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Ex-MP’s gunman dies in ‘accidental shooting’

-- October 29, 2017 22:21:34

The gunman of former Awami League lawmaker Reza Ali, who was reportedly hit by a bullet from his own gun in an accidental shooting on Saturday, died at a Mymensingh hospital on Sunday. Gunman Asgar A...

Police recover hanging body of youth in Tongi

FE Online Desk October 29, 2017 14:10:17

The hanging body of a youth was recovered from his own residence at Tongi area of Gazipur on Sunday. The deceased, Kawser Ahmed Foysal (21) was the son of Mojibur Rahman, hailing from Badam area. Su...

Transport strike begins across Chittagong

-- October 29, 2017 13:20:55

Transport owners and workers went on a 48-hour goods transport strike in greater Chittagong since Sunday morning to press home their 5-point demand, seriously disrupting the movement of inbound and ou...

One arrested for ‘burning girl to death’

-- October 29, 2017 11:06:25

A case was filed for burning a 14-year-old schoolgirl alive over mobile phone theft against seven people, making her aunt Beauty Begum prime accused, on Saturday night. Father of the victim, Abdus Sa...

RAB nabs three Neo-JMB suspects; firearms seized

Agencies October 29, 2017 10:44:51

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested three suspected militants from Chapainawabganj in the early hours of Sunday. Named as Zenarul, Rasul and Islam, they belong to Neo JMB's 'Sarwar-Tamim g...

Narsingdi girl ‘burnt to death’ over phone theft

FE Online Desk October 28, 2017 11:42:22

A 14-year-old girl has died a day after being set afire on Friday evening for allegedly stealing a mobile phone set at Khainput village under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi. Fifth standard schoolgirl A...

BRRI undertakes project for sustainable rice farming

FE Report October 28, 2017 00:56:09

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) jointly with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has taken up a project aiming to adopt climate-friendly technologies for sustainable farming of...

Road crash kills two in Cox’s Bazar

-- October 27, 2017 12:50:10

Two people were killed and eight others injured when a truck hit a human hauler on Chittagong-Teknaf Highway near Rabeta Hospital in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Friday. One of the deceased w...

Stress on raising women’s participation in politics

Our Correspondent October 27, 2017 00:34:52

SYLHET, OCT 26: Speakers at an event in the city today demanded strengthening women's participation in politics at all levels and increasing the number of female candidates in the upcoming general ele...

Kurigram farmers start cultivating winter veg on vast tract of land

Roving Correspondent October 27, 2017 00:33:37

KURIGRAM, Oct 26:  Hundreds of farmers of the district have brought a vast tract of land under cultivation of winter vegetables this season with assistance of local agriculture offices. Accordin...

Over 500 village women attain self-reliance by sewing clothes

Our Correspondent October 27, 2017 00:32:27

BOGRA, Oct 26: More than 500 village women of the district have become self-reliant through sewing clothes after taking short-term training. Sources said the poor and unemployed women of the area too...

Rangpur growers make good profit from red spinach production

Our Correspondent October 27, 2017 00:31:24

RANGPUR, Oct 26: Farmers of different areas in the district are getting financially benefited through farming of red spinach (Lalshak) in recent years. Due to easy cultivation process, low production...

Chittagong road crash kills two

-- October 26, 2017 10:36:09

An ambulance driver and a cancer patient were killed and four others sustained injuries in a road accident in Boro Darogar Haat area on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on e...

Harvest of BINA Dhan-16 begins in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent October 26, 2017 00:59:40

GOPALGANJ, Oct 25: Harvest of short-duration BINA Dhan-16 begins at Mahayashpur under Kasiani upazila in the district. According to the sub-center of the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (...

Man commits suicide over family feud

FE Online Desk October 25, 2017 15:25:10

A man has allegedly committed suicide by drinking poison at his own residence in Bayazid Bostami thana road in Chittagong on early Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Md Aziz (45), son of...

