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Agriculture Census begins

The field-level data collection for the country’s 6th Agriculture Census began in the country today and it would continue till June 20. During the Agriculture Census-2019 bearing the theme “Krishi Shumari Shofol Kori, Somriddho Bangladesh Gori”, the enumerators will collect data on food grains, fisheries and livestock, size of the agriculture households, land use, size of the cultivated land, number of cattle and poultry, agricultural machineries, food security, fisheries and forests in the urban and rural areas across the country. Planning Minister MA Mannan formally inaugurated the Agriculture Census today through releasing balloons and pigeons at the BBS building this afternoon, reports BSS.

Info Minister greets countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today greeted the countrymen, including the media personnel, on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslims. hasan-mahmudIn a greeting message, the minister wished for the peace and prosperity of the country and countrymen, including media personnel, said an official hand out here, BSS Reports. Hasan, also the publicity and publication secretary of the ruling Awami league, said, “I’m wishing all of you on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr and urgi...

Floods claim 4 in Moulvibazar

Four people have been killed in floods in Moulvibazar’s Komolganj Upazila in Bangladesh. At least five people are still missing. Thousand others have been stranded since the night of June 15. The names and identities of the missing people are not known yet, Dhaka Tribune reported. floodThe hilly water has damaged flood protection embankments in the district worsening the flood situation. The army has begun rescuing stranded locals in Kulaura and Rajnagar near the overflowing Monu River. Deputy Commissioner Md Tofayel Ahme...

Socio-economic development of Bangladesh

Highlighting achievements of Bangladesh in socio-economic development during the last decade, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Tarik Ahsan said here on Tuesday that Bangladesh got prominent position among the South Asia countries due to women empowerment, disaster management, primary healthcare, sanitation, primary education and economic growth rate. He said this while speaking in a discussion session on `Socio-Economic Development of BD FamilyBangladesh: A People's March Forward' organized by Bangladesh High...

Symbols allocated: Ivy promises fair polls

Ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Selina Hayat Ivy vowed a fair election. After collecting her symbol as boat, she said, “Ivy is not separated from boat and boat is not separated from Ivy”. She also urged for unity among the party and said, ‘she will accept the results of the election’. Earlier, the election commission distributed poll symbols to the mayoral and councilor candidates of NCC election slated for 22 December. [caption id="attachment_25252" align="alignleft" width="540"]ncc-ivy

Uber in city

Uber launched its on-demand car ride services in the perennially jammed Bangladeshi capital Dhaka today, saying it would help reduce congestion in one of the world’s largest metropolises. Dhaka is the 33rd city in South Asia where the smartphone taxi app is now available. The city’s first Uber ride was made by Bangladeshi cricket star Shakib Al Hasan, according to the California-based company, adding its technology would help reduce traffic and improve air uberquality. “Uber has a simple goal: to use technology to...