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PM stresses giving more fund for vocational, technical training

-- February 16, 2020 14:13:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put emphasis on allocating more fund for technical and vocational training from the Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Trust to develop a skilled and ef...

China provides ‘most advanced kits’ to BD to detect coronavirus

-- February 16, 2020 13:40:51

China is giving 500 sets of what it calls, the ‘most advanced kits’, to Bangladesh to identify coronavirus cases as a gesture of goodwill and strong faith that Bangladesh has in China in w...

Pailgaon Zaminderbari to be ‘reserved as archaeological site’

Our Correspondent February 16, 2020 13:25:43

SYLHET: The Pailgaon Zaminderbari of Jagonnathpur upazila in Sunamganj would be protected as a 'reserved archaeological site'. A team from the Directorate of Archeology led by its Regional Director f...

Singapore confirms fifth Bangladeshi coronavirus patient

-- February 16, 2020 13:12:53

Singapore has confirmed that a fifth Bangladeshi migrant worker has been diagnosed with coronavirus taking the number of patients with the disease in the city state to 72. Like the previous four case...

Saudi Arabia deports 145 Bangladeshis

-- February 16, 2020 12:44:22

Saudi Arabia has deported 5,500 Bangladeshis from the kingdom since the beginning of this year and 145 of them were sent back on Saturday. The latest batch of Bangladeshis was sent back on a Saudi Ai...

RMG workers block road in Savar

-- February 16, 2020 11:56:34

A group of readymade garment (RMG) workers blocked the road in Savar’s Birulia demanding outstanding dues on Sunday morning. The workers claimed that at least five of their colleagues were inju...

Rezaul gets AL ticket to run for Chattogram mayor, Mohiuddin for Dhaka-10 MP

-- February 16, 2020 11:27:17

The Awami League has nominated its local leader Rezaul Karim Chowdhury to run for the office of Chattogram mayor, ending AJM Nasir Uddin’s hopes for reelection on the ruling party ticket. Rezau...

Ex-minister Rahmat Ali passes away

FE ONLINE DESK February 16, 2020 11:25:47

Awami League Advisory Committee member and former state minister for LGRD and cooperatives advocate Rahmat Ali passed away on Sunday. He was 76. A five-time former Awami League MP from Gazipur-3 cons...

Coronavirus: Passengers shrink on China route

KAMRUN NAHAR February 16, 2020 11:16:37

The flow of passengers to and from Bangladesh on China route has been hit hard because of coronavirus pandemic in China and some other countries. The passengers' flow is almost normal for other des...

Islamic transactions snare 25pc of country's total banking assets

FE DESK February 16, 2020 10:56:30

At present, the market share of assets of the Islamic banking industry is around 25 per cent of the country's total banking assets. Among the top 35 jurisdictions in terms of domestic market share of...

Processed food export falls 11pc in first seven months

YASIR WARDAD February 16, 2020 10:49:46

Exports of processed food items declined substantially so far this fiscal year (FY) due to higher operating costs and raw material prices than the competitors. The export earnings fell 11 per cent to...

2,194 books hit Amar Ekushey Book Fair so far

UNB February 15, 2020 20:49:12

As many as 2,194 books hit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in the last 14 days till Saturday. According to Bangla Academy, poetry books are dominating the fair. However, publishers said the sales of poetr...

Militant Shamima has no relation with Bangladesh: FM

UNB February 15, 2020 20:24:22

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Shamima Begum, a British woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join militant outfit Islamic State in Syria and got her British citizenship revoked, has...

‘Govt expanding gastroenterology treatment’

UNB February 15, 2020 19:34:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government has introduced gastroenterology departments at 13 medical college hospitals across the country to expand the gastroenterology treatment in...

Deaths from landslides decreased in 2019: BFSCD

FE ONLINE REPORT February 15, 2020 18:51:10

Number of victims in landslides decreased drastically across the country in 2019 compared to that of 2018, according to official data. At least, 13 people died and 28 others injured in 2019 in 17 inc...

Process to relocate 0.1m Rohingyas to Bhasan Char starts soon: Kamal

-- February 15, 2020 18:21:28

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said the process of relocating 100,000 Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar’s refugee camp to Bhasan Char will begin on completion of erecting barbed...

250 brick kilns operating illegally in Keraniganj

-- February 15, 2020 17:57:37

Around 250 brick kilns are operating without clearance certificate from the Department of Environment (DoE) in Keraniganj, the outskirts of Dhaka. Sources said there are 300 brick kilns in Keraniganj...

Two new dengue patients admitted to hospital in 24 hrs

-- February 15, 2020 17:48:15

Two new dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Saturday, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). According to the daily update from DGHS, nine dengue p...

Dr Wazed’s 79th birthday Sunday

-- February 15, 2020 17:16:15

The 79th birthday of internationally reputed nuclear scientist and Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah will be observed on Sunday in a befitting manner. On February 16 in 194...

'Khaleda can seek parole only after acknowledging crimes'

BSS February 15, 2020 16:47:03

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia could apply for parole only after accepting her crimes.  “The government only can consider her parole, if she (Kha...

BNP activists stage demonstrations at Nayapaltan

UNB February 15, 2020 16:42:28

BNP leaders and activists are staging demonstrations in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Saturday afternoon demanding release of their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. Howeve...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks second worst

-- February 15, 2020 15:24:29

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked second among the cities with worst air quality on Saturday morning. It had an AQI score of 197 at 08:05am. The air was classified as ‘unhealthy’....

Police cordon off BNP office

-- February 15, 2020 13:04:20

Police have cordoned off the BNP headquarters in Naya Paltan area of the capital ahead of the party's scheduled march to demand the release of jailed Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A large police force too...

Gazipur road accident kills two

-- February 15, 2020 12:47:35

Two people were killed and 10 others were injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in Rajendrapur area of Gazipur on Saturday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known...

Dhaka dengue fear returns as mosquito bites rise

-- February 15, 2020 12:03:14

The mosquito menace has set in with weather getting less cold after the exit of winter, bringing back the fears of dengue fever among the residents of capital Dhaka. The hospitalisation of patients d...

Coronavirus outbreak: Digital display board set up at Benapole port

-- February 15, 2020 11:46:00

A digital display board has been set up at Benapole Customs and Immigration Check Post to raise awareness among passengers about coronavirus (renamed COVID-19). The board, which displays messages abo...

Dhaka tells UNSC of imperative for safe Rohingya repatriation

-- February 15, 2020 11:25:32

Bangladesh’s permanent representative (PR) to the UN ambassador Rabab Fatima has said ensuring justice and accountability for the Rohingyas is an important precondition for their safe, dignified...

Sugar, meat, veg prices escalate

FE REPORT February 15, 2020 10:29:23

Sugar and some vegetables saw a price spiral last week, adding to the woes of commoners. Meat prices also increased a little bit because of the rising demand in restaurants on the eve of Valentine's...

Coronavirus: China-backed projects facing disruption

JUBAIR HASAN February 15, 2020 10:22:09

The coronavirus epidemic has started exacting its toll on the implementation of key projects under the ministry of industries, people familiar with the situation said. They said the construction work...

Road signs to cost millions!

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR February 15, 2020 10:16:07

The Roads and Highways Department, or RHD, has proposed spending Tk 0.7 million for marking road signs and signals for each kilometre of a 27km-long highway, officials said. They said the state-run...