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Challenge lies in ensuring healthy diets for all in BD

FE Report February 14, 2019 10:30:03

Experts have identified several challenges to ensuring healthy diets for all age groups in Bangladesh, including an increase in consumption of healthy foods and a cut in consumption of some processe...

PM flies to Germany

-- February 14, 2019 10:13:28

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka Thursday morning for Germany in her maiden overseas tour in the third consecutive term in office which would take her to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well...

Service sector's H1 export earnings soar over 50pc

FE Report February 14, 2019 10:12:48

Export earnings from the country's service sector swelled up by more than 50 per cent during the July-December period or first half (H1) of this fiscal year (FY), 2018-19, over the corresponding per...

Coal import for Payra power plant by August likely

M Azizur Rahman February 14, 2019 10:00:15

The authorities are expected to start large-scale coal import by August this year to run US$ 1.98 billion Payra power plant in Patuakhaili in southern Bangladesh. The Bangladesh-China Power Company...

Cucumber farmers happy over fair mkt price, ample output in Natore

Roving Correspondent February 13, 2019 20:49:32

NATORE, Feb 13: Due to favourable weather condition and timely supply of necessary agro-input, peasants in Natore district cultivating cucumber, locally known as Khira, are happy. Getting both fair m...

Excellent litchi blooming in Rangpur agriculture region

-- February 13, 2019 20:48:14

RANGPUR, Feb 13 (BSS): The farmers are happy witnessing excellent blooming in their litchi trees amid favorable climatic condition with advent of the spring on the eve of departure of the winter in Ra...

Court cancels bail of main accused in Banani rape case

-- February 13, 2019 18:48:54

A court has cancelled bail for Shafat Ahmed and ordered him to be sent to prison. The son of an Apan Jewellers’ owner, he is under trial for the rape of two girls in Banani’s Raintree Hot...

Dhaka Elevated Expressway partially opens next year: Minister

-- February 13, 2019 18:07:55

Parts of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway (airport to Mogbazar) will be opened after the second phase of the public–private partnership project finishes, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said...

Govt streamlines approval process of building design

-- February 13, 2019 17:52:11

Now it requires approval from four organisations instead of 16 to pass plan for constructing buildings in the areas under Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha(Rajuk), Chauk and others, said Housing and Publi...

Sheikh Hasina to meet Angela Merkel in Munich

-- February 13, 2019 17:14:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming the Munich Security Conference. The Prime Minister will leave for Germany on Thursday morning to attend the conf...

Police recover body of youth in city

-- February 13, 2019 17:13:28

Police have recovered the dead body of a 22-year-old man from a flat in Kodomtola of Dhaka’s Basabo. The man has been identified as Yogen Gonzales, said Rashed Hasan, senior assistant police co...

Prepare list of loan defaulters: HC

-- February 13, 2019 17:04:58

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered authorities concerned to prepare and submit list of loan defaulters and money launders of the last 20 years. A High Court division bench comprising Justice F....

Medical student dies in Khulna road mishap

-- February 13, 2019 16:29:15

A student of Khulna Medical College was killed in a road accident on Rupsha Bridge Bypass road in Labanchora of Khulna city on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Ariful Islam Akash, 22, a 3rd ye...

DMP fines traffic offenders Tk 2.7m

FE Online Report February 13, 2019 14:26:57

The Traffic Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) realised Tk 2.7 million in fines from traffic offenders on Tuesday. A total of 5,585 cases were filed against different modes of vehicles f...

Chhatra Dal enters Madhur Canteen after nine years

-- February 13, 2019 14:18:04

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) student body Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) has entered the Madhur Canteen of Dhaka University after nine years. The central leaders and activist of...

DMP arrests 31 in city

FE Online Report February 13, 2019 14:15:08

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 31 suspects from Dhaka in a regular anti-narcotics drive for selling and consuming illegal drugs. Different police stations under DMP conducted the drives...

DMP in festive mood for 44th anniversary

-- February 13, 2019 13:58:07

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has chalked out a number of programmes to celebrate its 44th founding anniversary on Wednesday in the capital city. DMP has arranged a Citizen Reception programme...

MP Liton Murder: HC rejects accused Shamsuzzoha’s bail plea

-- February 13, 2019 13:30:04

The High Court has turned down the bail petition filed by AJM Shamsuzzoha, personal assistant of prime accused Dr Abdul Kader Khan, in Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton killing case. The HC bench...

Jamalpur collects 26910-kg honey

-- February 13, 2019 12:56:54

Around 26910 kilograms of honey were collected from mustard fields in Jamalpur district this year. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials on Wednesday said honey collectors installed 343...

Cops recover bullet-riddled body in Jashore

-- February 13, 2019 12:15:34

Police in Jashore recovered the bullet-riddled body of a suspected robber from Rahmatpur Bhagar in Jashore’s Sadar upazila in the early hours of Wednesday. The identity of the deceased could no...

Body formed to probe BGB firing in Thakurgaon

-- February 13, 2019 12:01:39

The local administration of Thakurgaon has formed a three-member committee to investigate Tuesday's clash between villagers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) that left three people killed a...

RAB detains man with arms, ammo

-- February 13, 2019 11:49:53

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged firearms-trader with two foreign pistols and some ammunition in Rajshahi district on Tuesday. The arrestee was identified as Nazmul Hossain...

Three die as bus hits auto-rickshaw in city

-- February 13, 2019 11:43:43

A bus has rammed an auto-rickshaw on the bridge over the Buriganga River in Dhaka's Postogola, leaving three people dead. The accident occurred at around 6:00pm on Tuesday, Shyampur Police Station OC...

Police recover body of housewife in Satkhira

-- February 13, 2019 11:37:01

Police recovered the hanging body of a housewife from Brahmarajpur in Satkhira’s Sadar upazila on Tuesday. The dead woman was identified as Akhi Bose, wife of Arup Bose of the village. Sub-ins...

Over 150 Yaba smugglers ‘ready’ to surrender

-- February 13, 2019 11:35:53

More than 150 Yaba smugglers are “ready” to surrender by taking the opportunity given by the government amid a crackdown on drugs, Cox’s Bazar police say. The authorities are organi...

Pahela Falgun being celebrated across country

-- February 13, 2019 11:15:49

Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated across the country today (Wednesday) in a colourful way with young girls and boys joining various functions w...

CPA asks MLOs not to charge excessive fees on containers

Syful Islam February 13, 2019 11:04:15

The mainline operators (MLOs), who carry containers to and from Bangladeshi ports, have been asked not to realise charges on importers violating regulations of the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), s...

BB, SME Foundation sign deal on Tk 500m loan scheme

FE Report February 13, 2019 10:56:11

The SME Foundation with support from Bangladesh Bank (BB) will provide the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with low-cost loans through different financial institutions. In this regard, the cent...

'Impose VAT on all, scrap exemption provision'

Doulot Akter Mala February 13, 2019 10:49:26

A revenue board committee has proposed the government to impose Value Added Tax (VAT) at a reduced rate on all businesses by scrapping the provision of exemption ceiling for small businesses in the ne...

'BD should seek compensation from Myanmar for Rohingya damage'

-- February 13, 2019 09:52:43

A researcher has prodded Bangladesh to seek compensation from Myanmar for the socioeconomic and environmental damages that come at the cost of hosting over 1.1 million Rohingya refugees. Dr Mohshin H...