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Bogra eyes good coriander yield

Our Correspondent January 31, 2018 00:49:39

Coriander cultivators of the district are expecting a good output this season amid a favourable weather condition. The growers are now busy taking care of the cropland to get a satisfactory productio...

Gopalganj growers make good profit from high-yielding tomato varieties

Our Correspondent January 31, 2018 00:48:12

Farmers of Raghunathpur union under Sadar upazila are making a good profit by growing 'Beautiful-2' tomato variety this season. Dilip Biswas, a farmer of Raghunathpur village under Sadar upazila, sai...

USA insists Myanmar on creating conditions for voluntary Rohingya return

-- January 30, 2018 22:28:47

USA has said it’ll continue to call upon Myanmar government to create right conditions in Rakhine state so that persecuted Rohingyas can voluntarily return to homes safely from Bangladesh. Visi...

BNP men snatch away fellows vandalising prison van

-- January 30, 2018 20:24:49

BNP activists allegedly snatched away two of their fellows from law-enforcers by vandalising a prison van in front of High Court on Tuesday afternoon. Police said BNP men also broke two rifle butts o...

State seeks Khaleda’s maximum punishment in Zia Charitable case

-- January 30, 2018 18:54:59

Country’s anti-corruption watchdog has pleaded for maximum punishment, which is seven-year imprisonment, for BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia and other accused in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Th...

PM initiates AL's election campaign

-- January 30, 2018 17:33:09

The ruling Awami League has started its campaign through seeking votes at a public rally in Sylhet for next parliamentary election expected to be held in December 2018. “Our election campaign s...

BNP leader Anisur goes missing from city

-- January 30, 2018 17:29:19

BNP's mass education affairs assistant secretary Anisur Rahman Talukder Khokon went missing. He was allegedly picked up by law-enforcers on Monday night, alleged the party and his wife. Talking to r...

Customs detains US national with drone

-- January 30, 2018 17:16:48

Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport of Dhaka have detained a citizen of the United States with a drone, which was brought without a declaration. Customs Intelligence chief Moi...

BNP slams digital security law, terms it anti-democratic

-- January 30, 2018 17:07:25

Ruling party Awami League’s arch-rivals BNP has alleged that the cabinet-approved 'Digital Security Bill' will hamper press freedom and the freedom of expression as it has been framed with the '...

PM lays foundation stones of 35 uplift schemes in Sylhet

-- January 30, 2018 16:47:28

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 35 development projects in Sylhet. The premier, who earlier reached Sylhet this morning on a daylong visit, opene...

Man to die for killing neighbour

-- January 30, 2018 15:14:52

Chittagong court sentenced a man to death over murder of his neighbour and acquitted nine other suspects. Chittagong’s Fourth Additional District and Sessions Judge Tania Kamal handed down the...

Actions against anarchist over Khaleda verdict: DMP

-- January 30, 2018 14:13:55

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah on Tuesday said that stern actions must be taken if anyone tries to launch sabotage centring verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. He made...

Legal notice against rooftop musical events

-- January 30, 2018 14:11:22

A Supreme Court lawyer has sent a legal notice to the government authorities concerned, urging them to take action against musical events arranged on the rooftops in residential areas. On behalf of S...

Bus plunges into river injuring 30, two missing

-- January 30, 2018 13:18:57

At least 30 people were injured and two people went missing after a bus fell into a river in Tangail’s Madhupur. The accident took place around 10am Tuesday, said Delwar Hossain of Madhupur Fir...

PM reaches Sylhet on daylong visit

-- January 30, 2018 12:14:20

The Prime Minister arrived in Sylhet on Tuesday to inaugurate different development projects as well as address a public rally. The premier offered fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (RA), Haz...

RAB nabs three with Yaba

-- January 30, 2018 12:09:22

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three alleged drug pedlars along with 2,460 pieces of Yaba tablets from Mohuripara in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday night. The arrestee...

Fire-fighters douse City Heart blaze

-- January 30, 2018 11:28:41

A fire that broke out at City Heart Shopping Complex in capital's Nayapaltan area on Tuesday morning was doused after nearly two hours of frantic efforts. Fire service control room sources said that...

Foreign fund inflow for microcredit may dry up

Rezaul Karim January 30, 2018 10:18:13

Microcredit sector might face some challenges, including less inflow of foreign funds, after Bangladesh's gradation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status, the regulator predicts. In its concept p...

BGMEA board gets extension again

FE Report January 30, 2018 10:12:38

The government extended again the tenure of the BGMEA board of directors by one year on Monday, bypassing the election that was supposed to be held on March 07 next, sources said. They said the move...

BNP enough to break itself, says Quader

-- January 30, 2018 00:23:31

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Monday none has to do anything to break BNP as negative politics of the party is enough to break itself,...

Poor coordination costs solar home scheme dearly

-- January 29, 2018 22:31:22

Investment of about Tk 20 billion in the country’s potential solar home system (SHS) has got stuck at consumer level. Those concerned say lack of coordination among government entities in rural...

Sweden seeks peaceful solution, supports BD over Rohingya issue

-- January 29, 2018 21:27:45

Swedish Ambassador Charlotta Schlyter has reassured Bangladesh of her country's support for a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis. The newly-appointed envoy came up with her country's stance on Mond...

Section 57 goes, but cases to continue

-- January 29, 2018 21:07:57

Proceedings of the filed cases under Section 57 will continue although the cabinet has approved in principle the draft of Digital Security Bill repealing the section in question. Inspector General of...

Govt forms ninth wage board for journalists

-- January 29, 2018 19:59:15

The government has formed the ninth wage board to set the new salary structure for workers at newspapers and news agencies. The Information Ministry has issued a notification announcing a 13-member b...

Humanitarian community for upgraded Rohingya camps

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 18:49:06

Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in its history due to an unprecedented influx of refugees from Myanmar. As of December 2017, the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG)...

BNP to hold executive committee meeting at ICCB Saturday

-- January 29, 2018 18:47:11

The BNP is going to hold a meeting of its national executive committee on Saturday next at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). Party's Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Riz...

Bangladesh, India join hands for Bengal Tiger survey

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 18:43:19

The forest, which spreads from Khulna district to South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal, is home to the royal Bengal tiger. Owing to the massive size of the Sundarbans, conducting a survey to co...

Trafficking of girls rife in Rohingya camps

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 18:35:31

Noyona Katun, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, said her daughter Yasmin was 13 years old when she was snatched by a man in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in southern Bangladesh and smuggled to India. Th...

HC issues over unauthorised schools, madrasas

-- January 29, 2018 17:28:39

The High Court (HC) on Monday issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain why the unauthorised schools and madrasas across the country shall not be closed down. A High Court division bench...

Cabinet approves draft of digital security act

-- January 29, 2018 16:48:41

The cabinet has approved a draft of the Digital Security Act 2018, which amends parts of the ICT Act, including the section 57. The approval was given at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister S...