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‘Govt prepared to tackle any natural disasters’

-- February 10, 2019 16:31:58

State Minister for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman on Sunday expressed that the government remains prepared round the clock to face any natural disasters. He came up with...

Fire guts over 100 shanties in Chattogram

-- February 10, 2019 15:29:06

Over 100 shanties were gutted in a devastating fire at three slums in Rail gate area of Chattogram city on Saturday night. Three firefighting units from Chandanpur, Agrabad and Bayzid Station managed...

Work out master plan to protect croplands: PM

-- February 10, 2019 15:28:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives to work out a master plan for every upazila for protecting cultivable lands and check...

Mechanism underway to ease cold storage debt burden

Yasir Wardad February 10, 2019 14:37:47

A mechanism is underway to ease the mounting debt burden on the country's cold storage owners, officials and industry insiders said. According to the Bangladesh Bank, 108 cold storages are Tk 14.44 b...

30 hurt in Lalmonirhat AL factional clash

-- February 10, 2019 14:27:19

At least 30 people including three policemen sustained injuries during a clash between two factions of Awami League at Aditmari upazila headquarters in Lalmonirhat on Sunday centering the nomination o...

AL reveals more UZ chairman candidate names

Agencies February 10, 2019 14:03:40

The ruling Awami League has announced the names of chairman candidates for the second phase of upazila parishad elections in 122 of the 129 upazilas scheduled to be held on March 18. AL General Secre...

Three college students die in Gazipur road accident

-- February 10, 2019 13:09:59

Three college students have died as a bus rammed a motorcycle on which they were riding at Etahata area in Gazipur city on Sunday morning. The deceased have been identified as Rajababu, Jony, and Mah...

Five DNCC mayoral aspirants get electoral symbols

-- February 10, 2019 12:45:39

The Election Commission on Sunday allocated symbols among the candidates vying for the posts of mayor for the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). Atiqul Islam of Awami League secured the...

Police arrest 75 in Khulna

-- February 10, 2019 12:29:51

District and Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) arrested 75 people in separate drives in Khulna conducted from Saturday morning to Sunday morning. Md Anisur Rahman, additional superintendent of distric...

Bobby Hajjaj quits DNCC race

-- February 10, 2019 11:52:39

Bobby Hajjaj pulled himself out of the race for the next mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). The Nationalist Democratic Movement chairman withdrew his candidacy in the mayoral by-polls on S...

Poet Al Mahmud at ICU

-- February 10, 2019 11:36:32

Prominent poet Al Mahmud is currently undergoing treatment at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhaka city's Dhanmondi area after he fell sick on Saturday night. Al Mahmud has been kept at the Intensive Care...

Man rapes speech-impaired girl in Satkhira

-- February 10, 2019 11:36:07

A speech-impaired girl was reportedly raped by the driver of Shyamnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer in the government quarter premises in upazila headquarters of Satkhira on Saturday. Police arrested dri...

Rivals stab youth dead in Jashore

-- February 10, 2019 11:29:13

A young man was stabbed to death by his rivals in Jashore district town's Jorapukur area on Saturday evening. Police identified the victim as Mamun, 25, son of Abdur Rauf of Ghop Nawapara. Two other...

Saraswati Puja being celebrated across country

-- February 10, 2019 11:17:20

Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and culture and one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across the country on Sunday amid much enthu...

AL names two more candidates for women’s seats

-- February 10, 2019 11:08:33

The Awami League has named two more candidates for seats reserved for women in parliament. Pabna’s Nadia Yasmin and Natore’s Ratna Ahmed are the ruling party’s latest nominees. The...

'Market to improve this year on stable economic growth'

FE Report February 10, 2019 10:41:45

The respondents of a survey have expressed mixed views on the capital market performance in 2018. A significant number of respondents feel that the securities regulator has capacity constraint as a r...

Global diabetes prevalence doubles in 30 years: Report

Kamrun Nahar February 10, 2019 10:38:43

Various health benefits are being offset by global shifts to unhealthy diets that are high in calories and heavily-processed and animal source foods, according to a recent report released by the Lance...

218 new books hit Ekushey Grantha Mela on Saturday

FE Online Report February 09, 2019 21:37:45

Some 218 new books were introduced at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on Saturday. A total of 263 books were released the day before, said a Bangla Academy press release. Like previous years, the book fai...

Gopalganj farmers get benefit from Broccoli cultivation

Our Correspondent February 09, 2019 21:26:23

GOPALGANJ, Feb 09: Farmers of Gopalpur union under Tungipara upazila in the district are getting good benefit from "Lora Broccoli" cultivation in the recent years. According to Tungipara Upazila Agric...

Scarcity of fish in Rangpur region

Our Correspondent February 09, 2019 21:25:42

RANGPUR, Feb 09: Despite various steps taken by the authority concerned to increase fish production in Rangpur district, scarcity of fish has been prevailing across the region in recent years.Accordin...

‘90pc Dhaka residents affected by air pollution’

-- February 09, 2019 21:11:03

Green activists on Saturday said around 90 per cent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it. Speaking at...

Posts of AL vice-chairman open to all

-- February 09, 2019 19:42:46

Awami League (AL) said the posts of vice-chairman in the first phase of the Upazila Parishad (UP) elections in 87 upazilas will be open for all.  The party announced it at a media briefing prog...

Quader says BNP gets weaker for negative politics

-- February 09, 2019 19:21:48

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is getting weaker day by day due to banking on negative politics. “Strong opposition i...

Locals foil BCL leaders attempt to kidnap bride

-- February 09, 2019 18:59:10

Miscreants, led by a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, attacked a post-wedding reception and attempted to abduct the bride in Debidwar Upazila of Cumilla on Friday. The kidnap bid was foiled by...

Calls for Tk 100 million compensation for Jahalom

-- February 09, 2019 18:50:52

An organisation known as the Sammilito Samajik Andolon has called for Tk 100 million in compensation for Tangail’s Jahalom, who was wrongfully imprisoned for three years. The organisation held...

Police arrest kidnapper in Chapainawabganj, rescues five children

-- February 09, 2019 18:38:03

Police in a drive rescued five children and arrested a kidnapper from Bhutupukur area in Chapainawabganj sadar upazila on Saturday. Those who rescued are Abdur Rahman, Selim Hossain, Ismail Hossain,...

Minister for creating ‘Internet Ombudsman’ through concerted efforts

-- February 09, 2019 17:34:13

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said time has come to think globally and work together on how to deal with fake news and rumours on social media platforms through establishing an &lsq...

Mentally challenged student dies in Tungipara road crash

-- February 09, 2019 14:09:06

A mentally challenged student was killed as a bus hit him at Malek Bazar in Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj district on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Korban Sarder, 12, son of Nasir...

Mob lynches suspected thief in Noakhali

-- February 09, 2019 13:55:13

A suspected thief was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Char Uria village in Noakhali Sadar upazila in the early hours of Saturday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Anwar Hossain,...

Awami League finalises 41 for women JS seats

-- February 09, 2019 13:54:22

Awami League (AL) has picked 41 women as its candidates for the election to the reserved seats of the 11th parliament, which will be held on March 4 next. The ruling party on Friday finalised the con...