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BNP leaders propose leadership changes

-- January 18, 2019 21:41:42

Two senior leaders of BNP have called for a national council of the party to bring changes to its leadership after the general election debacle. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Moudud Ahmed, members...

‘Gruesome’ fire breaks out at warehouses in Chattogram

-- January 18, 2019 21:07:51

Several warehouses at Vitoria Jute Mill in Chattogram have caught fire on Friday afternoon, which a fire service official says 'gruesome'. Eighteen fire trucks of six units managed to stop the 'monst...

Kuwait investigating vandalism using CCTV footage

-- January 18, 2019 20:52:09

Kuwaiti authorities are investigating Thursday's vandalism and physical assaults on staff inside Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait by agitated Bangladeshi workers, said an official on Friday. He said the...

Trawler capsize in Munshiganj: Rescue operation continues

-- January 18, 2019 20:31:15

The rescue operation for the 20 workers, who went missing after a soil-laden trawler capsized in the Meghna River in Munshiganj, has rolled into the fourth consecutive day. “The search to rescu...

Prime accused in Savar rape case found dead

-- January 18, 2019 20:10:43

The prime accused in a case filed over the death of a garment worker following 'gang-rape' was found dead in Khagan area in Savar on Thursday night. Police recovered the bullet-hit body of Ripon, 39,...

Coast Guard seizes 70 maunds jatka in Bhola

-- January 18, 2019 19:16:49

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive seized 70 maunds of jatka from the Tentulia River at Bhelumia in Sadar upazila on Friday morning. Tipped-off, a team from South Zone Coast Guard conducted...

Minister pledges to make teacher recruitment process transparent

-- January 18, 2019 19:09:28

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Friday said teachers will be recruited in a transparent manner to supplement the efforts of improving quality of education. “There is shortage of teachers at...

Closed jute mill in Chattogram catches fire

-- January 18, 2019 18:53:44

A fire broke out at a closed jute mill at AK Khan area of Chattogram city on Friday afternoon. Deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence M Jasim Uddin said the fire origi...

Migrant workers vandalise Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait

-- January 18, 2019 18:36:30

Bangladeshi migrant workers have vandalised the Embassy of Bangladesh in Kuwait amid raging protests over unpaid wages. On Thursday morning, the workers lined up outside the embassy demanding the rel...

Farmer crushed under train in Cumilla

-- January 18, 2019 18:33:41

A farmer was crushed to death at Shreeballabpur under Sadar South Upazila in Cumilla on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Solaman, 32, son of Arshaf Ali of the village. Cumilla Railwa...

UN HR expert due Saturday to discuss Rohingya issues

-- January 18, 2019 18:30:21

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday to see the Rohingya situation. Lee, who earlier said incidents in Rakhine State be...

Land dispute leaves man dead in Natore

-- January 18, 2019 18:22:07

A man was killed and five others injured in a clash between two groups over possession of a piece of land at Bashbaria village under Singra Upazila in Natore on Friday noon. The deceased was identifi...

Quader foresees split in Oikyafront

-- January 18, 2019 18:12:27

The Jatiya Oikyafront, the opposition alliance formed with the BNP, will not stay united, according to Awami League leader Obaidul Quader.  “Seeing them, we spotted break-up factors in th...

Move underway to ensure non-stop power supply to Dhaka, N’ganj

-- January 18, 2019 17:09:19

A move is underway to implement a Tk 20.00 billion project to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Dhaka's central and north-west zones and major parts of Narayanganj within the next three years. Acc...

Police recover body of ‘abducted’ carpenter in Savar

-- January 18, 2019 16:50:28

Police recovered the body of a carpenter, who was allegedly abducted by some miscreants on January 12, from Charsangur village of Dhamrai on Friday morning. The victim was Jotish Majumdar, 45, from C...

Renowned cardiologist Rakibul Islam Litu passes away

-- January 18, 2019 16:09:53

Leading cardiologist of the country professor Dr Rakibul Islam Litu passed away on Friday at a city hospital following a massive heart attack at the age of 52. Doctors said Litu breathed his last at...

Forest dept seizes 25 kgs venison in Sundarbans

-- January 18, 2019 14:47:37

The Forest Department seized 25 kilograms of venison (meat of deer) from Terkathikhal area in the Sundarbans under Burigoalini Forest Station in Shyamnagar upazila on Thursday night. On information,...

Law enforcers detain 21 in Dinajpur

-- January 18, 2019 14:19:07

Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 21 suspects including five drug pedlars from different areas of Dinajpur district during the last 12-hour period ending at 8:00am on Friday. Law enforcers al...

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead in Thakurgaon

-- January 18, 2019 12:50:56

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) inside Indian territory along Thakurgaon frontier on Friday. The incident occurred at Dharmagarh border in Ranishan...

Prisoners in BD number 92,845

FE Online Report January 18, 2019 12:35:08

The number of prisoners as of January 18, 2019 stood at 92,845, according to the Prisons Directorate under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Of them, 16,027 are convicted and the rest 76,818 facing trial...

Country postpones Vitamin A Plus campaign

-- January 18, 2019 12:24:18

The authorities have postponed the Vitamin A Plus campaign slated for Saturday. The Institute of Public Health Nutrition announced the postponement citing “unavoidable reasons” on Thursda...

Two motorcyclists die in Bogura road crash

-- January 18, 2019 11:14:00

Two motorcyclists were killed as their vehicle hit a tree beside Talora-Jamdar road at Kalipara village in Bagura’s Kahalu upazila on Thursday. The dead were identified as Suja Uddin Khan, 36,...

Supply scarcity upsets dry fish producers in Chalanbeel area

Roving Correspondent January 18, 2019 10:50:02

Scarcity in fish supply has upset hundreds of dry fish producers of Pabna, Sirajganj and Natore districts in Chalanbeel region this season in spite of high expectations. Now, they are passing anxious...

Earthen pot sale gains momentum in Bogura for keeping date juice

Our Correspondent January 18, 2019 10:43:08

Earthen pots are being sold on a large scale as the date juice extractors are using them for keeping juice in Bogura district. Meanwhile, hundreds of potters are earning well during the ongoing winte...

Bus-truck collision claims lives of two

-- January 18, 2019 10:21:38

Two passengers of an auto rickshaw were killed as their vehicle collided head on with a speeding bus on Cumilla-Noakhali highway at Chandanabazar village in Laksham upazila of Cumilla on Thursday. Th...

Traffic restrictions in capital on Saturday for AL’s celebrations

-- January 17, 2019 21:24:12

Police have clamped traffic restrictions for Saturday for Awami League’s (AL) celebrations of its landslide election victory at the Suhrawardy Udyan. Dhaka Metropolitan Police in a media releas...

Honey collection gaining popularity in Magura

Our Correspondent January 17, 2019 21:17:42

MAGURA, Jan 17: Integrated mustard cultivation and honey collection by bee keeping is gaining popularity in Magura. Magura honey collectors expect Tk 20 million this season. Department of Agriculture...

Biman cuts Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,000

-- January 17, 2019 20:34:05

Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday. Now, pilgrims flying to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag carrier carried half of the pil...

SC upholds bail of Mainul in 14 defamation cases

-- January 17, 2019 20:21:39

The Appellate Division on Thursday upheld a High Court order that had granted bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein in 14 defamation cases filed for making 'offensive comment' against journalist Masuda Bhat...

Five more Padma bridge spans to be installed soon

-- January 17, 2019 20:01:51

The construction of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge is progressing fast as five more spans will be installed soon. “Six spans have already been set up while five more will be installed soon. On...