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Indonesian, Swiss Presidents to visit Dhaka

Indonesian, Swiss Presidents to visit Dhaka

-- 2018-01-25 05:01:19

Presidents of Indonesia and Switzerland are scheduled to visit Dhaka in the last week of this month and the first week of February respectively. An official at foreign ministry said, Indonesian Presi...

President urges all to inform new generation of country’s real history

President urges all to inform new generation of country’s real history

-- 2018-01-25 04:59:19

Terming the freedom struggle a pride, President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday called upon all concerned to inform the new and future generation about the real history of country's struggle for freedom and...

Dhaka Bank sings MoU with Sanmar Properties

Dhaka Bank sings MoU with Sanmar Properties

FE Online Desk 2018-01-25 03:08:26

Dhaka Bank Limited and Sanmar Properties Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Sanmar Properties corporate office in Dhaka, recently. Md Shafquat Hossain, head of retail banking...

RAB detains seven ‘muggers ‘in city

RAB detains seven ‘muggers ‘in city

-- 2018-01-25 01:54:52

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested seven suspected muggers from Mohammadpur area in the city on Wednesday night. The arrestees were Md Shahidul Islam, hailing from Ramganj upazila of Laxmipur...

Govt achieves outstanding successes in education sector: Shahriar

Govt achieves outstanding successes in education sector: Shahriar

-- 2018-01-25 01:45:05

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said the incumbent government attained remarkable success in education sector. He mentioned the government attached highest priority to the education...

Two lovers use single rope to commit suicide

Two lovers use single rope to commit suicide

-- 2018-01-24 12:32:49

Two lovers committed suicide by hanging themselves from a tree using a single rope  beside Dighulia canal at Avoynagar upazila in Jessore on Tuesday as their love affair went awry. The deceased...

Decoprima pesticide saves veg fields from root rotting disease

Decoprima pesticide saves veg fields from root rotting disease

Our Correspondent 2018-01-24 12:00:00

Decoprima pesticide can be used in vegetable field for driving root and leaf rotten. It can be used when leaves turn yellowish, flowers fall and fungal attack. It makes plants strong and fresh. ...

NY court dismisses all charges against BD diplomat

NY court dismisses all charges against BD diplomat

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

A court in the United States dismissed all felony charges against Bangladesh's deputy consul general in New York, seven months after he was indicted in a case filed by the diplomat’s former dome...

PM inaugurates work on Mirsarai Economic Zone

PM inaugurates work on Mirsarai Economic Zone

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the works on BEPZA Economic Zone at Mirsarai in Chittagong by unveiling its foundation plague. The Premier launched the works on the economic zone on 1,150 ac...

TUs demand Tk 16,000 as minimum wage for RMG workers

TUs demand Tk 16,000 as minimum wage for RMG workers

FE Report 2018-01-24 12:00:00

A labour coalition demands Tk 16,000 as minimum monthly wage, with 10 per cent annual increment, for the workers of country's readymade garment sector. Garment Shramik Odhikar Andolan, a platform of...

UNICEF for better security before Rohingya repatriation in Myanmar

UNICEF for better security before Rohingya repatriation in Myanmar

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

UNICEF has called for ensuring improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar before sending back Rohingya children from Bangladesh. “Some 58 per cent of the refugees are childr...

HC upholds death for five over Zubair murder

HC upholds death for five over Zubair murder

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

The High Court has upheld the death sentences of the five people for the murder of Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed in the 2012. The final-year student was killed in an attack on Jan 8 t...

BD gets 5 UNESCO certificates over Bangabandhu's March 7 speech

BD gets 5 UNESCO certificates over Bangabandhu's March 7 speech

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has sent five certificates to Bangladesh endorsing the inscription of the historic 7th March Speech of Father of the Natio...

PM slams civil society again; terms them ‘dustbin of politics’

PM slams civil society again; terms them ‘dustbin of politics’

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

The prime minister has once again come down heavily on the civil society terming them the 'dustbin of politics and power'. On Wednesday, Sheikh Hasina in the parliament said, "There're some people wh...

Presidential election between February 18 and 20

Presidential election between February 18 and 20

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

The presidential election of Bangladesh will be held between February 18 and 20 in the parliament. The Election Commission will announce the schedule for the polls on Thursday. Chief Election Commis...