Noakhali road mishap leaves two dead

-- October 25, 2017 11:01:16

Two people were killed and two others sustained injuries in a road crash on Subarnachar-Sonapur road in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali district on Tuesday midnight. The deceased were Abul Kalam (45)...

Around 3,000 village women make exportable fancy caps in Rangpur

Our Correspondent October 25, 2017 00:44:48

RANGPUR, Oct 24: Tupi (cap) making has brought a significant change in the financial condition of thousands of village women in different areas under Gangachara upazila of the district. Tariqul Islam...

Bogra DAE takes steps to produce 2,040 tonnes of turmeric this season

Our Correspondent October 25, 2017 00:43:36

BOGRA, Oct 24: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Bogra, has taken an initiative to produce some 2,040 tonnes of turmeric this season across the district. The DAE office source said the f...

Two workers injured in Gazipur RMG factory fire

-- October 24, 2017 13:19:04

Two workers of Hope Lane Garments factory received severe burn injuries as fire broke out from coil in Khanpara area of Tongi in Gazipur on early Tuesday. The victims were Jahirul Islam (24), son of...

Rangamati fire engulfs 50 shops, houses

-- October 24, 2017 11:48:15

A fierce fire gutted around 58 shops and houses out at Korolyachhari Bazar in Langadu upazila of Rangamati on early Tuesday. According to fire service sources, the fire originated from an electric sh...

Stormy weather kills, hurts hundreds of ‘Shamuk Khol’ birds in Natore

Our Correspondent October 23, 2017 23:41:11

RAJSHAHI, Oct 23: Hundreds of endangered Shamuk Khol (Open Billed stork) have been killed and injured in recent incessant rainfall and storm like weather at Shamskhalsi village birds' sanctuary under...

Bogra farmers start dragon fruit production with support from local agriculture offices

Our Correspondent October 23, 2017 23:39:59

BOGRA, Oct 23: Farmers of the district have started commercial cultivation of dragon fruit this year with the support from the local agriculture offices. Sources said experimental farming of dragon f...

Faridpur bus plunge leaves minor dead

FE Online Desk October 23, 2017 15:08:04

A minor girl died and 17 other people sustained injuries when a bus fell into a ditch on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Joybangla-Kanfordi area of Faridpur’s Nagarkanda upazila on early Monday. The te...

Wall collapse kills three siblings

-- October 23, 2017 13:33:48

Three minor siblings were killed when a wall collapsed on them in Pagla area of Fatullah upazila of Narayanganj district on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Lamia (12), Lima (3) and La...

Chandpur madrasa girl ‘kills herself'

FE Online Desk October 23, 2017 11:16:34

The hanging body of a madrasa student was recovered in Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased, Khadiza Akhter, a class V student of Kasiada Mahila Madrasa, was the d...

Experimental farming of saffron starts in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent October 23, 2017 01:10:46

RAJSHAHI, Oct 22:  Saffron, the costliest spice in the world, is being experimentally cultivated in Rajshahi. Though the spice is being experimentally cultivated in the country for last seventeen...

25 public auditoriums for training of women remain abandoned for over two decades

Our Correspondent October 23, 2017 01:09:45

JHENIDAH, Oct 22: A total of 25 public auditoriums in Jhenidah established by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for training of rural women have been left abandoned for over two decades, only to...

Discussion on curbing road accidents in Narail

-- October 22, 2017 23:56:53

Traffic rules need to be followed in order to reach destinations safe and sound, said speakers at a discussion in Narail on Sunday. They also emphasised on the importance of providing training to dri...

Jubo League leader killed in trawler capsize

-- October 22, 2017 14:52:38

A local Jubo League leader was killed as a trawler capsized in Khorocher haor in Bishwambarpur upazila of Sunamganj on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Arun Barman from Bahadurpur villa...

Trains to Khulna, Rajshahi resume after four hours

-- October 22, 2017 14:04:56

Trains from Dhaka to Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi resumed operations four hours after heavy rains caused the ground to shift under a rail bridge in Pabna, halting services, a railway official has said...