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Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
Correspondent
Md. Rafiqul Hasan Firoz is the District Correspondent (Rajshahi) of the Daily Observer. He joined the Daily Observer on 1 April, 2014. He has a good track record and experience of about 20 years as a journalist. E-mail contact : [email protected] and Cell +8801711-976778. He is a social worker and cultural personality. He has been working actively in both social and cultural forums for a long time.



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Rice prices soar in RajshahiRAJSHAHI, Mar 27: The harvest of paddy has been good. The supply of rice is adequate. But the prices are going up in the district.Prices of all varieties of the staple-rice have soared up in different bazaars. Sources concerned said the rice prices are going up due to an unscrupulous circle capitalising coronavirus outbreak.For the ...
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Rural health in Barind region at risk for excessive use of pesticideRAJSHAHI, Mar 20: Rural health in Barind region is at risk for excessive use of pesticide in cropland. Paddy is cultivated three times annually in the region. Besides farming paddy, the growers are now cultivating different vegetables like potato, brinjal, pointed gourd and tomato. With the rising farming-spree, the use of pesticides is also increasing.Many ...
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Onion farmers get bumper production at BaghaRAJSHAHI, Feb 28: Farmers of Bagha Upazila in the district have got bumper yield of onion this season.Now, growers are busy harvesting the crop. Per kilogram of new onion is selling at Tk 120.Grower Enat Hossen of Palashi Fateh Char said, "I've cultivated onion taking loans from different NGOs and moneylenders. I'll  repay the loan ...
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Groundnut farming on the rise in RajshahiRAJSHAHI, Feb 22: Groundnut cultivation has been popular among the local farmers due to low cultivation cost and fair price of the produce in the market.A large quantity of char lands in Bagha Upazila of the district has been brought under groundnut farming as the weather has remained favourable since the sowing stage of the ...
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Good profit comes from sale of immature onions, leavesRAJSHAHI, Feb 10: Farmers in Bagmara Upazila of the district are making good profit from the sale of immature onions and their leaves.After a few days, the "Taherpuri Laila" variety of onion, grown in Taherpur Union of the upazila, will be marketed. But, the farmers are already selling onion leaves. Many growers are harvesting immature ...
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Rajshahi City protection dyke faces erosion threatRAJSHAHI, Feb 8: The city protection dyke is likely to be eroded if steps are not taken to save it before the next monsoon season. During the last year's rainy season, sand bags were dumped on emergency basis at some points of the dyke to protect it from erosion. But, no steps have been taken ...
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Pulse millers incur loss, become indebtedRAJSHAHI, Feb 5: Most of the pulse millers of the district are trapped in the net of default loans.Jamal Uddin had a pulse mill named "Rupali Dal Mill" at Baneswar Bazaar. After running for about 25 years, he had to close the mill. Few years back, he would purchase pulse from farmers, and after processing, ...
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Sudden rice price hike in Rajshahi RAJSHAHI, Jan 29: The price of rice has suddenly increased in local markets. Daily consumers are venting concern over the situation. Retailers said they are buying rice at higher rates from wholesalers, and so they had to sell these at high rates.They held rice millers responsible for the rise-up. According to them, the price of ...
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Rajshahi farmers worried as Boro seedbeds become yellowishRAJSHAHI, Jan 18: Boro seedbeds at Durgapur are becoming yellowish due to cold wave, rain and foul weather. Farmers are concerned with their Boro cultivation. But agriculture officials said there is no reason to be worried.A visit found growing saplings becoming faded and yellow.Agriculture officials said because of heavier cooling, they are getting faded to ...
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Tub farming becomes popular in RajshahiRAJSHAHI, Jan 17: Tub farming is becoming popular among the dwellers of the city as it is easy to get fresh vegetables from own garden.Apart from flowers, many dwellers are now showing interest to plant vegetables and fruit-bearing trees in tubs or pots on the rooftop. This farming is getting recognition as roof farming in ...
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