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PM returns home after joining COP25

-- December 04, 2019 11:04:25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned home early from Madrid, wrapping up her visit to Spain after attending the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25). A VVIP flight of Biman Ban...

BD yet to be ready to cut TFA use in foods

Doulot Akter Mala December 04, 2019 10:52:38

Bangladesh is ill-prepared in minimising the use of Trans Fatty Acid (TFA) in various food items as well as meeting the World Health Organisation's (WHO) target of bringing it down below 2.0 per cent...

Calls aloud for no power tariff hike

FE REPORT December 04, 2019 10:40:55

The four-day public hearing ended on Tuesday with a call from rights groups, business bodies and political parties not to raise power tariff for consumers. They demanded formation of a high-powered...

BCIC alerts admin to urea crisis rumours

Jubair Hasan December 04, 2019 10:38:56

The Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) has alerted the authorities concerned to the malicious rumours of a crisis of the key agro-input this Boro season. It has rather assured them of...

HSIA terminal-3 project: CAAB seeks cost revision, time extension

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR December 04, 2019 10:38:42

The cost of building the third terminal at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) is going to be swelled by 57 per cent even before the start of its construction, officials said on Tuesday....

Woman, housemaid found dead in the capital

-- December 03, 2019 22:01:05

Police have recovered the bodies of an elderly woman and a teenaged housemaid in a home in Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com. They went to the house number 9 on road number 2 of Block A in Mirpur-2 on Tues...

Rail, road, shipping accidents claim 432 lives in Nov: SCRF

-- December 03, 2019 21:33:26

At least 432 people, including 67 women and 72 children, were killed and 882 others injured in 386 road, railway and shipping accidents across the country in November, says Shipping and Communication...

320 homes set up for the homeless in Cumilla

Our Correspondent December 03, 2019 21:30:17

CUMILLA, Dec 03: The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has set up 320 disaster tolerant houses for the homeless in the district. Cumilla district Relief and Resettlement Office sources said...

‘BGB prevented India’s deportation attempts’  

-- December 03, 2019 20:56:07

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said there had been attempts to deport people from India, but Bangladesh’s border guards (BGB) thwarted the bids. The number of such people was in “several...

Wasa must seal 68 sewerage lines connected to Buriganga: HC

-- December 03, 2019 20:41:53

The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to take necessary steps for closing its 68 sewerage lines connected to the Buriganga River to prevent its pollu...

‘Unknown man supplied IS cap'

-- December 03, 2019 20:19:20

A militant sentenced to death for the 2016 Dhaka café attack has said he took the cap with the Islamic State’s insignia from an “unknown” man at the court premises on the verd...

All SC affidavit branch staffers transferred over corruption

-- December 03, 2019 20:05:14

A day after the Chief Justice expressed his dissatisfaction over the corruption and irregularities in the section, all the officials and employees of the Supreme Court’s affidavit branch were tr...

Cases against vehicles, realisation of fines decline in Nov

FE Online Report December 03, 2019 18:59:32

Both cases against vehicles and realisation of fines by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) witnessed a drastic decline in November this year. Mobile courts of the BRTA filed 446 cases against...

Court orders confiscation of four fugitives’ property

-- December 03, 2019 18:41:07

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered confiscation of the property of four fugitives accused in the BUET student Abrar Fahad killing case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaisarul Islam passed...

ACC arrests two former Biman officials

FE Online Report December 03, 2019 15:25:16

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday arrested two former officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Segunbagicha area in the capital on charges of embezzlement of Tk 1.18 billion as cargo hand...

Language Movement activist Rawshan Ara Bachchu dies

-- December 03, 2019 14:34:14

Rawshan Ara Bachchu, an activist of Language Movement, dies in a Dhaka hospital at the age of 87. The valiant woman who played an active role in the Language Movement of 1952, passed away around 3:30...

Man held with 72 gold bars at Dhaka airport

-- December 03, 2019 13:57:20

A preventive team of Dhaka Customs detained a man along with 8.45kg gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday night. The arrestee was identified as Himel Khan, according to a...

Prioritise public interest, their welfare: President to Army

-- December 03, 2019 13:43:58

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the members of Bangladesh Army to work for the welfare of common people apart from ensuring the country's security and sovereignty. "All power belong to people...

BUET sets permanent expulsion as capital punishment for ragging, politics

FE ONLINE DESK December 03, 2019 12:48:32

The Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) authorities have set 'permanent expulsion as capital punishment for ragging and student politics on the campus. They announced this in a...

Jute mill workers go on strike in Khulna, Jashore

-- December 03, 2019 12:07:59

Workers of nine state-owned jute mills went on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday morning to press home their 11-point demand, including payment of arrears. Md Murad Hossain, joint convener of CBA and Non-C...

Cop among two die in Mymensingh road crash

-- December 03, 2019 11:37:25

Two people, including an assistant sub-inspector of police, were killed after a Dhaka-bound private car fell into a pond in Chelerghat area of Trishal upazila under Mymensingh district early on Tuesda...

BNP plans to hit streets ahead of election anniversary

-- December 03, 2019 10:55:03

BNP is likely to come up with simultaneous action programmes across the country from December 5 in its efforts to mount pressure on the government to release its chairperson Khaleda Zia and register i...

Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index

-- December 03, 2019 10:45:03

Dhaka ranked the fourth worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning.  The capital city of Bangladesh had a score of 220 at 9:36 am, which means the air quality was ‘very unhealthy&r...

Jute mill workers’ demo continues in Khulna, highway blocked

A Correspondent December 02, 2019 22:19:37

KHULNA, Dec 02: Nine state-owned jute mill workers staged a daylong protest in the district demanding payment of wages to the workers. They also blocked the Khulna-Jashore highway for an hour and a...

Over 0.45m motorised vehicles registered in Jan-Nov

FE ONLINE REPORT December 02, 2019 17:58:43

The number of registered motorised vehicles in the country stood at 457,598 from January to November 2019, as per official data. Of them, the mode of vehicles that had the highest number of registrat...

BNP likely to come up with simultaneous programmes this month

UNB December 02, 2019 17:58:03

BNP is likely to come up with simultaneous programmes across the country from December 5 in its efforts to mount pressure on the government to release its chairperson Khaleda Zia and register its prot...

GM Quader accuses BNP of repressing Jatiya Party

-- December 02, 2019 17:53:57

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader has said though BNP is now talking much about political repression, it unleashed immense repression against Jatiya Party in the past.  “Those who now talk m...

‘KSA to take steps for female workers’ safety’

-- December 02, 2019 17:49:59

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment secretary Md Salim Reza on Monday said authorities in Saudi Arabia have assured that they will take necessary steps to ensure the safety of Banglades...

22nd anniversary of CHT Peace Accord today

-- December 02, 2019 17:12:07

The 22nd anniversary of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord is today (Monday). The accord was signed on December 2 in 1997 between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samit...

Online news portal registration begins next week

-- December 02, 2019 17:01:52

The government has decided to start registering the online news portal from next week after examining the related papers. Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud gave the information on Monday at a pres...