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After FM, HM also cancels India visit amid citizenship protests

-- December 12, 2019 21:56:34

After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India tour amid protests in the country against a citizenship law. Kamal had been scheduled to trave...

Govt clears proposal to purchase MRPs

-- December 12, 2019 21:33:27

The government is going ahead with a proposal it had abandoned citing “unusually high prices” to buy 2.0 million machine-readable passports (MRPs) and as many lamination foils. The prices...

One dies in hunger strike by Khulna jute mill workers

-- December 12, 2019 19:42:56

A jute mill worker who along with his fellows has been on a fast unto death to press for their 11-point demand died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased wa...

RNPP housing graft: AVV arrests 13 govt officials

-- December 12, 2019 18:36:20

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday arrested 13 government officials for their suspected involvement in graft while purchasing furniture and other household items for Green City housing p...

Probe committee formed to investigate Keraniganj fire

FE Online Report December 12, 2019 17:39:31

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has formed a five-member committee to investigate the fatal fire that broke out at a plastic factory in Keraniganj on Wednesday. The blaze at Prime Pet and Plast...

FM cancels India visit amid protests over citizenship bill

-- December 12, 2019 17:27:18

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has cancelled his scheduled visit to India amid violent protests over a contentious citizenship bill in the country's northeastern state of Assam. Momen was...

Be alert against bribery, corruption: PM

-- December 12, 2019 14:49:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked government officials to remain alert against bribery and corruption as the social diseases spoil the development of the country. “All will have to be aler...

Cases starts over murder of Chinese national

-- December 12, 2019 14:48:43

A case has been started against unidentified assailants over the murder of a Chinese national in Dhaka’s Banani. Zhang Shn-Hong, a friend of the murdered businessman Gaoxian Hui, initiated the...

Top court rejects Khaleda's bail plea in Zia Charitable Trust graft case

FE ONLINE DESK December 12, 2019 13:29:08

The Supreme Court has rejected the bail appeal filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The Appellate Division led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain reject...

Motorcycle fires: Police file case against Fakhrul, Rizvi

-- December 12, 2019 13:12:07

Two cases have been filed with the Shahbagh police over the alleged arson attacks on three motorcycles near the Supreme Court (SC) ahead of the bail appeal hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. BNP...

Man dies in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’

-- December 12, 2019 11:59:16

A man has died in a so-called shootout with detective police during an anti-narcotics drive in Mymensingh. The incident took place in Sarhail village of Ishwarganj upazila of Mymensingh around 1:15 a...

Jute mills workers fall sick on third day of hunger strike

-- December 12, 2019 11:52:50

A number of workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jashore districts fell sick on Thursday as their fast-unto-death continued for the third consecutive day. Most of the workers who fell...

Security beefed up at SC ahead of Khaleda's bail hearing

-- December 12, 2019 11:39:17

The authorities have ramped up security measures at the Supreme Court premises ahead of the hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail appeal in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The heari...

National Mausoleum to remain closed for cleaning

-- December 12, 2019 11:20:28

The government has restricted the entry of the people to the National Mausoleum in Savar from December 12 to December 15. The restriction was imposed on Wednesday, according to a PID handout. During...

Smart city needs smart governance: Speakers

FE REPORT December 12, 2019 11:14:56

Speakers at a seminar have stressed the need for introduction of smart governance and decentralised administration to successfully develop smart cities in the country. "Good governance is crucial to...

Police recover bodies of a couple in city

-- December 12, 2019 11:09:48

A couple was found dead at a building in Fakirapool area of Dhaka city on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Shahid Ahmed, 27, and Marzina, 21, reports UNB. After being informed by loc...

Hearing on Khaleda Zia’s bail plea today

-- December 12, 2019 10:53:11

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) is scheduled to hear BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail petition in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case today (Thursday). On December 5, the to...

Keraniganj factory fire death toll rises to 11

-- December 12, 2019 10:01:10

The death toll from a fire that gutted a plastics factory in Keraniganj has risen to 11, police say. Another 23 people are taking treatment for injuries at the burns unit of the Dhaka Medical College...

One dead, dozens injured in Keraniganj plastic factory fire

-- December 11, 2019 20:15:50

At least one person was killed and 32 others suffered burn injuries in a plastic factory fire at Keraniganj, on the outskirts of capital, on Wednesday. Victims said the fire broke out at the Prime Pe...

UGC asks public universities to shut evening courses

-- December 11, 2019 19:31:53

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked the authorities of public universities to shut down evening courses as it is damaging the image of the universities. The regulatory body gave the direc...

Ilias Kanchan gives 24hr ultimatum to Shajahan Khan

-- December 11, 2019 19:25:04

Nirapad Sarak Chai (Nischa) founder Ilias Kanchan on Wednesday gave Shajahan Khan 24 hours to apologise for accusing him of embezzling foreign funds for his road safety movement. He also threatened t...

BD to get $333m ADB loan for power, transportation sectors

-- December 11, 2019 18:39:04

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$333.26 million loans for expansion of power transmission lines and designing the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. In this regard, the government o...

Fire breaks out at Keraniganj plastics factory

-- December 11, 2019 18:06:18

A fire has broken out at a plastics factory in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of capital. Fire Service and Civil Defence's official Md Azad said the factory in Keraniganj's Chunkutia area caught fire a...

Man to walk gallows for war crimes in Rajshahi

-- December 11, 2019 17:26:46

A Dhaka tribunal has sentenced former Chhatra Shibir leader Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan to death over war crimes in Rajshahi. A three-member panel of the International Crimes Tribunal led by Ju...

Migratory birds heading towards northern water bodies

-- December 11, 2019 17:04:50

The migratory birds, huge in number, are arriving from the colder northern hemisphere in the water bodies giving those a pleasant look in the northern region now. Local people, officials, experts and...

Mother, son die after falling off running bus in Narayanganj

-- December 11, 2019 16:49:08

A woman and her four-year-old son were killed after they fell off a running bus at Shimultali area of Araihazar upazila in Narayanganj on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Manchura, 25,...

Fast-unto-death continues; Khulna jute mill workers fall sick

-- December 11, 2019 15:36:55

A number of protesting workers of nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna and Jashore started falling sick on Wednesday, the second day of their hunger strike. They are trying to force the authorities...

Tipu Sultan gets death penalty for war crimes

FE ONLINE REPORT December 11, 2019 14:29:22

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has awarded death penalty to former Chhatra Shibir leader Md Abdus Sattar alias Tipu Sultan to death over war crimes in Rajshahi. The Tribunal on Wednesday sentenc...

PM urges pharma cos to produce medicines for leprosy

-- December 11, 2019 14:21:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to eliminate leprosy from the country before the target of 2030, urging local pharmaceutical companies to produce medicines for the leprosy patients. She also u...

Padma Bridge gets 18th span

-- December 11, 2019 13:45:34

The 18th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Wednesday afternoon, making some 2.7 km of the bridge out of 6.15-km visible. The 150-metre 3-E span was successfully installed on pillar...