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150 beggars rehabiliated in Chuadanga

CHUADANGA : A total of 150 beggars in seven Union Parishad under Sadar Upazila of the district have been rehabilitated, reports BSS. The beggars have been rehabilitated under the Beggars Rehabilitation Programme of Khulna Divisional Commissioner. Under the programme warm cloths, goats, poultry birds, van-rickshaws, sewing machines, sarees, loongies and cooking utensils were distributed among […]

Digital fair concludes in Faridpur

FARIDPUR : The three-day digital innovative fair organized by local district administration with the assistance of a2i project financed by foreign donors and also GOB concluded here at local Ambica Memorial ground yesterday afternoon, reports BSS. In the concluding function, Director General (administration) of Prime Minister’s office and also Project Director of a2i project Kabir […]

Growers show much interest to net house potato farming

RAJSHAHI : Farmers of the region are seen showing much interested to seed-potato farming in net house method for multiplying the tissue-culture based seed-potato successfully, reports BSS. Number and acreage of the modern farming method has been enhanced significantly for the last couple of years due to its better output. Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, a […]

Technical training for self-reliance stressed

RANGPUR : Technical training always provides practical knowledge with skill and works as the driving force for any person in achieving self-reliance and success in personal life, reports BSS. The observation came at concluding ceremony of a five-week long technical training course for female Ansar-VDP members on ‘Repairing and maintenance of mobile phone sets’ at […]

Increase sugarcane cultivation to save sugar mills: BSFIC Chairman

RANGPUR : Chairman of Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) AKM Delwar Hossain has stressed on taking comprehensive steps to increase cultivation of sugarcane for saving the country’s sugar mills, reports BSS. “There is no alternative to increasing cultivation of sugarcane to smoothly run the sugar mills,” he said in a views-sharing meeting held […]

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Pangas fry farming changing fortunes of Jessore farmers

JESSORE : Farming of ‘Pangas’ (a type of freshwater catfish) fry has gained popularity in the district following the examples set by some pioneers, reports UNB. Atier Rahman Tutul, a resident of Chachra in Jessore Shohortoli area is now self-reliant by farming Pangasius fry. He tried his fortune some 15 years back with a venture […]

RU pays rich tribute to Justice Bazlur Rahman

RAJSHAHI : Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday held a commemorating and mourning meeting over the death of late Justice Bazlur Rahman, reports BSS. The university organized the meeting at its TSCC conference hall portraying life and works of Justice Rahman, a former student of RU’s Law Faculty and Senate Member. Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Abul Kalam, […]

AARDO visited Gram Unnayon Samity in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ : The Executive Committee Members of African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) visited one of the Gram Unnayon Samity at Pajonkhara village under Garpara Union in Sadar upazila on Saturday, reports BSS. The Samity was formed under “Ektee Bari Ektee Khamar Project”, a special Initiative of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with a view to […]

Smart cards to make polls more acceptable: Pramanik

NAOGAON : Textiles and Jute Minister Emaj Uddin Pramanik yesterday said the present government has introduced smart National Identity (NID) card system for making the electoral process more transparent and acceptable, reports BSS. “There would be no scope in the system to cast fake votes or manipulate elections,” he said while exchanging views with 14 […]

Quality education a must: Mosharraf

FARIDPUR : LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said yesterday that quality education was a must to turn the huge population to resources in Bangladesh, reports BSS. “And this initiative must start from the rural sites,” he said while peaking as the chief guest at the inauguration programme of the newly constructed Engineer […]

Strawberry farming makes many people solvent in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : Many people including some amateur ones have become solvent through strawberry farming as its commercial farming has started gaining popularity in Rajshahi region during the last couple of years, reports BSS. Strawberry, a succulent fruit popular in different parts of the globe, is also gradually becoming popular among the local people. Farmers’ level […]

RHD constructs 7 bridges in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA : Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has constructed seven bridges over different rives and water bodies of the district in the last eight years, reports BSS. RHD sources said, under the development projects, a total of seven bridges were constructed at a cost of Tk. 75.21 crore during the period. The projects included the […]