List of top loan defaulters revealed in parliament

List of top loan defaulters revealed in parliament

-- 2018-01-24 12:00:00

The scheduled banks and financial institutions have failed to realise some Tk 656.02 billion default loans over the last 10 years from the big borrowers. Each of these borrowers had taken loan amount...

HC stays DNCC mayoral by-polls for six months: EC

HC stays DNCC mayoral by-polls for six months: EC

-- 2018-01-24 11:57:23

The High Court has halted the Dhaka North mayoral by-polls and elections to 18 new wards in the city corporation by six months an Election Commission official said after getting copies of the orders o...

Three ‘robbers’ die in Barguna ‘gunfight’

Three ‘robbers’ die in Barguna ‘gunfight’

-- 2018-01-24 11:39:43

Three suspected forest robbers were killed in a shootout with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) near the Sundarbans in Barguna district on Wednesday morning. One of the deceased was identif...

VAT online project gets revision in cost, time

VAT online project gets revision in cost, time

FE Report 2018-01-24 11:02:51

The government revised the VAT online project for the second time with increased cost and extended implementation period. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) endorsed the...

Rohingya repatriation - a PR ploy by Myanmar!

Rohingya repatriation - a PR ploy by Myanmar!

FE Online Desk 2018-01-24 10:54:00

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Bangladesh to suspend the bilateral deal struck with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation, saying it threatens the refugees' security and well-being. The Myanmar au...

Square, Beximco Pharma, GP dominate turnover chart

Square, Beximco Pharma, GP dominate turnover chart

FE Report 2018-01-24 10:28:43

Top 10 traded companies accounted for more than 40 per cent transactions of the premier bourse Tuesday while Square Pharmaceuticals, Beximco Pharma and Grameenphone dominated the list. Dealers said t...

City rickshaw-puller beaten dead

City rickshaw-puller beaten dead

-- 2018-01-24 10:28:28

A rickshaw-puller has been beaten to death in the capital city's Bhashantek area. UNB said the deceased was identified as Tajul Islam, 40. Hailing from Dikdail village in Tarail upazila of Kishoregan...

H R Textile Mills approves 10pc cash dividend

H R Textile Mills approves 10pc cash dividend

-- 2018-01-24 10:18:36

The 33rd Annual General Meeting of H R Textile Mills Limited was held at Spectra Convention Centre Limited in the city on Monday, said a press release. The company declared 10 per cent cash dividend...

Two journalists receive splinter injuries at Benapole

Two journalists receive splinter injuries at Benapole

-- 2018-01-24 09:09:52

Two journalists of a private television channel received splinter injuries during a clash between two groups of workers in the Benapole Port area in Jessore on Wednesday. The injured are Jessore dist...

Media responsible for poor projection of women: Study

Media responsible for poor projection of women: Study

-- 2018-01-24 07:27:05

Bangladeshi media sway from appropriately representing women in their contents, a study has revealed.  The findings of the report show that women are represented in just 16 per cent contents of...

Seven get death over murder of Habiganj farmer

Seven get death over murder of Habiganj farmer

-- 2018-01-24 07:17:15

Seven people were awarded death sentences in Habiganj in a case filed over killing a farmer almost ten years ago. The Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court awarded the verdict on Wedne...

Khaleda wants strong movement against 'neo-Baksal'

Khaleda wants strong movement against 'neo-Baksal'

-- 2018-01-24 07:01:09

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said a strong movement is a must to 'restore democracy' by defeating 'neo-Baksal'. "People are now strongly committed to ousting the neo-Baksal regime. We must remove...

179 construction workers lost lives in workplaces in 2017

179 construction workers lost lives in workplaces in 2017

FE Online Report 2018-01-24 05:37:37

At least 179 construction workers lost lives in accidents at different under-construction sites last year in the country. Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) reve...

EC to take measures for holding presidential polls: Anisul

EC to take measures for holding presidential polls: Anisul

FE Online Desk 2018-01-24 04:41:06

Law Minister Anisul Huq said the Election Commission will take necessary steps for holding the presidential elections at the due time as per the constitution The policymakers of Awami League will dec...

BD cancels Chinese road construction project

BD cancels Chinese road construction project

-- 2018-01-24 04:11:40

Bangladesh has cancelled a road construction project with a major Chinese company which was building the Dhaka Sylhet highway on charges of attempting to bribe Bangladeshi officials. Government has a...