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Universities turning into business institutions

-- December 09, 2019 17:04:19

President Abdul Hamid on Monday said commercial courses are turning public universities into business institutions disrupting the campus atmosphere. “Thousands of graduates are being produced e...

Move to bring city buses under six companies from March

-- December 09, 2019 17:01:49

Dhaka South Mayor Sayeed Khokon says a decision could be made by March to bring the buses operating in Dhaka under six companies as part of an effort to discipline public transports. “We hope w...

Low-quality materials used in some climate change projects

SAJIBUR RAHMAN December 09, 2019 16:50:47

Expected outcome of some Bangladesh Climate Change Trust (BCCT) projects could not be achieved due to lack of coordination among the authorities or departments concerned, according to a study. As a r...

Kidnap suspect commits suicide in Dhaka

-- December 09, 2019 15:15:39

Police have recovered the body of a kidnap suspect from a house in Dhaka’s Sutrapur area. The man’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a scarf tied around his neck on Sunday n...

Prof Ajoy Roy dies at 84

-- December 09, 2019 14:35:48

Prominent Professor Ajoy Roy, the father of slain writer-blogger Avijit, has died in a Dhaka hospital at the age of 84. The retired professor of physics at Dhaka University breathed his last while un...

Int’l Anti-Corruption Day being observed

-- December 09, 2019 14:15:09

The International Anti-Corruption Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the world on Monday to raise voice against the growing culture of corruption. This year’s theme is &ls...

Won’t spare the corrupt: ACC Chairman

-- December 09, 2019 14:08:57

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Monday warned the corrupt that they will not be spared. “We’ve a massage for the corrupt that the wealth they accumulated belong...

Stay alert against women repression: PM

-- December 09, 2019 13:20:01

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to remain alert against any sort of repression of women in society, saying that only enacting laws is not enough to stop this social disease. "We’ve e...

Irregularities foil World Bank-funded clean air project

-- December 09, 2019 12:44:41

New reports of irregularities in the government’s Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) project, funded by the World Bank, are emerging. After questioning irregularities in appointment o...

Johnson, Corbyn make final campaign push

REUTERS December 09, 2019 12:02:18

Prime minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday’s election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to...

India should follow standard procedure in sending back illegal Bangladeshis: Foreign minister

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN December 09, 2019 11:33:22

Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said India should use a standard procedure to send back Bangladeshis if they live in India unlawfully, instead of pushing them back through the border. "If any...

PM distributes Begum Rokeya Padak

-- December 09, 2019 11:24:39

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over the prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak to five persons for their outstanding contributions towards the society and women empowerment. Sheikh Hasina distribute...

Address labour rights issues to avail GSP-plus benefits

FE REPORT December 09, 2019 11:10:35

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink has suggested that Bangladesh should address outstanding labour issues including freedom of association in the Export Processing Zones (EP...

Panchagarh shivers as mercury dips to 8C

-- December 09, 2019 10:19:08

The temperature in Panchagarh district dropped below 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday, hinting at a rough winter ahead. Locals said it begins to warm up after sunrise but gets increasingly cold after 3:0...

Cracks develop in Dacope upazila staff quarters

A Correspondent December 08, 2019 22:15:01

KHULNA, Dec 08: The 37-year- old government residential buildings in Dacope upazila of Khulna have become risky for residents as cracks have developed in different places, including ceilings and beams...

PM inaugurates Bangabandhu BPL

-- December 08, 2019 21:06:59

The Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the special edition of BPL T20 to mark the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, kicked off amid huge enthusiasm and much...

BNP to face Muslim League’s fate for leadership crisis: Obaidul Quader

UNB December 08, 2019 18:48:20

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said BNP will face the same fate of Muslim League due to its leadership crisis. “The leadership of BNP is now facing the existential cris...

We will stage demonstrations again Tuesday: Rizvi

UNB December 08, 2019 18:47:43

Accusing the government of obstructing its today’s (Sunday’s) scheduled programme at different places, BNP again announced countrywide demonstrations for Tuesday demanding the release of i...

Saikat remanded over Rumpa murder

-- December 08, 2019 17:07:51

A Dhaka court on Sunday placed Abdur Rahman Saikat, the accused of the mysterious death Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa , on a 4-day remand. Police detained Saikat on Saturday night over the death of Stamford...

Secretariat area to be 'No Horn Zone' from Dec 17

FE Online Report December 08, 2019 16:58:29

The government has declared the surrounding areas of the secretariat as 'No Horn Zone', which will come into effect from December 17. According to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chan...

Police to seek remand for Rumpa's 'friend'

-- December 08, 2019 15:05:14

Police are set to request a 7-day remand to grill Abdur Rahman Saikat, a friend of Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa, over the death of the Stamford University student. Saikat was apprehended in connection with...

Rohingya man dies in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

-- December 08, 2019 14:34:08

A Rohingya man has been killed in an alleged gunfight over ‘territorial dominance’ between rival factions at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila. Two others were wo...

Man held with 20 gold bars at Ctg airport

-- December 08, 2019 14:02:55

Customs officials arrested a man along with 20 gold bars at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Sunday. The arrestee is Mohammad Ohidul Alam. Khairul Kabir, assistant manager of the a...

Jute mill workers stage sit-in in Khulna, Jashore to press home 11-point demand

FE ONLINE DESK December 08, 2019 14:02:24

Thousands of workers of the nine state-run jute mills in Khulna and Jashore have staged a sit-in programme this morning as part of their scheduled agitation programme to push for their 11-point demand...

Cumilla free day today

FE Online Desk December 08, 2019 13:55:12

Cumilla district was freed from the occupation of the Pakistani occupation forces this day (December 8) in 1971. To mark the day, Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad, Cumilla District Command, Cumilla bro...

Two arrested over Barishal triple murder

-- December 08, 2019 13:03:57

Law enforcers have arrested two people over the killing of three people at a house in Banaripara upazila of Barishal. The arrestees were identified as Jakir Hossain, son of Chunnu Haldar, and his ass...

Diarrhoea, cholera spread in Rohingya refugee camps

OUR COX'S BAZAR CORRESPONDENT December 08, 2019 12:11:57

Diarrhoea and cholera has broken out in 34 Rohingya refugee camps under Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar district. According to refugee camp and district health department sources, more than...

Case proceedings against Nawshaba to remain halted: SC

-- December 08, 2019 12:10:49

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order staying the proceedings of a case against actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed under the Information and Communication Technolog...

13pc listed cos being traded below face value

FE Report December 08, 2019 10:32:15

Shares of around 13 per cent listed companies are being traded at the prices below their face value of Tk 10 as they have failed to perform as per investors' expectation. Of 319 companies listed with...

Thieves steal onion from fields!

OUR CORRESPONDENT December 08, 2019 10:26:07

Due to the prolonged price hike, immature onion is being stolen from fields in Bogura, Sirajganj, Pabna and Joypurhat districts. The farmers are defying acute cold wave at night to guard crops, accor...