March 13, 2009 – Strawberry eyes Tk 10cr a year – The Daily Star

Strawberry growers and traders in Bangladesh are expecting Tk 10 crore in annual turnover, as they go into its first-ever commercial cultivation this year. Rajshahi University teacher Dr Manzur Hossain, who developed the fruit nearly a decade ago, expects nearly 25 tonnes of output from about 8.5 acres of land in 45 districts until April. […]

March 07, 2009 – BSF kills 1 in Tetulia – Daily Star

One Bangladeshi cattle trader was killed when Indian Security Force (BSF) opened fire on a group of traders at Kirtanpara under Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh early yesterday. The deceased was Shamu, 40, son of late Tamizuddin of Joyganj under Tetulia upazila of the district. Around 1:00am BSF personnel of Madanbari camp shot at least six […]

March 07, 2009 – Bangladeshi killed by BSF – The New Nation

Border Security Force (BSF) of India shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Kirtanpara border under Bhutipukuri border under Tetulia upazila in the district in the early hours of Friday. The victim was identified as Shamu, 40, son of late Tamizuddin of Joyganjoth village under Tetulia upazila. BDR sources said BSF personnel of Modanbari camp […]

March 07, 2009 – Railway development – Railway Gazette

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has asked the Ministry of Planning to study conversion of BR’s Dinajpur – Panchagarh line to dual gauge, facilitating direct services from Dhaka to the northwest of the country. The National Economic Council has already approved a Tk2·5bn upgrading programme for the metre-gauge route.

February 20, 2009 – Ekushe Book Fair in Panchagarh

An 11-day Ekushey Book Fair has begun on the premises of the town hall in 20-Feb-2009. District administration and district council jointly organized the fair with assistance of Greemenphone. Deputy commissioner of Panchagarh Mohammad Munir Hossain inaugurated the program. A total of 30 stalls have been set up in the fair. Discussion and cultural functions […]