Heavy rains stoke fresh flash flood fear in Teesta basin

Bumper garlic produced in Rangpur

The continued heavy rain upstream sparked fears of a fresh wave of flash floods in the Teesta basin as the water level in the river Teesta came within 8cm of the danger mark at Dalia point in Nilphamari on Sunday morning. The Teesta’s water level is influenced by rain in Sikkim, where 368 per cent […]

Ismaili community celebrates civic day 

Ismaili community celebrates civic day 

Ismaili Muslim community members plant saplings at Uttara in Dhaka on Sunday marking the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day. — New Age photo Thousands of volunteers across the globe pledged to offer thousands of hours of voluntary service to strengthen their communities through environmental stewardship to protect the earth marking the Global Ismaili Civic Day. In […]

Bumper garlic produced in Rangpur

Bumper garlic produced in Rangpur

Farmers are happy getting bumper garlic output during the last Rabi season and fair price of the spicy crop in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension said that a target of producing 28,399 tonnes of garlic was fixed from 3,353 hectares of land for all five districts in the region during […]

Sporadic firings along border continue

Sporadic firings along border continue

Several hundred people whose livelihood depends on border-side forest or agricultural activities are worried as sporadic firings have continued along the Myanmar border near Tambru of Naikhyangchhari in Bandarban and some parts of Cox’s Bazar. According to Naikhyangchhari upazila nirbahi officer Salma Ferdous, most of the border people depend on forest and agricultural activities for […]

Hasina seeks larger US investments in Bangladesh

Hasina seeks larger US investments in Bangladesh

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina attends a high-level Policy Roundtable organised by the US–Bangladesh Business Council at her palace of residence in New York, on Thursday. – BSS photo. Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the US investors to make investments in various sectors that included renewable energy, shipbuilding, automobile and pharmaceuticals […]

HC upholds death sentences of four

HC upholds death sentences of four

Hoshi Kunio. The High Court on Wednesday upheld death sentences of four members of the extremist group Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh for killing a Japanese farmer in Bangladesh on October 3, 2015. The court, however, acquitted another person, who was among the five JMB members sentenced to death by a special judge’s court in Rangpur on […]

HC directive sought to ban export of hilsa to India

HC directive sought to ban export of hilsa to India

Hilsa fishes are seen in a basket at Azimpur in the capital Dhaka on Friday. — Focusbangla photo A lawyer on Tuesday filed a writ petition seeking the High Court’s directive to authorities concerned to permanently ban the export of hilsa to India. Supreme Court lawyer Md Mahmudul Hasan filed the petition saying that low-priced […]

75pc fishermen face hardship during hilsa ban: study

75pc fishermen face hardship during hilsa ban: study

Manusher Jonno Foundation senior programme manager Shaikh Giasuddin Ahmed presents the findings of the study titled ‘Ground Reality for Fishing Communities in Getting Cards and Some Recommendations’ at a press conference at the National Press Club on Tuesday. — New Age photo  75 per cent fishing workers face financial hardship during the days of hilsa […]

Narail farmer, pregnant wife stabbed by JL leader

Narail farmer, pregnant wife stabbed by JL leader

A farmer and his pregnant wife were allegedly stabbed by a Juba League leader near the victim’s home at village Chanchuri under Kalia upazila in Narail district on Saturday. The injured couple – Jannat Molla, 45, and his wife Shila Begum, 35, are now undergoing treatment at the Khulna Medical College Hospital. The alleged attacker, […]

Not chanting ‘Joy Bangla’ means undermining independence : Hasina

Not chanting ‘Joy Bangla’ means undermining independence : Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday slammed those who still refuse to chant the national slogan ‘Joy Bangla’, the inspiration of the liberation war of Bangladesh. ‘Those who still don’t chant the ‘Joy Bangla’ slogan actually don’t believe in the independence of the country, the spirit of Liberation War and the […]