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Former minister Latif Siddique lands in jail over graft case

-- June 20, 2019 18:25:53

A Bogura court has sent former jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique to jail after scrapping his bail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over the misuse of power in leasing a piece of stat...

'Move to send 1,000 workers abroad from backward upazilas'

-- June 20, 2019 18:06:18

The government has formulated a work plan for the first time to send 1,000 workers abroad per year from every upazila of the districts, which are lagging behind in sending workers abroad. State Minis...

1,000 workers to be sent abroad yearly from every upazila

-- June 20, 2019 17:21:14

State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad on Thursday said the government has formulated a work plan to send 1,000 workers abroad per year from every upazila of...

Govt to build 152 more cyclone centres

-- June 20, 2019 17:14:34

The government has planned to construct 152 new cyclone shelter centres in the country’s coastal and cyclone-prone areas. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman s...

Nine get death for killing C'nawabganj Jubo League leader

-- June 20, 2019 17:10:00

Nine people were sentenced to death on Thursday for killing Jubo League leader Monirul Islam, who was also the treasurer of Sonamasjid Land Port C&F Agents Association. Chapainawabganj District a...

PM for planting saplings at houses, workplaces

-- June 20, 2019 17:06:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all to plant and nurture saplings in their respective workplaces and houses with a view to protecting the environment. "I would like to request you all...

EU commits €18m to improve resilience among Rohingya, BD communities

FE Online Report June 20, 2019 16:51:24

The European Union has announced €18 million in funding to help improve resilience among Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities in Cox’s Bazar district. Over 288,000 children a...

C&F leader murder: Nine get death, two jailed for life

-- June 20, 2019 15:14:51

A Chapainawabganj court has handed the death penalty to nine people and life imprisonment to two others for the murder of former treasurer of C&F Agent Association Monirul Islam. Additional Distr...

BGB arrests two with gold chains worth Tk 4.62m in Chuadanga

-- June 20, 2019 14:41:28

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday arrested two persons with four gold chains, weighing 1.22 kg, from the bordering area in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga. The arrestees were identi...

Give Tk 5m compensation to Rajib’s family: HC

-- June 20, 2019 14:19:17

The High Court on Thursday ordered two bus companies to give a total of Tk 5 million in compensation to the family of Government Titumir College student Rajib Hasan within two months. Rajib had lost...

Chattogram market fire guts 100 shanties

-- June 20, 2019 13:35:46

At least 100 shanties and eight shops were gutted in a fire at Chaktai Bhera Market in Bakolia area of the city on Thursday morning. The fire broke out at 9:30am and spread rapidly, said Jashim Uddin...

Train hits, kills woman in Kushtia

-- June 20, 2019 13:32:57

A woman was crushed under the wheels of a train at Pashuhat in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Kulsum, 45, wife of Jony Ali of Ishwardi uapzila in P...

Gunfights kill three in Dhaka, Cumilla, N’ganj

-- June 20, 2019 12:45:47

Three alleged criminals -- two suspected criminals and a drug dealer-- were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cumilla and Narayanganj on Thursday. In Dhaka, a suspected crimina...

Dhaka hit by rains with thunders

FE Online Desk June 20, 2019 12:03:25

Dhaka city has been hit by rains for the second day in the rainy season that started on Saturday. This time, it is with thunders frequently roaring in the sky and thus instilling fears in the pedestr...

Google doodle celebrates poet Sufia Kamal’s birth anniversary

-- June 20, 2019 10:39:24

Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet and political activist Sufia Kamal on her 108th birth anniversary. The Search engine giant posted a doodle on...

Frozen fish exporters seek 20pc cash incentive

FE Report June 20, 2019 10:38:13

Frozen fish exporters have urged the government to raise the cash incentives on their export receipts to 20 per cent from the existing 10 per cent for the next five years to enhance their competit...

E-commerce entrepreneurs demand not to impose VAT for five years

FE Report June 20, 2019 10:36:03

E-commerce entrepreneurs on Wednesday urged the government not to impose Value Added Tax (VAT) on their business for the next five years as the sector is yet to get maturity. They also suggested fr...

Turnout drops by a half from general to Upazila polls

-- June 20, 2019 10:32:45

About 80 per cent voters cast ballots in the December 30 general election last year while the average vote cast in five phases of Upazilla polls from March is 40.22 per cent, according to the Election...

Sohel Taj’s missing nephew found in Mymensingh

-- June 20, 2019 10:00:56

Police have found Syed Iftekhar Alam Shourav, a nephew of former state minister Sohel Taj, in Mymensingh, 11 days after he went missing from Chattogram. Shourav, who went missing on June 9, graduated...

Bumper groundnut production likely in Rangpur region

-- June 20, 2019 00:36:03

RANGPUR, June 19 (BSS): Bumper ground production is expected in Rangpur region as farmers have already started harvesting of the crop during the current season. Officials of the Department of Agricul...

Khulna war crime suspect dies in city hospital

-- June 19, 2019 20:36:19

A war crimes suspect from Khulna has died during treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital or DMCH. Doctors declared the 73-year-old Mojahar Ali Sheikh dead around 11:15am on Wednesday, Inspect...

Tunisia to repatriate stranded Bangladeshis

-- June 19, 2019 20:01:59

Tunisia has allowed dozens of migrants, mostly from Bangladesh, to disembark after three weeks stranded in the Mediterranean, so that they can return to their home countries, the Red Crescent said on...

All future elections to have EVMs: CEC

-- June 19, 2019 19:09:10

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday said that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all future elections. "A legal framework has been prepared in this regard," he...

‘Govt plans to introduce health insurance for all’

-- June 19, 2019 18:38:32

The government plans to introduce health insurance for the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday. As part of the plan, the government has already started health insurance...

13 get life term for Faridpur double murder

-- June 19, 2019 18:09:23

A Faridpur court on Wednesday sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment for killing two men in Saltha upazila in 2003. Faridpur Special Judge Court judge Md Motiar Rahman also fined the convicts Tk 50...

ASEAN for prioritising Rohingya rights, safety

-- June 19, 2019 16:36:13

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Progressive Voice on Wednesday said the government of Myanmar must ensure that the hum...

President leaves Uzbekistan for home

-- June 19, 2019 16:32:05

President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday Left Uzbekistan wrapping up his seven-day official visit to two central Asian countries – Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. A special VVIP flight (BG-1519) of Bima...

Govt to set up a new paper mill in Khulna

-- June 19, 2019 16:29:17

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Wednesday said the government will establish a new paper mill on the land of the closed Khulna Newsprint Mills Limited in Khulna. “At present,...

Body formed to remove illegal vehicles from city streets

-- June 19, 2019 16:26:06

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said a committee has been formed to identify and remove illegal vehicles from the streets of Dhaka. He said the committee, led by DSCC...

Three to walk gallows for killing ex-JU student

-- June 19, 2019 15:56:13

A Kishoreganj court on Wednesday handed the death penalty to three people and seven others to life in prison for killing former Jahangirnagar University (JU) student 14 years ago. Convicts who were s...