Sunflower farming prospects bright in Rajshahi barind

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Barind farmers have cultivated sunflower on their land this year as they are hopeful about the cash crop BSS Sunflower seed is sold at Tk 700 to 800 per kilogram in local markets at present Prospects of sunflower farming are very bright in Rajshahi region including its vast Barind tract as its soil texture and […]

Tiger found dead in Sundarbans

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The tigress is 7ft-long and approximately 15 years old A female Royal Bengal Tiger has been found dead adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove forest in Bagerhat. The endangered animal was recovered from the Bhola River char under the Sarankhola Range of the Sundarbans’ East Forest Department around 8pm on Friday. The tigress is 7ft-long and […]

Two new fruit varieties get registration

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Bangladesh now boasts of 92 varieties of 36 kinds of fruits Two new fruits, coloured mango and the Falsa, got registration from the authorities of the National Seed Board enriching the existing list of the country’s fruits. Rajshahi Fruit Research Station (FRS) of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has developed the new varieties to Bangladeshi […]

Superb lychee flowering makes farmers happy in Rangpur region

Farmers are producing around 15,000 to 17,000 tonnes of lychee  every year, sources say A superb flowering in lychee trees continues amid favorable climatic conditions this season, making farmers happy with a prospect of bumper production of the juicy fruit in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said some 85% […]

Wild elephant attack: Young woman killed, multiple houses destroyed

Banana orchards and seedbeds were damaged along with multiple homes in Sorai union of Lama upazila in Bandarban on Tuesday Dhaka Tribune Due to the ever-increasing deforestation in the hills leading to a crisis of food and habitat for wild animals, frequent elephant attacks are witnessed in the district A young woman was killed in […]

Sunflower farming target exceeds by 5.31 times in Rangpur region

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said a target of farming sunflower on 265 hectares of land has been fixed to produce 555 tons of the oil seeds for all five districts in the region during the current Rabi season On account of lucrative markets prices and getting special assistance from the government, […]

Sundarbans saw 31 fires in 19 years

Fire fighters along with the local people extinguishing fire in the Sundarbans on Monday afternoon Dhaka Tribune 90 acres of the mangrove forest burnt About 90 acres of forest land has been burnt in 31 fire incidents in the last 19 years in the Sundarbans, according to the Forest Department.  On Monday, a fire broke […]

Weather marks little improvement in northern districts

Following the improvement of the weather condition, common people and farm- and day- labourers started normal activities everywhere including remote char areas and Boro rice seedling plantation got momentum on Tuesday BSS It has been sunny in most places of the sub- Himalayan northern districts since Tuesday morning, says the Met office The weather marked […]

Temperature to rise gradually from Tuesday

Temperature to rise gradually from Tuesday

For the first time in the current season, Dhaka recorded a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius on Monday The intensity of the cold weather in the middle of the winter season, which is currently sweeping across different regions of the country, may drop within next three days at some places, according to a weather […]

World Leprosy Day: Leprosy patients, families thrive at govt housing project

Leprosy patients, families thrive at govt housing project Leprosy-affected patients and their families are leading lives of dignity and self-esteem at the government-implemented housing project for social outcasts at Bandabari in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur.  Visiting the site of “Protyasha Ashrayan Project” at Bandabari, this correspondent found leprosy patients and their family members, who used […]