Farmers in trouble due to pump failure: No water in fields for biggest irrigation project

Agriculture extension department sources say at least 106,000 farmers from four upazilas of Kushtia and Chuadanga can cultivate Boro crops with water from the GK Irrigation Project. Farmers say that Boro crop requires the most irrigation. In this, irrigation is required from preparation of land till emergence of seedlings. Sometimes the land has to be […]

Boat sank with vehicles: Padma river tragedy. Manikganj correspondent update

Manikganj Deputy Commissioner Rehana Akhtar told Prothom Alo that 10 people have been rescued. Four of them swam to the shore while fire service personnel rescued the other six. Shah Mohammad Khalid Newaz, deputy managing director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Aricha office, said ferry operations were stopped on the Paturia-Daulatdiya route at […]

Boats get stuck at Padma beach as fog halts services on Daulatdia-Paturia route

Dense fog left two boats carrying passengers stranded in the middle of the Padma river, forcing the authorities to suspend services on the Daulatdia-Paturia route. Mohammad Khalid Nawaz, a deputy general manager of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, said they suspended the services at around 9.30 pm on Saturday due to zero visibility.

Govt mulls 2nd Padma bridge

The supervision will go for a second overpass over a Padma if a World Bank does not repel a cessation upon appropriation a Padma Multipurpose Bridge projects, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader pronounced yesterday. The newly allocated minister, however, hoped which a cessation would go soon. He was lecture reporters during Daudkandi in Comilla after upon […]

World Bank suspends Padma bridge Fund

Implementation of the Padma multipurpose bridge-project as the consortium of the four lending agencies led by the World Bank become uncertain $2 billion has interrupted a Fund of $1.345 (b) for the project, to an allegation of corruption the bidding process for the appointment of construction monitoring consultant settled is. Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Secretary […]

People’s commission formed by International Farakka Committee (IFC)

Yesterday the leaders of the International Farakka Committee declared names of 24 members’ people’s commission for Himalayan rivers and its 14 member’s steering committee at the national press club which comprises citizens of Bangladesh, India, China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. The International Farakka Committee is expecting that the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan […]