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PM seeks more engagement of WHO for universal health services

-- February 15, 2019 20:29:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on more engagement of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure universal health services for all. “As a global leader, the WHO needs to be...

BGB charges three including two killed in Thakurgaon clash

-- February 15, 2019 19:31:00

Two men, killed in Tuesday's clash with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Thakurgaon, were named in a case filed by BGB on Thursday night. Nayeb Subedar Ziaur Rahman, company commander of the district...

272 new books unveiled at Boi Mela on Friday

FE Online Report February 15, 2019 18:39:41

Some 272 new books were unveiled at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on Friday, the fifteenth day of the month-long book fair. With the latest additions, a total of 2,241 books were released until February...

Govt imposed autocracy in name of democracy: BNP

-- February 15, 2019 18:04:08

BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Friday alleged that the government has imposed an autocratic role in the country undercover of democracy. "The government has established an unwritten one-pa...

RAB arrests man with arms in C’nawabganj

-- February 15, 2019 15:14:16

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man along with firearms from Baliadighi in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj in the early hours of Friday. The arrestee is Senaul Islam, 44, son o...

BNP trying hard to make Dec-30 election questionable: PM   

-- February 15, 2019 14:37:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said BNP had an evil intention to make the 2018 general election questionable and they are still trying to do so. "Their [BNP’s] intention was to make the Dec-3...

Two more devotees die at Ijtema venue

-- February 15, 2019 14:06:45

Two more devotees died of cardiac arrest at Biswa Ijtema venue in Tongi on Friday. With these, the death toll at the Ijtema venue rose to four this year. The deceased were identified as Shafiqur Rah...

Four-day Biswa Ijtema begins

-- February 15, 2019 13:06:33

Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, began on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi in Gazipur after Fazr prayers on Friday. Ijtema began with "Aambayan" (general sermon...

Fire guts Gazipur textile factory godown

-- February 15, 2019 12:48:02

A fire gutted raw materials of a textile factory in its godown in Tongi's Badam area in Gazipur on Thursday night. Senior Station Officer of Tongi Fire Service and Civil Defense, Atiqur Rahman said t...

Jamaat leader Barrister Abdur Razzaq resigns

-- February 15, 2019 12:41:49

Barrister Abdur Razzaq has resigned from the Jamaat-e-Islami citing its failure to apologise for its anti-liberation role and reform party charter. The top leader of the Islamist party, who held the...

Master plan on the anvil to protect five rivers initially

FE Report February 15, 2019 12:22:56

The government is drafting a master plan to initially protect the rivers Buriganga, Balu, Sitalakhya and Balu in Dhaka and the Karnaphuli in Chattogram from pollution and encroachment. As part of the...

Youth stabs college student to death

-- February 15, 2019 11:56:18

A college student was killed and another injured in an attack by a young man at Bangabandhu Udyan in Barishal city on Thursday. The dead man was identified as Rubel Hossain, 1st year student of Braja...

RAB nabs two Rohingyas with 14,000 yaba pills

-- February 15, 2019 11:42:06

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two Rohingyas along with 14,000 yaba pills from Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila on Thursday. The arrestees are Sohel, 21, son of...

Fire engulfs Tongi textile mill

FE Online Report February 14, 2019 22:46:41

A textile mill in Tongi, Annetect Fabrics, caught fire on Thursday night, said several television channels. Eight fire fighting units are working to bring the fire under control, till the filing of t...

Food and hospitality fair begins in city

FE Report February 14, 2019 22:28:40

A three-day food and hospitality fair began in the city on Thursday to showcase exotic traditional Bangladeshi foods for promoting culinary tourism to both local and international tourists. The fair...

Fair price of mustard seeds makes marginal farmers happy in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent February 14, 2019 21:11:32

JOYPURHAT, Feb 14: Fair market price of newly harvested mustard seeds is making hundreds of marginal farmers happy in Joypurhat district. The farmers are passing busy time harvesting mustard seeds wi...

Irrigation to cover 73pc Sylhet Boro target areas

Our Correspondent February 14, 2019 21:10:38

SYLHET, Feb 14: With a target to raising the paddy yield in Sylhet division, irrigation facilities would be provided for a total of 2,46,969 hectares of Boro land this season by using a total of 36,97...

Bumper lentil output likely in Bogura

Our Correspondent February 14, 2019 21:09:10

BOGURA, Feb 14: With prevailing favourable weather condition and timely supply of necessary agro-input, bumper lentil output likely in Bogura this season. During sowing seeds, Bangladesh Agriculture...

147 new books introduced on Thursday at Boi Mela

FE Online Report February 14, 2019 21:08:05

Some 147 new books were introduced at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on Thursday, the fourteenth day of the month-long book fair. With the latest additions, a total of 1,969 books were released until Febr...

Weight manipulation: BSTI files cases against eight businesses

FE Online Report February 14, 2019 20:37:16

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Thursday lodged cases against eight businesses including petrol pumps in Gazipur and Tangail districts on charge of weight and measurement manipu...

Suhrawardy Hospital fire under control

FE Online Report February 14, 2019 19:36:57

The fire at Shaheed Suhrwardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar was brought under control around 10.15PM. 16 fire fighting units of Fire Service and Civil Defence managed...

CEC urges election officials to be neutral

-- February 14, 2019 18:11:05

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has instructed returning and assistant returning officers to carry out their duties impartially in the Upazila polls. “You have to bear in mind t...

River navigability to increase within 10 years: Minister

-- February 14, 2019 17:55:14

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam said that a 10-year master plan has been taken to increase navigability of rivers around Dhaka and the Karnaphuli river of Chattog...

HC bars expansion of New Market

-- February 14, 2019 17:35:44

The Dhaka South City Corporation's (DSCC's) decision to construct a floor above the single-storey extended part of the New Market was declared illegal by the High Court on Thursday. Justice Sheikh Ha...

Protest lodged as Myanmar claims St Martin again

-- February 14, 2019 17:27:56

Myanmar keeps distorting facts showing Bangladesh’s St Martin’s Island as part of its territory in Myanmar's government maps prompting Dhaka to react sharply and lodge a strong protest off...

Remove electricity poles from roads: HC

-- February 14, 2019 16:56:51

All pillars including electricity poles that are dangerously located on roads and highways will have to be removed, the High Court has said. The order must be implemented within 60 days, said Justice...

Trains run over killing two in city

-- February 14, 2019 16:42:10

Two people were crushed under wheels of separate trains in Shewra rail line area in Dhaka on Thursday. One of the deceased was identified as Arafat Hossain, 45. Nazrul Islam, in-charge of Dhaka Airp...

Tigers may disappear from Sundarbans in 50 years: Study

-- February 14, 2019 12:36:39

A new study has warned that the Sundarbans' famed 'Royal Bengal Tigers' could be gone within 50 years, especially from the Bangladeshi part, because of constant rise in sea levels and climate change....

Police recover two bodies in Laxmipur, C’nawabganj

-- February 14, 2019 12:07:49

Police have recovered two bodies from Laxmipur and Chapainawabganj districts in the last 24 hours. In Laxmipur, law enforcers have recovered the bullet-riddled body of a convicted fugitive robber fr...

Rajbari road crash leaves two dead

-- February 14, 2019 11:37:33

Two people were killed and eight others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Shialdangi village in Rajbari’s Pangsha upazila in the early hours of Thursday. The dead were identif...