The flower growers and traders of Jashore’s Jhikargaccha upazila, one of the largest flower markets of Bangladesh, expect to sell flowers worth Tk 70 crore in the month of February as flower is a must-have in the celebration Pahela Falgun, Valentines’ Day and observance of Amar Ekushey. Flower growers are passing a busy day in nurturing their flowers ahead of the three events in the country. They also hope that that they will be able to sell flowers worth Tk 100 crore ahead of Pahela Falgun and Valentines’ Day on February 14, International Mother Language Day on February 21, Bangabandhu’s Birth Anniversary on March 17, Independence Day on March 26 Pahela Baishakh on April 14. Gadkhali and Panisara areas of Jhikargachha upazila have taken a colorful look with flowers everywhere where the farmers are nurturing their flowers to catch the markets. Read: Best Valentine's Day Destinations: 10 Stunning Resorts Around Dhaka Different species of flowers including rose, jarbera, gladiolus, tube-rose, marigold, lilium, gypsy, chandramallika are cultivated in Jashore. Pervez, a flower grower of Syedpara in the upazila, said he brought five bighas of land under marigold cultivation and two bighas under tube-rose cultivation. “Now I am spending busy time nurturing my flowers as I have to catch the flower markets. I also used vitamins and pesticides in my flower garden to keep these free from pest attack,” he said. Qurban Ali, another flower grower of Panisara village, said “I have brought over two bighas of land under rose cultivation. The demand for roses increased on Valentine's Day. There are new buds on the rose plants now. I am spraying vitamins so that they are not damaged. The price of flowers will increase before Valentine's Day, I hope.” Already one stick of rose is being sold at Tk 25-30 per piece at retail level, he said. At retail level, Jerbera is being sold at Tk 8-10 per piece, rose at Tk 15-16 per piece, gladiolus at Tk 15-17 per piece, tube-rose at Tk 12, 1000 pieces merigold at Tk 200-250, gypsy Tk 10 per piece, 100 pieces chandramallika at Tk 500, china rose at Tk 25-26 per piece, but the price of flowers will increase three times ahead of the festivals, he said. Read more: A festival of flowers in Chattogram
Muslim devotees who attended the first phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema from neighbouring India have started returning home through Benapole land port in Jashore on Monday (February 05, 2024) morning. Sources at the port’s immigration office said that a huge number of devotees came to Bangladesh from several states of India to participate the Ijtema that ended on Sunday with Akheri Munajat on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi. Read: Two Ijtema attendees die in Tongi road accident The Indian devotees were seen standing in queues of Benapole’s Immigration customs to return home in the early morning. Benapole Immigration police station’s Officer-in-Charge (investigation) Shafiq Ahmed said there are additional officers so that the devotees face no hassles during departure from Bangladesh. Read more: Two Ijtema attendees die in Tongi road accident
A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) who sustained injuries after being shot by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) along the Dhannokhola border under Benapole upazila of Jashore early Monday (January 22, 2024), succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment in India, BGB said today (January 23, 2024). The deceased, Raisuddin, 35, was posted at the BGB-49 Battalion in Jashore, said a media release signed by Lt Col Md Jamil, commander of the 49 Battalion. According to the release, a patrol team of the paramilitary force challenged a gang of cattle smugglers when they were intruding into Bangladesh from India, adjacent to Jhelepara post area under the Benapole upazila, around 5:30 am on Monday. Read more: BGB distributes warm clothes among destitute people in St Martin's Island At one stage of the chase, the smugglers went back inside Indian territory, it reads, adding that BGB personnel Raisuddin got separated from the patrol team amid dense fog. Though initially he was not found, later it was known through several sources that he was injured in BSF firing and was undergoing treatment in an Indian hospital. Shortly after the incident, a bilateral flag meeting on commander-level was held between the BGB and the BSF, according to the release. He died while undergoing treatment in the hospital, it was confirmed. The BGB demanded proper investigation into the incident and sent a protest note to their Indian counterparts, the press release reads. Process is underway to bring the BGB personnel’s body back home soon, it added. Read more: BGB's seized contraband in Dec 2023 worth over Tk 266 crore
Govt initiative to reduce edible oil imports: Jashore’s mustard farmers anticipate exceptional harvest
