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Passport service week begins Saturday

Passport service week begins Saturday

-- 2018-02-02 20:44:37

Passport Service Week-2018 is set to begin on Saturday aiming to enhance the efforts for ensuring hassle-free services. Home Minister Md Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will inaugurate the Passport Service We...

Acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah resigns

Acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah resigns

-- 2018-02-02 19:50:56

Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah has sent a letter of resignation to the President, stepping down from the post of Appellate Division judge of the Supreme Court (SC). Some televisions and lo...

Monsoon could jeopardise Rohingya protection: UNHCR

Monsoon could jeopardise Rohingya protection: UNHCR

-- 2018-02-02 19:23:31

The adverse weather conditions, including potential cyclones, could put tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees staying at the highly congested settlements in Cox's Bazar district at serious risk, said...

BNP's demand for caretaker govt illogical: Hanif

BNP's demand for caretaker govt illogical: Hanif

-- 2018-02-02 19:01:42

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif has said the BNP's demand for caretaker government is illogical. "Election Commission (EC) was able to hold several elections in a free,...

Muhith sees enough stock of food

Muhith sees enough stock of food

-- 2018-02-02 18:50:50

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said there is a buffer stock of food in the country as the government has stocked enough food in the warehouses. "There is nothing to be worried over food...

RAB detains man with VoIP instruments in Ctg

RAB detains man with VoIP instruments in Ctg

-- 2018-02-02 16:43:52

A man along with different Voice over Internet Protocol(VoIP) instruments was arrested by Member of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from the city’s Bakolia area early Friday. The arrestee was iden...

Cops detain 30, drugs seized in Dinajpur

Cops detain 30, drugs seized in Dinajpur

-- 2018-02-02 16:03:14

Police arrested 25 people including three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami from different areas of the district. Police conducted special drives in last 12-hour ending at 8am on Friday morning. Law enfor...

4-day flower fair starts in Rajshahi

4-day flower fair starts in Rajshahi

-- 2018-02-02 15:17:49

A four-day 'One Bank Flower Fair-2018' began in the city on Friday in a bid to meet the gradually increasing demand of the flower-loving people. Rajshahi Boikali Sangha (RBS) and One Bank Limited joi...

Cops detain youth with six crude bombs in B’baria

Cops detain youth with six crude bombs in B’baria

-- 2018-02-02 14:42:41

Police arrested a young man along with six crude bombs from the town on Thursday night. Acting on a tip- off, a team of police raided a house and arrested Sumon Miah, 30, son of Fazlul Haque Prokash,...

Gazipur road crash kills two

Gazipur road crash kills two

-- 2018-02-02 14:36:28

Two men died and three others were injured in a collision between a bus and a human hauler in Peyara Bagan area of the city on Friday morning. The deceased were Gias Uddin, hailing from Mymensingh an...

AL collects nomination form for Abdul Hamid

AL collects nomination form for Abdul Hamid

-- 2018-02-02 13:27:07

A 5-member Awami League delegation on behalf of incumbent President Abdul Hamid collected nomination paper for the presidential election slated for February 18. The AL-delegation led by chief whip A...

Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route resume

Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route resume

-- 2018-02-02 11:27:17

The ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route resumed on Friday morning after four and half hours of suspension due to dense fog. Assistant General Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corp...

Plan to put all trains on broad-gauge lines

Plan to put all trains on broad-gauge lines

Munima Sultana 2018-02-02 10:04:42

All metre-gauge (MG)-related development activities of Bangladesh Railway (OR) may halt after 2025 as the government plans to put all trains on broad-gauge (BG) lines. Officials said the complete swi...

Plan to put all trains on  broad-gauge lines by 2040

Plan to put all trains on broad-gauge lines by 2040

Munima Sultana 2018-02-02 00:59:50

All meter-gauge (MG)-related development activities of Bangladesh Railway (OR) may halt after 2025 as the government plans to put all trains on broad-gauge (BG) lines. Officials said the complete swi...

