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Many high-rises built in Cumilla violating building code

Our Correspondent January 24, 2020 00:46:23

CUMILLA, Jan 23: Nearly 700 high-rise buildings have been constructed in Cumilla city in an unplanned way and without following the building code. Cumilla City Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku said action...

Saudi deports 217 more Bangladeshi workers

-- January 23, 2020 19:48:00

Another 217 Bangladeshi workers were deported by Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A Saudi Airlines flight carrying 103 workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:20 pm on Wednesday while...

Bangla Academy names 10 winners of 2019 literature awards

-- January 23, 2020 19:18:07

Bangla Academy has announced the names of the winners of its 2019 literature awards. They include writer Wasi Ahmed and poet Makid Haider. Director General Habibullah Sirajee announced the names at...

It’s victory for humanity: FM about ICJ order

-- January 23, 2020 18:43:16

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday termed the order that came from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a victory for humanity and a milestone for human rights activists across the wor...

Combined entrance test at public universities from next session: UGC

-- January 23, 2020 18:23:36

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce a uniform entrance test for admission to all public universities in the country from the next academic session, reports bdnews24.com. S...

High Court issues contempt rule against WASA MD

-- January 23, 2020 17:47:59

The High Court (HC) on Thursday issued a contempt of court rule against Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Managing Director (MD) Taqsem A Khan for not complying with court’s order...

Report on BB reserve heist case on Feb 24

-- January 23, 2020 17:40:29

A Dhaka court on Thursday set February 24 for submitting the probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasi...

Three more Bangladeshis shot dead by ‘BSF’

-- January 23, 2020 15:27:11

Three Bangladeshis were shot dead reportedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Nitapur border in Porsha upazila of Naogaon on early Thursday. The victims were identified as cattl...

Third death anniversary of Behrouze Ispahani today

FE Online Desk January 23, 2020 15:00:41

Today (Thursday) is the third death anniversary of Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani, the late Chairman of Ispahani Group. He passed away on January 23, 2017. Well-wishers and friends of the deceased have...

Bangladesh moves three notches up in global corruption index

-- January 23, 2020 14:43:08

Bangladesh has moved three notches up in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) said Thursday. But the country was ranked as the second most cor...

‘BCL Assault’: DU students demand punishment of attackers

-- January 23, 2020 13:35:41

Students of Dhaka University’s tourism and hospitality management department brought out a procession on the campus on Thursday protesting against the torture of four students by Bangladesh Chha...

Intel elects B’deshi born Omar Ishrak as board chairman

-- January 23, 2020 12:58:58

Bangladeshi born Omar Ishrak has been elected chairman of the Intel Corporation board of directors succeeding Andy Bryant who stepped down after serving for seven years. The California-based chip mak...

Man dies after bus hits rickshaw-van in city

-- January 23, 2020 12:48:54

A rickshaw-van puller was killed after a bus crashed into his three-wheeler in Motijheel area of Dhaka city on Thursday. The dead man has been identified only as Hiru, 50, reports bdnews24.com. Hir...

Padma Bridge gets 22nd span

-- January 23, 2020 12:26:22

The 22nd span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge has been installed. The 1-E span installed on pillar no 5 and 6 of the bridge on Thursday, according to media reports. The work to take the span near pil...

CU shuttle train services suspended amid BCL strike

-- January 23, 2020 11:48:28

Chittagong University’s (CU) iconic shuttle train services remained suspended since Thursday morning amid a strike by a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) faction on the campus following an interna...

Engineering univ for rail transport proposed

Munima Sultana January 23, 2020 11:06:06

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) has initiated to establish a railway engineering university under public-private partnership (PPP) amid a dearth of experts to support traditional and modern train transpor...

Local edible oil exporters in a tight spot

SYFUL ISLAM January 23, 2020 10:52:34

India has imposed restrictions on edible oil import in its market, which has started taking toll on Bangladesh's exports to the neighbouring country, officials say. While the control is not country-s...

BD finalises reply to ILO complaints

MONIRA MUNNI January 23, 2020 10:38:27

Bangladesh has finalised its reply to complaints about 'non-observance' of top ILO conventions related to worker rights, officials said. This response is part of a move to avoid the formation of a co...

Outstanding loans of bank directors stand at Tk 1.71 trillion: Minister

-- January 22, 2020 21:46:27

The outstanding loans of bank directors now stand at over Tk 1.716 trillion at the end of September 2019, which is 11.21 per cent of the total loans disbursed by all banks. They have taken loans from...

Double-murder accused held in Chattogram

UNB January 22, 2020 18:44:58

Detectives arrested the main accused of a double-murder case, who had gone into hiding after securing bail from the High Court, from Dhorla village in Boalkhali upazila early Wednesday. The arrestee...

CEC urges law enforcers to ensure malpractice-free election

-- January 22, 2020 18:10:55

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has called on the law enforcement to ensure that the Dhaka city elections are free from any irregularity or malpractices. He also warned that any alleg...

Cold-related diseases affect 6,010 in 24 hours

BSS January 22, 2020 17:34:49

Various cold-related diseases have affected 6,010 people across the country in the last 24 hours. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 971 of the patie...

'Publish advertisement asking SK Sinha, 10 others to appear'

BSS January 22, 2020 17:31:45

A Dhaka court has ordered authorities concerned to publish advertisement in newspaper asking 11 people including former Chief Justice Surendra Kuman Sinha to appear before it in a graft case. Dhaka M...

E-passport is a ‘Mujib Year’ gift for nation: PM

BSS January 22, 2020 16:59:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has launched the much-awaited electronic passport (e-passport) along with the automated border control management programme, saying that it (e-passport) is a gift for the...

Ex-minister’s son attempts ‘suicide’ in Khulna

-- January 22, 2020 16:59:05

The younger son of former fisheries and livestock minister Narayan Chandra Chanda tried to kill himself by drinking toilet cleaner in Dumuria of Khulna district on Wednesday. Abhiit Chandra Chanda, 2...

Demolition work of BGMEA Bhaban starts

-- January 22, 2020 15:20:34

The demolition work of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association building (BGMEA Bhaban) formally started on Wednesday. Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim inaugura...

BD moves up eight notches on Democracy Index

-- January 22, 2020 15:11:54

Bangladesh has gained eight places on the latest Democracy Index 2019, compared to the previous year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Although there was no big movement at the top...

BSF shoots dead two Bangladeshis along Lalmonirhat border

-- January 22, 2020 15:00:12

Two Bangladeshis were shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Amjhol border in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Suruj Mia, 35,...

Three die from electrocution in Dhaka

-- January 22, 2020 14:14:09

Three construction workers have died from electrocution after coming into contact with a high-voltage live wire on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. The incident occurred at around 11:00am o...

Kurigram shivers as mercury falls to 7.2°C

-- January 22, 2020 13:24:40

People in Bangladesh’s northern district Kurigram is shivering as a moderate cold wave started sweeping over the region on Wednesday, after five days of reprieve. Local weather office recorded...