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$25m more WB fund for Rohingya kids’ education

-- September 21, 2018 13:36:01

The World Bank (WB) has approved $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youth. The...

Dhaka-Mymensingh rail link resumes after 15 hrs

-- September 21, 2018 13:16:54

The train communications between Dhaka and Mymensingh resumed after 15 hours of suspension due to the derailment of a train at Fatemanagar in Trishal Upazila of Mymensingh district on Friday, reports...

Outflow of maids to S Arabia up in Aug

FE Report September 21, 2018 12:58:54

The outflow of Bangladeshi women domestic helps to Saudi Arabia has increased in August, official statistics show. The month saw a surge in outflow of women workers even after many women were force...

Thrust on curbing brick kilns to save environment

FE Report September 21, 2018 12:53:54

Use of brick kilns should be restricted, as these have been one of the major contributors for depletion of the country's arable land, experts have opined at a programme. Referring to a data of the De...

Holy Ashura being observed with solemnity, reverence

-- September 21, 2018 12:49:47

Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country on Friday with due religious fervour and solemnity. On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat...

Khulna road crash kills two

-- September 21, 2018 12:35:36

Two people were killed when a truck crashed into a motorbike on Khulna-Satkhira road at Jilerdanga in Dumuria Upazila of Khulna district on Thursday night, reports UNB. The deceased were identified a...

Hasina leaves for UN General Assembly

-- September 21, 2018 12:31:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left for New York where she is expected to highlight her response to the Rohingya crisis, at the UN General Assembly. She is also expected to present Bangladesh's pro...

Assailants gun down two UPDF activists in Rangamati

-- September 21, 2018 11:52:57

Two activists of the United People’s Democratic Front have been shot dead in Rangamati. The killing took place at around 2:00 am on Friday in Ramsupari Para area on the border of Mahalchhari in...

Three die, 20 hurt in Rajshahi road crash

-- September 21, 2018 11:34:52

Three people were killed and at least 20 others injured when a bus rammed into a truck stranded on roadside in Tarapur area on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway under Puthiya upazila in Rajshahi district today (...

Amnesty calls for reverting digital security law

FE Report September 21, 2018 09:46:32

The digital security law has imposed "dangerous" restrictions on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International on Thursday. "This law imposes dangerous restrictions on freedom of expression," sai...

ACC summons Titas Gas MD, seven others

-- September 20, 2018 20:52:56

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned eight Titas Gas officials including its managing director for investigating allegations of acquiring huge money through gas connections by meter-bypassing...

Rajshahi women attain self-reliance by producing silk-yarn

Our Correspondent September 20, 2018 20:44:22

RAJSHAHI, Sept 20: Hundreds of people, mostly women, in Bagha and Charghat upazilas of the district are improving their living standard by producing silk-yarn. With the training and financial support...

ACC unearths fraud in doctors’ registration

-- September 20, 2018 20:11:54

At least 12 people managed to get registered as MBBS degree holders at Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) without having that degree in the first place.   In a drive Anti-corruption Co...

Under-five mortality rate marks sharp fall in BD: UN

-- September 20, 2018 19:55:46

Under-five mortality rate in Bangladesh is now 32 per 1000 live births. Unicef, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group released the new m...

Three go missing as boat capsizes in Padma

-- September 20, 2018 19:53:23

Three people, including a child, went missing after a small boat capsized in the Padma River at Dighi Gohailbari in Sadar upazila from Pabna district. The missing people are Hashem, Bipul and Naim....

Four workers burnt in Gazipur mill blast

-- September 20, 2018 18:51:10

Four construction workers sustained burn injuries in an explosion in the compressor room of a spinning and knitting mill under Kaliakoir upazila in Gazipur on Thursday. The injured were identified as...

JS passes Nat’l Sports Council Bill

-- September 20, 2018 18:40:47

The 'National Sports Council Bill, 2018' was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Thursday, aiming to make the existing law more time-befitting one. State Minister for Youth and Sports (Independent C...

$50m WB grant to address health needs of Rohingyas

-- September 20, 2018 18:35:40

The government on Thursday signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank (WB) to strengthen the existing health care services for responding to the health, nutrition and family pl...

Internet users in BD top 90m: BTRC

-- September 20, 2018 17:04:21

The number of country's total internet users has reached 90.5 million (9.05 crore), according to statistics published on the website of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thu...

Hasina to receive two int’l awards

-- September 20, 2018 17:00:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be honoured with two awards for her role over Rohingya issue appreciated by the international community. She will receive International Achievement Award from the In...

Activists ask for sexual harassment prevention law

-- September 20, 2018 16:52:00

The National Child Advocacy Forum on Thursday handed over draft of a proposed law on preventing sexual harassment to Deputy Speaker MdFazle Rabbi Miah. The forum, a platform of child rights organisat...

Police foil left alliance’s attempts to lay siege to EC office

-- September 20, 2018 16:46:04

Police on Thursday foiled an attempt of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) to besiege the office of the Election Commission. The law enforcers put barricade at Sonargaon intersection in the city&rsqu...

Court to continue trial in Khaleda’s absence

FE Online Desk September 20, 2018 15:14:34

A makeshift court inside the Old Dhaka jailhouse will continue trial proceedings in the Zia Charitable Trust case in the absence of BNP chief Khaleda Zia. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge...

Bus runs over motorcyclist in Narail

-- September 20, 2018 14:58:35

A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Semakhali-Laskerpur intersection crossing in sadar upazila of Narail district on Thursday morning. Police said the deceased was identified as Akash She...

Rohingya repatriation: PM to place fresh proposals at UN

-- September 20, 2018 14:37:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place fresh specific proposals at the United Nations General Assembly seeking a stronger role from the international community so that Myanmar acts promptly and takes...

PM allots flats to three former nat’l players

-- September 20, 2018 13:21:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given residential flats to two former national footballers and a hockey player. The footballers are Sheikh Ashraf Ali and late Monem Munna and hockey player is late...

Met office asks ports to hoist signal 3

-- September 20, 2018 13:14:20

Bangladesh Meteorological Department has asked the seaports to hoist cautionary signal three after a well-marked low pressure developed over the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. The de...

Bangladesh Asia’s second most gender equal country: WEF

-- September 20, 2018 12:54:45

Bangladesh is the second most gender equal country in Asia, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. The 2018 report published on its website says the country has climbe...

Long tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway

-- September 20, 2018 12:26:38

Hundreds of passengers have been suffering a lot as a 15-kilometre-long tailback was created on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Daudkandi upazila since Thursday morning. The tailback was seen stretching...

Govt promotes six secretaries to senior secretaries

-- September 20, 2018 12:23:23

The government has elevated six secretaries to the rank of senior secretary in a promotion in the civil administration. The Public Administration Ministry has issued a gazette notification in this...