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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.



By Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
Rajshahi char farmers count profits from peanut cultivation Farmers in Rajshahi area are benefiting through cultivating peanut in char lands on the Padma River. Under Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) project, farmers of Char Mazardiar in Haripur and Harian Ups in Paba upazilas have been cultivating the crop since November last year. Earlier, three to four maunds of peanut were harvested on bigha of ...
By Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
Jobless Padma River boatmen face acute food crisisDozens of people including boatmen and hawkers who entertain tourists and visitors on the bank of the River Padma in Rajshahi district have become jobless due to coronavirus pandemic. They sit in their houses idle as coronavirus pandemic has crippled their lives.While visiting Shrirampur area in the city our correspondent found that 26 boats which ...
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RMCH needs more ICU beds, ventilators  RAJSHAHI, June 17: Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) is requiring more incentive care unit (ICU) beds and ventilators.  There are a total of 28 ICU beds in the division. Of them, 15 ICU beds are in the RMCH, and the remaining 13 ones are in different private clinics.According to RMCH doctors, these 15 ICU beds ...
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Late Boro paddy comes under insect attackRAJSHAHI, June 8: Farmers of Tanor Upazila here are passing miserable time to protect the late-season Boro paddy from the attack by current insects.Along with the current insects, other insects are also attacking the Boro fields. In a two shifting, the Boro crop is cultivated at Tanor. The Boro crop farmed in the first phase ...
By Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
Mango Special Train's tariff higher than truck, traders lose interestTraders in Rajshahi are losing interest in sending their mango by 'Mango Special Trains' to the capital Dhaka due to high rate of tariff than that of trucks.Maximum Tk 15,000 is required to send a truck of mangoes to Dhaka. Traders can send mangoes to the arats or warehouses in wholesale markets from different rural ...
By Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
'Write whatever you like', councilor suggests Rajshahi journalists A reserved woman ward councilor has allegedly violated social distancing while distributing relief among poor in Rajshahi city amid the coronavirus outbreak.However, when journalists asked her about defying the government rules in distributing relief, she ignored it saying "write whatever you like."The incident took place at Ward Councilor (No.3,5,6) Ayesha Khatun Nadira’s residence at Bhatapara ...
By Rafiqul Hasan Firoz
Oil theft at Rajshahi Station: Engineer suspended, 3 held Railway authorities has suspended one of its engineers for his alleged involvement in thieving oil from a storage tank at Rajshahi Railway Station on Thursday noon. Besides this, members of Railway Nirapatta Bahini (RNB) also arrested three employees of local depot of Jamuna Oil Company Limited in this connection. The arrested are Jamuna Oil depot ...
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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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