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One dead, dozens injured in Keraniganj plastic factory fire

-- December 11, 2019 20:15:50

At least one person was killed and 32 others suffered burn injuries in a plastic factory fire at Keraniganj, on the outskirts of capital, on Wednesday. Victims said the fire broke out at the Prime Pe...

UGC asks public universities to shut evening courses

-- December 11, 2019 19:31:53

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked the authorities of public universities to shut down evening courses as it is damaging the image of the universities. The regulatory body gave the direc...

Ilias Kanchan gives 24hr ultimatum to Shajahan Khan

-- December 11, 2019 19:25:04

Nirapad Sarak Chai (Nischa) founder Ilias Kanchan on Wednesday gave Shajahan Khan 24 hours to apologise for accusing him of embezzling foreign funds for his road safety movement. He also threatened t...

Inclusive finance must for attaining SDGs

FE Online Report December 11, 2019 19:01:24

Policymakers and experts on Tuesday stressed the effective mechanism to ensure inclusive financing so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be attained in Asia and the Pacific region. T...

BD to get $333m ADB loan for power, transportation sectors

-- December 11, 2019 18:39:04

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$333.26 million loans for expansion of power transmission lines and designing the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. In this regard, the government o...

Fire breaks out at Keraniganj plastics factory

-- December 11, 2019 18:06:18

A fire has broken out at a plastics factory in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of capital. Fire Service and Civil Defence's official Md Azad said the factory in Keraniganj's Chunkutia area caught fire a...

Man to walk gallows for war crimes in Rajshahi

-- December 11, 2019 17:26:46

A Dhaka tribunal has sentenced former Chhatra Shibir leader Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan to death over war crimes in Rajshahi. A three-member panel of the International Crimes Tribunal led by Ju...

Migratory birds heading towards northern water bodies

-- December 11, 2019 17:04:50

The migratory birds, huge in number, are arriving from the colder northern hemisphere in the water bodies giving those a pleasant look in the northern region now. Local people, officials, experts and...

Mother, son die after falling off running bus in Narayanganj

-- December 11, 2019 16:49:08

A woman and her four-year-old son were killed after they fell off a running bus at Shimultali area of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Manchura, 25,...

Fast-unto-death continues; Khulna jute mill workers fall sick

-- December 11, 2019 15:36:55

A number of protesting workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jashore started falling sick on Wednesday, the second day of their hunger strike. They are trying to force the authorities...

Tipu Sultan gets death penalty for war crimes

FE ONLINE REPORT December 11, 2019 14:29:22

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has awarded death penalty to former Chhatra Shibir leader Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan to death over war crimes in Rajshahi. The Tribunal on Wednesday sentenc...

PM urges pharma cos to produce medicines for leprosy

-- December 11, 2019 14:21:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to eliminate leprosy from the country before the target of 2030, urging local pharmaceutical companies to produce medicines for the leprosy patients. She also u...

Padma Bridge gets 18th span

-- December 11, 2019 13:45:34

The 18th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Wednesday afternoon, making some 2.7 km of the bridge out of 6.15-km visible. The 150-metre 3-E span was successfully installed on pillar...

BD improves in Human Development Index

-- December 11, 2019 11:30:00

Bangladesh has moved one place up in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) in 2018 to rank 135th out of 189 countries. Placed among Medium Development countries in the 2019 Human Development Report pu...

NGO engaged in illegal banking activities in Rajshahi district

Our Correspondent December 11, 2019 11:07:07

A non-government organisation (NGO) named Small Traders Cooperative (STC) Bank Limited has been engaged in illegal banking activities in Rajshahi. According to sources, the STC procured registration...

BD, Iran mull over direct, regular shipping link

FE REPORT December 11, 2019 10:42:11

Iran has expressed its interest to open direct and regular sea connectivity with Bangladesh for increasing bilateral trade subject to economic feasibility, officials said. In response to the countr...

BTMA urges PM to stop duty-free benefit misuse

Monira Munni December 11, 2019 10:31:33

The country's textile millers have recently sought the Prime Minister's (PM) intervention to stop importing yarn, fabric and other materials through misuse and misdeclaration of duty-free benefit. Th...

Banana farming gains popularity in Naogaon

Our Correspondent December 10, 2019 22:33:16

NAOGAON, Dec 10: Farming of banana is gaining popularity in Mohadevpur upazila of the district as the soil of the area has been proved suitable for cultivation of the popular fruit. Sources at the De...

ICT sector to create 1.0m more jobs in 5 years

BSS December 10, 2019 20:44:34

Employment for 1.0 million people will be created in the next five years through expansion of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the country. State Minister for Information...

‘Joy Bangla’ to be used as national slogan at all levels: HC

-- December 10, 2019 20:03:27

‘Joy Bangla’ should be used as a national slogan from the upcoming Victory Day, the High Court has suggested. Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued an order followin...

ACC press charges against SK Sinha, 10 others in graft case

-- December 10, 2019 19:20:06

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday pressed charges against 11 people, including former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, in a case filed for reportedly misappropriating Tk 40 million....

UN observes 71st anniversary of ‘Genocide Convention’

-- December 10, 2019 17:19:14

The UN observed the 71st anniversary of the ‘Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide’ and the ‘International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Vict...

Defamation case filed against Ducsu VP Nur

-- December 10, 2019 17:13:20

A defamation case was filed on Tuesday against Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur. Solimullah Muslim Hall Students’ Union vice-president Muzah...

Prevent unhealthy competition in market: President

BSS December 10, 2019 16:19:54

President M Abdul Hamid has asked the Bangladesh Competition Commission (BCC) to be more active to prevent unhealthy competition in market to expand commerce and investment. "Such move will help cont...

Three women get Joyeeta Award in Rajbari

FE Online Desk December 10, 2019 15:18:26

Three women in Rajbari have received the ‘Joyeeta Award-2019’ for attaining success in different fields by overcoming various difficulties and challenges. The awardees from the Islamic Re...

FE Economic Editor AZM Anas picks up top UN journalism award

FE ONLINE DESK December 10, 2019 14:58:05

AZM Anas, Economic Editor at The Financial Express, has received Gold prize for the “Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Awards for coverage of Climate Change”, the first Bangladeshi journ...

War crimes: Verdict on Tipu Sultan Wednesday

-- December 10, 2019 14:24:57

A Dhaka tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on war crimes charges against former Chhatra Shibir leader Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan on Wednesday. Tipu Sultan from Boalia in Rajshahi has been...

Will ensure trial of all HR violations: PM

-- December 10, 2019 13:34:20

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government will establish human rights in the country through ensuring the trial of all the incidents of human rights violation. "All we need most is...

Mymensingh bus services remain suspended for second day

-- December 10, 2019 13:06:49

Transport operators have suspended bus services in Mymensingh for a second day after a breakdown of talks with the district administration over a demand for the shutdown of BRTC buses. “We sat...

Indian Army gives 10 bomb-sniffing dogs to BD

-- December 10, 2019 13:06:41

Indian Army has gifted 10 Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to Bangladesh Army as a goodwill gesture, reports UNB. The dogs were handed over at a ceremonial function at Petrapole-Benapole ICP recently, acco...