Book fair draws huge crowd on holiday

Book fair draws huge crowd on holiday

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

The Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2018 attracted a large number of visitors on the second day of the month-long traditional fair on Friday. The sales of books on different genres of literature and other b...

Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain new chief justice

Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain new chief justice

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

President Md Abdul Hamid on Friday appointed Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC), as new chief justice of the country. “The president will s...

SSC question  paper out again on Facebook

SSC question paper out again on Facebook

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

Despite tough security measures and stern warnings by the education minister, question paper leak continues unabated. Unchecked question paper leaks in public examinations blight 2017. The leaked qu...

All-inclusive election not possible without BNP: CEC

All-inclusive election not possible without BNP: CEC

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

With the ruling Awami League not inclined to open talks with the BNP over the next national election, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda considers the party’s participation to be importan...

President to appoint new CJ Friday: Law Minister

President to appoint new CJ Friday: Law Minister

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

Law Minister Anisul Huq said that President Md Abdul Hamid would announce the name of new chief justice shortly. “I believe, the president will announce the name today,” he said while bri...

Gas supply to increase from April

Gas supply to increase from April

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

The country's gas supply may increase by 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) from April this year with an apprehension that there might be a substantial rise in its price for consumers. Currently,...

BNP killing time in indecision to skip next polls: Quader

BNP killing time in indecision to skip next polls: Quader

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

Awami League General Secretary on Friday said BNP is dilly-dallying to skip the upcoming parliament elections. He came up with the allegation while inaugurating the foot overbridge at Shonir Akhra in...

BNP wants huge gathering in Dhaka on February 8

BNP wants huge gathering in Dhaka on February 8

-- 2018-02-02 00:00:00

BNP wants huge presence of its leaders and activists in the capital on February 8 before the announcement of the verdict in a graft case against Khaleda Zia. The party is already taking all-out prepa...

President prescribes cluster-wise admission at universities

President prescribes cluster-wise admission at universities

-- 2018-02-01 22:18:32

President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday asked the authorities concerned, including the vice-chancellors, of public universities to adopt a cluster-wise easy admission. "Ensure a cluster-wise easy admissi...

Shibganj Boro farmers preparing  seedbed applying new method

Shibganj Boro farmers preparing seedbed applying new method

Our Correspondent 2018-02-01 21:29:10

BOGRA, Feb 01: Farmers of Shibganj upazila under the district are preparing Boro seedbed in a new method called 'Ideal' for better yield this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extens...

Maize cultivation increases in Natore district

Maize cultivation increases in Natore district

Roving Correspondent 2018-02-01 21:28:13

NATORE, Feb 01: The farmers of the district have exceeded the target set for maize cultivation for this season. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DEA) office sources, growers had...

Govt plans ETPs on riverbanks to check pollution

Govt plans ETPs on riverbanks to check pollution

FE Online Desk 2018-02-01 21:24:19

Government is considering a move to install effluent treatment plants (ETPs) on the banks of rivers now faced with serious pollution. Environment and Forest Minister Anisul Islam Mahmood said this at...

Rohingya return premature, says UN HR expert

Rohingya return premature, says UN HR expert

-- 2018-02-01 20:23:27

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar has said that talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya people anytime soon is premature. Yanghee Lee also lamented...

BSTI fines five gas stations for weight manipulation

BSTI fines five gas stations for weight manipulation

FE Online Report 2018-02-01 19:45:40

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Thursday fined five gas stations a total of Tk 205,000 for their involvement in weight manipulation and using outdated underground storage tank....

Rail accidents see 203 deaths, 586 injuries in 08yrs

Rail accidents see 203 deaths, 586 injuries in 08yrs

-- 2018-02-01 19:32:17

Minister for Railway M Mujibul Haq said a total 203 people were killed and 586 more were injured following rail accidents across the country in the last eight years. He said this on Thursday while re...

Proposed digital security act violates constitutional rights: TIB

Proposed digital security act violates constitutional rights: TIB

-- 2018-02-01 18:39:42

The proposed 'Digital Security Act of 2018' comes in contradiction to the constitutional rights of free speech and opinion, said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). TIB said it in a statemen...