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Govt firmly believes in freedom of press: PM

-- September 19, 2018 13:20:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that the government firmly believes in freedom of press and urged the journalists to play a constructive and responsible role for the development of the cou...

APBn team arrests man with 40 gold bars

-- September 19, 2018 12:50:56

Members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a man along with 40 gold bars, weighing 4.64 kilograms, from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport on Wednesda...

Drug suspect dies in N’ganj ‘shootout’

-- September 19, 2018 11:35:01

A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Shimrail in Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj upazila early Wednesday. The deceased was identif...

Cops recover bodies of two students in Kurigram

-- September 19, 2018 11:15:30

Police recovered the bodies of two students from BSCIC Industrial area in Nazira village of Kurigram Sadar upazila on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Selina Akter, 12, a class VIII student...

Weeklong tax fair in divisional cities begins November 13

FE Report September 19, 2018 10:12:06

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) will organise a weeklong tax fair in all divisional cities across the country from November 13. The tax fair will be held in 56 district towns for four days and...

Devise ‘mechanism’ to make best use of climate fund

FE Report September 19, 2018 10:05:11

Experts at a dialogue have laid emphasis on transparency, accountability and government mechanism to help ensure best use of climate change resilience fund. They also called for ensuring data openn...

T-Aman farming progressing fast in Joypurhat district

Roving Correspondent September 18, 2018 22:24:43

JOYPURHAT, Sept 18: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) is expecting to produce over 0.5 million tonnes of T-Aman output this season in the district. More than 0.1 million peasants of Akkel...

River erosion victims to get VGF support until Dec 31

-- September 18, 2018 20:28:25

River erosion-victims of Noria upazila in Shariatpur will get support under the Vulnerable Grouping Feeding (VGF) programme until December 31. Besides, 5000 bundles of corrugated iron (CI) sheets and...

Dr Kamal for ‘greater national unity’ among people

-- September 18, 2018 20:20:48

Convener of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday called upon the people of all walks of life to join together for 'greater national unity' to ensure a good national election. "People are...

Syed Ashraf takes 90-day leave from parliament

-- September 18, 2018 20:16:58

Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, also a lawmaker elected from Kishoreganj-1 constituency, has taken a 90-day leave from the parliament. Chief Whip ASM Feroz placed an application b...

Air chief returns from peacekeeping missions

-- September 18, 2018 20:15:01

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat returned home on Tuesday after visiting the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission Area. During the visit, Chief of Air Staff inspected the Medal Pa...

Police arrests suspected arms trader in Jashore

-- September 18, 2018 20:07:50

Police in Jashore on Tuesday arrested a suspected arms trader along with arm from Rampur Bazar of Sharsha upazila in the district. The arrestee was identified as Kamal Hossain, 28, son of Abu Siddiqu...

Control rooms open to face emergency water situation

-- September 18, 2018 20:03:34

Two control rooms have been opened at Water Resources Ministry and Bangladesh Water Development Board to face emergency situation due to rise and fall of river waters across the country. People have...

Female worker dies after falling from building in Joypurhat

-- September 18, 2018 19:36:13

A female worker died after falling from the under-construction Muktijoddha Complex in the bus stand area of Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat on Tuesday noon. The deceased was identified as Monwara Begu...

Hasina, Modi inaugurate cross-border oil pipeline construction

-- September 18, 2018 18:51:15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated the construction of the Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline. The two prime ministers opened the constru...

Biodiversity of Cox’s Bazar at risk due to Rohingya influx: UN

-- September 18, 2018 18:17:51

Ecological biodiversity of Cox’s Bazar is under threat as some 4300 acres of hills and forests were cut down to make temporary shelters for Rohingyas and ensure facilities and cooking fuel for t...

ECNEC okays fund to procure 150,000 EVMs

FE Online Report   September 18, 2018 16:34:18

The government Tuesday approved the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) project at Tk 38.25 billion cost along with 13 other projects. Presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committ...

Barapukuria power plant workers threaten strike

-- September 18, 2018 16:25:11

Workers of Barapukuria Thermal Power Plant on Tuesday threatened to go on indefinite strike from September 24 if the authorities do not recruit local workers within September 23. They also threatened...

Flood submerges eight unions in Jamalpur

-- September 18, 2018 16:13:40

Low laying areas of eight unions in Islampur and Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur district had been inundated by flood water for last three days. Water Development Board (WDB) officials said though the...

Tribunal sets Oct 10 for Aug 21 grenade attack verdict

-- September 18, 2018 14:59:48

A speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka has fixed October 10 to deliver its verdict in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city back in 2004. After hearing the...

RAB detains two with 1,960 Yaba pills in Rajshahi

-- September 18, 2018 14:43:20

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two alleged drug pedlars with banned Yaba tablets from a commercial place in Rajshahi city on Monday night. RAB sources said the arrestees were identi...

Two RMG workers among three found dead in Savar

-- September 18, 2018 14:23:35

Police recovered three bodies including two readymade garment workers from separate areas of Savar and Ashulia on Tuesday morning. Aslam, 45, a human hauler driver, hailing from Munshiganj, was beate...

Photographer Shahidul seeks HC bail again

-- September 18, 2018 14:19:21

Renowned photographer and Drik Gallery managing director Shahidul Alam has filed another bail petition with the High Court in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act....

Multi-tier security for Ashura: DMP chief

-- September 18, 2018 13:33:08

The law enforcers have taken multi-tier security measures in Dhaka to ensure smooth observance of Holy Ashura scheduled to be held on Friday. "Although there is no specific threat targeting Imambara...

Netherlands to help BD implement Delta Plan 2100

-- September 18, 2018 13:14:12

The Netherlands has assured of supporting Bangladesh to implement the ‘Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100’. Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen has expre...

Bangladeshi gets jail term for immigration offenses in Malaysia

FE Online Desk September 18, 2018 12:08:41

An immigration court in Malaysia has sentenced a Bangladeshi national to six years and eight months' jail for 16 charges under the Immigration Act. Judge Zahilah Md Yusof also meted out a fine of RM3...

Customs detains man with gold bars in Benapole

-- September 18, 2018 11:51:25

Customs intelligence arrested a man along with five gold bars (Tk 115,000) from Benapole check post on Tuesday morning. The detainee was identified as Masudur Rahman, 45, son of Abdul Khaleq, hailing...

Police recover two throat-slit bodies in Gazipur

-- September 18, 2018 11:30:51

Police recovered the throat-slit bodies of a woman and a madrasa student from Jugitola area in Gazipur city on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Muhmuda Akhter Smrity, 21, wife of Ibra...

Five in Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar, Pabna die in 'shootouts'

-- September 18, 2018 11:17:47

Five suspected criminals were killed in separate 'gunfights' with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police in Dhaka city, Cox’s Bazar and Pabna in the early hours of Tuesday. In Dhaka...

PC places EVM project before ECNEC today

FHM Humayan Kabir September 18, 2018 09:40:36

The much-talked-about Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) project is likely to be placed before the ECNEC, scheduled to hold its regular weekly meeting today (Tuesday), for approval. The Planning Commiss...