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Chilmari port yet to start operation even three yrs after inauguration

-- December 05, 2019 22:00:05

KURIGRAM, Dec 05 (UNB): Although three years have elapsed since the formal inauguration of Chilmari River Port, it is yet to see any activities, causing frustration to local people. Sources said a Sh...

Coordinated and evidence based response is key to disaster management

-- December 05, 2019 20:18:39

Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the government of Bangladesh and CARE Bangladesh jointly organised a workshop on Thursday with the...

Govt to take legal action against chaos-maker at courtroom

-- December 05, 2019 19:13:19

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the government will take legal action against those who created chaos in the courtroom during the hearing of Khaleda Zia’s bail appeal in a graft case on Thursda...

Police check posts create long tailback on Dhaka-Aricha highway

UNB December 05, 2019 18:49:21

A five-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Thursday after law enforcers set up check posts at different points of the highway, causing immense sufferings to passengers. Fol...

Climate change taking its toll on shrimp farming

SM Najmus Sakib December 05, 2019 18:28:17

Changing climate has started to take its toll on Bangladeshi shrimp farmers. Shrimp farmers in southern district of the South Asian country, which lies in the tropical zone of Earth, have been bearing...

Govt plans to send 5.0m skilled workers abroad

FE ONLINE REPORT December 05, 2019 18:18:56

The government has set a target to send 5.0 million skilled workers abroad for decent jobs by 2024.  It has also planned to develop 500,000 entrepreneurships including 100,000 digital rural entr...

PM urges all to change mindset towards people with disabilities

-- December 05, 2019 17:52:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for an end to the 'negative' outlook on people with disabilities and said her government has been working to ensure equal rights for all citizens in the country, re...

Robbers loot four cows after killing owner in Rajshahi

-- December 05, 2019 17:43:35

Robbers looted four cows after killing its owner at Daspurkur in Rajshahi early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Majid, son of Abdul Aziz of the area. Mehedi Hasan, officer-in-charge o...

BUET suspends eight students from Titumir hall for ragging

-- December 05, 2019 15:24:17

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) suspended eight students for different terms for their involvement in various incidents of ragging at its Titumir Hall. The Board of Residen...

Extra Biman flights to bring back undocumented workers from Malaysia

FE Online Report December 05, 2019 15:11:47

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate 16 extra flights on Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka route dedicated for the amnesty-granted undocumented Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia from December 12 until December...

Each UZ to get support centre for specially-abled people: PM

-- December 05, 2019 14:36:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the government will set up support and services centre in every upazila across the country for the specially-abled people. “Now there’re 103 sup...

Chaos by pro-BNP lawyers disrupts judicial activities at SC

-- December 05, 2019 14:19:45

The judicial activities of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court remained halted since Thursday morning amid chaos by pro-BNP lawyers demanding that hearing on the bail petition of BNP chief Kha...

Khaleda’s lawyer held over 'extramarital affair'

-- December 05, 2019 12:48:02

Police have arrested BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior lawyer at his law firm. He was detained near the Square Hospital i...

Two die in Manikganj road crash

-- December 05, 2019 11:17:39

A woman and her daughter were killed as a pickup hit them at Nabogram in Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj district on Wednesday night. The deceased could not be identified yet, reports UNB. Yamin Uddo...

Two ‘criminals’ die in Laxmipur 'gunfight'

-- December 05, 2019 11:12:57

Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of ‘criminals’ at Baralia Bakultala in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district on Thursday. The deceased were iden...

Khaleda’s bail hearing deferred until Dec 12

-- December 05, 2019 11:08:33

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has deferred until December 12 the hearing on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail petition in Zia Charitable Trust Graft Case. The court on Thurs...

Nepal building tourism infra with new int’l airport

Munima Sultana back from Bhairahawa, Nepal December 05, 2019 10:41:32

It is very rare nowadays that the tourists visiting Nepal without experiencing delays in cases of landing in and departing from the country's lone busy international airport. But government officials...

Govt likely to cut foreign aid allotment in RADP

FHM Humayan Kabir December 05, 2019 10:33:54

The government is likely to slash foreign aid allocation in the upcoming revised development budget, as many ministries and divisions have sought lower funds, officials said on Wednesday. The Econo...

Insurance mandatory for expats from Dec 19

ARAFAT ARA December 05, 2019 10:27:52

The government is going to enforce mandatory insurance coverage for Bangladeshis working abroad from December 19 this year, officials have said. To this effect, expatriates' welfare and overseas empl...

BD 7th most vulnerable country to climate change

FE REPORT December 05, 2019 10:16:49

The Global Climate Risk Index has placed Bangladesh in the seventh position among countries most vulnerable to climate change in its annual report for 2020, which was released by the think-tank German...

Patients can’t go to community clinics for lack of roads

ROVING CORRESPONDENT December 04, 2019 21:45:47

PABNA, Dec 04: People in Bhangura upazila of the district cannot get proper services from three community clinics in the area as there are no connecting roads to go to the clinics. Hatgram Community...

Keeping personal maid in jail is very rare, PM says

-- December 04, 2019 20:41:45

Mentioning that the ruling Awami League doesn’t believe in the politics of vengeance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said detained BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has a maid servant in jail, which...

Bangabandhu birth centenary countdown will begin January 10

BSS December 04, 2019 19:04:06

The countdown for the observance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary will begin across the country on January 10. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaug...

Call to enact law to protect food, nutrition rights

FE Online Report December 04, 2019 19:00:53

Speakers at an event called for enacting a law in order to protect people’s rights to food and nutrition. They also urged all to wage a constructive movement that will work on people’s ri...

BUET students call off protests to return to classes

-- December 04, 2019 18:41:16

The students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) have announced to return to classes as the authorities met their demands, including the expulsion of 26 students over the mur...

B'deshi snake farmer sees bleak future for commercial production

Xinhua December 04, 2019 18:10:07

A Bangladeshi expatriate photographer has turned himself into a snake farmer. And his farm has now a wide variety of snakes. Abdur Razzak Biswas during his staying in Saudi Arabia watched an America...

BAF replaces contingents in DR Congo

-- December 04, 2019 17:22:50

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its three contingents consisting of 320 members at United Nations Peacekeeping Mission deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). As a part of...

ACC approves charges against ex-chief justice Sinha

-- December 04, 2019 17:15:25

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved charges against former chief justice SK Sinha in a case that involves Tk 40 million in suspicious loans from The Farmers Bank. The case names 10 othe...

Nothing serious in Commerce Minister’s resignation remark: Quader

-- December 04, 2019 15:42:56

There is nothing serious in Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi’s resignation remark which he made amid criticisms for the soaring onion prices, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader...

75 more dengue cases recorded in 24 hours

-- December 04, 2019 14:54:58

Seventy five new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday. Thirty seven of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorat...