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Govt to use surplus funds of state agencies

-- February 05, 2020 22:19:37

Parliament has passed a bill to allow the use of surplus funds of self-governed state agencies by the government amid strong opposition. The BNP walked out in protest against the bill while the Jatiy...

Overhead electric cables to go underground in five years

-- February 05, 2020 19:48:34

All the overhead power cables in Dhaka and other major cities will go underground within the next five years. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid made the comment whil...

21 named for Ekushey Padak

-- February 05, 2020 18:30:54

A total of 20 eminent personalities and an organisation will get Ekushey Padak, the country’s second highest civilian award, this year in recognition of their contributions to various fields. T...

Five to walk gallows for killing child in Dinajpur

-- February 05, 2020 17:56:08

A Dinajpur court has sentenced five people to death on charges of killing a four-year-old child in Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat Upazila. Dinajpur District and Sessions Judge Sharif Uddin Ahmed passed t...

106 drug traders killed in RAB’s anti-narcotic drives

-- February 05, 2020 17:22:10

Some 106 drug traders have so far been killed in anti-narcotics drives conducted by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan came up with the information while speaking at a progr...

'Padma Bridge work to be hampered if coronavirus situation persists'

-- February 05, 2020 17:03:30

Road, Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said Padma Bridge’s construction work will be hampered if the coronavirus situation does not improve within two months. There ar...

Cold-related diseases affect 4,629 people in 24 hours

-- February 05, 2020 15:40:13

Various cold-related diseases affected some 4,629 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control...

Habiganj boiler blast kills worker

-- February 05, 2020 15:11:39

A worker was killed and five others were injured in a boiler explosion at a rice mill at Tekadighi in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Nasir Mia, 35,...

11 Bangladeshis died along the border since Dec 25: BGB

-- February 05, 2020 15:07:58

At least 11 Bangladeshi nationals have died along the border with India since December 25 last year, said the Border Guards Bangladesh. BGB Director Lt Col Syed Ashiqur Rahman disclosed the informati...

Foreigners in BD evading Tk 120 billion in taxes annually: TIB

-- February 05, 2020 13:47:47

Foreign nationals working in Bangladesh are remitting Tk 264 billion (26,400 crore) annually while evading Tk 120 billion in taxes, said a report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). Menti...

Uphold our cultural heritages: President

-- February 05, 2020 13:38:35

President Abdul Hamid urged all concerned to uphold Bangladesh’s cultural heritages. “We need to uphold our own cultural heritages,” he said after a cultural programme hosted by Pat...

None can pull Bangladesh backward any more: PM

-- February 05, 2020 11:20:22

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh has attained an ability to advance further by competing any nation of the world and asserted that none can pull the country backward any more. “...

Garlic prices spiralling up

FE REPORT February 05, 2020 11:16:30

Garlic prices have risen sharply over the last seven days, burning a hole in consumers' pocket. On Tuesday, local garlic and imported Chinese variety were selling at between Tk 180 and Tk 220 a kg in...

DU names 63 students expelled for fraud, test cheating

-- February 05, 2020 11:08:48

The Dhaka University authorities have released a list of 63 students expelled for securing admission through illegal ways or cheating in tests by using digital means. Examination Controller Md Bahalu...

Move to import eggs despite sufficient domestic supply

Rezaul Karim February 05, 2020 10:33:51

A private enterprise has sought the government's approval to import 100 million pieces of eggs from India, officials said, although the domestic production would be enough to meet the country's annual...

Road crash kills three in Chattogram

-- February 05, 2020 10:24:34

Three people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a pickup van on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Bashbaria in Sitakunda upazila early Wednesday. The identities of the deceased could no...

No coronavirus test for Indian truck drivers at Benapole

Our Correspondent February 05, 2020 00:33:01

BENAPOLE: Indian truck drivers and helpers are entering Bangladesh through Benapole Land Port, along with imported goods, without coronavirus test. Sources said, only travellers from India are being...

Rajshahi entrepreneurs demand hassle-free banking facilities

OUR CORRESPONDENT February 05, 2020 00:31:45

RAJSHAHI, Feb 04: Entrepreneurs in Rajshahi have demanded hassle-free banking facilities for smooth operation of their business. While expressing their opinions at a workshop organised on National Pr...

Bangladesh has 1.5m cancer patients, 0.15m die each year

UNB February 04, 2020 20:57:58

There are around 1.5 million cancer patients in the country with 150,000 of them dying each year, said an expert on Tuesday. Prof Dr Sabera Khatun, former chair of Gynae Oncology Department of Bangab...

Four held over leaking fake SSC question papers

-- February 04, 2020 19:24:02

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested four persons for leaking fake question papers of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from the city’s Pallabi area and Savar, outskirts of the...

BSS MD gets two-year extension

-- February 04, 2020 18:33:08

The government on Tuesday reappointed Abul Kalam Azad as the Managing Director and Chief Editor of state-run national news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) for two more years with the status o...

Fitness certificate to be renewed every two years

-- February 04, 2020 17:20:32

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has introduced a system allowing people to renew fitness certificates for vehicles, including cars and microbuses, every two years, reports bdnews24.com.  A c...

HC directs UGC to monitor PhD programmes

-- February 04, 2020 16:54:32

The High Court has directed the University Grants Commission to monitor the process of conferring PhDs in universities and report back in three months, reports bdnews24.com. It also issued a rule ask...

Another Wuhan-returnee shifted to Kurmitola Hospital

-- February 04, 2020 15:36:11

Another Bangladeshi national who was kept at the quarantine unit at Ashkona hajj camp after return from China’s Wuhan was shifted to Kurmitola General Hospital on Monday with complaints of heada...

Voter apathy not good for democracy: Quader

-- February 04, 2020 15:19:54

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the apathy that the voters has showed towards the recently held Dhaka city elections is not good for Bangladesh democracy. The minis...

223 drug offenders convicted in Jan-Jun 2019

FE Online Report February 04, 2020 15:08:00

Some 37 per cent drug offenders were convicted in January-June period of 2019, according to a report of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC). Of the 605 accused, 382 were acquitted while 223 w...

Cold-related diseases affect 4,388 people in 24 hrs

-- February 04, 2020 15:05:42

Various cold-related diseases affected 4,388 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room s...

Expatriate youth killed in Laxmipur road crash

-- February 04, 2020 11:19:54

An expatriate youth was killed after a truck collided with a motorcycle in Mohadevpur area at Laxmipur Sadar upazila on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Md Sohel, 30, son of Noor Nabi of...

PM flies to Italy on four-day visit

-- February 04, 2020 10:19:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Rome on Tuesday morning on a four-day bilateral visit to hold talks with her Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines...

Spinach growers happy with fair market price

ROVING CORRESPONDENT February 04, 2020 00:35:37

JOYPURHAT, Feb 03: Spinach growers in the district are happy over the bumper output and fair market price of the produce. Sources said, spinach farming is popular among the growers in the winter. Man...