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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,...

Top-heavy admin losing pyramid structure

Jasim Uddin Haroon August 18, 2019 10:22:06

The civil administration in Bangladesh is losing its pyramid structure as it is getting heavy at the top with large-scale promotion of officials in the upper tier in recent years, suggest official dat...

Korea keen to invest in 10 PPP projects

Munima Sultana August 18, 2019 10:21:12

Korea has shown interest to invest in 10 public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the aviation, rail and power sectors under government-to-government arrangements. However, Bangladesh sought...

Tk 51.5b project taken for Payra Port

FHM Humayan Kabir August 18, 2019 10:11:43

The government is going to build one of the biggest multipurpose terminals of the country at the Payra Seaport with the financial support of India, officials said on Friday. They also said the Payra...

Two Bangladeshis die in Kolkata car crash

-- August 17, 2019 21:14:24

Two Bangladeshis have been killed and another injured after being crushed by a car in Kolkata. The dead are Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 36, and Farhana Islam Tania, 30, Anandabazar newspaper reported citing...

PM for further development of medical science

-- August 17, 2019 20:19:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will take all necessary steps for further development of country’s medical science.  “We want to do everything necessary for the...

Committee formed to investigate Mirpur slum fire

-- August 17, 2019 20:18:17

A three-member probe committee was formed Saturday to investigate the fire that broke out at a slum in the city’s Mirpur-7 area on Friday, reports BSS. “The three-member committee headed...

Dengue: Two die, 1,460 more hospitalised till Saturday morning

-- August 17, 2019 20:12:03

Dengue claimed lives of two and 1,460 more people have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease till Saturday morning, according to government information. The fresh deaths were recorded in Dha...

'CETP at Savar is fully operational'

-- August 17, 2019 18:48:07

Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim today said the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Savar Tannery Industrial City is fully operational for purifying chemical waste. “During the holy E...

Minor boy killed over land dispute

-- August 17, 2019 18:31:05

A two-year-old boy was slaughtered over a land dispute at Dalarkandi village of Austagram upazila in Kishoreganj on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Wasim, son of Abdul Wadud of the v...

239 children killed in Jan-July: ASK

FE Online Report August 17, 2019 17:45:01

Some 239 children were killed between January and July of the current calendar year, according to a report by local independent rights and legal aid body. Of them, 25 children were killed after being...

Govt looking for rawhide price syndicate: Hasan Mahmud

-- August 17, 2019 17:08:44

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said the government is determined to track down the alleged syndicate that is 'playing games' with the price of rawhides and skins of animals sacrificed on Eid-ul...