Fertiliser price hike: Lalmonirhat farmers fear losses

The increase in price of fertilisers has made farmers in Lalmonirhat worried ahead of the crucial vegetable-producing winter season

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US visa policy / Media may come under its purview: Haas

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas yesterday said media in Bangladesh may also come under the purview of the US visa policy.

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Bangladesh 22nd among conflict-ridden countries

Bangladesh ranks 22nd among the world’s 50 most conflict-ridden countries, according to an index by a US nonprofit.

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World Rivers day / ‘River is a living entity, let us ensure its rights’

“We need to raise awareness about rivers among the new generation. No matter how much development we achieve, it won’t be sustainable without river protection,” said Muzibur Rahman Howlader, former chairman of National River Conservation Commission, yesterday.

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EC workshops on role of polling agents October 4

The Election Commission will conduct another round of workshops on October 4 on the role of polling agents nominated by candidates in ensuring free and fair voting.

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Dengue Cases Last Week: Over 72pc deaths due to shock syndrome

As many as 89 dengue patients died last week alone. Meanwhile, at least 20,155 dengue cases were reported during this time. Of this, 14,436 patients are from outside Dhaka, while the rest 5,719 patients are from the capital.

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Waterlogging: DSCC issues show cause notices to 4 officials

Dhaka South City Corporation has issued show-cause notices to four officials for failing to solve the waterlogging problem in the capital’s New Market and surrounding areas within 24 hours of Thursday night’s heavy rain.

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Man held for raping teen in Savar

Police arrested a man early yesterday on charge of raping a tenth-grader in Savar.

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Send Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment

A platform of lawyers under the banner of United Lawyers Front (ULF) yesterday organised a road-march programme near the Supreme Court demanding that the government send BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for her better treatment.

Two temples vandalised in Nawabganj

Two temples in Dhaka’s Nawabganj upazila were vandalised by unidentified miscreants on Saturday night.

‘Devil’s Breath’ seized for first time, 2 held

Narayanganj police in a drive on Saturday seized the drug  “scopolamine”, also known as “Devil’s Breath,” and arrested two persons for their involvement in selling it on an online platform. This is the first time this drug has been seized in Bangladesh, he added.

Khaleda’s Treatment Abroad: It’s up to court to give approval

The permission for taking BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment will have to come from the court, not from the home ministry, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said yesterday.

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ACC ASI held for extortion in Ctg

Police on Saturday arrested an assistant sub-inspector of the Anti-Corruption Commission for bribing a jeweler in Chattogram city’s Panchlaish.

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N’ganj gas explosion claims third life

Another person, who was injured in an explosion due to a leak in the gas pipeline in Narayanganj’s Araihazar on Friday, died at a city hospital early yesterday.

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Traditional Fishing Tool: Good days for teprai artisans

Teprai, a traditional fishing tool made of bamboo slits, makers in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram are all geared up for their seasonal business as demand for the item sees a rise during the monsoon every year.

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India-Bangladesh cycle rally visits Rajshahi

A team of 50 Indian cyclists visited the Mughal era Bagha Mosque in Rajshahi’s Bagha upazila on Sunday.

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Four arrested for swindling Tk 50 lakh

The Anti-Terrorism Unit arrested four online-based gamblers from Rajshahi on Sunday for swindling approximately Tk 50 lakh.

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Chandpur minister siding with illegal sand lifters

People illegally extracting sand from the Meghna have links with a female minister from Chandpur, said the chief of the National River Conservation Commission yesterday without naming the minister.

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Chittagong University: BCL men beat up journo over news report

The Chattogram University correspondent of Prothom Alo was assaulted yesterday allegedly by Chhatra League activists for reporting on clashes between two groups of the pro-Awami League student body.

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Observers may lend credibility to elections

Local and foreign observers may add credibility to the fairness of an election, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal wrote in a letter sent to the European Union yesterday.

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Still grappling with patients from outside

Though the Directorate General of Health Services recently requested health officials outside the capital not to refer patients to Dhaka, the number of patients from outside still remains high.

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