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Electricity bill dues stand at Tk 68.83b

-- February 11, 2019 20:15:37

The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at around Tk 68.83 billion, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at the parliament on Monday. Of the ar...

BSTI destroys below par water jars from city restaurants

FE Online Report February 11, 2019 19:04:46

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Monday destroyed a total of 2,000 water jars at different hotels and restaurants across the capital for selling untreated and unhygienic drinking...

CAR seeks BD’s assistance for military training, agriculture

-- February 11, 2019 18:36:06

Central African Republic (CAR) has sought Bangladesh’s cooperation, especially in the fields of military training and agriculture, according to a report on UNB. Central African Republic Defence...

Police arrest four for vandalising Saraswati idol

-- February 11, 2019 18:22:19

Four youths were arrested on Monday for vandalising an idol of Hindu goddess Saraswati at Tingao village of Bandar Upazila in Narayanganj. The arrestees have been identifies as Sujon, 22, son of Abdu...

49 submit nominations for women’s reserved seats in parliament

-- February 11, 2019 18:13:47

Forty-nine nominations have been submitted for the 50 seats reserved for women in the 11th national parliament. Though the BNP could have received one seat, in accordance with the rules for allocatio...

DUCSU voting on Mar 11

-- February 11, 2019 18:04:50

The elections of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) and its hall unions for 25 posts will be held on March 11. Chief Returning Officer Prof Mahfuzur Rahman announced the election schedu...

Cost of Hajj rises, minimum cost Tk 0.34m

-- February 11, 2019 17:52:37

The cost of Hajj package for 2019, through both public and private providers, has been hiked for the second year in a row, according to a bdnews24.com report. As per new price, Hajj package-1 has bee...

Three die in Munshiganj road crash

-- February 11, 2019 16:42:05

At least three people, including a woman, have died and another woman has been injured after a car rammed a covered van in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj district. The accident occurred on the Dhaka-C...

Suspected drug pedlar dies in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

-- February 11, 2019 14:40:22

A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug traders at Rautha village in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi in the early hours of Monday. The deceased was identifie...

Principal Mahfuza’s death: Two domestic workers accused

-- February 11, 2019 14:16:01

Two domestic workers have been accused in the case over the murder of former Eden College Principal Mahfuza Chowdhury Parveen. The victim’s husband, former Chhatra League leader Ismat Quadir Ga...

HC orders survey on contaminated cow milk

-- February 11, 2019 14:14:00

The High Court has directed the authorities concerned to conduct a survey to determine how much cow milk, dairy products, and cow fodder containing bacteria, antibiotic, lead, and pesticides are suppl...

Pro-BNP lawyer Badrul Anwar becomes CBA president

-- February 11, 2019 14:13:49

Pro-BNP lawyer ASM Badrul Anwar has been elected president and Pro-Awami League lawyer Ayub Khan secretary in the Chittagong Bar Association (CBA) election. Chief Election Commissioner Anwarul Haque...

DUCSU polls schedule announced, elections on March 11

-- February 11, 2019 12:02:21

The elections to Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) and its hall unions for 25 posts will be held on March 11. Chief Returning Officer Prof Mahfuzur Rahman announced the schedule of the...

Ex-Eden College principal found dead at home

-- February 11, 2019 11:19:51

Former Eden Mohila College principal Mahfuza Chowdhury Parveen has been found dead in her flat at Science Laboratory area in Dhaka in what police believe is a murder. Police believe she had been suff...

Three SSC, equivalent exams deferred for Ijtema

-- February 11, 2019 11:00:36

The authorities have deferred some SSC and equivalent examinations of all boards due to Biswa Ijtema, the congregation of Tabligh Jamaat. Professor Muhammad Ziaul Haque, who heads the inter-board coo...

Khulna road crash kills five BCL, Jubo League men

-- February 11, 2019 10:56:27

Five leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League were killed in a collision between a truck and a private car on Rupsha bridge bypass road at Harintala in Khulna city on S...

Mahindra plans to expand its business in Bangladesh

Babul Barman February 11, 2019 10:46:25

Mahindra & Mahindra, a part of the $20.70-billion Mahindra Group, is planning to further expand its business in Bangladesh. The Indian multinational automaker has an ambitious goal to expand its...

Investors should press int'l brands more: Report

Monira Munni February 11, 2019 10:39:48

Investors should increase their leverage on goals and strategies of global brands to ensure that workers in Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) factories get living wages, a latest report opined. Acc...

Some MNCs keep rallying

Mohammad Mufazzal February 11, 2019 10:35:54

Some listed multinational companies (MNCs) have witnessed a continuous rise in their share prices over the last 10 sessions. The share prices rose as high as 34.73 per cent from January 27 to Februar...

Meat production exceeds target in Rangpur div

Our Correspondent February 10, 2019 22:25:13

RANGPUR, Feb 10: The production of meat has exceeded its target in Rangpur division during the last five years. According to Divisional Livestock office, Rangpur sources, around 3.4 million tonnes of...

Garlic peasants optimistic of bumper output in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent February 10, 2019 22:24:41

JOYPURHAT, Feb 10: Garlic peasants of Joypurhat district are optimistic of bumper output this season as they have been provided with all sorts of necessary agro-inputs during sowing seeds. According...

Sylhet-Tamabil-Jafflong highway reconstruction work starts

Our Correspondent February 10, 2019 22:23:55

SYLHET, Feb 10: Work on the much- talked about Sylhet-Tamabil-Jaflong highway has been started. The project worth Tk 1.98 billion was approved at the ECNEC in June last year. Accordingly, bidding and...

Syed Ashraf’s sister elected uncontested from Kishoreganj-1

-- February 10, 2019 21:54:50

Awami League (AL) candidate Syeda Zakia Noor Lipi has been elected uncontested to the Kishoreganj-1 parliamentary seat previously represented by her brother late public administration minister Syed As...

90 new books hit Ekushey Grantha Mela on Sunday

FE Online Report February 10, 2019 20:19:53

Some 90 new books were introduced at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on Sunday, the tenth day of the month-long book fair. A total of 218 books were released the day before, said a Bangla Academy press rel...

DUCSU to announce election schedule Monday

-- February 10, 2019 19:41:38

The schedule for the election to Dhaka University’s Central Student Union (DUCSU) will be announced on Monday. The university made the announcement in a statement on Sunday, reports bdnews24.co...

Over 35pc mobile phones, 19pc computers in BD malware infected: Study

FE Online Report February 10, 2019 19:29:58

35.91 per cent mobile phones and 19.07 per cent computers in the country are attacked by malware, said a UK-based study. The study also stated that Bangladesh was the 6th most malware susceptible cou...

Call to curb climate impacts for sustainable economic growth

FE Online Report February 10, 2019 19:25:08

Climate experts on Sunday stressed the need for tackling the adverse impacts of climate change to sustain the momentum of current economic growth. Calling upon the enhancement of internal capacity to...

Court sentences man to death for raping, murdering child

-- February 10, 2019 18:28:27

A Chattogram court has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a 10-year-old child in Chattogram’s Hathazari. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Motahir Ali d...

Court again seeks CID report on BB heist by March 13

-- February 10, 2019 17:51:39

A Dhaka court on Sunday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to again submit its report by March 13 over a case filed regarding the incident of cyber heist of $101 million from Bangladesh...

Motorcycle showroom catches fire in city

-- February 10, 2019 17:02:26

A fire broke out in a motorcycle showroom in the city's Bangsal area on Sunday afternoon. The fire engulfed the Makimpur outlet at around 2:35pm, said Dana Mia, an operator of Fire Service Control Ro...