinion at the discussion arranged by District Shilpokola Academy (DSA) at its auditorium in observance of the 44th […]

Maize cultivation brings boon for Rajshahi farmers

RAJSHAHI: Many people are seen humming towards maize farming as it has been giving them better yield and lucrative market price in the region including its vast Barind tract for the last couple of years, reports BSS. Nomanul Islam, a farmer of Gogram village in Godagari Upazila, has cultivated maize on one and half bighas […]

All set to observe ‘Amar Ekushey’ in Khulna

KHULNA: Different government, semi-government, autonomous bodies, socio-cultural organisations, political parties and educational institutions have completed all preparations to observe the “Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day-2018” in the city on February 21, reports BSS. According to officials, the district and upazila administrations and other organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day […]

JU Pro-AL teachers blocks VC office

JU Correspondent : A faction of pro-Awami League (AL) teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday blockaded the administrative building for two hours protesting threat on their fellows yesterday on the university campus. The teachers loyal to former VC Prof. Shariff Enamul Kabir, took position in front of the administrative building from 11.00am to 1.00pm under […]

RU Students demo seeking reformation of quota

RU CORRESPONDENT Demanding reformation of ‘quota system’ followedin public recruitment in different pubic recruitment several hundred students of Rajshahi University formed a human chain front of the central library around 3:00 PM on Monday. Present and former students of the university attended the demonstartion seeking reformation of the uneven system. Speakers said, 56 % quota […]

Reelect Awami League to continue country’s development: Zahid

MANIKGANJ: State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque, MP urged the people to reelect Awami League to continue the ongoing development activities in the country, reports BSS. He said “there is no alternative to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh for further development of the country”. Bangladesh is witnessing huge uplift activities under […]

Annual sports Competition held in sreepur

M.R.Jinnah Sreepur (Magura) Correspondent: Annual sports competition cultural program and prize distribution ceremony was held at Sreepur central collegiate school playground in Sreepur Upazila under Magura district on Saturday. The ceremony was presided by Principal of Sreepur central collegiate school Shishir Shikder while Sreepur Upazila nirbahi officer and Sreepur central collegiate school managing committee president […]

Passport office earns Taka 1.75 crore revenue in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Passport office has earned revenue worth around Taka 1.75 crore during its service week from February 4 to 11 last, reports BSS. Rajshahi divisional and seven regional passport and visa offices earned the revenue during the time, said Abjaul Alam Assistant Director of Divisional Passport and Visa Office. During the service week, 4,739 applications […]


Journalist Gaffar Chy, five others get Press Council Award-’18

DHAKA – President M Abdul Hamid handed over the ‘Bangladesh Press Council Award-2018’ to renowned journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury and four other newsmen and one organization at a function at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium here this afternoon, reports BSS. The award (padak) was given in six categories – life-time achievement in journalism, rural Journalism, development […]

2 held with 3,195 Yaba tablets in Rajshahi, C’nawabganj

DHAKA : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested two alleged drug traders along with some 3,195 Yaba tablets in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts, reports UNB. In Rajshahi, an alleged drug peddler was held along with 3,000 contraband tablets from Cityhat Bypass area under Shah Makhdum Police Station in the city on Wednesday morning. […]

Chalo works on block chain

DHAKA : Ride sharing application Chalo will introduce block chain technologies in its service strengthening data protection, reports UNB. Blockchain involves a shared electronic ledger that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, removing the need for third-party verification. USA-based firm Aphaea Capital will provide technical support to the Bangladeshi ride sharing […]

Caretaker govt. dead issue: Nasim

RAJSHAHI: Awami League Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Muhammad Nasim has said the next general elections will be a vote of protecting the spirit of Great War of Liberation, reports BSS. The AL presidium member also described as a dead issue the demand for holding the next national elections under a caretaker […]

2.18-lakh children getting nutritious biscuits in Nilphamari

NILPHAMARI: Two lakh 18 thousand and 534 students of 982 primary level educational institutions are getting nutritious biscuits daily during the school period under the School Feeding Programme (SFP) in the district, reports BSS. The information was disclosed at an orientation meeting on ‘Implementation of the SFP in poverty-prone areas’ arranged by the Upazila Primary […]

ACC’s public hearing held in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: A public hearing of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on public services was held on the premises of Independent Square of the town here yesterday aiming to raise mass awareness against corruption, reports BSS. ACC’s Coordinated District Office, Rangpur, and the World Bank jointly arranged the function with support from the district administration. ACC commissioner […]

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150 years founding anniversary of Jamalpur municipality held

M Sultan Alam, JAMALPUR: Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister, Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain today said under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina huge development works have been carried out in the country. He said it is being possible to construct mega structure like Padma bridge only for the initiative of Sheikh Hasina. He said […]

‘Amar Ekushe Book Fair-2018’ kicks off at RU

RU CORRESPONDENT: A seven day’s long ‘Amar Ekushe Book Fair-2018’ started on the Rajshahi University (RU) campus yesterday with festivity and enthusiasm. ‘Sopno’, a voluntary organization by the Psychology department students of the university, arranged the fair that will continue till 21 February. The fair will remain open for visitors 9am to 8pm on every […]


Padma Bridge visible only for Sheikh Hasina: Mosharraf

JAMALPUR – Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Khandker Mosharraf Hossain today said Padma Bridge has been visible only for the initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS. “Construction of different mega projects including Padma Bridge was possible because of the prime minister’s efforts,” the minister said while speaking as the chief […]


Myanmar’s home minister Kyaw Swe in city

DHAKA – Myanmar’s Home Minister Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe arrived here today on a three-day visit, reports BSS. He landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Thai Airlines flight around 12.50 pm. During his stay, it is expected that stability in Rakhine State for peaceful return of Rohingyas and other bilateral issues would […]


WFP reiterates commitment to supporting Rohingyas

DHAKA -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has restated its commitment to providing food assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, according to a media released issued in Rome, Italy Wednesday, reports BSS. “WFP has been there from day one of this crisis, nearly six months ago, giving food to those who lost everything and […]

US$ 21 billion investment in power sector, Nasrul Hamid tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN – State Minister for power, energy and mineral resources minister Nasrul Hamid today said the big challenge for the power sector is investment and US$ 21 billion have already been invested in the power sector, reports BSS. The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already designed a plan for […]

US$ 21 billion investment in power sector, Nasrul Hamid tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN – State Minister for power, energy and mineral resources minister Nasrul Hamid today said the big challenge for the power sector is investment and US$ 21 billion have already been invested in the power sector, reports BSS. The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already designed a plan for […]

BSF tortures two BD fishermen in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up two Bangladeshi fishermen from Padma River along Khorchaka border in Godagari upazila and beat them up mercilessly early Tuesday. The victims are identified as Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, 26, son of late Shahajan Ali and Nishan Ali, 23, son of Rasul Ali, residents of […]

5 youths return from India after serving jail

RAJSHAHI : Five Bangladeshi youths returned home through Shahebnagar border on Tuesday after serving several jail terms in an Indian prison, reports UNB. Border Security Force (BSF) handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) through a flag meeting at noon, said Altaf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Godagari Model Police Station. The returnees are Anarul, 35, […]

Maize holds key to boost Kurigram’s char economy

KURIGRAM : Kurigram is witnessing a year-on- year rise in maize cultivation with prospect of more areas to be brought under this cereal, world’s most consumed staple, reports UNB. Statistics provided by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) show that maize production (8,392 hectares) exceeded the targeted acreage (7,735 hectares) in 2017. In the previous […]