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Female ‘drug trader’ arrested with yaba in Khulna

Members of Narcotics Control Department arrested a suspected female drug trader along with 7,500 yaba tablets from Raipura area in Khulna city on Sunday night. The arrestee was identified as Surma Begum, 32, wife of Selim Gazi,a resident of the area. Rasheduzzaman, deputy director of the Department, said a team arrested suspected drug trader Milon Mollick from Mirzapur area in the evening along with 100 yaba tablets. Following his information, the team raided the house of Surma around 9:30pm and arrested her along with the Yaba tablets worth Tk 31 lakh.

Cabinet clears draft BSS Act

The cabinet today approved the draft law of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), which emerged as the national news agency in 1972 and was so far being run under an ordinance promulgated in 1979. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting which gave its final approval to the “Bangladesh Sangbad Sagstha (BSS) Ain 2018”.  “The draft of the law has been framed bringing some changes in the ordinance of 1979,” Cabinet Secretary Md. Shafiul Alam to newsmen in a briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat after the meeting at the PMO. BSS was established on January 1, 1972 turning the Dhaka bureau of the then Associate Press of Pakistan (APP) while an ordinance was promulgated during the military regime in 1979.

Workshop held in Rangpur

RANGPUR:  Experts at a workshop here have laid emphasis on adoption of zero tillage (ZT) in the rice-wheat farming systems to increase food production substantially saving costs of labour, irrigation and fuel. They expressed the views at the workshop titled ‘ZT Seeder Summit under ‘Value chain policy interventions to accelerate adoption of zero tillage in the rice-wheat farming systems across the Indo-Gangetic Plains’ project held at RDRS conference room yesterday, a press release said. Under the project, a field research study is being conducted to examine how the adoption of ZT seed drills could be accelerated to reduce prevalence of stubble-burning and boost sustainable food production amid water security in the Eastern Gangetic Plains region of Bangladesh. The University of Adelaide in Australia and RDRS Bangladesh jointly organised the event with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-funding to re-orientate future state and national policies for faster adoption of ZT seed drills.

      Independent/agency

 

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