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New Islamist alliance to join hands with Awami League New Islamist alliance seeks to ride on Awami League in next election

FE Report July 29, 2017 10:11:02

Several Islamist parties that defected from the BNP-led alliance after the 10th parliamentary election are forming a new coalition with the Awami League, a move considered to add a new dimension to th...

Migrant children at risk of trafficking, warn UN experts

FE Report July 29, 2017 08:29:35

Current systems designed to protect migrant children are failing, leaving many at risk of trafficking, sale and other forms of exploitation, two United Nations human rights experts have warned, report...

CI seizes 72,000 banned cigarettes from HSIA

FE Report July 29, 2017 07:52:32

Customs Intelligence (CI) seized 72,000 sticks of import-banned cigarettes from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital on Friday. CI officials seized the cigarettes in 360 carto...

Habiganj four kids murder case: Three to die, two get jail terms

FE Report July 26, 2017 10:53:06

Speedy Trial Tribunal in Sylhet on Wednesday sentenced three persons to death for killing four school boys in Habiganj district.  The verdict over the 2016 incident was announced by the tribunal...

PM asks DCs not to allocate land for unplanned industry

FE Report July 26, 2017 08:17:07

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) not to allocate any land in any unplanned manner for setting up industries. “Industr...

Cox’s Bazar landslides kill four

FE Online Report July 25, 2017 10:13:49

At least four people, including two children, were killed and five others injured in landslides in Cox’s Bazar district on Tuesday.   The victims were identified as Saima, 5, Jihan, 7, Mo...

NOAB urges govt not to frame any law against free press

FE Report July 24, 2017 08:19:20

  The Newspaper Owners' Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) has urged the government to refrain from making any law that is contrary to the freedom of expression and freedom of press. It also call...

HSC pass rate falls to 68.91 per cent on new evaluation measures

FE Online Report July 23, 2017 10:26:16

The pass rate of HSC and equivalent higher secondary exams has fallen to 68.91 this year from 74.7 per cent in 2016, according to Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. The difference was due to the n...

DB detain one in ASP Mizan murder case

UNB July 23, 2017 10:20:18

Detectives arrested a man from Tongi area in Gazipur city on Saturday night in connection with the ASP Mizanur Rahman murder case. The arrestee was identified Shah Alam, reports UNB. Masudur Rahman,...

Six divisions await heavy rains

FE Report July 23, 2017 08:25:16

Some places in Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, and Sylhet divisions are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rains during the next 24 hours due to active monsoon. Landslides may a...

Five Jamuna Oil staff arrested over oil pilferage

FE Report July 23, 2017 08:19:38

Police arrested Chandpur depot superintendent of Jamuna Oil Company Khademul and four of its employees on Saturday on charge of stealing seven lakh litres of diesel worth about Tk 40 million (Tk 4 cro...

Six policemen withdrawn for 'harassment' of UNO at Barisal court

FE Report July 23, 2017 08:16:06

Bangladesh Police have withdrawn six of its personnel, who were on duty in court during the 'harassment' of UNO Tariq Salmon in Barisal. The police personnel are Sub-Inspector Nripen Das, Assistant T...

Two electricians electrocuted while working on electric pole

-- July 22, 2017 08:59:04

Two people were electrocuted while carrying out repair works on an electric pole at Baninagar in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat district on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Rubel Mia, 2...

Two die as bus dashes against tree

UNB July 22, 2017 08:47:05

At least two people were killed and 11 others injured when a bus crashed into a tree at Rohabari in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj district on Saturday.   One of the deceased was identified as Mi...

Bangladesh capital lost 22 canals in 40 yrs

UNB July 22, 2017 08:08:28

The capital city of Bangladesh has lost 22 canals in last 30-40 years.   According to sources at Dhaka Wasa, the number of canals in Dhaka now has come down to 43, though there were 65 canals i...

Bangladesh 2nd largest provider of 'online labour'

-- July 20, 2017 15:34:55

Bangladesh is the second largest supplier of online labour, says a recent report, analysing data from e-platforms connecting freelancers with employers. India is the traditional labour outsourcing de...

BSMMU's boundary wall collapses, one dies

-- July 20, 2017 11:15:43

A middle-aged woman was killed when a boundary wall of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) collapsed on Wednesday.   Four people, including a police officer, were also injured i...

Terrorist activity increased in BD in 2016: US

-- July 20, 2017 11:12:21

A new US report has indicated a decrease in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2016, but a significant increase in such activities in Bangladesh.   The Department of State released the ‘Count...

Heavy monsoon rainfall likely in six divs

-- July 20, 2017 10:58:14

The weather office today said many parts of Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions are likely to experience heavy to extreme rainfall during next 24 hours commencing at 08.00...

Hilsa production increases 6,000 mts

UNB July 19, 2017 10:11:16

The production of hilsa has increased 6,000 mts this year following the government's steps to save mother hilsa during its breeding period, Fisheries Department said.   The production of hilsa...

Bangladesh to produce 4.2m tonnes fishes in 2016-17

-- July 19, 2017 09:30:24

Fish production in Bangladesh is estimated to increase to 4.04 million tonnes in 20015-16 fiscal year from 3.88 million tonnes in 2014-15 fiscal. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoq...

Petrobangla pays Tk 65.3b in VAT, SD arrears to NBR

FE Report July 19, 2017 08:32:18

State-owned Petrobangla paid its outstanding value added tax (VAT) and supplementary duty (SD) worth over Tk 65.30 billion to the government last month, officials said.   The sum of VAT and SD...

Social Business Day to be celebrated on July 28-29

FE Online Report July 19, 2017 07:59:34

This year’s Social Business Day (SBD), aimed at bringing social business entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss and exchange ideas, will be held on July 28-29.   The theme of the...

HC orders to stop using unregistered boilers

-- July 18, 2017 18:51:51

The High Court ordered garment factories and other industries to stop using unregistered boilers within 60 days. The court also asked the Ministry of Industries to inspect factories throughout Bangla...

BGB nab Indian national with foreign currencies

UNB July 18, 2017 09:02:17

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel arrested an Indian national along with huge foreign currencies from Benapole check post in Jessore district on Tuesday.   The arrestee was identified as...

Thrust on united protest to prevent land grabbing

FE Report July 17, 2017 16:11:28

  Speakers at a seminar on Sunday stressed the need for getting people united to mount protest and prevent illegal land grabbing by different quarters, including the government and non-governmen...

Cabinet approves human organ transplantation law

-- July 17, 2017 16:09:36

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft law, 'Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 2017', aiming to check the illegal trade of human organs. The draft law has a provision for three years of rigorous...

Biswajit murder: HC verdict on Aug 6

-- July 17, 2017 16:08:30

The High Court will announce its judgment on August 6 in the case filed over sensational Biswajit Das murder in 2012. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishm...

BCL man dies in factional clash in Beanibazar

-- July 17, 2017 16:07:56

A local activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was killed during a factional clash at Beanibazar Government College in Sylhet on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Litu, son of Khalilur Ra...

AL's statement on EC roadmap to come later: Obaidul

-- July 17, 2017 16:06:17

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said Awami League will make remarks on the Election Commission's roadmap after seeing the progress of its implementation. “We’...