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Police arrest two ‘muggers’ in city

-- September 26, 2018 19:20:20

Police arrested two alleged muggers from Shahbagh area of the city early Wednesday. The arrestees are Kabir Hossain Sarker, 38, and Salman Bhuiyan alias Jasim, 35. A team of Shahbagh Police Station...

Sunamganj man to walk gallows for murder

-- September 26, 2018 18:43:45

A court in Sunamganj on Wednesday sentenced a man to death and another person to life term imprisonment for killing a youth in the district town in 2016. The convict is Md Badal Miah, son of Pakhi Mi...

MNP service for mobile phone users from Oct 1

-- September 26, 2018 18:11:39

The much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service will be available for the country’s mobile phone customers from October 1, said chief of the telecom regulatory body. Talking to BSS tod...

Terminal to be built at Rabnabad channel of Payra Port

-- September 26, 2018 17:46:57

A terminal along with a 650-meter jetty worth around Tk 40 billion (Tk 4,000 crore) will be constructed at Rabnabad channel for transporting goods from Payra Port to other parts of the country. Shipp...

JS body for comprehensive plans over next Hajj

-- September 26, 2018 17:40:11

The parliamentary standing committee on religious affairs ministry on Wednesday suggested taking necessary measures to take integrated plans for the next Hajj based on past experiences. The JS body i...

'Achieving judicial equity impossible without legal aid'

-- September 26, 2018 17:36:51

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Wednesday said in the context of socio-economic situation in Bangladesh it is impossible to achieve judicial equity without providing legal assistance to poor peop...

ACC pleads for fixing verdict date in graft case against Khaleda

-- September 26, 2018 17:30:51

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday pleaded for fixing the date of verdict in Zia Charitable Trust graft case implicating BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia as the prime accused. The ant...

Adivasi Parishad for continuation of indigenous quota in public services

-- September 26, 2018 17:24:21

Jatiya Adivasi Parishad on Wednesday demanded the government retain the existing quota system for indigenous community, ethnic minority, tea workers and backward people in government jobs. "The indig...

WEF chief invites PM to attend annual meeting

-- September 26, 2018 16:50:19

World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende has invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to participate in the next WEF annual meeting to be held in Switzerland in January 2019. Brende e...

BNP to unveil action plan in Saturday’s rally

-- September 26, 2018 16:42:31

BNP will unveil its future course of action and strategy at its planned Suhrawardy Udyan public rally in Dhaka on Saturday. "We'll deliver our statements on our party's future policy at the rally. Ou...

Kushtia man to die for killing wife

-- September 26, 2018 16:10:27

A Kushtia court on Wednesday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife for dowry in 2006. The court also fined condemned convict Atier Rahman, son of Shona Sheikh of Sadar upazila, Tk 50,000. Ac...

US-Bangla flight makes emergency landing in Chattogram

-- September 26, 2018 14:59:42

A Cox's Bazar-bound aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines with 164 passengers, including 11 children, on board made an emergency landing without nose gear at Shah Amanat International Airport of Chattogram o...

Fatal accident in Bogura kills two

-- September 26, 2018 13:58:31

At least two people were killed when a truck plunged into a ditch after breaking the railing of a bridge in Bogura’s Shahjahanpur upazila on Wednesday. Police are working to trace the identitie...

Four get death for killing Satkhira college student

-- September 26, 2018 13:56:30

A Satkhira court on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing a college student in 2016. The condemned convicts are Ali Ahmed Shaon, son of Abdul Alim, Shahadat Hossain, son of Abdul Karim...

Myanmar blocking return of Rohingyas, alleges Hasina

Reuters September 26, 2018 13:20:52

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused Myanmar of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 0.7 million (700,000) Rohingya who were forced across the border over the past year, and said i...

Rising temperature to effect 134m Bangladeshis: WB

-- September 26, 2018 13:01:34

More than three quarters of Bangladeshis are at risk of declining living standards due to rising temperature and erratic rainfall from climate change, the calamity is also threatening nearly half of S...

PM seeks UN peacekeeping reform

-- September 26, 2018 11:44:14

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the importance of UN peacekeeping reform with adequate authorisation of peacekeepers and making them better equipped. The Prime Minister gave importance on...

Drug suspect dies in Munshiganj ‘shootout’

-- September 26, 2018 11:39:15

A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Mirkadim in sadar upazila of Munshiganj region early Wednesday. The deceased was identified a...

Make supply chain sustainability management, reporting in SMEs popular

FE Report September 26, 2018 11:12:22

Supply chain sustainability management and reporting in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Bangladesh should be popularised to properly achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts said a...

Fire guts 22 shops in Rangamati

-- September 26, 2018 11:09:24

At least 22 shops were gutted as a fire broke out at a local market in Kaukhali area of Rangamati sadar upazila early Wednesday. The fire broke out around 3:00am at a shop of Azam Market and soon spr...

Indian IT firm to provide service to RMG industry

FE Report September 26, 2018 10:51:18

An Indian IT service provider has recently opened its office in Dhaka, aiming to expand its business mainly in the country's growing readymade garment (RMG) industry. "Bangladeshi garment exporters a...

Farm credit disbursement falls 25pc in July-August

Siddique Islam September 26, 2018 10:47:20

Farm credit disbursement dropped by over 25 per cent or Tk 7.04 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year (FY), 2018-19, despite the central bank's close monitoring. Disbursement o...

Banks to offer single-digit rate soon: Muhith

FE Report September 26, 2018 10:45:04

Finance Minister A M A Muhith has expressed the hope that the private commercial banks (PCBs) will bring down their lending rate to single digit shortly. "I expect the banks will bring it down. So...

Veg farming on floating beds gains popularity in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent September 25, 2018 21:13:05

GOPALGANJ, Sept 25: Vegetable cultivation on floating beds is gaining popularity in the district. Some 3,500 farmers across the district are now growing varieties of vegetable on such land. Accordin...

Transplantation of T-Aman paddy seedlings nears completion

Our Correspondent September 25, 2018 21:12:11

SYLHET, Sept 25: Farmers in Sylhet division are about to finish transplanting T-Aman paddy seedlings during the current season. Already the target is surpassed, but on some pocket areas the transplan...

Bottle gourd cultivation expanding in Rangpur for high yield

Our Correspondent September 25, 2018 21:11:13

RANGPUR, Sept 25: Farmers of different upazilas in the district are becoming financially benefited by growing bottle gourd on their land in recent years. Due to congenial weather, low labour cost and...

Padma erosion turns serious in Harirampur

-- September 25, 2018 20:54:42

Rising water in Padma river devoured a hundred houses over the last one week rendering more than 300 families homeless in Harirampur in Manikganj. Many others were under the threat of devastating riv...

President urges political parties to take part in polls

-- September 25, 2018 20:47:49

President Md Abdul Hamid has urged all political parties to participate in the next national election for the betterment of the country and its people. "I think political parties should take part in...

AL, BNP to hold rallies Saturday

-- September 25, 2018 20:45:23

The Awami League-led 14-party coalition has announced a rally for Saturday in Dhaka as its main rival the BNP is preparing for a similar demonstration in the capital the same day. The announcement by...

HRW criticises Digital Security Act

-- September 25, 2018 20:15:45

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the Digital Security Act, passed by parliament in Bangladesh last week despite opposition from the country's journalists, 'strikes a blow to freedom of speech'. The...