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POST TIME: 21 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
NEWS IN BRIEF

NEWS IN BRIEF

Body recovered in Jashore

Our Correspondent, Jashore

Police recovered the body of a man from a mango orchard at Shamta village in Sarsha upazila of Jashore on Tuesday morning.  

The deceased was identified as Ibrahim, 24, son of Amjad Hossain of Barabariya Panburi village in Sarsha upazila of the district. Abdur Rahim Howlader, sub inspector of Sarsha Police Station said on Monday afternoon some friends of Ibrahim called him out from his home but he did not return. On Tuesday morning local people found the body lying in a mango garden.  There were no injuries or any other spot in the body. The body was sent to Jashore Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.  

Woman electrocuted in Magura

UNB, Magura

A housewife died after being electrocuted at a house at Datiadah in Mohamamdpur upazila yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Rupali Khatun, 22, wife of Joynal Biswas of the village.

Tarak Nath Biswas, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station, said Rupali came in contact with a live wire while cleaning her house around 7am, leaving her injured.

Later, she was taken to a local hospital where the doctors pronounced her dead.

35 lakh tonnes of potato yield likely in Rajshahi division

BSS, Rajshahi

Target has been set to produce more than 35.81 lakh tonnes of potato from around 1.56 lakh hectares of land in all eight districts of Rajshahi division including its vast Barind tract during the current season.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has set the target and adopted all sorts of measures to attain the cherished target everywhere in the region, said Deb Dulal Dhali, Additional Director of DAE here today.

Meanwhile, the farmers are passing busy time for preparing their farming land as the seed sowing activities will start from the first week of next month in full swing.

Farmers and other officials concerned are very much hopeful about good potato production if the overall weather conditions remains favorable.

With the hope of making profit like the previous season, the farmers in the current season are likely to cultivate potato on more land than that of the previous seasons.

Agriculturist Dhali said the field level officials, experts and other organisations concerned have been providing necessary instructions to the farmers to make their upcoming farming a total success.Most of the growers’ harvested better yields of potato in last two to three years.

Ziarul Haque, a farmer of Baya village under Paba upazila, said, “The market price is good. An 85-kg potato sac is being sold at Taka 900 to 950 in local markets at present.”

Another farmer Abdur Rahim said there is a need of enhancing the number of cold storages for betterment of the potato growers.