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SAARC stresses promotion, protection of women and children

-- June 17, 2019 17:38:55

Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B. Sial on Monday said promotion and protection of women and children of South Asia has been a priority...

Don't throw laser beam targeting aircrafts: CAAB

-- June 17, 2019 17:31:16

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) on Monday urged all not to throw laser beam targeting aircrafts landing or taking off at country’s major airports.  “As per section-26 of...

Man gets life term for raping girl

-- June 17, 2019 17:25:16

A man was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday for raping a girl on false promise of marriage in 2004 at Kharkharia under Sadar upazila in Sherpur. The convict, 36-year-old Milon Mia, son of Lokm...

Govt plans introduction of one-stop service for tourism entrepreneurs

-- June 17, 2019 17:18:47

The government is actively considering to introduce a one-stop service for the tourism entrepreneurs to stop administrative harassments in this regard. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Md Mahbub A...

Cabinet approves draft of amended tariff commission law

-- June 17, 2019 17:11:43

The cabinet on Monday gave its final approval to the proposed Bangladesh Tariff Commission (Amendment) Act-2019 amending the country’s existing tariff law originally enacted in 1973 in its weekl...

Chhatra Dal leaders stage demo again

-- June 17, 2019 17:00:53

A group of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists demonstrated in front of BNP's Nayapaltan central office for the second straight day on Monday demanding the removal of age limit to joi...

Two die in Naogaon road crash

-- June 17, 2019 16:59:52

Two people, including a schoolboy, were killed as a bus hit a motorbike on Naogaon-Rajshahi Highway in Manda upazila of Naogaon on Monday. The deceased were identified as Kamal Hossain, 40, a teacher...

Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem lands in jail

-- June 17, 2019 15:11:23

Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal has sent former Sonagazi OC Moazzem to jail, turning down his bail appeal in a case that involves the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a madrasa student in Feni. The tribunal is...

Police produce ex-OC Moazzem before cyber tribunal

-- June 17, 2019 14:12:38

Police have taken former Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain to the Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal. Moazzem was earlier arrested in Dhaka in a case over the video of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s...

Mother ‘slaughters’ minor daughter in Chuadanga

-- June 17, 2019 13:07:54

A mother allegedly slaughtered her two-year-old daughter at Sonatonpur villeage in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga on Monday. The deceased was identified as Sneha, daughter of Mamun Ur Rashid. Police...

Police to take ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem to cyber tribunal

-- June 17, 2019 11:53:14

Dhaka police have handed over former Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain to Feni’s Sonagazi Police Station. He will be presented before Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal on Monday, according to Inspector Mahbu...

Fire at Khulna paper godown

-- June 17, 2019 11:16:58

A fire broke out at a godown of Anwar Paper Limited in Khulna city's Mirzapur area early Monday. Dulal Mia, Khulna Fire Service Station Assistant Director said, the fire broke out at 12:30 am. On in...

Bangladesh to export 0.2-0.3m tonnes of rice to Philippines

FE Report June 17, 2019 11:03:33

Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said the country is likely to export 0.2 to 0.3 million (two-three lakh) tonnes of rice to the Philippines. He made the announcement at a s...

Marine drive still lies unutilised

Munima Sultana June 17, 2019 10:16:08

The world's longest marine drive from Cox's Bazar to Teknaf along the Bay of Bengal remains unutilised two years after its completion due to 'faulty planning'. The 80-kilometre driveway was built a...

Govt set to ink maiden coal import deal today

M Azizur Rahman June 17, 2019 10:12:02

Indonesia's PT Bayan Resources is set to supply around 4.0 million tonnes of coal annually for generating electricity in the 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired thermal power plant at Payra in Patuakhali...

President reaches Uzbekistan

-- June 16, 2019 21:36:28

A red carpet was rolled out to welcome President Md Abdul Hamid as he reached Bukhara International Airport, Bukhara city, in Uzbekistan from Tajik capital Dushanbe on Sunday afternoon. A VVIP specia...

Public holiday declared at 23 upazilas on June 18

-- June 16, 2019 21:18:46

The government has announced holiday at 23 upazilas on June 18 for the fifth phase of upazila parishad election. The Public Administration Ministry announced a general holiday in the respective upazi...

646,000 people live in Dhaka slums

-- June 16, 2019 20:51:53

Local Government Division Minister Tajul Islam on Sunday said some 646,000 people live in 3,394 slums in the capital. Responding to a tabled written question of ruling Awami League MP Haji M Salim, t...

5.0pc tax rebate for appointing differently-abled persons

-- June 16, 2019 20:30:12

The proposed national budget has kept a provision of giving 5.0 per cent rebate on total tax if the taxpayer appoints at least 10 per cent of total work force of people with differently able. Finance...

‘China could play key role in Rohingya repatriation'

FE Online Report June 16, 2019 19:29:21

Deputy speaker of the parliament Fazle Rabbi Miah has said Bangladesh needs China’s support on global platforms, including the UN to create a conducive environment for the Rohingyas to return to...

‘Decision soon on ninth wage board’

-- June 16, 2019 18:00:32

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the decision on the ninth wage board for journalists will be taken very soon. "The issue remained at the discussion level for a long...

Govt mulls setting up BKSP at every district

-- June 16, 2019 17:21:19

The government has a plan of setting up a branch of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) at each district under the Seventh Five Year Plan. State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Ru...

Six JMB men jailed in C’nawabganj

-- June 16, 2019 17:15:31

A Chapainawabganj court on Sunday sentenced six members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) to 10 years imprisonment each in two cases filed under the Arms and the Anti-Terrorism Act....

Govt promotes 136 officials

-- June 16, 2019 17:11:09

The government has promoted 136 officials holding the rank of deputy secretary to the post of joint secretary. They were attached to the public administration ministry as officers on special duty as...

‘Smugglers’ held with 41 gold bars in Benapole

-- June 16, 2019 17:06:13

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested four alleged smugglers along with 41 gold bars at Amrakhali in Benapole on Sunday. The arrestees are Anisur Rahman, 24, Riaz Molla, 25, Sabuj Mridha,...

Farmer’s decomposed body recovered in Feni

-- June 16, 2019 17:04:39

The decomposed body of a farmer was recovered from a field in the municipality area in Chhagalnaiya upazila in Feni on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 39. Quoting family member...

Decomposed body recovered in Feni

-- June 16, 2019 17:03:13

The decomposed body of a farmer was recovered from a field in the municipality area in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni district on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 39. Quoting fami...

Light to moderate heavy rain likely throughout country

-- June 16, 2019 16:56:07

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicts light to moderately heavy rain or thundershowers throughout the country in next 24 hours as of 9:00am tomorrow. “Light to moderate rain or th...

Former Sonagazi OC Moazzem arrested from Shahbag

-- June 16, 2019 16:40:04

Police finally arrested former officer-in-charge of Feni's Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain from Shahbag area in Dhaka on Sunday, 20 days after a warrant was issued against him. Moazzem was ar...

Irate JCD activists protest in front of BNP HQ

-- June 16, 2019 15:16:54

A faction of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders demonstrated in front of BNP headquarters on Sunday demanding removal of age limit to join the new committee. Several hundred disgruntled leaders a...