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Grameenphone gets HC reprieve for two months

-- October 17, 2019 18:50:05

The High Court has stayed a court order requiring Grameenphone to pay Tk 125.8b in a disputed audit claim made by the telecom regulator for two months. Justice Abdul Hakim and Justice Fatema Najib pa...

KSA company to invest $2.5b in BD power sector

-- October 17, 2019 18:49:11

Saudi Arabian (KSA) company ACWA Power on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for investing around US$2.5 billion in power and energy sector in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Power Developmen...

ACC starts case against Moosa Bin Shamsher

-- October 17, 2019 18:24:28

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has initiated a case against controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher on charges of forging the registration documents of a car imported under the 'Carnet de P...

Padma Bridge work to be completed by June 2021: Minister

-- October 17, 2019 17:33:08

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the construction work on the Padma Bridge will be completed by June, 2021. He made the remark while talking to reporters at the Vis...

Don’t go beyond rules: PM to UGC

-- October 17, 2019 14:50:16

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to go beyond the rules in case of overseeing both public and private universities. “Don’t go beyond th...

Man dies in city bike crash

-- October 17, 2019 13:52:54

A motorcycle rider has died when the vehicle crashed into a road divider on the Mayor Hanif Flyover in Dhaka. The incident occurred around 2:30 am on Thursday, said police, adding that two others rid...

Police arrest three Neo-JMB operatives in city

-- October 17, 2019 13:46:44

Police have arrested three suspected operatives of the banned militant outfit Neo-JMB in Gabtoli area of Dhaka. They were nabbed during a drive in the early hours of Thursday, said Saiful Islam, depu...

RAB to probe arms, drugs cases against Samrat

-- October 17, 2019 12:47:24

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is set to take over the investigation duties in the illegal arms- and drugs-related cases against Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, the expelled chief of Jubo League Dhaka Sout...

Three cops suspended for transporting mother Hilsa

-- October 17, 2019 12:17:17

Three policemen in Shariatpur district have been suspended for transporting mother Hilsa defying a government ban. The policemen are-- Sub-Inspector Montu Mia of Motor Vehicle Department of Shariatpu...

Govt revises Bangla calendar

-- October 17, 2019 12:04:15

Bangladesh government has revised the Bangla calendar to match the national days with the Western calendar. The change has made Ashwin a 31-day month, which means Kartik has started on Thursday (toda...

Eight Rohingyas held in Goalanda

-- October 17, 2019 11:55:56

Police arrested eight Rohingyas from Goalanda Bus Terminal area in Goalanda upazila of Rajbari on Thursday. The arrestees are - Rashid Ullah, 25, Nure Kalema, 20, Minar Begum, 20, Zohura, 55, Khushna...

Two ‘drug traders’ die in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

-- October 17, 2019 11:41:17

Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hoaikong Satgharia Para in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Thursday. The deceased were identified as Zi...

Govt to set up tea plant in Panchagar

Rezaul Karim October 17, 2019 10:54:17

The government is set to establish a tea processing plant in the northern district of Panchagar, aiming to create a level playing field for all the tea planters, sources said. They said the initiativ...

Livestock ministry seeks ban on meat import

TALHA BIN HABIB October 17, 2019 10:51:24

The ministry of fisheries and livestock (MoFL) has requested the government to impose restrictions on the import of frozen processed meat in order to protect the local livestock industry, officials sa...

Handloom factories on verge of closure in Bogura district

ROVING CORRESPONDENT October 17, 2019 00:30:28

BOGURA, Oct 16: Handloom factories in the district are on the verge of closure due to price hike of yarn and other raw materials against low market price of woven clothes. Already about 1,000 weave...

PM calls on President at Bangabhaban

BSS October 16, 2019 21:14:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday evening. “The Prime Minister discussed different state-level issues, specially...

Oikyafront wants to hold public rally on October 22

UNB October 16, 2019 19:30:13

Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, has decided to hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on October 22, protesting the murder of BUET student Abrar Fahad.  The alliance wil...

Former NSI DG indicted for 1971 crimes

-- October 16, 2019 19:09:04

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday indicted former director general of National Security Intelligence (NSI) Muhammad Wahidul Haque in a crimes against humanity case. Justice Md Sh...

Another Abrar murder accused put on five-day remand

-- October 16, 2019 18:57:22

A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed another accused in the Abrar Fahad murder case on a five-day remand. The accused is ASM Najmus Sadat son of Hafizur Rahman of Kalai Uttar Para in Joypurhat district...

Foreign minister begins Europe visit

-- October 16, 2019 18:35:00

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has started his visit to a number of European countries as Bangladesh is giving much importance to boost its export to the European market with diversification of pr...

'Fishermen get food assistance as Hilsa fishing ban continues'

BSS October 16, 2019 16:46:06

A total of 3,522 fishermen families of four upazilas in Gaibandha district got 70.44 tonnes of rice as food assistance from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on Tuesday so that they can pass Hil...

Dengue outbreak: Govt confirms 98 deaths

-- October 16, 2019 15:26:38

The government on Wednesday confirmed that 98 people died from dengue since January. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has reviewed 158 cases out of 246 suspected dengue dea...

Four to walk gallows for murder in Kushtia

-- October 16, 2019 15:13:43

A woman was among four persons sentenced to death by a Kushtia court on Wednesday over the murder of her husband in 2017. The convicts are Shyamal Pramanik, 27, Asmat Ali Mandal, 47, Mukul Hossain, 2...

PM vows to make railway profitable

-- October 16, 2019 14:54:28

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday vowed to make the railway a profitable sector saying that the government is working to bring the whole country under railway network. “We want to show...

Use roads responsibly, PM urges all

-- October 16, 2019 14:49:48

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all, including drivers, passengers and pedestrians, to stay alert and play their responsible roles while using roads and highways. "The people of our c...

Bangladesh ranks 88th on hunger index

-- October 16, 2019 11:01:57

Bangladesh ranks 88th out of 117 qualifying countries on the latest Global Hunger Index (GHI), much ahead of India. Bangladesh reduced hunger significantly, but with a score of 25.8, the country stil...

ADP execution drops in Q1

FE Report October 16, 2019 10:44:08

The Annual Development Programme (ADP) implementation rate fallen to 8.06 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year (FY) 2019-20. During the same period (July-September) of FY 201...

165 fishermen jailed for defying hilsha ban

-- October 16, 2019 10:24:32

A total of 165 fishermen were jailed charged with netting hilsha fish defying the ongoing ban in the river Padma in Shariatpur district. Kafi Bin Kabir, executive magistrate of mobile court, gave the...

Lalon Shah - a bard, a philosopher

ZM Aminul Islam October 15, 2019 21:52:30

JHENIDAH, Oct 15: Lalon Shah is the king of Bauls, a unique mystical tradition of rural Bengal. In Bengali culture Lalon has become an icon of religious tolerance. Widely celebrated as an epitome of r...

Optical rain gauges set up in Sylhet

Our Correspondent October 15, 2019 21:51:09

SYLHET, Oct 15: The Meteorology Department has set up four optical rain gauges, sophisticated equipment at places including Sylhet district with a target of recording real time data of rainfall and it...