The mustard farmers of Jashore district are anticipating a record production and significant profits this year, thanks to favorable weather conditions and enhanced government support. The Jashore Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) revealed that the area under mustard cultivation surpassed the initial target of 29,900 hectares, reaching 30,265 hectares. This increase is a part of the government’s initiative to reduce edible oil imports, as highlighted by DAE sources. Election 2024: Crude bomb blast at Jashore polling centre injures 1 A visit to Churamonkathi village in Sadar upazila showcased vast fields adorned with vibrant mustard flowers. The farmers have adopted Bari-9 and Bari-14 mustard varieties, with the government providing each farmer with one kg of seeds and 20 kg of fertilizers per bigha of land to encourage cultivation. Jabed Ali, a farmer from Kulia village in Jhikargacha upazila, shared his optimism: “Compared to other crops like paddy, mustard cultivation is less expensive and more profitable. That’s why many of us have chosen to cultivate mustard.” 7 crude bombs explode in 2 polling centres in Jashore The farmers are optimistic about the harvest, which is expected to begin within the next 20-25 days. “If the weather remains favorable, we anticipate a bumper yield,” Ali added. Zahidur Rahman, another farmer from Keshabpur upazila, echoed this sentiment: “Last year, I harvested five maunds of mustard. With the current conditions, I expect an even greater yield this year.” Dr. Sushanta Kumar Tarafdar, Deputy Director of DAE, underscored the government’s commitment to reducing edible oil imports. “By increasing the cultivation of Robi season crops like mustard, we aim to achieve this goal. This year, Jashore has seen a record yield,” he stated. National Polls: 275 polling stations out of 825 are vulnerable in Jashore The government provided seeds and fertilizers to 37,800 farmers across the district, including those in Abhaynagar upazila, where mustard cultivation covered 2,110 hectares. The concerted efforts of the farmers, favorable weather, and government support have combined to set the stage for a highly successful mustard harvest in Jashore, marking a significant stride in Bangladesh’s agricultural sector.
Candidacies of the independent and Awami League candidates from Gazipur-4 and Jashore-4 constituencies respectively are valid after Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today rejecting petitions in this connection. The concerned candidates are Alam Ahmad, running independently in Gazipur-4, and AL candidate Enamul Haque Babul of Jashore-4. A six-member full and regular bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the orders after hearing writ petitions on the issues. In Gazipur, deputy commissioner and returning officer Abul Fate Mohammad Shafiqul Islam scrapped the nomination paper of Alam, advisor to central committee of the AL’s associate body Krishak League and also nephew of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad, citing him as a loan defaulter during evaluation. Later, he submitted an appeal to the Election Commission (EC) but his nomination was declared invalid on December 13. Alam Ahmad, a well-known industrialist, moved to the High Court (HC) with a writ petition while it rejected his appeal on December 18. He again submitted another petition to the Appellate Division challenging the HC order while the Chamber Court of the Appellate Division ordered the authorities concerned to give him a chance to join the election scheduled for January 7. Awami League-backed candidate and current MP Simeen Hussain Rimi, daughter of the late Tajuddin Ahmad, filed a petition to the Chamber Court seeking withdrawal of the order. Finally today, the Appellate Division upheld the Chamber Court’s order by rejecting Simeen’s petition. On the other hand, the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan also declared the candidacy of Awami League-nominated candidate Enamul Haque Babul valid by rejecting two separate writ petitions filed by two independent candidates from Jashore-4 seat. Independent candidates Sukriti Kumar Mandal and Ranajit Kumar Roy submitted the petitions to the EC bringing allegations of loan default and seeking cancellation of Enamul’s candidacy. On December 13, the EC cancelled his candidacy after hearing the appeals in this regard. Enraged by this, the Awami League candidate filed a petition to the HC which directly rejected it on December 18. After a hearing, the Appellate Division noted that his candidacy was valid on the following day. The EC submitted an appeal seeking withdrawal of the Appellate Division’s order. Finally today, a hearing was held on the petition in the court, and Enamul can now run for election.
A 27-year-old mother has been arrested for allegedly killing her 12-day-old twins by throwing them into a well in Jashore’s Keshabpur upazila. The incident took place on Tuesday night following a family dispute near the new mosque in Sahapara area of Keshabpur, police said. 3 get death penalty in gold smuggling case in Jashore The arrestee has been identified as Sultana Yasmin. Police recovered the bodies of the twins from the well at around 7:00 am on Wednesday. Sultana lived with her husband Abu Bakar Siddique at her father Abdul Latif's house in Sahapara of the municipality. Former BNP upazila president arrested in Jashore She along with her family members were brought to the police station for interrogation on Wednesday morning after Sultana called the police through her family members, saying that her twins went missing. Later, during the interrogation, Sultana confessed to throwing her children, Araf and Tasneem, into the well in front of the house at around 1:30am on Wednesday, said Mohammad Zahirul Alam, officer-in-charge of Keshabpur Police Station . 7-year-old drowns in Jashore pond She confessed to throwing them in the water after a family dispute with her husband, said OC Zahirul. A case has been filed with Keshabpur police station in this regard.
