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Beef fattening - blessing or threat?

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Beef fattening - blessing or threat?

We can hardly look at the rain outside and not feel the need to have khichuri and beef. But are we aware about how safe the beef is for our consumption? Apart from using cows for ploughing farmlands and milk production, cow farming contributes to the supply of meat across Bangladesh. Beef fattening...

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Beggar rehabilitation programme begins in Thakurgaon

Beggar rehabilitation programme begins in Thakurgaon

A beggar rehabilitation programme was inaugurated at Awliapur union in Thakurgaon sadar upazila on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Chandra Biswas distributed homestead land documents for living, milking cows and financial assistance for erecting houses, grocery shops and running capital for small business to five local beggars through a vibrant inaugural programme held at Awliapur...

Cargo vessel sinks in Passur

A clinker-laden cargo vessel sank in the Passur River in Mongla upazila yesterday morning. Sources at Mongla Port said the cargo ship sank a Joymonighol point of the river around 9:00am after hitting another cargo vessel while heading towards Mongla port after uploading 650 tonnes of clinker (cement raw material) imported by Sena Kalyan Sangstha from a vessel near Harbaria. None of the staff of the vessel, however, was injured. All eight safely swam ashore. While returning to the SKS cement factory,...

College student, 2 kids drown

A college student drowned in a pond adjacent to Jessore Cantonment on Monday. The dead is Nafis Sadik Rafi, a Class XI student of Jessore Government MM College and son of Bappi Hossain, reports UNB. Witnesses said Rafi slipped into the water when he along with his friends went to take bath in the pond in the afternoon and died. Later, an army team recovered the body from the pond. Meanwhile, two schoolboys drowned in a canal at Akandapara village in Islampur upazila...

Constable 'commits suicide'

A constable of Kurigram Court Police allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at his rented house at Palashbari village of the district town on Monday night. The deceased is Prokash Chandra Roy, 41, son of Monoranjan Roy. He hailed from Shindurmati village in Sadar upazila of Lalmonirhat district. Khandokar Abdur Rashid, inspector of Kurigram Court Police, quoted victim's family members as saying that, Prokash suddenly went back to his residence around 6:00pm, in an ailing condition and informed his wife that...

Cutting road repair cost at the cost of people's health

Cutting road repair cost at the cost of people's health

Discarded rubber and sponge sandals are being burnt instead of wood and diesel to melt bitumen to repair the potholed roads under the municipality, exposing the townspeople to serious health hazards. Recently the municipality authorities have taken steps to repair different roads that have remained in awful conditions for years. But the initiative has turned...

Woman's body recovered

Police recovered the body of a young woman, mother of two children, from a jungle at Katalipara village in Bishwanath upazila on Monday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Shilpi Begum,24, wife of Lutfar Rahman, a resident of the same village. Police said locals found the body of Shilpi near a pond of one Taiyab Ali of the village at about 4:00 pm and informed police. Victim's family members said Samuz Ali,50, a resident of Rahman Nagar village of the same upazila,...

All to deprive them of rights?

Criminals strangled a woman and hacked her son at Bagutia village in Shailokupa upazila under the district on Monday night. The day before, the woman Sajeda Khatun, 45, daughter of late Khorshed Alam of Bagutia village, and her son Jinnah Alam, 29, arranged a press conference at Jhenidah Press Club, where they claimed that Rafikul Islam, former chairman of Abaipur union parishad (UP) in Shailakupa upazila, is their husband and father, Jinnah said.  "When Sajeda Khatun and her son Jinnah Alam...

Thousands of cattle are sold a day at Bagachra Satmile haat

Thousands of cattle are sold a day at Bagachra Satmile haat

A large number of sacrificial cattle are brought in from India mostly illegally through different border points under Jessore and Satkhira districts and put on sale at bordering Bagachra Satmile cattle market under Sharsha upazila of the district. Traders from 20 districts, including Dhaka, Kushtia, Sirajganj, Jhenidah, Chapainawabganj, Chittagong, Faridpur and Noakhali, come to...

Gang kills schoolboy, injures his father

Criminals stabbed a schoolboy to death and injured his father severely over past enmity at a shop in Barhatta upazila headquarters on Monday evening. The deceased, Aminul Islam, 14, son of Akbar Ali alias Akbar member, was a Class IX student at CKP Pilot High School. Critically injured Akbar member, a resident of Bikramshree village, was rushed to Netrakona Sadar Hospital with severe stab injuries. Later, he was shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, following the deterioration of his condition. Locals said,...

'Save Dhaleswari from land grabbers, pollution'

'Save Dhaleswari from land grabbers, pollution'

Local people formed a human chain under Jagir Bridge in Sadar upazila yesterday, demanding urgent steps to save Dhaleswari River from pollution and land grabbers. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa), Poribesh Banchao Andolon and Dhaleswari Banchao Andolon expressed solidarity with their demand by participating in the programme under the banner of Dhaleswari Nodi Bancha Andolon. Earlier...