Ranga distributes 7,000 blankets among cold-hit people

RANGPUR : State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga, MP, has distributed 10,000 pieces of blankets among the cold hit people of Gangachara upazila of the district, reports BSS. The State Minister distributed the blankets among the cold-affected poor and distressed people of all ages from his own fund at […]

68 drugs traders surrendered in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : A total of 68 alleged professional drugs traders and traffickers have willingly surrendered to police in the city on Friday . They expressed their commitment of abstaining themselves from the anti-social activities forever and also took oath on the issue. They were also rehabilitated with cash money, sewing machines and rickshaw-vans, reports BSS. […]

More public awareness must to prevent avian influenza: experts

RAJSHAHI : All the government, non-government and research organisations concerned and other stakeholders should come forward and work together to free the poultry sector from further avian influenza infection, said experts at a workshop, reports BSS. They viewed focus should be given on creating awareness among the grassroots people and intensifying inter-departmental coordination to check […]

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Educationists stress on holding copying free examinations

RANGPUR : Educationists at a seminar here on Friday stressed the need for holding copying free public examinations to ensure quality of education for producing knowledgeable, worthy and enlightened citizens, reports BSS. The opinion came at the seminar organised by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) at the conference room of Rangpur Technical School and College […]

Bangabandhu had a dream of secular state: speakers

DHAKA,  – Politicians, professionals and academicians at a discussion yesterday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a dream of making secular state while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working restlessly to materialize her father’s dream, reports BSS. “Bangabandhu had a dream to make Bangladesh a secular state as […]

68 drugs traders surrendered in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, – A total of 68 alleged professional drugs traders and traffickers have willingly surrendered to police in the city on Friday , reports BSS. They expressed their commitment of abstaining themselves from the anti-social activities forever and also took oath on the issue. They were also rehabilitated with cash money, sewing machines and rickshaw-vans. […]

JS goes into 14th session tomorrow

DHAKA,  – The fourteenth session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 4 pm tomorrow, said a release of the Parliament Secretariat today, reports BSS. President Abdul Hamid summoned the parliament session exercising his power bestowed upon him in line with the Article 72 (1) of the Constitution. The session will begin at […]

Dairy sector changing rural economy in Rangpur

RANGPUR,  – The flourishing dairy sector has been changing the socioeconomic condition of the common people and meeting their nutritional demand changing rural economy in Rangpur division, reports BSS. President of Rangpur Chamber Md Abul Kashem said that the prospective dairy sector was growing fast both in the main land and char areas in recent […]

RHD constructs 7 bridges in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, -Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has constructed seven bridges over different rives and water bodies of the district in the last eight years, reports BSS. RHD sources said, under the development projects, a total of seven bridges were constructed at a cost of Tk. 75.21 crore during the period. The projects included the construction […]

33 held in Satkhira

SATHKHIRA, -Police, in special drives from Friday night to this morning, arrested 33 persons from seven upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district. The sources said, during the drives, Satkhira Sadar police arrested 10 persons, Kalaroa police eight, Tala police […]

More public awareness must to prevent avian influenza: experts

RAJSHAHI, – All the government, non-government and research organisations concerned and other stakeholders should come forward and work together to free the poultry sector from further avian influenza infection, said experts at a workshop here today, reports BSS. They viewed focus should be given on creating awareness among the grassroots people and intensifying inter-departmental coordination […]

Agri-Technology fair begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA,  – A 5-day long Agri-Technology Fair-2017 is being held on the premises of Independence Square of the town here since Wednesday amid much enthusiasm, reports BSS. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has arranged the fair under the project of Nutrition and Food Security Ensuring through Integrated Agriculture Development in cooperation with district administration. The […]

Four-lane highway halves Dhaka-Ctg travel time

DHAKA,  – Travel time between the capital and the port city has reduced to half following the completion of the project of upgrading Dhaka-Chittagong highway to four-lane, reports BSS. It is now possible to travel from Dhaka to Chittagong in four to five hours as there is no traffic jam on Dhaka-Chittagong highway, known as […]

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