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‘Corruption is corruption, won’t be treated differently’

-- July 19, 2019 18:41:48

Apparently disapproving ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood's comments that corruption committed in good faith is not an offence as per the law, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday sai...

Floods put 4.0m at risk of food scarcity, disease

-- July 19, 2019 18:22:51

Torrential rains in the northern and south-eastern parts of Bangladesh have put more than 4.0 million people at risk of food scarcity and disease, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Re...

80 navy members leave for Lebanon

-- July 19, 2019 18:09:15

Some 80 members of Bangladesh Navy (BN) went to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Thursday to join the Peace Keeping Mission BANCON-10, reports BSS. An ISPR release Friday said...

Man hacked to death in Gopalganj

-- July 19, 2019 17:49:52

A young man was hacked to death by his rivals at Shashabaria village in Sadar upazila of Gopalganj on Friday. The deceased was identified as Jasim Sheikh, 36, son of Aziz Sheikh of the village, repor...

Effects of mild earthquake felt in Bangladesh

-- July 19, 2019 17:39:58

Effects of a mild earthquake that shook India's Arunachal Pradesh have been felt in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh. The quake occurred at 3:22pm (BdST) and was recorded at a magnitude of 5.5 by...

‘Govt will do everything to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes’

-- July 19, 2019 17:38:23

Home Minister Asaduzzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the government will do everything necessary to control Aedes mosquitoes which are responsible for spread of dengue. "Currently dengue is the most...

US to stand strong on Rohingya crisis, Pence conveys

-- July 19, 2019 15:23:32

The United States has reiterated that they will stand strong on resolving the Rohingya issue, holding the perpetrators in Myanmar accountable for committing the crimes of atrocities against Rohingyas....

Moulvibazar derailment halts Dhaka-Sylhet rail link

FE Online Desk July 19, 2019 14:55:52

Rail communication of Sylhet has been cut off from Dhaka and Chattogram as a train derailed near Kulaura Railway Station in Moulvibazar this afternoon. After two of its wheels got detached, Jayantika...

Father, son die after being struck by lightning while fishing

-- July 19, 2019 14:19:18

Two members of a family have been killed by a lightning strike in Sunamganj's Jamalganj Upazila. The dead were identified as Banu Hossain, 40, and his 11-year-old son Sumon Mia. The incident occurre...

Mosquito menace: DNCC cancels leave of officials

FE Online Desk July 19, 2019 14:11:11

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has cancelled leave of all officials of its related departments in a bid to control the recent surge of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly dengue, chikungun...

Ruma’s road link remains snapped for 12 days

-- July 19, 2019 13:46:01

Road communication between Ruma upazila and Bandarban district headquarters remained suspended for 12 days as different portion of the road was damaged due to landslide and torrential rain. Numerou...

Refat murder: Third key suspect remanded

-- July 19, 2019 12:24:55

Police have been given five days to grill Rishan Forazi, the third key suspect in the daylight murder of Refat Shorif in Barguna town. Judge Md Sirajul Islam Gazi of the court of Senior Judicial Magi...

Humayun Ahmed’s 7th death anniv today

-- July 19, 2019 11:39:32

The 7th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed on Friday. Family of the prominent writer and his fans are observing the day with various prog...

ACC finds graft in WASA projects drained billions

-- July 19, 2019 11:00:37

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found irregularities and graft in about a dozen projects in an investigation into activities of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA). The national...

PM off to London

-- July 19, 2019 10:32:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for London on Friday morning on an official visit to the United Kingdom. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the premier and her entourage members...

PM urges govt officials to continue drive against graft, drugs

-- July 18, 2019 21:59:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the government officials to continue drives against corruption and drugs as well as design development projects in a planned way. “Drives against...

Fear of mosquitoes keeping Kamal away from Planning Commission

-- July 18, 2019 21:31:03

Getting bitten by mosquito is quite common in Dhaka, but having been diagnosed with dengue after being affected by chikungunya, AHM Mustafa Kamal says he is afraid of the disease-bearing insects. The...

Minni confessed to her part in Rifat murder: SP

-- July 18, 2019 20:22:58

Aysha Siddika Minni has confessed her involvement in the killing of her husband Rifat Sharif, claimed Superintendent of Police (SP) of the district Md Maruf Hossain on Thursday. "Interrogation of Min...

PM flies to London Friday on 17-day official visit   

-- July 18, 2019 19:50:01

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for London on Friday on a 17-day official visit to the United Kingdom. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entoura...

Engage children in cultural practices: President

-- July 18, 2019 19:34:14

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday called upon the guardians to inspire their children to engage in cultural practices alongside their academic activities. "Everyone should come forward to nurture and...

Floods devastate over 900 villages in Sirajganj

-- July 18, 2019 19:15:24

More than 900 villages in the low-lying areas of Sirajganj have been devastated by floods as the Jamuna River continues to swell due to torrential rains and the onrush of water from the upstream. Flo...

Rohingya crisis: ICC seeks cooperation to start investigation

-- July 18, 2019 19:15:18

The Office of the Prosecutor of International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday laid emphasis on “effective, timely and tangible” cooperation from all stakeholders as an authorisation for a...

HC won’t interfere over Minni’s remand

-- July 18, 2019 18:13:12

The High Court (HC) on Thursday turned down an appeal seeking cancellation of slain Rifat Sharif's wife Ayesha Siddika Minni's remand and said that HC would not interfere in this matter right now. A...

Dispose of woman, child repression case in 180 days: HC

-- July 18, 2019 16:55:22

The High Court on Thursday issued seven directives, including the disposal of rape or murder cases within 180 days of filing those with Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunals. The bench o...

GM Quader new Jatiya Party chairman

-- July 18, 2019 14:47:21

Jatiya Party, the main opposition party in parliament, has officially designated GM Quader as its new chairman following the death of his elder brother Hussain Muhammad Ershad,. JP General Secretary...

Affiliations with colleges: DU students block Shahbag again

-- July 18, 2019 14:02:24

Students of Dhaka University blockaded Dhaka's Shahbag intersection for the second day on Thursday demanding the authorities cancel the affiliations of seven colleges with the university. The protest...

PM stresses maintaining global standard in fish production

-- July 18, 2019 13:47:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the importance of maintaining the international standard of fish and fish products for export as riverine Bangladesh can grab the first position in th...

Another key accused in Rifat murder case held

-- July 18, 2019 12:32:34

Police on Thursday announced the arrest of another suspect accused of murdering a youth in broad daylight in Barguna district town last month. Maruf Hossain, superintendent of Barguna police, said th...

Flood situation worsens in Sherpur

-- July 18, 2019 11:06:38

The sudden swelling of the Old Brahmaputra River has led to the inundation of new Char areas, croplands and houses in Sherpur district, triggering fears of a devastating flood. Water Development Boar...

Old Dhaka building collapse: Rescuers find another body

-- July 18, 2019 10:38:27

Rescuers recovered the body of another man from the rubble of a two-storied building that caved in on Wednesday in Patuatuli area of Old Dhaka. The body was retrieved around midnight, said Fire Ser...