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Rana Plaza owner given three-year jail term

-- August 29, 2017 15:17:38

A court in Dhaka has sentenced Sohel Rana, the owner of collapsed Rana Plaza building, to three years in prison in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC.   The graft watchdog pr...

Mirpur man shot dead near his home

-- August 29, 2017 12:43:54

Unidentified assailants have shot dead a man near his home in Dhaka.   The incident was reported late Monday from Mirpur's Shewrapara neighbourhood.   The victim, 45-year-old Anisur Rahm...

Bangladesh Coast Guard to launch hovercrafts in its operation

-- August 29, 2017 11:53:12

The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) is planning to introduce hovercrafts in its operation. It has also planned to procure hovercrafts and has requested India to assist in training and maintenance. A hov...

616 Rohingyas pushed back to Myanmar

-- August 29, 2017 11:11:54

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have sent back 616 Rohingyas as they attempted to enter Bangladesh through different bordering points amid the escalating tension in Rakhine state following an...

Two die in Dhaka sewerage explosion

-- August 29, 2017 10:33:18

Two people have died in an explosion of a sewerage line that triggered a fire in the capital's Golapbagh.   The incident occurred on Monday night, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissi...

Jute harvest going on in full swing in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent August 29, 2017 01:15:08

Farmers harvest jute from a land in Gobra village under Gopalganj Sadar on Monday. — FE Photo GOPALGANJ, Aug 28: Jute harvest is going on in full swing in the district. Farmers are also happy o...

397 Bangladeshis miss Hajj this year

-- August 28, 2017 21:42:40

For 397 Bangladeshis, it will be the longest one year of the wait to perform Hajj next year as they have failed to avail the opportunity this year for complications relating to visa, tickets or simila...

Bangladesh for joint drive with Myanmar on border

-- August 28, 2017 20:43:38

Bangladesh proposed joint operations with Myanmar forces on the border along the Rakhine state to wipe out militant and extremist forces.   The foreign ministry of Bangladesh tabled a formal pr...

Four workers die in Brahmanbaria

-- August 28, 2017 19:29:54

Four workers died and 10 others were injured as the roof of an under-construction refueling station collapsed on them at Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria on Monday.   The deceased were as ident...

Pope Francis to arrive on Nov 30

-- August 28, 2017 17:36:02

Pope Francis will arrive in Bangladesh for a three-day visit at the end of November.   The pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican, will arrive in Dhaka on Nov 30, the forei...

Cabinet okays CDA, KDA Bills

-- August 28, 2017 17:24:27

The Cabinet on Monday approved the drafts of ‘The Chittagong Development Authority Bill, 2017’ and ‘The Khulna Development Authority Bill, 2017’ to make the existing laws more...

Fish trader dies after being hit by launch

FE Online Desk August 28, 2017 14:53:13

A fish trader has died as a launch knocked him down while he was unloading fish at Sadarghat terminal on Monday morning.   Shahidul Islam, who is in charge of Hasnabad River Police Outpost, sai...

Bomb squad sweeps M'singh den

-- August 28, 2017 14:34:30

Police's bomb squad has swept the house in Mymensingh, where an explosion left a suspected terrorist dead.   The suspect's wife, two children, the landlord and his family were being questioned...

Five members of a hacker gang held

FE Online Desk August 28, 2017 12:54:20

Detective branch of police (DB) arrested five members of a hacker gang allegedly involved in transferring money illegally through computer on Monday morning.   Masudur Rahman, the deputy commis...

Six shops gutted in B’baria market fire

-- August 28, 2017 11:25:20

Six shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at a Photocopy market adjacent to City Centre Market in the Brahmanbaria district town on Sunday midnight.   Fire service officials said the fire...

Tens of thousands of pilgrims gather in Makkah

-- August 27, 2017 21:44:40

Islam's holiest city Makkah, the birthplace of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), has turned into a gathering place of hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims. Hajj pilgrims are now staying in Makkah. Af...

Explosion inside house in Mymensingh, 'militant suspect' dies

-- August 27, 2017 20:05:03

A militant suspect was killed in an explosion inside a house at Bhaluka of Mymensingh.   Law enforcers cordoned off the house at Habibari after the blast Sunday afternoon, Mymensingh Superinten...

Canada to give aid to flood victims  

-- August 27, 2017 19:58:57

Canada is providing C$262,500 or $210,000 through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund to assist Plan International for providing immediate assistance to over 10,000 flood victims for four months...

Tough reply if any bullet hits BD land: BGB

-- August 27, 2017 19:51:06

Bangladesh will give a befitting reply to Myanmar if any bullet from their side hits Bangladesh territory.   Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Abul Hossain made th...

Newborn found dead in Satkhira

FE Online Report August 27, 2017 15:56:44

Police recovered the body of a newborn baby from a pond adjacent to Marie Stopes clinic at Palashpool area of Satkhira district on Sunday morning.   Maruf Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of the S...

Deadline for Holey Artisan probe report submission

-- August 27, 2017 15:29:00

A Dhaka court has fixed October 10 for submission of the probe report in the case relating to Holey Artisan attack at Gulshan in the city.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yesmin pass...

Eid traffic goes slow on two highways

-- August 27, 2017 14:06:46

Traffic on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway has been slowed due to rain overnight and disrepair on the roads. Congestion was also reported on a 1.5 kilometre stretch of the Dhaka-Chiottagong Highway near...

Father, son among three die in road crash

-- August 27, 2017 10:00:51

Three people, including two of a family, were killed and 25 injured in a road accident at Bedgram in the Gopalganj Sadar upazila early Sunday. Police said a bus of 'Golden Line Paribahan' was heading...

Govt to imort 1.5m tonnes food grains if necessary: PM

-- August 26, 2017 22:05:25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will import 1.5 million (15 lakh) metric tonnes of food grains, if necessary, for ensuring the food security of people. "We'll distribute...

Biman to operate 8 addl hajj flights

-- August 26, 2017 20:18:35

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate eight additional hajj flights until 28 August to carry the rest of the pilgrims who could not yet fly for  Saudi Arabia due to various complications....

Rakhine violence toll reaches 90

-- August 26, 2017 20:10:24

The death toll from Rakhine violence reached 90 as a Rohingya man shot by Myanmar’s security forces while fleeing to Bangladesh died at a hospital in Chittagong on Saturday.   The decease...

Eid journey will be comfortable: Obaidul Quader

-- August 26, 2017 20:09:49

The Eid journey of home-bound people will be comfortable as the officials concerned are working day and night to renovate the damaged roads and highways before Eid, said Road Transport and Bridges Min...

Bangladesh expresses concern over fresh entry of Rohingyas

-- August 26, 2017 19:47:54

Bangladesh expressed ‘serious concern’ over the recent incidents in Rakhine State of Myanmar and fresh entry of Rohingya people into Bangladesh.   The foreign ministry in Dhaka summ...

27m Bangladeshis at risk of sea-level rise: Brac

-- August 26, 2017 18:25:41

Around 27 million people are ‘predicted to be at risk’ of sea-level rise in Bangladesh by 2050, says Brac in a report.   “Climate change is a concern now affecting every one...

Hasan Mahmud accuses CJ of protecting ‘corrupt person’

-- August 26, 2017 18:23:22

Awami League leader Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday accused Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha of protecting a corrupt person and referred the article 5 of Anti Corruption Commission Act in this regard....