POST TIME: 24 May, 2019 00:00 00 AM
145 families brought under power network in Shariatpur
BSS, Shariatpur

145 families brought under power network in Shariatpur

A total of 145 families of two villages in Bhederganj upazila here were brought under rural electrification network by Shariatpur Palli Bidyut Samity today. Deputy Minister for Water Resources Ministry AKM Enamul Haque Shamim inaugurated the power line, constructed at a cost of Taka 30 lakh. On the occasion, a simple function was held at Mal Bazar Eidgaon field under Shokhipur union. Later, Enamul Haque Shamim distributed clothes among 2,000 poor families in Mal Bazar Eidgaon field and Abbas Ali High School field in Shokhipur on behalf of Bangladesh Awami League.

Earlier, the minister inaugurated Shokhipur-Chandpur Ferry Ghat Road, constructed of Taka three crore.

Among others, Bhederganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Sabbir Ahmed, Upazila Parishad Chairman Md Humayun Kobir Mollah and Shokhipur Thana AL Secretary Atikur Rahman Manik and other local leaders of Awami League, Juba League and Chhatra League were present.

Boro paddy procurement drive begins in Joypurhat

BSS, Joypurhat

Procurement of Boro paddy and rice has been started in all the five upazilas of the district today with the main thrust of facilitating the farmers towards getting fair price of the newly harvested food grain.

Office sources said the government has fixed a target to procure a total of 2014 tonnes of paddy and 21418 tonnes of rice from local farmers through seven purchasing centres of the Food Department during the current Boro season.

Of them, 480 tonnes of paddy and 5586 tonnes of rice would be procured in Joypurhat Sadar, 574 tonnes of paddy and 5090 tonnes of rice in Panchbibi 206 tonnes of paddy and 1392 tonnes of rice in Akkelpur, 337 tonnes of paddy and 4097 of rice in Kalai and 327 tonnes of paddy and 4049 tonnes of rice in Khetlal upazilas sources said.

Beside, 90 tonnes of paddy and 598 tonnes of rice would be procured from Molangari purchasing center and 609 tonnes of rice would be procured from Jamalganj purchasing centers. Price of per kg Boro paddy has been fixed at Tk 26 and rice Tk 36 sources said. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Zakir Hossain formally inaugurated the drive today through purchasing paddy from the farmers at local supply depot in Sadar upazila as the chief guest.

250 meritorious students greeted

BSS, Laxmipur

A total of 250 meritorious students who got GPA-5 this year from different high schools and madrasas of the district were greeted in the town yesterday.

Nandan Foundation greeted them at a function at Zila Parishad Auditorium this noon.

Police Superintendent of Lakshmipur ASM Mahtab Uddin was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Principal of Lakshmipur Government College Main Uddin Pathan chaired the function while district Awami League leader Abdul Motlob, Kamalnagar Upazila Parishad Chairman Mejbah Uddin Bappi, Chairman of Lakshmipur Alim Madrasa Maolana Josim Uddin and the Chairman of Nandan Foundation Raju Ahmed werepresent, among others.

Two electrocuted in Bagerhat UNB, Bagerhat Two people died after being electrocuted while felling a tree at Betaga village in Fakirhat upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Rahmat Ullah, 62, son of Karim Uddin, and Subodh Das, 50, son of Dijabar Das of the village. OC of Fakirhat Police Station Abu Jahid Sheikh said the duo was cutting a betel nut tree.