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Fire breaks out at DR Tower in Paltan

-- February 13, 2020 17:02:42

A multi-storey building in Dhaka's Paltan has caught fire. The fire broke out at the 17-storey DR Tower in Paltan's Box Culvert Road around 2:50pm on Thursday, according to the fire service, reports...

Court summons Shajahan Khan over defamation suit

-- February 13, 2020 15:01:01

A Dhaka court has summoned former shipping minister Shajahan Khan in a defamation case filed by Nirapad Sarak Chai founder Ilias Kanchan. Joint District and Sessions Judge Utpal Bhattyacharya passed...

Dhaka airport cleaner held with 32 gold bars

-- February 13, 2020 14:26:41

The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a cleaning staffer with 32 gold bars weighing 3.7kg from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday. The arrestee was identified as Janathon Mukti B...

Barrister Sumon resigns as ICT prosecutor

-- February 13, 2020 13:39:03

Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon has decided to step down as prosecutor in the International Crimes Tribunal after eight years in order to fulfil his increased commitments to social causes. He tend...

Defeat evil forces to ensure public security: PM to Ansar-VDP

-- February 13, 2020 13:18:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the members of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) to work with honesty, courage and integrity to defeat evil forces to ensure public security. &ld...

25 CU students injured in Hathazari road crash

-- February 13, 2020 12:12:36

At least 25 Chittagong University (CU) students were injured after a bus carrying them fell into a roadside ditch at Maniapukur in Hathazari upazila of Chattogram on Thursday morning. The accident to...

Onion farming up in Rangpur

Our Correspondent February 13, 2020 00:54:45

RANGPUR, Feb 12: The farming of onion has increased significantly in Rangpur agriculture region during this current season. According to sources unlike many other crops soaring price of onion as well...

Coriander cultivation raises hope among Magura growers

Our Correspondent February 13, 2020 00:53:51

MAGURA, Feb 12: Coriander cultivation is gaining popularity among the cultivators of the district. Sources said, Magura farmers are showing high interest in coriander production for low cost, fair...

Another Bangladeshi in Singapore infected with coronavirus

-- February 12, 2020 21:13:31

Another Bangladeshi has been tested positive for coronavirus in Singapore on Tuesday, Bangladesh High Commissioner Md Mustafizur Rahman told UNB on Wednesday. The patient is currently undergoing trea...

Unified admission test in public universities from this year: UGC

FE Online Report February 12, 2020 19:09:04

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce a uniform entrance test for admission to all public universities in the country from the next (2020-21) academic session. The UGC took...

No unfit vehicles can run on roads: HC

-- February 12, 2020 19:01:07

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday said that vehicles without updated fitness certificates cannot run on the roads. The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam gave the or...

Ilias Kanchan sues Shajahan Khan

-- February 12, 2020 18:23:23

Nirapad Sarak Chai Chairperson Iliyas Kanchan has filed a defamation suit against former Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan demanding Tk 1 billion in compensation. Ilias filed the case with the court o...

Child's death in abandoned well: HC acquits four

-- February 12, 2020 18:12:55

The High Court has acquitted four people over the death of 4-year-old Jihad, who fell into an unsealed deep tube-well for Bangladesh Railway project in Dhaka's Shahjahanpur in 2014. Justice Md Ruhul...

We demand Khaleda's release to save her life: Fakhrul

-- February 12, 2020 17:42:14

BNP's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said at this moment their main goal is to save BNP chief Khaleda Zia's life. “We want to free her and save her life and then bring her be...

Business leader Mohiuddun seeks AL ticket for Dhaka-10 by polls

-- February 12, 2020 17:40:02

Business leader Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin is seeking to run with the Awami League ticket for Dhaka-10 in the by-election to the parliamentary seat vacated by mayor-elect Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh. The r...

Govt to form body for rawhide management during Eid-ul-Azha

-- February 12, 2020 16:59:02

The government will form a high-level committee for proper management of rawhides of sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha. The decision was taken on Wednesday at the first meeting of the &lsquo...

Two more dengue patients hospitalised

-- February 12, 2020 16:54:41

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

Why Baul singer Shariat won’t be granted bail: HC

-- February 12, 2020 15:25:46

The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking to know from authorities concerned as to why Baul singer Shariat Sarkar will not get bail. The HC bench of Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice Md Akram...

Govt to light up every house by ‘Mujib Borsho’: PM

-- February 12, 2020 14:21:25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will light up every house across the country within the ‘Mujib Borsho’ (Mujib Year) by bringing all people under the electricity covera...

Case filed against 19 over trawler capsize

-- February 12, 2020 14:16:53

A case has been filed against 19 people in connection with the trawler capsize near the St. Martin’s Island in the Bay of Bengal which left 15 Rohingyas dead and 52 others ‘missing’....

Stranded 17 Chinese sailors to return home tonight

-- February 12, 2020 14:09:56

Seventeen Chinese sailors who remained stuck for three days in a ship docked at Sitakunda are set to return to their country on Wednesday night, said the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka. "The 17 Chinese sai...

Bangladeshi researcher wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Award

-- February 12, 2020 13:36:18

Firdausi Qadri, a Bangladeshi researcher, has been named for the 22nd L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. The UNESCO announced the names of the five winners of the awards, with F...

PM inaugurates Sheikh Kamal IT Incubator and Training Centre

-- February 12, 2020 12:09:48

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated the Sheikh Kamal IT Incubator and Training Centre constructed at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park in Rajshahi. Through videoconferencing fro...

Man surrenders after ‘killing’ brother in Natore

-- February 12, 2020 11:51:39

A man surrendered to police on Tuesday night reportedly after killing his elder brother in Natore Sadar upazila. The accused is Shahjahan Ali, 40, while the deceased was identified as Omar Faruque, 4...

Two die, three injured in Rajshahi road crash

-- February 12, 2020 11:14:36

Two people were killed and three others injured as a pickup crashed into a stationary truck at Razabari intersection in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi district on Wednesday. One of the deceased was ide...

Apparel workers block road at Mohakhali protesting job cuts

FE Online Report February 12, 2020 11:06:51

Several hundreds of workers of an export oriented apparel factory in the city took to the streets on Wednesday protesting mass termination of their fellow workers. Demanding payment of their dues and...

Singapore confirms second Bangladeshi coronavirus patient

-- February 12, 2020 10:56:21

Singapore has confirmed another Bangladeshi coronavirus case among a total of 47 patients. The 39-year-old had worked at Seletar Aerospace Heights, the same location where another Bangladeshi was fou...

Taro growing in dry part of Faridpur’s Mandartala canal

A CORRESPONDENT February 11, 2020 21:41:46

FARIDPUR, Feb 11: The source of the Mandartala canal originating from the Padma river has dried up for about one kilometre. Then, local farmers have started farming taro in the area. Standing on the...

Violation of building code rampant in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent February 11, 2020 21:40:25

RAJSHAHI, Feb 11: Even after receiving hundreds of complaints every month, Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) authorities remained unresponsive to take action against the constructions being underta...

Public universities to start combined admission tests this year

-- February 11, 2020 20:18:53

The public universities of the country will admit students through combined admission tests from this year. The Bangladesh University Council, a body of the vice-chancellors, announced the decision t...