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T-Aman cultivation progressing fast in Pabna, Magura districts

Roving Correspondent August 14, 2018 22:02:13

PABNA, Aug 14: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) is expecting to produce over 0.2 million tonnes of T-Aman paddy output this season. More than 0.7 million farmers of Pabna, Sirajganj, Bog...

Nation set to observe National Mourning Day

-- August 14, 2018 22:00:01

The nation is set to observe the National Mourning Day on Wednesday with due reverence and solemnity, marking the 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur R...

Transforming remorse to strength

SK Sur Chowdhury August 14, 2018 21:27:51

Forty-two years have elapsed. Still that scary, depressing and tear-soaked feeling overshadows my heart and soul while the dark night comes into my mind. At that missing moment, I wonder, how terribly...

Bangabandhu's thoughts on development: Focus on industrialisation

Atiur Rahman August 14, 2018 21:16:29

"To build a Golden Bengal, we need Golden People. Bangladesh is plagued by exploitation, oppression, and looting. To solve these problems and to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh, the people nee...

If BNP comes to power, terrorism will emerge again: Minister

-- August 14, 2018 20:50:01

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal on Tuesday observed that state terrorism would emerge in the country once again if the BNP comes to power, saying BNP is called ‘a party of...

HC asks for list of ‘risky buildings’ in city

-- August 14, 2018 20:33:18

The High Court on Tuesday has asked the authorities concerned to submit the list of risky buildings in the city within three months. An HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ash...

Maya's graft case: HC verdict on Oct 7

-- August 14, 2018 18:31:44

The High Court verdict on an appeal filed by Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya against his sentence of 13 years imprisonment will be delivered on October 7. A bench of Just...

Shortage of passengers forces cancellation of two more hajj flights

-- August 14, 2018 18:27:23

Two more Hajj flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines scheduled to fly on Wednesday have been cancelled for shortage of passengers. The cancelled flights are BG1093 and BG3093, reports UNB. With these,...

Overstaying BD expats in UAE scramble to regularise status

-- August 14, 2018 16:59:24

Tens of thousands overstaying Bangladeshi expatriates in Dubai have been pouring into the Bangladesh Consulate premises in the hope of getting quick exit or regularising their status, reports UNB citi...

'Tobacco users decline significantly in eight years'

-- August 14, 2018 16:56:09

Tobacco users have declined significantly in Bangladesh in the last eight years amid signs that anti-tobacco measures yielded benefits, according to a new survey. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim revea...

Govt poised to give necessary support to boost tourism

-- August 14, 2018 16:47:05

The government on Tuesday assured of providing all necessary supports to help grow the tourism sector but noted that there is still lack of adequate initiative to exploit the huge potential the sector...

BNP to demo to mark its 40th anniversary

-- August 14, 2018 15:48:38

BNP will hold a public rally in the capital on September 1, marking the party's 40th founding anniversary. Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press br...

Speeding truck kills schoolgirl in Satkhira

-- August 14, 2018 13:38:29

In a tragic incident, a schoolgirl was crushed under the wheels of a truck at Hajipur intersection in Ashashuni upazila of Satkhira region on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Priti Swa...

Man dies in cylinder blast in Chattogram

-- August 14, 2018 13:20:13

A rickshaw-van puller was killed as a gas cylinder exploded in Sadarghat area of the port city on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Kamal Uddin, 50, according to a UNB report. The cyli...

Three die in ‘shootouts’

-- August 14, 2018 12:48:17

Two suspected drug traffickers have been killed in a ‘shootout’ with RAB in Cox’s Bazar’s Ramu, while another unidentified young man died in a ‘shootout’ with polic...

Opposition Chief Whip Tajul Islam Chowdhury no more

-- August 14, 2018 12:27:26

Tajul Islam Chowdhury, chief whip of the opposition in parliament and Jatiya Party presidium member died in a city hospital on Monday night. He was 73. A Jatiya Party press release said he breathed h...

Cousin hacks youth to death in Kushtia

-- August 14, 2018 11:46:56

A young man was hacked to death allegedly by his cousin at Jhalupara area of sadar municipality in Kushtia on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Mithun Mandal, 28, son of Enat Ali Mondal of...

Two ‘drug pedlars’ die in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

-- August 14, 2018 11:27:02

Two suspected drug pedlars were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Panerchhora area of Cox’s Bazar’s Ramu upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceas...

Dhaka world’s 2nd worst city to live in

-- August 14, 2018 11:20:48

Bangladesh capital Dhaka is the second least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of f...

Ctg waterlogging: Minister happy with 0.01pc project work!

Our Correspondent August 14, 2018 10:45:40

Only 0.01 per cent work on the Chattogram City Waterlogging Mitigation Project is done in more than three months' time. But the performance has satisfied the monitoring committee of the Tk 56.16 bill...

Narsingdi road crash claims four lives

-- August 14, 2018 10:43:14

At least four passengers were killed and seven others injured in a head-on collision between a microbus and a bus in Sonamurir Tek area of Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi on Tuesday morning. The ident...

Govt moves to set lifespan of new roads, buildings

Syful Islam August 14, 2018 10:39:39

The government has moved to determine the lifetime of all new public-sector roads and buildings to be built across the country, officials said. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has recently asked...

Dhunot Aus farmers make Tk 135 million profit this season

Our Correspondent August 13, 2018 22:11:52

BOGURA, Aug 13:  Farmers of Dhunot upazila of the district have made profit of over Tk 135 million this season by cultivating Aus paddy. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sour...

Papaya cultivation gaining popularity in Magura

Our Correspondent August 13, 2018 22:10:48

MAGURA, Aug 13: Papaya cultivation is gaining popularity in the district. A good number of farmers have attained financial solvency from the farming of papaya. Sources said farmers show their intere...

Vegetable prices soaring up in N region

Roving Correspondent August 13, 2018 22:09:55

SIRAJGANJ, Aug 13: Vegetable prices are soaring up both in retail and wholesale markets in northern six districts from the last week. Sources said poor-income groups of Bogura, Sirajganj, Natore, P...

Samakal editor Golam Sarwar passes away

-- August 13, 2018 22:08:02

Golam Sarwar, the editor of Daily Samakal, died on Monday night at a hospital in Singapore. He was 75. The veteran journalist, who had long been suffering from various dieses, breathed his last aroun...

Dispose Khaleda's bail plea by 7 days: HC

-- August 13, 2018 21:01:55

The High Court has directed a Comilla Special Judge Court to dispose of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail petition in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act within a week. The HC also canc...

Police data centre project likely to get ECNEC approval

-- August 13, 2018 20:51:46

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) is likely to approve police data centre capacity enhancement project on Tuesday. The Planning Commission has already sent the project...

Govt trying to bring Bangabandhu’s killers back: Law minister

-- August 13, 2018 20:43:56

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the government is trying to bring the fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman back from abroad. "We've information about them, but...

Garment workers need to be paid before Aug 16, demand rights organisations

FE Online Report August 13, 2018 20:15:18

Garments Sromik Adhiker Andolon, a platform of 12 rights organisations, Monday insisted garment factory owners to pay their workers monthly wage for August and festival allowance by the 16th of this m...