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Seed crisis poses threat to onion farming in Pabna

Seed crisis poses threat to onion farming in Pabna

Onion cultivation faces seatback due to seed crisis in the country's largest onion producing district that saw early rotting of the preserved onion this year. “Last year I bought a kg of onion seed for Tk 1200 but the price ranges from Tk 3000 to 3500 this year,” said Abul Hossain, an onion farmer...

Ebtedayee Terminal Exams

19 candidates get question paper after 40 minutes

Nineteen of the 69 Ebtedayee examinees at Modhya Dharandee Primary School centre in Patuakhali Sadar upazila received the question of English First paper after 40 minutes of the scheduled time on the first day of the examinations yesterday. But answer scripts of the 19 students were taken back along with the other students at the same time, without giving any 'extra time' as compensation, said teachers, students and guardians. "There were 69 examinees at the centre but we found only 50...

Abducted college girl, SSC examinee rescued

Police in separate drives rescued a college girl and an SSC examinee from Rajbari and Chuadanga districts yesterday, over a week after their abduction. On November 13, a gang of four, allegedly led by one Julhas Uddin of Harihorpur in Rajbari Sadar upazila, abducted the first year honours student of Kushtia Islamia College while she was waiting for a Kushtia-bound coach at Alamdanga bus stand in Chuadanga. The 19-year-old victim hails from Chattarpur in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga, said Moniruzzaman Mollah,...

Crimes Against Humanity

Investigation against ex-Jamaat MP starts

A one member team of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) investigated the crimes against humanity committed by Jamaat-e-islamileader and former lawmaker of Gaibandha-1 constituency Abdul Aziz. Assistant Police Superintendent ZM Altafur Rahman started investigation against the former Jamaat lawmaker on November 20 and concluded on November 22. He along with a cameraman went to different areas in Sundarganj upazila, talked to local people and collected evidence of war crimes committed by Aziz. Mozammel Huq, officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station, said the ICT investigation...

Truckers protest illegal toll collection

Truckers protest illegal toll collection

Transport workers formed a human chain at Mission intersection in the district town yesterday, protesting illegal toll collection. Over 100 truck drivers and helpers joined the programme in the morning and later brought out a procession in the town. Addressing a rally, the transport leaders and workers alleged a section of transport workers, led by...

Robbers kill one, loot house

A man was hacked to death by a gang of robbers at Probakorpara village in Chatmohar upazila of the district early yesterday. The victim was identified as Md Mojibar Rahman, 40, son of Akher Ali Pramanik. Officer-in-Charge Subrato Kumar Pal of Chatmohar Police Station quoted family members as saying that a gang of 10 robbers stormed into the house of Mojibar at around 2:00am. They confined the family members in a room and started looting valuables. As Mojibar tried to resist the...

SI stabbed by Jamaat man in Meherpur

A police sub-inspector (SI) was stabbed by a Jamaat activist at Rajnagar village in sadar upazila of Meherpur district on Saturday night. Atiar Rahman, officer-In-Charge (OC) of Meherpur Sadar Police Station, said Sub-Inspector Ekram along with constable Shahin went to Rajnagar village at around 7:30pm to investigate a case. Jamaat activist Ashraful Islam of the village locked in an altercation with SI Ekram over the issue. At one stage, Ashraful swooped on Ekram and stabbed in his left elbow. Asraful had gone...

Accused in dowry case dies

An accused in a case for dowry died in Magura district jail on Saturday night.   The deceased was identified as Abdul Kuddus, 60, son of late Emarat Sheikh of Nikhorhata village in Sadar upazila. Jail Superintendent Tayef Uddin Mia said Kuddus fell sick at 7:00pm. He was then rushed to Magura sadar hospital where the doctors declared him dead. His wife Sheuli Begum filed the case.

6 hurt as rival AL men clash

At least six people were injured as two rival groups of Awami League clashed at Bahadurpur village under Benapole Police Station yesterday morning over capture of a fish enclosure in the area. Officer-in-Charge Apurbo Hasan Benapole Port Police Station said the supporters of local Awami League leaders Mafizur Rahman and Ambia Rahman locked in a clash over capturing Bahadurpur fish enclosure and establishing supremacy in the area at around 9:00am. Both sides, equipped with lethal weapons swooped on each other and...

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Kurigram potters need tech, financial help for survival

Kurigram potters need tech, financial help for survival

Potters belonging to 56 families of Paal community at Kumarpara of Krishnapur village under Kurigram municipality are passing hard days as their products are of no longer in popular demand. Now they are in need of financial and technical help to diversify their products to meet changing taste of the customers. Visiting Kumarpara a couple...