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Cops recover body of housewife in Savar

-- September 15, 2018 12:03:19

Police recovered the body of a housewife from a house in Khaguria area of Bhakurta union in Savar on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Salma Akhter, 17. Sujon Biswas, sub-inspector of...

Teenager dies in Tangail road crash

-- September 15, 2018 11:43:03

A teenage boy has been killed and another injured after their motorcycle was hit by a truck in Tangail’s Modhupur. The accident occurred on Sagor Dighi Road in the Motorbazar area on Friday eve...

Local funds weaning MFIs off foreign grants

FE Report September 15, 2018 10:21:33

The flow of domestic financing for microcredit organisations is on the rise lessening their dependence on overseas funds, officials said. Micro-finance institutions (MFIs) are mainly dependent on c...

Carbon tax can juice up BD GDP: WB

FE Report September 15, 2018 10:13:26

Bangladesh can boost its tax-GDP ratio by around 10 per cent by introducing carbon tax in the country, a recent World Bank study has said. Such type of tax can help the country reduce environmental...

BD jumps in Human Development Index

-- September 14, 2018 21:43:26

Bangladesh has moved three notches up to the 136th place among 189 countries in the Global Human Development Index (HDI) 2017, according to the Human Development Report (HDR) of the United Nations Dev...

Second Teesta Bridge link road collapses before inauguration

-- September 14, 2018 20:50:52

A portion of the link road of the second Teesta Bridge at the mouth of a small bridge was washed away by strong current while a part of the bridge collapsed at Echli in Gangachhara upazila early Frida...

‘Robber kingpin’ rearrested in Chuadanga

-- September 14, 2018 18:29:44

The alleged ringleader of a robber gang, who fled from the custody of the Detective Branch (DB) of police 12 days ago, was arrested again from Gopalganj district early Friday, reports UNB. A team of...

Democracy now facing more challenges than ever: UN

-- September 14, 2018 17:50:16

Democracy now is facing more challenges than at any time in decades and more inclusive democracies are extremely important, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.   "That is why this Intern...

Barapukuria power plant resumes partial production

-- September 14, 2018 17:11:34

Power production from a unit of Barpukuria coal-fired power plant resumed Friday after 52 days of suspension for want of coal. Chief engineer Abdul Hakim Sarker of the plant said power production fro...

Minor boy drowns in Gopalganj

-- September 14, 2018 16:58:01

The body of a minor boy was recovered from the Madhumati River at Haridaspur in Sadar upazila of Gopalganj on Friday morning, a day after he went missing while bathing. The deceased was identified as...

Fakhrul to uphold country’s ‘real scenario’ to UN chief: BNP

-- September 14, 2018 16:15:05

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed has said their party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam went to the UN Headquarters in New York at the invitation of its Secretary General to present the country's "c...

Bus runs over, kills two pedestrians in Rangpur

-- September 14, 2018 15:57:07

Two pedestrians were killed and 10 bus passengers injured as a bus hit them after hitting another bus in central bus terminal area in Rangpur city on Friday. The deceased were identified as Hasina Be...

BD lost 66,000 hectares to Padma since 1967: NASA

-- September 14, 2018 14:27:11

Bangladesh has lost over 66,000 hectares (256 square miles) of land—roughly the area of Chicago, one of the biggest cities in the US—to Padma River erosion since 1967. That is according t...

RMG workers reject Tk 8,000 minimum wage

-- September 14, 2018 14:06:51

Ready-made garment workers have cried out against the government decision to set their minimum wage at Tk 8,000. While staging a sit-in in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka city at 11:30 am o...

Eco-friendly pest management gains ground in Rajshahi

-- September 14, 2018 14:05:19

Farmers of the Barind region are being encouraged and habituated over using eco-friendly pest management in their transplanted paddy field. During the current season, many farmers have adopted parchi...

Crime suspect dies in Rangpur ‘gunfight’

-- September 14, 2018 11:59:20

A suspected drug pedlar was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Radhakrishnapur Ghaghotpara area in Rangpur city early Friday. The deceased was identified as...

Man gets life term in Manikganj rape case

-- September 14, 2018 11:57:26

A special court in Manikganj convicted a man and sentenced him to life term imprisonment for violating a woman in 2010. The convict was identified as Nanda Gopal Sarkar, son of Nihar Chandra Pal of S...

Police recover three bodies in N'ganj

-- September 14, 2018 11:56:02

Police have recovered the bodies of three unidentified young men from Rupganj area of Narayanganj. The men were found dead near a bridge in the neighbourhood of Alampur on Friday morning, said Additi...

Lightning kills two in Jashore

-- September 14, 2018 11:34:58

At least two people have been killed and two others injured in a  thunderbolt strike at Charavita Mahmudpur village under Bagharpara upazila under Jashore. The deceased were identified as Mohamm...

TIB terms proposed digital security act suicidal

FE Report September 14, 2018 10:17:33

The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has termed the Digital Security Bill suicidal. It called for halting the passage of the bill that contradicts the principles of the Constitution. The...

Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in JS

-- September 13, 2018 21:52:22

The much-anticipated 'Road Transport Bill, 2018' was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday. The Bill has a provision of maximum 5 years' jail for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless o...

Ruposhi Bangla adorns its historic name

-- September 13, 2018 21:46:46

Hotel Ruposhi Bangla got back its historic name, 'InterContinental Dhaka', on Thursday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the hotel on completion of its four years of basic renovation...

BNP appoints lobbying firm in US before elections

-- September 13, 2018 21:25:05

BNP has hired the services of a lobbying firm in the United States ahead of the general elections, the Politico portal reported quoting a disclosure by the Department of Justice. Certain US firms or...

Two children drown in Natore

-- September 13, 2018 20:54:40

Two children drowned in a pond at Walia village under Lalpur upazila in Natore on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Naim, son of Adam Sardar of the village, and Afia, maternal cousin of Naim....

Due electricity bill totals Tk 14.35b with public, private organisations

-- September 13, 2018 20:53:25

The government has due electricity bill of Tk 14.35 billion with different public, semi-government and private organisations. “Taka 6.68 billion remain dues with different public organizations...

Sonatola, Sarikandi Upshi cultivators passing busy time

Our Correspondent September 13, 2018 20:39:03

BOGURA, Sep 12: Growers across Sonatola and Sarikandi upazilas of the district are now busy in harvesting and processing the newly-harvested Upshi Aus paddy. Cultivators are also happy as they are ge...

All unions to come under high-speed internet connectivity by 2019                                                                                                            

-- September 13, 2018 19:44:54

All unions of Bangladesh will be brought under high-speed internet connectivity by 2019 through fiber optic cable lines. Posts, Telecommunications and IT Minister Mustafa Jabbar said this on Thursday...

Dr Kamal questions legitimacy of ‘illogical’ court inside prison

-- September 13, 2018 18:43:23

Gano Forum President and eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday said setting up any court inside a prison is illogical. He came up with the remark during a views-exchange meeting with members of...

Marine resources might be a game changer for BD: Amu  

-- September 13, 2018 18:10:57

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Thursday said Bangladesh can be one of the richest countries in the world if its marine resources can properly be tapped. Addressing a function marking the dis...

Experts stress ecosystem-based adaptation to address climate change impacts

-- September 13, 2018 18:04:10

Climate experts on Thursday urged the government and policymakers to integrate ecosystem-based approach to adaptation (EbA) in national climate-related policies to address adverse impact of climate ch...