A local leader of Jubo League was shot dead allegedly by miscreants at Pachakari village in Manirampur upazila of Jashore district on Monday.The deceased was identified as Uday Shankar Biswas, 42, convener of Nehalpur union unit Jubo League and son of Ranjit Biswas.Quoting family sources, Sheikh Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Manirampur police station, said miscreants shot Uday while he was returning to his home from a local bazar around 7:30 am, leaving him injured. 2 Rohingyas shot dead by rivals at Ukhiya camp in Cox’s BazarLater, he was taken to Khulna 250-bed hospital where doctors declared him dead.No one was arrested in this connection, said police.Young painter shot dead in Khulna
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (October 16, 2023) asked the officials concerned to make sure that developments projects don’t impede the free flow of water bodies, including rivers and canals. “We have to ensure the uninterrupted flow of rivers. Keeping that in mind, we have to carry out our projects and development activities,” she said. The prime minister said this while inaugurating various projects under the ministries of water resources and health. She joined the programme from her official residence, Ganabhaban, through video link. She said that in the name of development it is often seen that all water bodies are filled up. “I think that this is very fulsome. All have to take step to save the water resources whenever any project is taken up or implemented,” she stressed. Hasina also put importance on preserving water during the monsoon season. She put emphasis on continuous capital dredging and maintenance dredging whichever is needed for the water bodies. Read more: Bangladesh is a role model to least development countries: Shahab Uddin The PM also said that the natural flow of the rivers, canals, beels (lake-like wetland) and other water bodies must not be hindered during implementation of any development project. She asked the relevant authorities to ensure having at least one water reservoir in every development project. Mentioning water as the biggest resource for the country, she said that all water bodies must have to be protected. “The nature will flow by its own course, and we have to take steps to save our resources going with that flow,” she said. Read more: Development should prioritise environmental protection over environmental damage: Dr Hossain Zillur Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque and State Minister for Water Resources Ministry Zaheed Farooque also spoke at the programme.
A man was killed and four others were injured in a mob beating in Sadar upazila of Jashore early Thursday. The deceased, Masud Rana, 38, was son of Sohrab Molla of Kefayatnagar village under the Sadar upazila. Read: Illegal arms factory busted in Chattogram hill: 2 held The injured Israfil Hossain, 20, Sajeeb, 20, Sumon Hossain, 22, and Moinuddin, 20, are residents of several villages in the upazila. Locals said someone using loudspeakers announced that a gang of robbers were taking drugs at the house of one Zulfiqar Gazi’s father-in-law at Gaidgachi village and sought help from villagers. Read:Man killed in lynch-mob attack in Faridpur Responding to the call, villagers rushed to the house and beat up the five people, leaving Masud dead on the spot. Tajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, said the injured are now undergoing treatment in Sadar and other hospitals. Read: 2 ‘robbers’ killed in Habiganj lynch-mob attack The body was sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, he said, adding that a process was underway to file a case in this connection. The OC the reason behind the incident will be known upon investigation.
Benapole, Aug 23 (UNB)-Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two suspected smugglers along with 43 gold bars worth over Tk 13.5 crore in Boro Aunduliya village under Chaugachha upazila of Jashore on Tuesday night. Also read : Two arrested with gold bars worth over Tk 13cr in Jashore The arrestees are Shawon Hossain, son of Mohiuddin of Enayetpur village under Sadar upazila of Jashore, and Rafiqul Islam, son of Kuddus Mollah of Shalika upazila in Magura. Also read : APBn detains Biman staff with 68 gold bars at Dhaka airport Lt. Colonel Ahmed Hasan Jamil, commander of Jashore BGB Battalion, at a press briefing said they conducted a drive at the village after being informed that a big haul of gold would be smuggled to India from Bangladesh through the border. Also read : Indian national held with 981 grams gold at Chattogram airport As per the information, they took position at the village and signaled a motorbike carrying the duo, he said. They recovered the gold bars from their possession. The accused were handed over to Chaugachha police station to take legal action in this connection, the BGB officer added.