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Youth electrocuted in Rajshahi

-- August 19, 2019 17:02:06

A youth was electrocuted in a shop at Godagari upazila in Rajshahi on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Jashim, 18, son of Hazrat Ali of Mohammadpur Joibattola village in the area. He pa...

Indian FM Jaishankar to arrive Monday night

-- August 19, 2019 16:49:19

Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar will arrive in Dhaka on Monday night on a three-day official visit, aiming to strengthen the relations between Bangladesh and India further. Foreign Minister Dr A...

SC order on 9th wage board gazette on Tuesday

-- August 19, 2019 16:17:02

The Supreme Court on Monday fixed Tuesday for passing an order on publication of gazette notification on the 9th wage board for journalists. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief...

ACC arrests another owner of FR Tower

-- August 19, 2019 15:30:36

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested engineer SMHI Faruk, one of the owners of fire-ravaged FR Tower of Banani in Dhaka, in a case over design forgery charges. A team of the anti-graft watchdo...

DNCC launches ‘combing operation’ to fight dengue

-- August 19, 2019 14:22:25

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has announced a so-called ‘combing operation’ aiming to terminate the dengue-inducing Aedes mosquitoes. The programme is set to begin on Tuesday at...

CPD’s explanation on fine imposed by DSCC

FE Online Desk August 19, 2019 14:18:58

A mobile court led by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Sunday inspected the under-construction building of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and found presence of larvae of Aedes mosquitoes, in v...

IFRC expresses concern over conditions in Rohginya camps

FE Online Desk August 19, 2019 13:27:11

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expressed grave concern over the humanitarian conditions of Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar camps. Tens of thousands of...

Dengue claims three more lives

-- August 19, 2019 13:05:16

Three more people died while undergoing treatment for dengue fever in the districts of Khulna, Mymensingh and Faridpur on Monday. The latest numbers have taken the death toll from the mosquito-born...

RAB detains four ‘militants’ in city

-- August 19, 2019 12:08:09

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-3) arrested four suspected members of a militant group named ‘Allah'r Dal’ from Hatirjheel area in the capital early Monday. The identities of the a...

BD likely to allow Chevron to explore some onshore blocks

M Azizur Rahman August 19, 2019 10:54:02

The government may allow US company Chevron to carry out exploration study in some onshore blocks to find out new natural gas prospects. "We are considering Chevron's proposal positively. A posit...

BR struggles to overhaul ageing fleet of coaches

Munima Sultana August 19, 2019 10:41:39

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) has taken up a rehabilitation project for 100 metre-gauge train coaches in its second phase, even as 388 coaches or 42 per cent of total coaches running in its eastern...

Civil servants get stunning benefits

Jasim Uddin Haroon August 19, 2019 10:12:07

Pay packages including fringe benefits abound for the civil servants in Bangladesh with experts questioning the efficacy of the spending spree at the cost of taxpayers' money. The remuneration includ...

Army man killed in Rangamati terror attack

-- August 18, 2019 22:31:29

An army member was killed in a gun attack by terrorists in Rajasthali upazila of Rangamati district on Sunday morning. The victim was identified as Nasim, 19, a sepoy, reports UNB citing an ISPR rele...

85 new patients hospitalised in six dists of Rajshahi div in last 24 hours

Our Correspondents August 18, 2019 21:27:13

BOGURA, Aug 18: A total of 85 new dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals in six districts of Rajshahi division during the last 24 hours. August, September and October months are...

Milad for Bangabandhu held at PMO

-- August 18, 2019 20:27:06

A milad and doa mahfil was held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Sunday, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning D...

Merchants agree to resume sales of rawhides

-- August 18, 2019 20:21:49

Merchants have agreed to resume the sales of rawhides of sacrificed animals to tanners from Sunday backing off from its Saturday’s announcement. President of the Bangladesh Hide and Skin Mercha...

55 women tortured to death for dowry in Jan-July

FE Online Report August 18, 2019 20:17:55

At least 55 women were tortured to death for dowry alone in the first seven months of the calendar year, according to a local legal aid and rights body. The Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) report noted tha...

Dengue: Over 1,706 more hospitalised in 24hrs

-- August 18, 2019 19:17:12

Some 1,706 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning with the report of one death, according to government sources. The new number of the mosquito borne...

ACC arrests FR Tower's partial owner Tasvir

-- August 18, 2019 18:16:38

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday arrested Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of fire-ravaged FR Tower of Banani in Dhaka, over design forgery charges. A team of the anti-graft watchdog...

Keep surroundings clean to prevent dengue: PM

-- August 18, 2019 17:37:56

Terming the dengue outbreak a big problem, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country to remain aware about the mosquito-borne disease and keep their houses and surrounding...

'Road crashes claim 224 lives in 12 days'

-- August 18, 2019 17:34:00

At least 224 people were killed and 886 others injured in 203 road accidents across the country in 12 days before and after the Eid-ul-Azha, said Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers' welfare...

'Flood-hit farmers to be rehabilitated'

-- August 18, 2019 17:26:39

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said the government will rehabilitate the flood-affected farmers and provide them with free fertilisers and seeds for the next Robi crop cultivation....

Bridge collapses only three months after construction

-- August 18, 2019 16:23:45

A 40-foot bridge constructed at a cost of Tk 3.1 million has collapsed in only three months, causing extreme suffering to commuters. The bridge was constructed over the Abashongami canal at Purba Dho...

Rifat murder: Minni seeks bail again

-- August 18, 2019 15:38:12

Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of Rifat Sharif, filed a petition with the High Court again on Sunday seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of her husband. Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, filed...

DoE orders shutdown of Asian Paper Mill over Halda pollution

-- August 18, 2019 15:22:50

The Department of Environment has ordered the shutdown of Asian Paper Mill for polluting the Halda river by dumping waste in it. Azadur Rahman Mallik, director in the DoE Chattogram Metropolitan, iss...

Undertake development projects on priority basis: PM

-- August 18, 2019 14:38:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the ministries to undertake development projects on a priority basis for implementation of the annual budget properly and accelerating the country’s...

City road crash kills one

-- August 18, 2019 13:52:04

A man was killed in a road accident at Uttar Badda in the capital on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam, 45, son of late Saidul Islam of Charikumarpara in Kamalkanda upazila of Net...

Foreign secy refuses to confirm Rohingya repatriation date

-- August 18, 2019 13:47:48

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has refused to confirm any specific date for the beginning of Rohingya repatriation from Cox’s Bazar as reported by the international media. "It's (repatriat...

Seven die in Cumilla highway crash

-- August 18, 2019 13:31:52

Seven people were killed and another was injured as an auto-rickshaw crashed into a bus on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila Sunday noon. The identities of the deceased c...

Man ‘hacks wife to death’ in Jhenaidah

-- August 18, 2019 11:33:14

A housewife was hacked to death allegedly by her husband following a family feud at Chheria village in Maheshpur upazila of Jhenaidah on early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Firoza Begum, 45,...