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Double transplanting method helps boost yield

Our Correspondent July 23, 2018 21:42:44

SYLHET, July 23: Farmers in Sylhet division are now busy preparing the land for Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy cultivation. Some 16,616 hectares of land seedbed have already been prepared against t...

Bogura growers eyeing bumper sugarcane production

Our Correspondent July 23, 2018 21:41:32

BOGURA, July 23: Due to positive behave of climate condition, sugarcane growers of Shibganj, Dhunot, Sonatola and Sariakandi upazilas of the district are expecting a bumper production this season. Ac...

Bangladesh donates Bhutan medicines worth Tk 200m

-- July 23, 2018 21:30:09

The government has provided Bhutan a total of 258 types of medicines worth Tk 200 million as donation. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim handed over some of the medicines to the Bhutanese Ambassador to...

TIB asks government to ensure transparency in LR fund management

FE Online Report July 23, 2018 20:45:01

The Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) Monday urged the government to ensure transparency and accountability in local resource (LR) fund management under district administrations. In a stat...

PM orders probe into coal scam

-- July 23, 2018 20:22:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered a full investigation into the disappearance of around 142,000 tonnes of coal from the Barapukuria mine in Dinajpur. The Prime Minister gave the direction duri...

'Stop using abolished section of Special Powers Act'

-- July 23, 2018 20:07:26

The High Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police to instruct all police stations to stop filing cases under an abolished section of the Special Powers Act. Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Just...

Rain causes sufferings to city commuters

-- July 23, 2018 19:36:49

Heavy rains triggered by active monsoon inundated many areas of the capital city of Dhaka on Monday, causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers. According to the Met office, rain may continue ac...

Razib Mir laid to rest in Bhola

-- July 23, 2018 18:31:58

Former teacher of Chittagong University and Jagannath University Mir Mosharraf Hossain, who died of liver cirrhosis at an Indian hospital, was buried at his village home in Bhola on Monday morning. B...

'Japan should lift travel alert'

-- July 23, 2018 17:48:55

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has urged the Japanese government to withdraw the alert imposed on its citizens travelling to Bangladesh. “No logical ground is prevailing now, so Bangladesh woul...

Missing NSU student found dead in Munshiganj

-- July 23, 2018 17:27:22

A student of North South University (NSU), who went missing since Saturday night, was found dead at a canal at Bhaterchar under Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj on Monday. The deceased was identified as...

ACC to probe Barapukuria coal ‘corruption’

-- July 23, 2018 17:07:50

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has formed a committee to probe the allegations of coal-related corruption at the power plant in Barapukuria of Dinajpur. ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam will le...

DC conference begins Tuesday  

-- July 23, 2018 17:07:31

The three-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners (DCs) will begin on Tuesday (July 24) in the capital. The main programme of the DC conference will be held at Shapla Hall at Prime Minister...

One to die for killing student in Satkhira

-- July 23, 2018 17:00:28

A Satkhira court on Monday sentenced a man to death and two others to life term imprisonment for killing a college student in 2014. The condemned convict is Dr Saifullah while the lifers are Mamun an...

Abolish 'red tape' culture: PM

-- July 23, 2018 16:49:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government official should abolish so called 'red tape' culture for the welfare of the grassroots people. "Though ‘red tape’ is not used nowadays...

Two die in Brahmanbaria road crash

-- July 23, 2018 15:00:36

Two people were killed and as many injured as a pick-up van and a covered van collided head-on on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Boishamura under Sarail upazila in Brahmanbaria on Monday morning. The deceas...

Low target disappoints farmers

Our Correspondent July 23, 2018 14:43:37

Paddy farmers in Sylhet region are in great trouble due to low market price of their hard-earn produce in the open market. Boro production was good in the region but late starting the rice procurem...

Police charge eight with Gulshan terror attack

-- July 23, 2018 13:53:47

Police have filed a charge sheet against eight of 21 suspects believed to be involved in the 2016 militant attack on Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery, which led to the deaths of 20 hostages. The...

Fire breaks out at Chattogram police headquarters

-- July 23, 2018 13:42:24

A fire broke out at the Detective Branch (DB) office of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) headquarters in Laldighi Par area in the city on Monday morning. Sarwar Jahan, operator of Agrabad fire se...

Dispose of Khaleda’s bail plea by July 26: HC to Cumilla court

-- July 23, 2018 13:20:25

The High Court (HC) has directed a Comilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act over within Ju...

Customs seizes 870 cartons of cigarettes at Dhaka airport

-- July 23, 2018 13:14:30

Customs intelligence officials seized 870 cartons of illegally imported cigarettes from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday morning. Acting on a tipoff, a team of customs intelligence of...

Biman moves to realise dues from non-scheduled freighters

Kamrun Nahar July 23, 2018 10:37:25

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines has finally taken steps to realise outstanding cargo-handling charges from non-scheduled freighters, officials said. A two-member committee has already been formed to re...

Errant CNG drivers to lose licence

Munima Sultana July 23, 2018 10:32:03

Errant drivers of CNG-run autos are going to lose their driving licences for overcharging passengers with a cynical disregard for using meters. The government will go heavy-handed with the wayward dr...

Charge sheet over stealing Tk 108m from BKB gets ACC nod

FE Report July 23, 2018 10:28:04

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday approved charge sheet in a case over the incident of embezzling Tk 108 million from Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB). The case had been filed by ACC deputy...

No plan to import salt ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

FE Report July 23, 2018 10:22:36

The government has no plan to import salt ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, as the country now has a stock of around 0.4 million tonnes of the essential item, officials said. The government imported 0.25 million...

RAB proposes suspension of mobile banking in Cox's Bazar

-- July 22, 2018 21:50:15

Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed has proposed to suspend all mobile banking transactions in Cox's Bazar for two months. The RAB DG made the proposal while addressing the...

North region to face acute power shortage from Monday

-- July 22, 2018 21:09:24

The north region is likely to experience unusual power problems from Monday as the authorities concerned are going to shut down the third and last unit of Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant....

Charge sheet of Holey Artisan attack Monday

-- July 22, 2018 21:03:38

The charge sheet in the case filed over the terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery will be submitted to a court on Monday. Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Md Monirul Isla...

Bangladesh advances nine notches in e-govt survey

-- July 22, 2018 20:57:16

Bangladesh has been ranked 115th in the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018 among the 193 countries.  The country has moved up nine places from its previous 124th position in 2016. Access t...

HC order on Khaleda’s bail plea Monday

-- July 22, 2018 20:36:37

The High Court is scheduled to deliver its order on Monday on a bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over an arson attack in Cumilla. The High Court bench of Justice AKM...

Freedom fighters to get free healthcare at govt hospitals

-- July 22, 2018 19:51:25

Freedom fighters will get medical treatment at all government and specialised hospitals at free and/or minimal cost. To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry o...