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Good yield of onions delights Natore farmers

-- January 29, 2018 15:24:12

Hundreds of marginal peasants in Natore district are getting good yield of onions in the current season. Timely supply of necessary agriculture inputs from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DA...

Comilla road mishap kills passerby

-- January 29, 2018 15:23:33

A passerby was killed in Nishchintapur area on Dhaka- Chittagong highway in Comilla on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Mahbubul Alam, a hotel employee, reports UNB. A speeding pickup...

SIBL gets ICMAB Best Corporate Award

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 15:10:12

Social IslamiBank Limited (SIBL) has won the Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) Best Corporate Award 2016 under the private commercial bank (Islamic operation) category. The SIBL received t...

BNP facing major crisis, says party leader

-- January 29, 2018 14:42:38

With the coming verdict on the graft trial against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, the party is facing its ‘third major crisis,’ BNP Joint Secretary General Mahbub Uddin Khokon said. It is &...

President assents to six bills

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 14:20:33

President Abdul Hamid has signed into law six bills, including the Bank Company (amendment) Bill, 2018. He gave the bills his seal of approval on Sunday, according to a handout issued by a Jatiya San...

Union Bank's foundation training course ends

FE Online Desk January 29, 2018 14:12:15

The closing ceremony of the 15-day long foundation training course (Phase-II) of the Union Bank Limited was held recently. The training institute of the Union Bank organised the concluding ceremony o...

Indonesian President winds up BD visit

-- January 29, 2018 13:00:43

Indonesian President Joko Widodo wrapped up his two-day state visit on Monday morning seeking stronger ties with Bangladesh and extending supports to Rohingyas for their safe return. A special flight...

Protesters block DU arts building

-- January 29, 2018 12:19:27

Leftist students have sealed off the main entrance of the Arts Building at Dhaka University as part of their protests against ‘attacks’ by the ruling party’s student wing. They took...

SAU changes convocation date to Feb 15

-- January 29, 2018 12:16:40

Sylhet Agricultural University authority changed the schedule of the first ever convocation of the university, pushing it back to February 15 instead of February 4. The schedule was changed for unavo...

Square tops turnover chart again

FE Report January 29, 2018 10:29:06

Top 10 traded companies accounted for more than 33 per cent transactions of the premier bourse Sunday while Square Pharmaceuticals topped the chart again after one-session break. Brokers said the inv...

Board recommends Tk 5,710 as min wage for cotton mill workers

Monira Munni January 29, 2018 10:16:42

The Wage Board has drafted its proposal recommending Tk 5,710 as minimum monthly wage for workers of the country's cotton textile sector, officials said. A gazette notification was issued on January...

Executive committee meets Feb 3

-- January 29, 2018 00:33:11

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has convened her party's national executive committee's first-ever meeting on Saturday next as a Dhaka court is set to deliver verdict on February 8 in a corruption case...

Rangpur Baukul farmers happy over good yield

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:32:10

A good yield of Baukul, a plum variety, has made the cultivators of the district jubilant during the current season. Because of huge demand its cultivation is on the rise in different areas of the di...

Tree felling in Sreerampore rly officers' colony rampant

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:31:20

RAJSHAHI, Jan 28: a good numbers of age-old, large trees worth millions of Taka have been cut off and taken away from Railway Officers' Colony of Sreerampore area under the city during the last six mo...

Veg cultivation on the rise in Sylhet

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:30:28

SYLHET, Jan 28: Cultivation of all kinds of vegetable is on the rise in Sylhet region this year. A report prepared by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) shows so far 53,222 hectares of lan...

Banana farming expanding fast in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:29:29

 Hundreds of poor families of the district have been attaining financial solvency by farming banana. Sources said banana cultivation is increasing gradually in the area. High land or semi sandy...

Tomato production generates income of marginal peasants

Roving Correspondent January 29, 2018 00:28:43

SIRAJGANJ, Jan 28:  Tomato cultivation creates a noticeable income generation for the poor and marginal peasants of the district this season. A total of 700 hectares of land have been under toma...

Dhaka traffic jam turns horrific

-- January 28, 2018 22:26:38

Traffic congestion in the capital city has continued to aggravate causing serious sufferings to the city commuters. This happens despite the construction of several flyovers, allowing people to park...

BNP threatens one-point movement if Khaleda ‘unlawfully’ convicted

-- January 28, 2018 20:58:33

Two BNP leaders have threatened to launch the one-point movement to oust government if their chairperson Khaleda Zia is 'unlawfully' convicted in a graft case. BNP standing committee members Khandake...

Obaidul Quader warns BNP over 'threatening court'

-- January 28, 2018 19:22:28

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP leaders will have to face trial for threatening the court which is set to pronounce its verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. "If BNP w...

Chittagong port to get Tk 30b new terminal

-- January 28, 2018 18:52:58

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is set to build a mega container terminal for enhancing capacity of the country's premier maritime port. The information was revealed at a view-exchange meeting of CPA...

RAB detains two with 200 kg hemp in B’baria

-- January 28, 2018 17:17:37

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two people along with 200kg hemp on Dhaka-Sylhet highway near Khatihata in Sarail upazila on Sunday morning. The arrestees are identified as Ishak Mia...

Lawmaker's car catches fire in Dhaka

-- January 28, 2018 17:05:57

A fire has damaged a car owned by member of parliament Nasima Ferdousi on the road outside the High Court in Dhaka. However, the lawmaker was not inside her car when it caught fire on Sunday afternoo...

PM opens Matarbari Power Plant construction

-- January 28, 2018 15:43:35

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the foundation plaque of Matarbari 1200-megawatt coal-based power plant in Maheshkhali. The premier inaugurated the work on Sunday through video-conferencing fro...

HC rejects writ seeking appointment of Chief Justice

-- January 28, 2018 15:23:21

The High Court on Sunday rejected a writ petition filed challenging the legality of keeping the post of chief justice vacant and not appointing a new CJ. The bench of Justice Zinat Ara and Justice Ka...

Customs officials detain one with Gold worth Tk 13.0m at Ctg airport

-- January 28, 2018 15:11:54

Customs officials arrested a man along with 268 tolas of gold worth about Tk 13.0 million at Shah Amanat International Airport on Sunday morning. The arrestee is identified as Ali Ajgar, hailing from...

Indonesia for quick solution to Rohingya issue

-- January 28, 2018 14:56:45

Visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday put the importance on having a peaceful and quick solution to the Rohingya crisis. The Indonesian President made the call during official bilateral...

JU Math and Physical Sciences Int’l Conference begins

-- January 28, 2018 14:35:17

A three-day-long international conference titled on ‘Recent Advances in Mathematical and Physical Sciences’ is underway at Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus. JU Vice Chancellor Profess...

2nd span of Padma Bridge now visible

-- January 28, 2018 12:00:26

The second span of the 6.15-km Padma bridge was installed at Jajira point of Shariatpur on Sunday morning. The 3,140-ton span was placed between pear-38 and pear-39 around 8:30am. A concerned offici...

Indonesian President Widodo meets Hasina for talks

-- January 28, 2018 11:14:38

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been welcomed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during his trip to Dhaka. Hasina received the Indonesian president at the Tiger Gate of the Prime Minister’s O...