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HC turns down writ challenging legality of holding posts by MPs

-- February 18, 2019 14:00:55

The High Court has turned down a writ filed challenging the legality of holding posts by members of the 11th parliament. The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the...

Six suspects to be charged over blogger Avijit Roy murder

-- February 18, 2019 13:57:18

The police counter-terrorism unit (CTC) has finalised a charge sheet over the murder of blogger and writer Avijit Roy. Though law enforcers found evidence of twelve perpetrators being involved in the...

Resumption in Ctg gas supply to be delayed

FE Online Desk February 18, 2019 12:57:48

The restoration of gas supply in Chattogram city, which has been suspended due to repair work of a key gas pipe line for the third straight day today, will be delayed further. Khaiz Ahmed Mazumdar, m...

Police detain 73 in Satkhira

-- February 18, 2019 12:28:19

Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 73 suspects including five drug pedlars from eight upazilas of Satkhira district in last 12-hour ending at 8:00am on Monday morning. Law enforcers also recov...

RAB nabs ‘drug pedlar’ with yaba in Natore

-- February 18, 2019 12:19:55

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested a suspected drug pedlar along with 1,830 yaba tablets from Tokia Dhalan area in Sadar upazila of Natore on Monday morning. The arrestee is...

‘Forest robber’ dies in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

-- February 18, 2019 12:16:40

A suspected forest robber was killed in a gunfight with members of Coast Guard in Sonaimukhi Khal area under Dakope thana in Khulna district in the early hours of Monday. The dead man, yet to be iden...

Hailstorms damage crops, houses in parts of country

FE Online Desk February 18, 2019 11:31:50

Heavy rainfall, coupled with hailstorms and gusty winds, have immensely damaged Rabi crops in different parts of the country. A large number of mango buds also fell off during the storm in the early...

Gas companies to seek tariff hike afresh

M Azizur Rahman February 18, 2019 10:40:12

The state-run gas companies will place fresh proposals to the energy regulator, seeking tariff hike for almost all sorts of gas users, as the country's LNG import is expected to double by April next...

New money laundering rules define working areas of investigators

Doulot Akter Mala February 18, 2019 10:28:07

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued the long-awaited rules of the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012 by defining working areas of the investigators. Six government entities empowered to prob...

Key countries back BD proposal to create ‘safe zone’ in Rakhine

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman February 18, 2019 09:31:29

Major countries having influence over Myanmar, have agreed in principle on the proposal made by Bangladesh for creating a 'safe zone' for Rohingya in the northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. "We have...

Bitter gourd farming lucrative to Gopalganj growers

Our Correspondent February 17, 2019 21:23:06

GOPALGANJ, Feb 17: Good market prices have brought smile on the faces of bitter gourd farmers of Raghunathpur union under Sadar upazila in the district this season. According to the Department of Agr...

Biswa Ijtema to end on Tuesday

-- February 17, 2019 21:22:43

The Biswa Ijtema, now continuing on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi, will end on Tuesday. The Akheri...

Papaya production excellent across Rangpur district

Our Correspondent February 17, 2019 21:21:47

RANGPUR, Feb 17: Papaya growers across the district are optimistic of getting an excellent yield this season amid a favourable weather condition. The growers are also happy for getting expected price...

PM visits defence exhibition in UAE

-- February 17, 2019 20:46:12

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) organised by United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Crown Prince of Abu Dha...

Sirajganj mudslide kills two construction workers

-- February 17, 2019 20:28:50

Two workers were killed and five others injured in a mudslide while working at the site of an under-construction building of a primary school in Sirajganj municipality area on Sunday. The deceased we...

Getting usual services from hospital: Patients

Sajibur Rahman February 17, 2019 20:17:16

Healthcare service has almost been restored at fire-ravaged Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (SSMCH) as the majority of patients returned to the hospital until Saturday. Some 1,174 patient...

Al Mahmud in eternal rest

-- February 17, 2019 20:13:41

Legendary poet Al Mahmud was laid to rest at his hometown in Brahmanbaria on Sunday afternoon. He was buried beside the graves of his parents at a graveyard at Dakkhin Morail after his third namaz-e-...

Slum fire claims nine lives

-- February 17, 2019 19:32:29

At least nine people, including seven members of two families, died after a fire swept through more than 200 slum dwellings in Chattogram in the early hours of Sunday. Seven of the nine deceased were...

‘MPO process to begin soon’

-- February 17, 2019 19:29:05

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) process for the Non-government educational institutions will begin very soon as the government finalised a list of 2,000...

Govt mulls providing allowance to people with disabilities

-- February 17, 2019 19:16:04

The government is planning to give allowance to the people with disabilities across the country. Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed came up with the plan while replying to a starred question pl...

Police recover 32 ‘wartime’ grenades from Khulna

-- February 17, 2019 19:12:10

Police recovered 32 abandoned grenades from a fish enclosure at Sonadala village in Paikgachha upazila of Khulna district on Sunday. A group of workers spotted some bomb like objects while they were...

BNP to take action if any leader joins UZ polls: Rizvi

-- February 17, 2019 18:57:54

BNP on Sunday warned of taking organisational action if any of its leaders and activists will take part in the upcoming Upazila Elections. Senior joint secretary general of BNP Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issu...

Corruption is the root of disparity and treachery: Anisul

FE Online Report February 17, 2019 18:46:36

Corruption, as the root of all societal and economic evil, is creating disloyalty and disparity in the country. Law Minister Anisul Huq came up with the remark on Sunday while speaking at a seminar...

Jubo League leader stabbed to death in Jashore

-- February 17, 2019 18:44:45

A local leader of Jubo League leader was stabbed to death and his brother injured in an attack by their rivals at Charabari village in Chougaccha upazila of Jashore district on Sunday. The deceased w...

Gas crisis hits major parts of Chattogram

-- February 17, 2019 18:11:41

Gas supply to major parts of Chattogram has remained suspended since Sunday morning after a leakage developed in the gas pipeline at Halisahar, causing huge sufferings to the city dwellers. The autho...

PM seeks 'will' of richer sections to fight climate change

-- February 17, 2019 17:53:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the 'will' of the richer segments of societies - everywhere - to act ambitiously against climate change as there are enormous amount of science, technology...

Two bodies formed to curb road accidents

FE Report February 17, 2019 17:51:33

Two committees were formed to submit reports with recommendations for averting road accidents and implementing the Road Transport Act (RTA). The bodies – one is comprised of three members with...

‘Gang rape’ victim files case in Savar

-- February 17, 2019 16:17:18

A case was filed in connection with the 'gang-rape' of a female garment worker at Natunpara in Savar’s Hemayetpur on Sunday. The victim filed the case with the Savar Model Police Station on Sun...

Bogura AL President Momtaz Uddin dies

-- February 17, 2019 16:04:36

Awami league (AL) Central Working Committee Member and Bogura District AL President Alhaj Md Momtaz Uddin died of heart attack at the age of 78 at a hospital in Bogura in the early hours of Sunday. M...

Bangladeshi dies in Saudi road mishap

-- February 17, 2019 15:26:32

A Bangladeshi man died in a road accident in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Sunday. The deceased was identified as Dalilur Rahman Dulal, 24, son of Ramij Miah of Cumilla’s Dhanuak...