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Kurigram shivers as mercury falls to 7.2°C

-- January 22, 2020 13:24:40

People in Bangladesh’s northern district Kurigram is shivering as a moderate cold wave started sweeping over the region on Wednesday, after five days of reprieve. Local weather office recorded...

HC bans laminated election posters

-- January 22, 2020 12:53:07

The High Court has banned the publication and display of laminated posters within the boundaries of the two city corporations ahead of the Dhaka elections in light of its damaging effect on the enviro...

PM inaugurates e-passport services

-- January 22, 2020 11:32:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the e-passport services at a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Wednesday. E-passports add a layer of security to tra...

BCL forms ward-level committees to support AL candidates

-- January 22, 2020 11:18:54

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has formed ward-level committees to campaign for Awami League (AL) mayoral candidates contesting Dhaka city polls. They have formed 54 committees for Dhaka North City...

Boro output may drop this season

Yasir Wardad January 22, 2020 10:38:05

Cold wave coupled with dense fog has caused a delay in Boro farming in the country this year, raising concerns over achieving the target of its cultivation and production. Market experts, however,...

Jasim Uddin Museum yet to be fully open

A Correspondent January 21, 2020 21:31:40

FARIDPUR, Jan 21: Construction of Jasim Uddin Museum was completed in 2013 at a cost of Tk 130 million. Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the museum on March 29, 2017 during a visit t...

Bangladeshi Immigrant Day in New York State on Saturday

-- January 21, 2020 20:43:44

New York State in the United States will observe Bangladeshi Immigrant Day again this year on September 25 (Saturday), which marks Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speech...

President, PM pay homage to Ismat Ara Sadique

BSS January 21, 2020 20:35:48

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Awami League (AL) lawmaker and former state minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadique by placing wreaths separately...

Keraniganj road crash claims four lives

UNB January 21, 2020 20:09:04

Four people were killed and two others injured in a triangular collision among a microbus, an auto-rickshaw and a motorbike at Hazratpur in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, on Tuesday. On...

ASOCIO award handed over to PM

FE Online Report January 21, 2020 19:31:16

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak  handed over the ASOCIO ICT Education Award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the cabinet meeting on Monday....

HC orders to freeze bank accounts, seize passports of 20

BSS January 21, 2020 19:15:01

The High Court (HC) has ordered authorities concerned to freeze bank accounts and to seize passports of 20 persons, including former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited P...

BD awaits donors for first-ever kidney transplant from brain-dead

BSS January 21, 2020 18:55:52

The country’s physicians are awaiting donors to begin country's first-ever kidney transplant from the brain-dead to partially meet the demand of kidney transplant. “We are ready to go for...

CPD to celebrate birth centenary of Bangabandhu

-- January 21, 2020 18:20:10

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) this year will celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence throug...

BNP enjoys extra advantage in city election campaign: Hasan

BSS January 21, 2020 17:07:04

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said BNP is enjoying an extra advantage in the campaign for the upcoming elections to the Dhaka north and south city corporations as law did not bar their top...

Tabith mum on 'undisclosed company' in Singapore

-- January 21, 2020 16:49:41

Tabith Awal, the mayor candidate of BNP for Dhaka North City Corporation, has declined to comment on a report that he owns a Singapore-based company but withheld the information in his affidavit to th...

Cold-related diseases affect 5,853 people in 24 hours

UNB January 21, 2020 16:35:15

Various cold-related diseases affected  5,853 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control...

BSF kills Bangladeshi youth along Panchagarh border

-- January 21, 2020 15:07:14

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Mominpara border in Sadar upazila of Panchagarh early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Hasan Ali, 25, son of Tabib...

Abrar murder case: Court takes charges into cognisance

-- January 21, 2020 13:58:08

A Dhaka court on Tuesday took the charges into cognisance against 25 in the case over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad. Dhaka Metropolitan...

Tabith Awal comes under attack in city

-- January 21, 2020 13:35:23

BNP’s Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls mayoral candidate Tabith Awal came under attack during election campaign in the city’s Gabtoli area on Monday. Witnesses said when Tabith a...

Dhaka elections: No motorcycles on polls day

-- January 21, 2020 13:26:44

The Election Commission (EC) has imposed restrictions on the movement of vehicles during the upcoming Dhaka city corporation elections on Feb 1. No motorcycles will be permitted in electoral areas fr...

AL MP Ismat Ara Sadique dies at 78

-- January 21, 2020 12:57:20

Awami League lawmaker and former State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadique passed away in Dhaka city on Tuesday. She was 78. Sadique was born in Keshabpur upazila’s Bhogoti vil...

Rape suspect dies in gunfight in Dhaka

-- January 21, 2020 11:22:05

A rape suspect has died in a so-called shootout with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in  Khilkhet area of Dhaka city. The incident took place in Dhanadhin Barua area at 2:15 am on Tuesday, accordi...

Bangladesh on alert for deadly coronavirus

-- January 21, 2020 11:12:34

The authorities have put the airports on alert to prevent deadly coronavirus from spreading in Bangladesh by screening travellers from China where the number of patients has more than tripled in day...

Govt asks BB to instruct banks to act accordingly

REZAUL KARIM January 21, 2020 10:53:21

The government has asked the central bank to immediately instruct all commercial banks for taking all necessary measures to facilitate quick imports of some 17 essential commodities by traders, offici...

E-passport launch tomorrow

FE REPORT January 21, 2020 10:52:38

The government is finally set to launch e-passports tomorrow (Wednesday), through issuing the first passport to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Earlier the Department of Immigration and Passport (D...

City printers see heyday

SAIF UDDIN January 21, 2020 10:47:02

The printers in the capital are making a brisk business in the recent days following increased demand for printed materials, like - posters and leaflets, to be used for electioneering in two Dhaka cit...

Poppy plants grow in CSIR gardens!

OUR CORRESPONDENT January 20, 2020 21:41:06

RAJSHAHI, Jan 20: Poppy plant, an ingredient for preparing banned drug 'opium' is being cultivated at the garden of Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, Rajshahi, on a large scale. Though...

Khulna, Rangpur, Cumilla farmers find mustard growing profitable

Our Correspondent January 20, 2020 21:39:59

KHULNA, Jan 20: Mustard cultivation is popular among the growers in the district. A good number of farmers said mustard production in the Rabi season is profitable as it requires low labour and pro...

Six-month stay on primary teachers’ recruitment in 14 districts

-- January 20, 2020 20:22:15

The High Court has stayed appointments of assistant teachers for primary schools for six months for breaching recruitment rules in 14 districts. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Md Mahmud Hassa...

Nearly 5.4 million new voters to be enrolled: EC

UNB January 20, 2020 20:19:44

Bangladesh has got around 5.37 million new voters after its 2018 general election, according to the draft updated electoral rolls revealed by the Election Commission on Monday. The number of voters w...