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Govt considers temporary travel ban to and from China

-- January 26, 2020 21:06:00

The government is considering a temporary ban on travel to and from China as a precautionary measure in the wake of coronavirus, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said on Sunday. &ldqu...

0.93m workers staying abroad with expired visas: FM

-- January 26, 2020 20:04:56

Over 93,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers have been staying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Egypt, South Korea and Iran illegally as the validity of their visas has expired, said Foreign Mini...

No level playing field exists within EC: Mahbub Talukdar

-- January 26, 2020 19:35:30

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar, who criticised the roles of the EC several times in the past,  has alleged that there is no level playing field within the Election Commission. Mahbub made...

PM orders renovation of rail bridges

UNB January 26, 2020 19:20:38

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Railways Ministry to properly repair shabby rail bridges across the country and take a project to this end. “The old rail bridges will have t...

85pc people satisfied with present govt: Survey

BSS January 26, 2020 19:13:50

About 85 per cent people of the country are satisfied with the current government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according a new survey of Research International (RI). The opinion poll was car...

Man to walk gallows for killing college student in Barguna

-- January 26, 2020 17:22:48

A Barguna court on Sunday sentenced a man to death and another person to life term imprisonment for killing a college student and  dismembering  her body into seven pieces in 2017, reports U...

Three rail stations lie dormant in Cumilla

-- January 26, 2020 16:48:38

Thirteen railway stations in Cumilla have been lying inactive for the last 12 years for the lack of manpower, causing sufferings to the commuters and forcing people to use alternative – and ofte...

Three private universities fined for enrolling extra students

-- January 26, 2020 15:12:18

The Appellate Division on Sunday fined three private universities Tk 1 million (10 lakh) each for enrolling over 50 law students ignoring directives of the University Grants Commission and the Bar Cou...

Dhaka City Polls: Ishraque's rally comes under attacked

-- January 26, 2020 14:44:47

BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain's rally came under attack during campaigning in the city’s Gopibagh area on Sunday morning. Ishraque, a number...

Yunus secures bail in Grameen Communications case

-- January 26, 2020 14:12:24

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has secured bail after surrendering to a court in a case involving a series of labour law violations by Grameen Communications. Judge Rahibul Islam of Dhaka's Third Labo...

PM opens water treatment plants, other dev projects

-- January 26, 2020 12:15:36

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday opened a number of development projects including two water treatment plants – Sheikh Russell Water Treatment Plant in Chattogram and Bangabandhu Water Tre...

Atiqul unveils election manifesto

FE Online Report January 26, 2020 11:38:24

Awami League mayoral candidate in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) M Atiqul Islam unveiled a 38-point election manifesto at a city hotel on Sunday, with the vow to build a healthy, vibrant and mode...

Rice prices rise by Tk 2.0-3.0 per kg

FE Report January 26, 2020 10:50:39

Prices of some medium and finer varieties of rice rose by Tk 2.0-3.0 per kilogram (kg) at the city retails in last one and half weeks, battering the consumers. Brridhan-28, Miniket and Jeerashail wit...

Truck hits auto-rickshaw in Mymensingh, killing two

-- January 26, 2020 10:45:59

Two people were killed and five others injured as a truck hit an auto-rickshaw at Natun Bazar in Muktagachha municipality area of Mymensingh district on Sunday morning. The identity of the deceased c...

Over 500 RMG units get listed as green factories

FE REPORT January 26, 2020 10:40:32

More than 500 garment factories in the country have registered themselves for opting green or environment-friendly production facilities, and these units are proceeding towards ensuring long-term sust...

Govt won’t take responsibility of cattle smugglers’ death at border

-- January 25, 2020 22:04:52

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Saturday said the government will not take the responsibility if anyone is shot to death along the border while bringing cattle from India. He made the remark...

Special bus service for students launched in Chattogram

-- January 25, 2020 19:31:30

A special bus service was launched here for students as they can travel to any destination within the city for only Tk 5. Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury inaugurated the 10 double-d...

Myanmar must abide by ICJ ruling: Hasan Mahmud

BSS January 25, 2020 19:24:46

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has described the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Rohingya issue as historic one, saying that Myanmar must abide by this ruling of the UN...

BNP finding excuses for boycotting polls: Obaidul Quader

BSS January 25, 2020 18:04:38

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP is finding excuses for staying away from the Dhaka city polls because of their apprehension to lose the elections.  “BNP has appr...

Beheaded body found in Rajshahi

-- January 25, 2020 17:35:04

Police recovered the beheaded body of a youth from a mustard field in Kalidaskhali Char of Chokrajapur union in Baghaupazila of Rajshahi district on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Jakir Hos...

Police arrest ‘JMB members’ in Khulna

-- January 25, 2020 17:29:52

Police arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Gollamari area in the city on early Saturday. The arrestees are Nur Mohammad Anik, 24, and M...

Cold-related diseases affect 4,248 people in 24 hours

BSS January 25, 2020 16:56:57

Various cold-related diseases have affected 4,248 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Saturday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control...

Returning officers get 103 complaints of misconduct

-- January 25, 2020 16:46:00

As the clock winds down to the Dhaka city polls, returning officers have been inundated with complaints of electoral misconduct, mostly against candidates  vying for councillors' posts in the cap...

Police arrest two KU students for ‘links with Neo JMB’

-- January 25, 2020 14:56:02

Police arrested two students of Khulna University (KU) for their alleged ties to banned militant group ‘Neo JMB’ from Gollamari Khurshednagar in Khulna city early Saturday. The arrestees...

Arrange free, neutral Dhaka City polls: Sujon to EC

-- January 25, 2020 14:50:29

Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujon), a civil rights body, on Saturday urged the Election Commission (EC) to arrange “free, neutral and peaceful” Dhaka city polls. The election of Dhaka south...

Three of a family die in Barguna road crash

-- January 25, 2020 14:23:51

Three members of a family have been killed after a head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw in Barguna’s Amtoli Upazila. Four others were injured in the accident which took place on...

Mirpur slum fire victim dies at DMCH

-- January 25, 2020 13:22:10

A woman who suffered severe burns in a fire that broke out at a slum in Mirpur’s Chalantika on Friday died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday morning. The deceased was identif...

Diplomatic offensive crucial to reaping benefits: Analysts

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman January 25, 2020 13:12:50

Bangladesh should step up its diplomatic efforts to reap the dividend from the verdict of top UN court, foreign relations analysts say. While the order by the International Court of Justice, or ICJ,...

RAB nabs teen with 1.8kg heroin in C’awabganj

-- January 25, 2020 12:52:31

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel in a drive arrested a suspected drug dealer with 1.8kg heroin from Thakur Joubon area in Godagari upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday night. The 16-year-old su...

AQI: Dhaka ranks 4th worst city

-- January 25, 2020 12:47:04

Dhaka ranked fourth worst city in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday morning. The capital of Bangladesh had an AQI score of 247 at 08:19am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’...