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Collaboration key to ensuring digital financial inclusion: Speakers

FE Online Report February 16, 2019 15:32:20

Collaboration among the stakeholders, including regulators, financial institutions, telecom operators and customers is the key to ensuring digital financial inclusion in the country, speakers said at...

CWASA to launch water supply project in June

Pankaj Dastider February 16, 2019 14:42:59

Chittagong WASA has finally undertaken its most profitable water supply project targeting thriving industrial zones, existing industrial plants and proposed economic zones in the south of the Karnaphu...

Over 100 Yaba traders surrender to police in Cox’s Bazar 

-- February 16, 2019 13:53:31

Over 100 Yaba traders, including 10 relatives of former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, who had been kept at a police safe house, formally surrendered to police on Saturday. The surrender programme began at Pi...

Worker burns to death in Chattogram

-- February 16, 2019 13:45:45

A worker was burned to death as a fire broke out in a paper mill in Kalurghat BSCIC industrial area of Chattogram city in the early hours of Saturday. The dead man was identified as Arman, 19, a work...

No gas for 24 hours in parts of Dhaka

-- February 16, 2019 13:33:54

The gas supply to homes and CNG filling stations in Dhaka’s Azimpur, Dhanmondi and Mipur will be turned off for 24 hours for repairs. The Titas Gas Transmission and Supply Company announced the...

BIWTA chairman gets transfer order

Ismail Hossain February 16, 2019 12:54:36

Commodore Mohammad Mozammel Haque, was withdrawn from the post of chairman of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Thursday and was sent back to the Bangladesh Navy. The transfer o...

Police arrest two over Eden College ex-principal murder

-- February 16, 2019 11:55:10

Police arrested two people in connection with the murder of former principal of Eden Mohila College Mahfuza Chowdhury Parvin from Dhaka city's Mirpur and Netrokona district on Friday. The arrestees a...

RAB detains two with 3,640 yaba tablets

-- February 16, 2019 11:42:14

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two alleged drug pedlars with 3,640 yaba tablets from Ranihati Bazar area under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday. The arrestees were identified as A...

Age limit for govt jobs to be 35 from March: Obaidul

-- February 16, 2019 11:40:52

Awami League (AL) Secretary General Obaidul Quader has said the government is planning to announce 35 years to be the maximum age for applying for government jobs. "An announcement in this regard wil...

Dhaka condemns Kashmir attack on Indian troops

-- February 16, 2019 11:28:17

Bangladesh has strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India. "On behalf of the people and the go...

Suhrawardy Hospital lacks basic fire-safety measures

Jubair Hasan February 16, 2019 10:16:53

Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital has no minimum fire safety measures, which hampered fire-dousing operations in Thursday's inferno. To avert any possible event of fire, the state-run B...

Move underway to promote rural microenterprises involving $190m

FE Report February 16, 2019 10:12:12

The government has taken a move to promote microenterprises across the country involving US$ 190 million. The new initiative aims to promote microenterprises in different rural areas, said a senior...

HSIA re-opens green, red channels

FE Report February 16, 2019 10:01:32

Customs Department of National Board of Revenue (NBR) has re-opened green and red channels at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) aiming to facilitate trade and passenger traffic and impro...

Rohingya crisis: UN aid agencies, NGOs appeal for US$ 920m

FE Report February 16, 2019 09:57:59

United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched on Friday the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) to tackle the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The appeal seeks to raise USD920 million to meet the m...

Poet Al Mahmud passes away

-- February 16, 2019 09:25:36

Poet Al Mahmud has died at a hospital in Dhaka at the age of 82. He breathed his last at the Ibn Sina Hospital at 11:05 pm on Friday, Abid Azam, an aide to the poet, said. The poet had been sufferin...

‘Egg-plant bomb’ scare grips Chittagong University

-- February 15, 2019 20:44:28

Chittagong University students and authorities spent a sleepless night on Thursday as they mistook an egg-plant as a bomb. Witnesses said panic spread to such extent that first police and then the b...

PM seeks more engagement of WHO for universal health services

-- February 15, 2019 20:29:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on more engagement of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure universal health services for all. “As a global leader, the WHO needs to be...

BGB charges three including two killed in Thakurgaon clash

-- February 15, 2019 19:31:00

Two men, killed in Tuesday's clash with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Thakurgaon, were named in a case filed by BGB on Thursday night. Nayeb Subedar Ziaur Rahman, company commander of the district...

272 new books unveiled at Boi Mela on Friday

FE Online Report February 15, 2019 18:39:41

Some 272 new books were unveiled at Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela on Friday, the fifteenth day of the month-long book fair. With the latest additions, a total of 2,241 books were released until February...

Govt imposed autocracy in name of democracy: BNP

-- February 15, 2019 18:04:08

BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Friday alleged that the government has imposed an autocratic role in the country undercover of democracy. "The government has established an unwritten one-pa...

RAB arrests man with arms in C’nawabganj

-- February 15, 2019 15:14:16

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man along with firearms from Baliadighi in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj in the early hours of Friday. The arrestee is Senaul Islam, 44, son o...

BNP trying hard to make Dec-30 election questionable: PM   

-- February 15, 2019 14:37:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said BNP had an evil intention to make the 2018 general election questionable and they are still trying to do so. "Their [BNP’s] intention was to make the Dec-3...

Two more devotees die at Ijtema venue

-- February 15, 2019 14:06:45

Two more devotees died of cardiac arrest at Biswa Ijtema venue in Tongi on Friday. With these, the death toll at the Ijtema venue rose to four this year. The deceased were identified as Shafiqur Rah...

Four-day Biswa Ijtema begins

-- February 15, 2019 13:06:33

Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, began on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi in Gazipur after Fazr prayers on Friday. Ijtema began with "Aambayan" (general sermon...

Fire guts Gazipur textile factory godown

-- February 15, 2019 12:48:02

A fire gutted raw materials of a textile factory in its godown in Tongi's Badam area in Gazipur on Thursday night. Senior Station Officer of Tongi Fire Service and Civil Defense, Atiqur Rahman said t...

Jamaat leader Barrister Abdur Razzaq resigns

-- February 15, 2019 12:41:49

Barrister Abdur Razzaq has resigned from the Jamaat-e-Islami citing its failure to apologise for its anti-liberation role and reform party charter. The top leader of the Islamist party, who held the...

Master plan on the anvil to protect five rivers initially

FE Report February 15, 2019 12:22:56

The government is drafting a master plan to initially protect the rivers Buriganga, Balu, Sitalakhya and Balu in Dhaka and the Karnaphuli in Chattogram from pollution and encroachment. As part of the...

Youth stabs college student to death

-- February 15, 2019 11:56:18

A college student was killed and another injured in an attack by a young man at Bangabandhu Udyan in Barishal city on Thursday. The dead man was identified as Rubel Hossain, 1st year student of Braja...

RAB nabs two Rohingyas with 14,000 yaba pills

-- February 15, 2019 11:42:06

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two Rohingyas along with 14,000 yaba pills from Balukhali in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila on Thursday. The arrestees are Sohel, 21, son of...

Fire engulfs Tongi textile mill

FE Online Report February 14, 2019 22:46:41

A textile mill in Tongi, Annetect Fabrics, caught fire on Thursday night, said several television channels. Eight fire fighting units are working to bring the fire under control, till the filing of t...