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Modi lauds Hasina’s development goals

-- September 10, 2018 20:50:02

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's development goals of transforming Bangladesh into a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041....

Navy rescues nine fishermen in Bay of Bengal

-- September 10, 2018 20:37:16

Bangladesh Navy (BN) rescued nine fishermen of a fishing trawler that sank near to Mongla fairway in the Bay of Bengal today (Monday) morning after colliding with a commercial vessel. Swadhin-3, with...

Repeated bumper output boosts lemon cultivation in Tangail

Our Correspondent September 10, 2018 20:31:26

TANGAIL, Sept 10: Lemon growers in the district have been making a good profit for the last couple of years. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Tangail, sources said lemon farming is popu...

Lalpara govt primary school takes classes, exams under the open sky

Roving Correspondent September 10, 2018 20:30:40

NAOGAON, Sept 10: Classes as well as exams at Lalpara Government Primary School in Manairi union under Atrai upazila are going on under the open sky due to bad shape of the school building. Regular a...

Food stock in Bangladesh reaches 1.6m tonnes

-- September 10, 2018 19:54:21

The country’s food grain stock reached 1.6 million tonnes at present. Food Minister Mohammad Qamrul Islam made the disclosure on Monday. ”The food grain stock in the country till Septe...

Hasina, Modi inaugurate 500MW power supply to Bangladesh

-- September 10, 2018 18:13:25

India has started supplying an additional 500MW of electricity to Bangladesh as part of the neighbours’ cooperation in the energy sector. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart...

Akifa's death: Bus driver, owner gets bail

-- September 10, 2018 17:51:08

The driver and owner of 'Ganj-e-raj Paribahan' bus have secured bail in a case over the death of a baby girl, Akifa, in a recent road accident in Kushtia. Kushtia Senior Judicial Magistrate MM Morshe...

Govt must release Khaleda for fair polls: BNP

-- September 10, 2018 17:47:38

BNP on Monday said the government must release its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail to demonstrate its intention of holding a fair and acceptable national election. "The election will never be accep...

India, Myanmar’s support sought for poll-time border protection: BGB  

-- September 10, 2018 17:43:20

Director General of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Shafeenul Islam said on Monday that Bangladesh has sought the support from India and Myanmar to protect the border during the upcomi...

Cabinet approves draft policy to promote local motorcycle industry

-- September 10, 2018 17:27:23

The government has set a target to produce 500,000 motorcycles by 2021 and 1.0 million by 2027 in the draft of 'Motorcycle Industry Development Policy-2018'. The cabinet approved the draft policy dur...

Miscreants shoot youth to death in city

-- September 10, 2018 17:25:32

A young man was gunned down by unidentified miscreants in Kamramgir area in Dhaka on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Sharif, 38, a resident of Paschim Islambagh area. Shaheen Fakir, off...

HC gives one week for Hatirjheel illegal structures removal

-- September 10, 2018 17:18:30

The High Court has ordered any structure in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel-Begunbari area that is not in the development project’s plans to be removed within seven days. Justice Md Nazrul Islam Taluk...

UN rights chief pushes for new body on Rohingyas

-- September 10, 2018 15:06:51

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to future prosecution of crimes against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar,...

Muhith for raising professional competence

FE Report September 10, 2018 14:51:18

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday stressed the need for raising capacity build-up of general masses to accelerate the development of the country. "The more we work, the more we consume energy...

HC orders disposal of Shahidul’s bail plea by Tuesday

-- September 10, 2018 14:10:35

The High Court (HC) has ordered the lower court concerned to dispose of the bail petition filed by renowned photographer and Drik Gallery managing director Shahidul Alam by Tuesday. An HC bench compr...

Seven get death over Gazipur businessman murder

Agencies September 10, 2018 13:51:54

A Gazipur court has sentenced seven people to death in a case filed in connection with the murder of a businessman in 2011. Gazipur District and Sessions Judge AKM Enamul Haque announced the verdict...

Coast guard seizes 80,000 Yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar

-- September 10, 2018 12:44:15

Members of Coast Guard in a drive seized 80,000 Yaba tablets from Lomborighat area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on early Monday. Lt Commander Faizul Islam Mandal, in-charge of Teknaf Coast...

BNP stages demo demanding Khaleda's release

-- September 10, 2018 12:33:52

BNP leaders and activists have staged a protest in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka to demand the release of their party chief Khaleda Zia. The hour-long programme began at around 11:00am an...

Doctor gets show-cause notice for ‘assaulting patients’

-- September 10, 2018 11:24:31

A show-cause notice has been served upon a doctor of Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for allegedly assaulting two patients and a guardian. The accused doctor is Abul Kalam Azad, a senior consultant of Gynae...

Jute growers of Rangpur, Narsingdi in joyous mood with soaring prices

Our Correspondent September 10, 2018 11:07:47

Jute cultivators in the district are in joyous mood owing to soaring price of the crop this year. Jute was cultivated on around 10,500 hectares of land in eight upazilas under the district during the...

Handloom industry in the doldrums: Study

Sajibur Rahman September 10, 2018 11:04:35

The number of handloom units has registered a sharp fall mainly due to a continuous growth of powerlooms and dyeing factories in the country over the years, according to a study. A gradual change i...

Traders get exemption from VAT on sales of computer parts

FE Report September 10, 2018 10:42:32

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has reintroduced VAT exemption on sales of computer accessories at trading stage in a bid to keep their prices affordable. Traders will now enjoy exemption from...

Govt may review tanners' plea

Syful Islam September 10, 2018 10:23:29

The government is likely to reconsider the cost share of tanners to construct a CETP (common effluent treatment plant) at Savar, officials said. The development came following repeated requests from...

RAB seizes 255 tonnes of OMS rice, flour from black market

-- September 10, 2018 09:48:41

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has confiscated 215 tonnes of rice and flour, which it says were illegally sold in the black market from a government warehouse, in drives in Dhaka. The raids were co...

Hospitals asked to prepare for treating possible chemical attack victims

-- September 09, 2018 21:43:09

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday asked the country's specialised hospitals, medical colleges and sadar hospitals for taking necessary steps to ensure the proper treatment of...

Rally held seeking Shahidul Alam’s release

-- September 09, 2018 21:07:35

Speakers at a protest rally held in Dhaka city have demanded immediate release of Shahidul Alam, an internationally acclaimed photographer, and also release of student leaders arrested during recent s...

'Govt to form medical board for Khaleda soon'

-- September 09, 2018 20:50:34

A medical board will be formed to check the health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and make recommendations to take necessary steps for her medical treatment. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan...

Cultivators preparing for early winter cauliflower production

Our Correspondent September 09, 2018 20:46:54

BOGURA, Sept 09: A good number of farmers in Shibganj, Sherpur, Shajahanpur, Sariakanndi, Sonatola and Dhunot upazilas of the district are taking preparation for the cultivation of early winter caul...

Fire guts cookeries godown in Chattogram

-- September 09, 2018 20:45:31

A cookeries godown was gutted as a fire broke out in Baroquarter area under Pahartali thana in Chattogram city Sunday. The fire originated from an electric short circuit from the godown at around 1:3...

Police arrest eight members of Milon Bahini

-- September 09, 2018 20:27:21

Police on Sunday arrested eight people in a case filed over carrying out attack and vandalism at a house of a religious minority member at Gilapol village of Sharsha Upazila in Jashore. A gang of mis...